SSO 2020 Program is Designed for Advanced Learning and Optimal Networking within a Global Community

Attend SSO 2020 alongside nearly 2,000 surgical cancer care leaders from around the world and immerse yourself in this unique global community focused on advanced knowledge, insight and ideas that will help you navigate the continuous changes in cancer care. You’ll have access to a multitude of lectures, sessions, symposia and workshops, many led by internationally recognized experts. 

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Taking place March 25-28 in Boston, MA, SSO 2020 includes:

  • A Schedule Specifically Designed to Enhance Your Experience! The 2020 program is designed by disease-site track, allowing you to focus on the content relevant to your practice. In addition, it is formatted in a way that provides more options than ever before to enhance your education and engage with others in the global surgical cancer care community. Session start and end times are varied slightly this year and shorter sessions are included in the program to allow you to optimize your time and enjoy your experience.
  • 3 Invited Lecturers and the SSO Presidential Address spread out over the course of the program. 
  • 15 Symposia Sessions, many of them 45-minutes, covering current controversies, new developments and pivotal scientific updates.
  • Best of the Best Abstracts covering the latest science and clinical trials in breast, colorectal, endocrine, hepato-pancreato-biliary, melanoma, peritoneal surface malignancies, quality improvement/clinical outcomes, sarcoma, thoracic, upper gastrointestinal, and more. The SSO 2020 program will include:
    • 2 plenary sessions
    • 12 disease-site parallel sessions
    • Video sessions
    • Over 350 ePosters—SSO is transitioning to all ePosters, with each poster accepted this year included in a topical session and assigned a specific timeslot for discussion in one of the five disease-site zones in the SSO HUB  
  • SSO HUB, the new interactive experience that is replacing the conventional exhibit hall. Five clinical zones will make up the HUB, each showcasing disease-related challenging cases, updates on clinical trials, controversies, tumor boards, ePoster discussions, abstract videos and industry updates.
  • 2 Great Debates sessions with leading surgeons covering four controversial topics. 
  • 3 Pre-Meeting Courses designed to provide an emphasis on practical information for the practicing surgeon. Additional session details coming soon.
  • Industry Spotlight Sessions, Industry Forums and Industry Satellite Symposia.

Overall Educational Objectives for SSO 2020

  • 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 goals of cost, value, and quality as applied to cancer care.
  • Describe novel techniques in cancer surgery.