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  • AWARD PAPER session for IASO members*
    1. *SSO Fellowship – USD 3000 + Observer ship at a reputed center in USA – ONE
    2. GCRI – Baroda Minimal Access Surgery Travelling Fellowship for 1 month at Indo American Cancer Centre, Hyderabad – ONE
    3. SSO conference in USA- USD 1000, grant to travel to SSO conference in USA to  present a poster .Age limit 45- FIVE
    4. *ESSO award - Free Registration and opportunity to present in ESSO meeting in Europe and financial assistance of 500 Euros for stay and travel .Age limit 40– ONE
    5. Dr. K. S. Panda – Dr. K S Gopinath Onco Quiz Award : Winner  - ONE, Runner up - ONE 

*External Support by  by other societies are  likely to change subject to their policies

  • 1. SSO IASO International Career Development Programme Initiative
  • The Indian association of Surgical oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology USA announces a new fellowship
  • Criteria
  • a. The successful recipient should be 45 years old or under and should be a full member of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.
  • b. Applicants cannot have previously received the SSO ICDE grant or cannot have previously attended more than one SSO Annual Cancer Symposium in the past three (3) years.
  • c. Applicants must be currently employed in his/her region.
  • d. Applicants must have leadership potential.
  • e. Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
  • f. Applicants must be able to travel for a minimum of two consecutive weeks to the
  • United States in March 2020.
  • g. It is preferred that Recipients/Applicants already have a current passport. If no
  • current passport, Applicant must be ready to obtain one. Applicants must be able to obtain a travel visa to the United States if coming from a country where one is required.
  • h. As a part of the selection process, the selected recipient will provide the IASO/SSO with an outline of what procedures/specialties/institutions they would like to experience during their visit; this will enable the SSO to focus the list of potential institutions that can accommodate the candidate’s needs.
  • i. Applicants must specialize in one of SSO’s eight disease site areas:
  • Breast, Colorectal, Endocrine/Head and Neck, Gastrointestinal, Hepato-Pancreato- Biliary, Melanoma, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, or Sarcoma.
  • j. The IASO will select the recipient of the award from among qualified applicants In the SSO award paper sections.
  • k. The SSO will provide a stipend of $3,000 to the successful candidate to cover international airfare, lodging and airfare within the US for the duration of the exchange. The SSO will also provide a complimentary registration to SSO annual meeting.
  • l. SSO will act as an intermediary when deciding potential institutions to be visited and will provide the candidate with a short-list of viable sites from which to choose.
  • m. The award recipient should choose 1 -3 institutions to visit during their exchange; the number of institutions offered will largely be determined by the specialty/procedure the successful candidate has identified and the availability of the host institution(s).
  • n. Regarding the period of the program, the SSO the program will be up to 2 weeks, with no more than 1 week spent at any single institution.
  • o. The award recipient will participate in SSO annual meeting, as an attendee. He/she will be eligible for a poster presentation.
  • p. The award recipient will be assigned a mentor at SSO annual meeting to help them navigate the conference.
  • q. During the course of the conference, a small social gathering will be arranged to introduce the award recipient to pre-eminent surgeons from the institutions which he/she has chosen to visit, along with members of the SSO leadership.
  • r. Within 30 days of the visit, the SSO would expect to receive a report on the successful award recipient’s activities and experiences, both good and bad, explaining their goals before the visit and what they have accomplished.
  • s. To coordinate this exchange, the award recipient should be identified by the IASO at the annual NATCON .
  • POSTER session for IASO members
  • USD 1000 grant each to 10 IASO members to travel to SSO conference in USA to present a poster.  A sum of 1000 $ will be given to each of the 5 candidates against the expenses incurred towards the registration, stay, food and travel, subject to their submission of the details as required.

The eligibility criteria for all above awards are as follows:

  1. Applicant should be an active member of the IASO
  2. Applicant should be less than 45 years of age at the time of award of grant/fellowship

ESSO Fellowship

  1. Awardee should be a Surgical Oncologist of Good standing
  2. He should be a full member of the IASO for last 2 years.
  3. Awardee gets free registration to the ESSO annual Congress
  4.  Awardee is eligible to present a poster in ESSO Congress
  5. Prize money of 500 Euro towards the travel and stay for the Congress
  6. A visit of 1-2 weeks to an Surgical Oncology Department of a European Institution before or after the Congress.

Baroda – GCRI Basavatharakam Indo American ASO Travelling Minimal Invasive Surgery Fellowship The fellowship will be called the Baroda – GCRI- IASO Travelling Minimal Invasive Surgery Fellowship (MIS). Rupees 75, 000 for the fellowship have been provided by Dr R I Dave and Dr Kiran Kothari from GCRI, Ahmadabad. The funds from the Baroda travelling fellowship will be combined with the funds from GCRI and the fellowship will be thus named so. 

