Introducing the SSO 2019 Human Library

Do you find that getting the facts directly from an expert can be the best source of information? We understand that speaking to a thought leader can be informative and inspiring, and that it is also challenging to connect with these busy leaders.

The SSO Human Library is a new concept that provides opportunities for SSO ACT and ACT INT members to talk one-on-one with experts from around the country. Starting in January SSO Members will be able to sign-up for ten-minute time slots on Thursday, 3/28 or Friday, 3/29 to meet with an expert for a specific disease-site conversation.

Sign up today!

Our Human Librarians are SSO leaders who are experts in their field. They serve as either the Chair or the Vice Chair of their respective SSO Disease Site Work Group. You can sign up for your ten-minute time slot with one of the following librarians:




Thursday, 3/28

Friday, 3/29

Kandace P. McGuire, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Vice Chair, Breast

9:30 - 10: 30 am

9:45 - 10:15 am

George J. Chang, MD, MS

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chair, Colorectal

2:30 - 3:30 pm

3:15 - 4 pm

David Shibata, MD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Vice Chair, Colorectal

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Ajay Maker, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago, Creticos Cancer Center at AIMMC

Chair, Gastrointestinal

3:15 - 4 pm

Richard White, Jr., MD

Carolinas Medical Center, Levine Cancer Institute

Vice Chair, Melanoma

9:30 - 10:30 am

9:45 - 10:15 am

Aimee Crago, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Vice Chair, Sarcoma

9:30 – 10:30 am and 2:30 – 3:30 pm

9:45 – 10:15 am and 3:15 – 4 pm

Topic areas include:

  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma

The Human Library will happen in the Exhibit Hall and experts will be located in specific disease-site poster areas. Space is limited and sign-up required.

Click here to sign up!

Special note: SSO CAN (Fellows) and RS (Residents and Students) Members will have the opportunity to meet with thought leaders on a variety of topics in the exclusive Fellows Lounge. Discussion times and topics will be announced in March. Watch your email for details