SSO 2017 Education Program Examines Tomorrow’s Treatments for Today’s Patients
Surgical Oncology is experiencing an exciting evolution and the ways in which we care for cancer patients are changing. The SSO 2017 education program will address the new opportunities, challenges and questions created by these changes through the examination of treatments of tomorrow that can be applied to today’s surgical patients with solid tumor cancers.
Attend SSO 2017 along with more than 1,700 of your esteemed colleagues from around the world and gain the advanced knowledge, insight and ideas that will help you navigate these changes in cancer care. You’ll have access to a multitude of lectures, sessions, symposia and workshops, many led by internationally recognized experts. Taking place March 15-18, the SSO 2017 Education Program includes:
- Industry Forums
- SSO Presidential Lecture
- 3 additional Invited Lecturers
- 2 Great Debates sessions, covering 4 topics
- 4 Pre-Meeting Courses
- 12 Meet the Professor (MTP) Breakfasts
- 9 Parallel Sessions
- 2 Plenary Sessions
- 300+ Poster Presentations
- Satellite Symposia
- 14 Symposia
SSO 2017 - Overall Educational Objectives
- Describe recent updates and current controversies in the multidisciplinary management of patients with breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, pancreas and hepatobiliary malignancies, esophageal cancer, thyroid and adrenal cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and peritoneal surface malignancies.
- Discuss advances in basic and translational sciences, including demonstration of an understanding of prognostic and predictive assays as applicable to cancer care, through presentations of original research performed by members of the Society.
- Discuss the rationale for neoadjuvant therapy and/or genetic testing in the context of personalized cancer care.
- Discuss the goals of cost, value, and quality as applied to cancer care.
- Describe novel techniques in cancer surgery.