For selection the eligibility is –

  • The candidate should be less than 45 years of age (the cut off date is 31st of December of the year of application.
  • He should be a Full member of IASO for a minimum of two years
  • Attended two conferences of NATCON IASO.
  • Selection will be based on CV and paper presentation during NATCON meeting.
  • The paper must be on the work done in India only. IASO- GCRI- MIS Fellowship will henceforth take place at Indo American Cancer Institute under Dr S Rao.
  • Cash awards will also be given for IASO members/non-members:
  1. Best Paper presentation will be awarded Rs. 10000/- towards registration, travel and accommodation of the presenter to attend the NATCON. If the presenter is not an IASO member the prize money will only be given after he/she becomes a member of the IASO. If the presenter is not eligible to become a life member, he will be enrolled as associate member and will be converted to full member on attaining eligibility to become full member (Amendment approved GBM NATCON 2011, Lucknow). In all Physical meetings, the awardee should be present at the Valedictory function to receive the Cheque.
  2. Best poster presentation   will be awarded Rs. 10000/- towards registration, travel and accommodation of the presenter to attend the NATCON. If the presenter is not an IASO member the prize money will be given after he/she becomes a member of the IASO. If the presenter is not eligible to become a life member, he will be enrolled as Associate member and will be converted to full member on attaining eligibility to become full member (Amendment approved GBM NATCON 2011, Lucknow).(approved GBM 2013) In all Physical meetings, the awardee should be present at the Valedictory function to receive the Cheque
  3. Best video presentation will be awarded Rs. 10000/- towards registration, travel and accommodation of the presenter to attend the NATCON. If the presenter is not an IASO member the prize money will be given after he/she becomes a member of the IASO. If the presenter is not eligible to become a life member, he will be enrolled as associate member and will be converted to full member on attaining eligibility to become full member (Amendment approved GBM NATCON 2011, Lucknow).(approved GBM 2013) In all Physical meetings, the awardee should be present at the Valedictory function to receive the Cheque
  • Dr. K. S. Panda – Dr. K S Gopinath Onco Quiz Award : During NATCON meeting winner will be awarded Rs. 5000 and runners up to Rs. 3000. Dr. K.S Panda & Dr. K S Gopinath shared a total donation of Rs 1 Lac Rs towards the quiz.

In case of prize being won by a person who is not a member, the prize money will be given after he/she becomes a member of the IASO. If the presenter is not eligible to become a life member, he will be enrolled as associate member and will be converted to full member on attaining eligibility to become full member

Eligibility – all the delegates of NATCON (Amendment approved GBM NATCON 2011, Lucknow).

 

Please contact Mrs. Rekha Jayasankar (EA to Hon. Secretary, IASO) on iaso.office@gmail.com, for any queries for the above.

 

Dr. Chandramohan K, M.S., M.Ch.(Surg Onco)
Hon. Secretary IASO,
Senior Consultant- GI Surgeon,
Professor, Regional Cancer Centre,
Medical College Campus

Medical College - 695 011
Email ID: iasosecretariat@gmail.com

 

Details

1. SSO IASO International Career Development Programme Initiative

  • The Indian association of Surgical oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology USA announces a new fellowship

Criteria

a. The successful recipient should be 45 years old or under and should be a full member of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.

b. Applicants cannot have previously received the SSO ICDE grant or cannot have previously attended more than one SSO Annual Cancer Symposium in the past three (3) years.

c. Applicants must be currently employed in his/her region.

d. Applicants must have leadership potential.

e. Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).

f. Applicants must be able to travel for a minimum of two consecutive weeks to the United States in March 2020.

g. It is preferred that Recipients/Applicants already have a current passport. If no current passport, Applicant must be ready to obtain one. Applicants must be able to obtain a travel visa to the United States if coming from a country where one is required.

h. As a part of the selection process, the selected recipient will provide the IASO/SSO with an outline of what procedures/specialties/institutions they would like to experience during their visit; this will enable the SSO to focus the list of potential institutions that can accommodate the candidate’s needs.

i. Applicants must specialize in one of SSO’s eight disease site areas:

Breast, Colorectal, Endocrine/Head and Neck, Gastrointestinal, Hepato-Pancreato- Biliary, Melanoma, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, or Sarcoma.

j. The IASO will select the recipient of the award from among qualified applicants In the SSO award paper sections.

k. The SSO will provide a stipend of $3,000 to the successful candidate to cover international airfare, lodging and airfare within the US for the duration of the exchange. The SSO will also provide a complimentary registration to SSO annual meeting.

l. SSO will act as an intermediary when deciding potential institutions to be visited and will provide the candidate with a short-list of viable sites from which to choose.

m. The award recipient should choose 1 -3 institutions to visit during their exchange; the number of institutions offered will largely be determined by the specialty/procedure the successful candidate has identified and the availability of the host institution(s).

n. Regarding the period of the program, the SSO the program will be up to 2 weeks, with no more than 1 week spent at any single institution.

o. The award recipient will participate in SSO annual meeting, as an attendee. He/she will be eligible for a poster presentation.

p. The award recipient will be assigned a mentor at SSO annual meeting to help them navigate the conference.

q. During the course of the conference, a small social gathering will be arranged to introduce the award recipient to pre-eminent surgeons from the institutions which he/she has chosen to visit, along with members of the SSO leadership.

r. Within 30 days of the visit, the SSO would expect to receive a report on the successful award recipient’s activities and experiences, both good and bad, explaining their goals before the visit and what they have accomplished.

s. To coordinate this exchange, the award recipient should be identified by the IASO at the annual NATCON.

t. Runners up 5 candidates will eligible for poster presentations at the annual SSO meeting. A sum of 1000 $ will be given to each of the 5 candidates against the expenses incurred towards the registration, stay, food and travel, subject to their submission of the details as required.

2.  ESSO Fellowship

a. The ESSO-IASO MOU in Mt Abu announces another Fellowship for award paper winners.

b. Awardee should be a Surgical Oncologist of Good standing

c. He should be a full member of the IASO for last 2 years.

d. Awardee gets free registration to the ESSO annual Congress

e. Awardee is eligible to present a poster in ESSO Congress

f. Prize money of 500 Euro towards the travel and stay for the Congress

g. A visit of 1-2 weeks to a Surgical Oncology Department of a European Institution before or after the Congress.

Note – the ESSO has been magnanimous to give 3 fellowships to Indian applicants for the first year.

 

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