About BASO TRAINEES
two decades of cancer surgery has witnessed an increased
fragmentation of surgical oncology into various subgroups with
increasing subspecialisation even within each surgical discipline.
As a result, the current generation of surgical trainees with
specific interest in cancer surgery have very little exposure to
the latest advances in surgical oncology in general and the current
practice and guidelines in other surgical subspecialties. This
concordance has created a gap in the surgical education market for
an organisation that promotes broadening the base knowledge of
cancer surgery amongst trainees and endorses increased interaction
between various surgical oncology subgroups. BASO~ACS Committee
members have recognised this gap and, to address this issue, have
invited the trainee groups of all surgical subspecialties to join
the BASO TRAINEES Group formerly known as Surgical Oncology
BASO TRAINEES aims are:
Membership is open to all candidates who have a medical
degree and are in a dedicated career pathway, or interested in
pursuing one, in cancer surgery from all disciplines. The membership benefits includes an online
subscription to the European Journal of Cancer Surgery (EJSO),
discounted BASO~ACS conference registration fees and affiliate
membership to ESSO & EYSAC with access to the BASO & ESSO
Educational Portfolios and Grants. BASO TRAINEES meetings are FREE
- To promote a high standard of training and education in cancer
surgery across all disciplines.
- To endorse interaction between trainees from all surgical
subspecialties and promote dissemination of recent advances in
cancer surgery to all members.
- To advance the understanding of cancer surgery and the current
developments in each surgical field.
- To encourage interaction with colleagues outside the
subspecialty and foster greater awareness of the roles and tasks of
the modern Cancer Surgeon.
- To represent views and interests of cancer surgery trainees on
other appropriate forums
An annual BASO TRAINEES award is available to each of the
specialist meetings to promote the development of research and
audit interests amongst the current generation of