Juan José Cossa Morchio, MD, FACS, a general surgeon at Clinics Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay, was recently selected to receive the first American College of Surgeons/American Society of Breast Surgeons (ACS/ASBrS) International Scholarship.
Dr. Cossa manages complex breast cancer cases in a developing country that has one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the world. The $5,000 award will subsidize his attendance at the annual meeting of the ASBrS in Las Vegas, NV, in April 2017. He will then visit the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, located at ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL, to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary breast cancer program and database.
The next application deadline is anticipated to be in November 2017 for attendance and participation at the 2018 ASBrS annual meeting.