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Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting (SSO 2015)

TBA Houston | Houston, USA
From 330 to 1050 USD
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Title: Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting (SSO 2015)
Specialty: Medical Oncology, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thoracic Surgery
Dates: From Mar, 25, 2015 to Mar, 28, 2015
Location: Houston, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 330 to 1050 USD
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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from commercial interests. Complete information will be provided to participants prior to the activity.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all surgeons who are involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.

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 and novel paradigms for life-long learning in surgical oncology




The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME/Certificate of Attendance

Information about claiming CME credits or receiving a certificate of attendance will be posted soon.


The primary purpose of the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium is educational. Information, as well as technologies, products and/or services discussed, are intended to inform participants about the knowledge, techniques and experiences of specialists who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exists in the specialty and the SSO disclaims any and all liability for damages to any individual attending this conference and for all claims which may result from the use of information, technologies, products and/or services discussed at the conference.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

The SSO Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your abstracts and videos for the 68th SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, taking place March 25-28 in Houston, Texas.

The Scientific Program Committee encourages both SSO members and surgeons involved in cancer care to submit their work and make this the best Annual Symposium yet.

DEADLINE: The Call for Abstracts will close September 26 at 11:59 pm ET.*

Abstract categories include:

  •     Breast
  •     Colorectal
  •     Endocrine
  •     Hepatobiliary
  •     Melanoma
  •     Other: Urology/Head & Neck
  •     Quality Improvement/Clinical Outcomes
  •     Sarcoma
  •     Thoracic/Esophageal
  •     Upper Gastrointestinal (foregut/pancreatic)
  •     New sub-categories! Team Science and Disparities in Surgical Oncologic Care
  •     Video - Techniques or Interesting Cases for Specific Disease Sites
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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2015-01-11 To: 2015-02-15
On site Registration
SSO Senior
SSO international Member
SSO Resident/Fellow/Medical Student (letter on file in IMIS)
SSO Associate (PA,NP,RN,LPN,LVN)
SSO member Physicians or Scientist
Non-Member Physician or Scientist
Non-Member (PharmaD, PhD,Other)

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Reservations Deadline:  Wednesday, February 25

About the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel

This AAA four-diamond hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Houston and connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via two indoor skywalks. This hotel is located just steps away from Discovery Green Park, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, GreenStreet premier dining and entertainment center, and Minute Maid Park. With 1,200 guest rooms, the Hilton Americas-Houston is a refreshing experience. Enjoy the hotel lobby's Italian marble, sparkling inlaid tile floor mosaics, Venetian glass chandeliers and an impressive art collection by Texas artists. Relax to the sounds of the cascading water wall before meeting friends or business associates at the Lobby Lounge. After a long day, retire to your well-decorated guest room with 24-hour in-room dining just a phone call away. Work out at the Skyline Spa & Health Club, located on the 23rd floor, and admire stunning city views. Indulge in calming treatments, swim in the 75-foot Olympic-size infinity pool or take a dip in the whirlpool.


Single occupancy - $214 per night, plus tax (currently 17%)

Double occupancy - $224 per night, plus tax (currently 17%)


1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010

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Computer Equipment
The computers in the session rooms will be Windows 7-based PCs with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Verification of proper performance in the Speaker Ready Room is essential, particularly if video and animation is included in the presentation. Please note that Internet access will not be available during your presentation.

Preparing Your Presentation
Speakers will receive an email from PSAV (our AV contractor) that will include a link and individual login credentials to submit their presentations online prior to the start of the meeting.

Acceptable formats for presentations:

  • PowerPoint (.ppt), (.pptx)

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

SSO 2015 PowerPoint Template
If you would like to use the SSO 2015 PowerPoint template, please click on the link below to download it. Utilizing this template will ensure your presentation is branded consistently with the event.

SSO 2015 PowerPoint Template

Macintosh Users
Please make sure that all inserted pictures are either JPEG or PNG file-types. QuickTime (.mov) files are also an accepted video format. Individuals using Apple Keynote will need to bring their files directly to the Speaker Ready Room to have them correctly transferred to our system.


  • Personal laptops cannot be used in the session rooms. You must load your files via the Speaker Ready Room. However, support is available in the Speaker Ready Room for file transfers from your laptop. You should still bring a backup of the presentation on alternate media (see list of acceptable formats above). Please make sure you have all power, video, and networking adapters with you.

During Your Presentation
Each session room will be staffed with a technician to assist in starting each presentation. Once the presentation is launched, the presenter will control the program from the podium using a computer mouse or the up/down/right/left keys on a keyboard.


NOTE: This is for uploading your presentation to the Virtual Speaker Room.
Submission before the Meeting: Presenters will be able to submit their files online. You will receive your login credentials via email in March prior to the event. If you upload your presentation files via the website, you will have faster check in at the Speaker Ready Room. Please make sure to upload all media files required for your presentation. Any videos, sounds or fonts not included in your online upload folder will cause your presentation to fail in the meeting room.

Onsite Submission and Check In: Check in at the Speaker Ready Room (preferably the day before your session) to submit your files and to preview your presentation. If checking in on the day of your session, please come by at least 6 hours prior to the start of your session. (Note: This refers to the session start time, not the presentation start time). The PSAV technicians will assist with the upload of your files and provide the opportunity to preview and/or edit the presentation as necessary.

Bring a Backup: Be sure to bring a backup copy of your presentation with you to the meeting. If you plan to upload files on-site, bring two copies.

Speaker Ready Room
Checking in at the Speaker Ready Room is the most important step you will take to ensure a successful presentation.

If you are unavoidably delayed, you must still go directly to the Speaker Ready Room. Do not bring a laptop or other media device to the session room.

When reviewing your presentation, make sure all fonts, images, and animations appear correctly and all audio or video clips work properly. The computers in the Speaker Ready Room are the same as those in the meeting rooms, therefore if the presentation does not play properly in the Speaker Ready Room, it will not play properly in the meeting room.

You may edit your presentation up to 4 hours prior to the session start time. When you are finished reviewing and/or editing your presentation, tell the technician you have viewed your presentation file before you leave the Speaker Ready Room. PSAV will then transfer your file to the meeting room.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

(Reserve exhibit space and sponsorships; Cost of exhibit space and sponsorships; Change or cancel exhibit space; Contact change)

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.
Attn: Darnella Bradley
Phone: 703-631-6200 ext. 3883 

Organising Agency
Society of Surgical Oncology
Attn: Becky Williams
Manager, Scientific and International Programs
Phone: 847-427-1400, Ext. 112
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