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Full Schedule

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • 7:00am – 4:00pm ET
    SSO 2024 Robotics Pre-Meeting- Advanced Robotic Surgery Workshop in Complex HPB/UGI

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Melissa Hogg, MD MS (she/her/hers) – Department of Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Herbert J. Zeh, III, MD – Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Patricio M. Polanco, MD – Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Brian A. Boone, MD, FACS – Department of Surgery, West Virginia University

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Naruhiko Ikoma, MD, MS – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Matthew R. Porembka, MD (he/him/his) – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Laleh Melstrom, MD – Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Ana Gleisner, MD, PhD – University of Colorado

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Hop S. Tran-Cao, M.D. (he/him/his) – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Alice C. Wei, MD, MS, FRCSC (she/her/hers) – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: Amer H. Zureikat, MD – Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Pre-Meeting Presenter: David A. Kooby, MD, FACS (he/him/his) – Winship Cancer Institute, Division of Surgical Oncology, Emory University

  • 7:00am – 5:30pm ET
    Registration
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm ET
    SSO 2024: SSO Women in Cancer Surgery Leadership Summit
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm ET
    SSO 2024 Research Pre-Meeting: Grant Writing Workshop and NIH-Style Mock Study Section
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET
    Career Catalyst Mentorship Program
  • 4:15pm – 5:45pm ET
    SSO Joint Committee Conference
  • 5:45pm – 6:45pm ET
    SSO 2024 Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • 6:00am – 7:00am ET
    Women in Cancer Surgery Sunrise Walk
  • 6:45am – 8:00am ET
    New Member & Member Appreciation Breakfast (Invite Only)
  • 7:00am – 8:00am ET
    Germline BRCA Mutation Testing in Breast Cancer to Help Inform Clinical Decisions
  • 7:00am – 8:00am ET
    Industry Forum Breakfast: Merck: An Adjuvant Treatment Option for Certain Patients with Melanoma after Complete Resection
  • 7:00am – 8:00am ET
    Morning Welcome Coffee & Tea
  • 7:00am – 6:00pm ET
    Registration
  • 8:15am – 8:30am ET
    SSO 2024 Welcome
  • 8:30am – 9:00am ET
    James Ewing Featured Lecture: Bench to Bedside Translation Through Team Science
  • 9:00am – 10:15am ET
    HUB Refreshment Break
  • 9:00am – 5:15pm ET
    SSO HUB
  • 9:30am – 10:00am ET
    Colorectal Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Glen C. Balch, MD – Emory University School of Medicine

    Poster Session Moderator: James P. De Andrade, MD – University of Iowa

    Colorectal

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 9:30am – 10:00am ET
    Endocrine/Head & Neck Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Nancy D. Perrier, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Poster Session Moderator: Geeta Lal, MD, MSc, FACS (she/her/hers) – University of Iowa

    Endocrine/Head and Neck

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 9:30am – 10:30am ET
    Immunotherapy for Soft-Tissue Sarcoma

    Moderator: Christina L. Roland, MD MS – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Sarcoma

    CME

  • 9:30am – 10:30am ET
    Next Generation Sequencing in Hepatobiliary Cancers 

    Moderator: Jen Jen Yeh, MD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Moderator: Rohit Chandwani, MD, PhD (he/him/his) – Weill Cornell Medical College

    HPB

    CME

  • 9:30am – 10:30am ET
    Optimizing Cancer Surgery: Updates in Technical Aspects and Documentation of Common Surgical Oncology Operations

    Moderator: Mediget Teshome, MD (she/her/hers) – UCLA

    Moderator: Matthew H.G Katz, MD (he/him/his) – Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Cross Discipline

    CME

  • 9:30am – 10:30am ET
    The Evolution of Sequence of Treatment and Axillary Management in Early-stage Breast Cancer

    Moderator: Laura Dominici, MD – Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital; Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Moderator: Astrid Botty van den Bruele, MD – Duke University Medical Center

    Breast

    CME

  • 9:45am – 10:15am ET
    Beyond HIPEC: Novel Delivery Methods for Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

    HUB Moderator: Ugwuji N. Maduekwe, MD MPH – Medical College of Wisconsin

    PSM

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 9:45am – 10:15am ET
    Melanoma SLN is Positive, Now What? Debate: Surveillance vs. Adjuvant Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Stage 3a/b Melanoma

    HUB Moderator: Michael D. Alvarado, MD (he/him/his) – UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Immuno-Oncology

    HUB

    non-CME

  • 9:45am – 10:15am ET
    Oncogenic Drivers of Thyroid Cancer and Targeted Therapies

    HUB Moderator: Sarah B. Fisher, MD – MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Endocrine

    HUB

    non-CME

  • 10:00am – 10:30am ET
    Melanoma Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Joal D. Beane, MD – The Ohio State University

