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The SIS was founded in 1976 in Strasbourg (France). Today, the SIS is a unique worldwide federation of more than a hundred learned or scientific societies, associations and groups, located in 5 continents, with a priority mission: to improve breast health by constantly putting the patient in the center of its concerns. It is a society turned towards the future with a particular focus on innovation, transdisciplinarity and contribution of digital technology.

Letter of the President, Professor Schlomo Schneebaum

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

This is my second year of presidency, and I am happy to say that we can look back with great pleasure and honor at some of our achievements.

But I am also looking forward to this coming year and to the future, and I hope that we will be able to develop some ideas that will be translated into plans

This year we managed to recover from the Covid epidemy, and after many difficulties, we succeeded to convene the 21st World Congress on Rhodes Island from May 3rd to May 6th.

We had participants from 5 continents and 25 countries. It was a high-quality congress thanks to the speakers, chairmen, and the organizing and scientific committee.

We had a board meeting and general assembly meeting that resulted in suggested changes in our bylaws that were presented by our bylaws committee. They were approved and will be presented at ournext board meeting. We hope they will result in bringing back member societies.

We have a new website, working and flourishing. An our journal (EJBH)had achieved a higher impact factor and included several new SIS articles, like DCIS, and Elderly Women, to name a few.

We had some local and regional meetings supported by SIS.and we had a successful Webinar and looking forward to the next one.

In the last board meeting, we started to define the role of the regional vice presidents, and we will progress with this in our next board.

We are looking at the basis of our connection with BCN and are trying to find a better solution.

Our fellowship committee is still working, but the many requirements are pushing for an earlier start.

All this would not be possible without our dedicated board members, and I am using this opportunity to thank them all.

Our next board meeting takes place in Strasbourg on October 10th;we need your suggestions for new board members and for a President-Elect.

Please write to me if you have any concerns or new suggestions for SIS.

Yours sincerely,



Professor Schlomo Schneebaum
President Senologic International Society
President Israel Senologic Society
Professor of Surgery, Tel Aviv University
Former Head Breast Health Center and Radio Guided
Surgery Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

How it started

Since its creation in 1976, the SIS has come a long way. Below you can find a brief history of the society and the presidential gallery

SIS History

A few words on the creation of the SIS

SIS Presidential gallery

Past and present presidents of the SIS.

SIS board of directors

Prof. Schlomo Schneebaum

SIS President

Prof. Maurício Magalhães Costa

SIS Past President

Prof. Vahit Ozmen

SIS Elected President

Prof. Ruben Orda

SIS/ISS Chairman

Prof. Carole Mathelin

Vice-President: Europe

Prof. Stanley Anyanwu

Vice-President: Africa

Prof. Yvonne Zissiadis

Vice-President: Oceania

Prof. Shigeru Imoto

Vice-President: Asia

Prof. Alfredo Carlos S. D. Barros

Vice-President: Latin America

SIS in numbers

Societies members of the SIS

years since the foundation of the SIS (1976)

international congresses

Recent SIS-accredited breast units

SIS News

Find the latest news of the SIS or promoted by SIS

SIS members

Countries members of the SIS

  • Europe (15) : Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Americas (14) : Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Asia (11) : Australia, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
  • Africa (8) : Algeria, Cameroon, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzaina, Zimbabwe


SIS by law

SIS is governed by its “By-Law” Document.

Its was defined in 1976 and if details have been updated as par General Assemblies decisons (Presidents and Board Members in particular), the Aim of the missions and processes of SIS have remained unchanged, for the Care of the Patients. The official documents as well as its translation in English appear in attached files : SIS By law (EN) and SIS By law (FR).