International Attendees

Sessions of Interest

A Meet the Professor (MTP) breakfast session on Integrating the SSO/ESSO Global Curriculum into Your International Training Program will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017. This MTP session is for international training program directors and professors who have expressed great interest in integrating the concepts and competencies from the Global Curriculum into their own existing or future surgical oncology training programs. This MTP breakfast session is an opportunity for interactive discussion with a thought-leader on the specific topic outlined. The number of attendees permitted to register for each MTP session is limited to provide an intimate experience. Breakfast is included with your registration. Separate Registration & Fee Required.

A Joint SSO/JSGS Symposium on the Current Challenges in the Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The management of patients with IPMN is highly controversial and consensus guidelines are rapidly evolving. This session will focus on the risks of operative and non-operative treatment of patients with IPMN and the reasons for and against surgical resection.

Discounted Registration

Discounted registration rates will apply to SSO International Members and attendees residing in middle income and third world countries based on World Bank Classification.

SSO 2017 Registration Early Until 1/9/17 Advanced
1/10/17 - 2/27/17
2/28/17 and after
SSO International Member (First World Countries) $330 $480 $580
SSO International Member (Middle or Third World Countries) $198 $288 $348
International Non-Member (First World Countries) $800 $950 $1050
International Non-Member (Middle or Third World Countries) $480 $570 $630


Discounts do not apply to Pre-Meeting courses or Meet the Professor Breakfasts.

Visa Information

The process of obtaining a visa to attend meetings in the U.S. takes much longer than in the past.You are strongly urged to apply for a visa as early as possible.

If you would like to request an invitation letter from the Society of Surgical Oncology for your visa application, you must first register and pay in full for the meeting. To obtain a visa invitation letter, have your registration confirmation number available and visit the visa link in your registration confirmation email.

Please contact for any questions regarding visa invitation letters.

For detailed information regarding obtaining a visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State Visa website. For information regarding the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), please visit the U.S Department of State website. It is recommended that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection International Visitors website is reviewed prior to your travel.


The weather in Seattle, Washington ranges between 53 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 15 degrees Celsius.) Make sure to check Weather for Seattle, WA, as you pack for your trip and be sure to bring your umbrella!

Currency Exchange Options

For fee-free currency conversion at Wells Fargo locations at 1620 4th Ave. (Westlake) or 999 3rd Ave. (Main), pick up a Foreign Currency Exchange voucher from the Seattle Visitor Center located in the main lobby area on Level 1 of the Washington State Convention Center.

Travelex Currency Services has five locations at SeaTac International Airport and in downtown Seattle at Westlake Center, located on 5th Avenue and Pine Street.

Most banks are also able to exchange currencies for a fee.


Check out to plan your sightseeing, activities, and dining. This complimentary service is also available at the Seattle Visitor Center desk located in the main lobby area on Level 1 of the Washington State Convention Center, directly across from Espresso Caffé Dior.

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