    Poster Session Moderator: Camille Stewart, MD, FSSO, FACS (she/her/hers) – CommonSpirit Health, St. Anthony Hospital

    Melanoma

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 10:00am – 11:00am ET
    The Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery Part II: Solutions and Policies for Delivering Safe, Affordable and Timely Cancer Surgery

    Breakout Moderator: Chandrakanth Are, MD, MBA, FSSO, FRCS, FACS – University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Breakout Moderator: Ali Landman, PhD (she/her/hers) – The Lancet Oncology

    International

    non-CME

  • 10:15am – 10:35am ET
    Industry Spotlight Presented by Natera: Tumor-Informed Residual Disease (MRD) Testing to Guide Perioperative Decisions in Solid Tumors
  • 10:30am – 11:00am ET
    PSM Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Travis E. Grotz, MD – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

    Poster Session Moderator: Donnele Daley, MD – University of Michigan

    PSM

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 10:35am – 11:20am ET
    Melanoma Great Debate: Targeted versus Complete Nodal Dissection following Neoadjuvant Therapy for Melanoma: Is it Time to Push Forward or Hold off on Continued De-escalation of Surgery?

    Moderator: Marc D. Moncrieff, MD FRCS(Plast.) – Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

    Melanoma

    CME

  • 10:45am – 11:15am ET
    Workforce Diversification in Surgical Oncology
  • 10:45am – 11:45am ET
    Endocrine/Head & Neck Parallel Session

    Moderator: Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, FACS, FSSO (she/her/hers) – Medical College of Wisconsin

    Moderator: Elizabeth G. Grubbs, MD – MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Endocrine/Head and Neck

    CME

    Oral Abstracts

  • 10:45am – 11:45am ET
    Getting the Most out of ERAS Pathways for Patients Undergoing Gastric Cancer Surgery

    Moderator: Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO (he/him/his) – Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Moderator: Richelle Williams, MD (she/her/hers) – University of Maryland Medical Center

    Upper GI

    CME

  • 10:45am – 11:45am ET
    Sarcoma Parallel Session

    Moderator: Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc (he/him/his) – Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Moderator: Kristy K. Broman, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Sarcoma

    CME

    Oral Abstracts

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm ET
    Setting Yourself Up for Success: Your First Job and How To Get Promoted

    HUB Moderator: Christopher P. Childers, MD, PhD (he/him/his) – MD Anderson Cancer Center

    HUB Moderator: Linda Qu, MD – Michigan State University

    Fellows

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 11:20am – 12:05pm ET
    Breast Great Debates in Surgical Oncology - Does Breast-conserving Surgery with Radiotherapy offer Better Survival than Mastectomy in Early-stage Breast Cancer?

    Moderator: Kandace P. McGuire, MD – Virginia Commonwealth University Health

    Breast

    CME

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
    Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
    Resident Meet & Greet with Breast Fellowship Programs
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
    Surgeons Leading Outside of the OR: Leading a Major Academic Cancer Center
  • 12:15pm – 12:35pm ET
    Industry Spotlight Presented by Pacira: Getting to NOPAIN: Enhancing outcomes with advanced pain management techniques to allow for migration to the hospital outpatient setting
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
    Safely Developing Your HPB Practice: Lessons from Early Career Surgeons in Both Academic and Community-Based Programs

    HUB Moderator: Chee-Chee Stucky, MD – Mayo Clinic Arizona

    HPB

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm ET
    The Role of ctDNA and Next Generation Sequencing in Sarcoma Treatment

    HUB Moderator: Neha Goel, MD, MPH – Dewitt Daughtry Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL

    Sarcoma

    non.CME

    HUB

  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm ET
    American Cancer Society/SSO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Featured Lecture: Enhancing the Quality of Cancer Care
  • 1:55pm – 3:25pm ET
    Melanoma Parallel Session

    Moderator: Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, MD (he/him/his) – Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Moderator: Elizabeth J. Lilley, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Melanoma

    CME

    Oral Abstracts

  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm ET
    Breast Cancer in Special Populations: Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer and Male Breast Cancer

    HUB Moderator: Jennifer K. Plichta, MD, MS (she/her/hers) – Duke University School of Medicine

    Breast

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
    Cancer Risk, Screening, and Treatment in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

    Moderator: Lesly A. Dossett, MD, MPH (she/her/hers) – University of Michigan

    DEI

    CME

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
    Surgeons Leading Outside of the OR: Creating Your Leadership Path in Cancer Research
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET
    HPB Parallel Session 1

    Moderator: Syed A. Ahmad, MD (he/him/his) – University of Cincinnati Cancer Center

    Moderator: Laleh Melstrom, MD – Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

