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SSO’s Fellows Institute is an annual educational program cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Fellows Institute promotes professional collegial relationships with peers and medical society members. It reinforces that learning is a life-long professional responsibility to be maintained through Continuous Certification and continuing education.

SSO’s eleventh annual Fellows Institute will take place virtually this November and will include three specialty-specific tracks. Please click the "Browse Schedule" on the left to view full program and faculty details. *Schedule Subject To Change*

Registration is open from September 14-October 26, 2021. REGISTER NOW!

Breast Surgical Oncology
Friday, November 12, 2021 from 10 am-5:40 pm ET
Led by Richard J. Bleicher, MD, Jacqueline S. Jeruss, MD, PhD, and Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, this track’s topics include management of the axilla, ultrasound & biopsy, oncoplastic techniques, and other innovative techniques. In addition, discussions around how to get the most out of your fellowship, job selection and contracts will be included in the engaging online format.

HPB Session: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm ET
Melanoma/Sarcoma/Endocrine Session: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm ET
CRC/HIPEC/Gastric Session: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm ET

Jeffrey Farma, MD and Elizabeth G. Grubbs, MD oversee the Surgical Oncology track and the HPB track is led by Nicholas Zyromski, MD. Each of the three sessions will have a narrowed focus, with 4-5 interactive lectures, discussions and cases. In addition, each evening will include a 30-minute career panel discussion focusing on a different practice setting each week.

New 2021! Fellows Virtual Networking Event: Friday, November 12 from 5:45 pm-6:45 pm ET
Mark your calendars. More information coming soon!

Participation in this program is prioritized for those fellows in SSO-approved Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs, ACGME or RCPSC-accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs, and Fellowship Council-accredited HPB fellowship programs.

Please note: All times on this site are listed as EDT.

Questions? Please contact SSO Education at or 847.427.1400.

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