    HPB

    CME

    Oral Abstracts

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET
    PSM Parallel Session
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET
    Resident Program- “So, You Want to be a Surgical Oncologist”

    Breakout Moderator: Callisia Clarke, MD, MS (she/her/hers) – Medical College of Wisconsin

  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm ET
    Incorporating Palliative Care Across the Cancer Spectrum
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm ET
    Malignant Colon Polyp (pT1Nx) Management Following Endoscopic Excision

    HUB Moderator: Maheswari Senthil, MD (she/her/hers) – University of California, Irvine

    Colorectal

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 2:40pm – 3:00pm ET
    Industry Spotlight Presented by Elucent: EnVision: Tailored Precision for Every Patient, Every Time.
  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm ET
    HUB Coffee Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm ET
    SSO and DEI Surgical Specialty Societies

    HUB Moderator: Lisa Newman, MD MPH – Cornell University

    DEI

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm ET
    Upper GI Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Michael E. Egger, MD, MPH – University of Louisville

    Poster Session Moderator: Miral S. Grandhi, MD – Division of Surgical Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Upper GI

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 3:35pm – 4:20pm ET
    HPB Great Debate: Chasing Intraoperative Margins During Pancreatoduodenectomy – Always or Never?

    Moderator: Julie Hallet, MD MSc FRCSC FSSO (she/her/hers) – Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto

    HPB

    CME

  • 3:35pm – 4:50pm ET
    Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical and Young Investigator Research Grant Presentations

    Moderator: Christina V. Angeles, MD (she/her/hers) – Department of Surgery, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm ET
    Breast Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Laura H. Rosenberger, MD MS (she/her/hers) – Duke University

    Poster Session Moderator: Makesha V. Miggins, MD (she/her/hers) – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Breast

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm ET
    Meet the Experts - Surgery for Pancreas Cancer
  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm ET
    Global Partner Poster Session

    Moderator: Gabrielle H. van Ramshorst, MD, PhD, FEBS, FECSM, FSSO – Ghent University Hospital

    Moderator: Ashley M. Holder, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • 3:55pm – 4:40pm ET
    Endocrine Great Debate: Molecular Testing and Extent of Surgery in Well-differentiated Thyroid Cancer

    Moderator: Cord Sturgeon, MD, MS (he/him/his) – Northwestern University

    Endocrine

    CME

  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm ET
    Hot Topics in Melanoma

    HUB Moderator: Michael C. Lowe, MD, MA – Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

    Melanoma

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm ET
    Novel Therapies for UGI Cancers

    HUB Moderator: Brian A. Boone, MD, FACS – Department of Surgery, West Virginia University

    Upper GI

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm ET
    The Role of Neoadjuvant Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Infiltrating Breast Cancer and DCIS

    HUB Moderator: Farin Amersi, MD (she/her/hers) – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Immuno-Oncology

    non-CME

    HUB

  • 4:30pm – 5:15pm ET
    HUB Happy Hour
  • 5:15pm – 7:00pm ET
    Surgical Oncology Bowl
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET
    Unraveling the Complex Choices in Early Breast Cancer: A Roadmap to Informed Multidisciplinary Decisions About Assessment and Treatment
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET
    New Chapters in the Immunotherapy Story for Melanoma: Collaborative Care and Next Steps With Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Friday, March 22, 2024
  • 6:30am – 8:15am ET
    Women in Cancer Surgery Breakfast (Ticketed Event)
  • 7:00am – 5:00pm ET
    Registration
  • 7:45am – 8:45am ET
    Morning Welcome Coffee & Tea
  • 8:45am – 9:15am ET
    John Wayne Clinical Research Lecture: Targeting the Cell Cycle Machinery in Cancer-from Bench to the Clinic and Back
  • 9:15am – 9:30am ET
    Charles M. Balch Distinguished Service Award
  • 9:30am – 9:45am ET
    2024 Clinical Investigator and Young Investigator Awards
  • 9:45am – 10:15am ET
    SSO Presidential Address: Empowering Surgeons: A Call for Leadership, Mentorship, and Collaboration in the Field of Surgical Oncology
  • 10:00am – 11:00am ET
    HUB Refreshment Break
  • 10:00am – 5:30pm ET
    SSO HUB
  • 10:30am – 11:00am ET
    Sarcoma Poster Presentations 1

    Poster Session Moderator: Andrew P. Loehrer, MD – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

    Poster Session Moderator: Heather G. Lyu, MD, MBI – Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Sarcoma

    non-CME

    Posters

  • 10:30am – 11:00am ET
    Sustainable Systems for Surgical Oncology; Balancing the Health of the Population and the Planet

    HUB Moderator: Rebecca C. Auer, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS (she/her/hers) – Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    International

    non-CME

    HUB