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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


The General Assembly of SIS nominated me in November 2021 as President of the Société Internationale de Senologie (SIS), for a period of 2 years.

I am very proud to have been nominated President of SIS. Our previous president, Prof. Mauricio Magalhaes Costa, while facing the difficult COVID19 pandemia, succeeded in keeping a high level of dialogue and cooperation between SIS societies members and SIS individuals.

While the international situation is raising a lot of questions and the COVID19 is still not under full control, my task with SIS is to continue to manage our fight for Breast Health for Patients‘ Care.

I see as my aim to put my energy with the SIS Board and the SIS members, to enlarge SIS presence in the world, to promote and share the innovations, to encourage a new website for knowledge sharing, to encourage partnership, to promote fellowship initiatives and to implement a successful and exciting 21st Worldwide Congress. I will, of course, be happy to listen to suggestions and initiatives from you all and to improve the SIS image and impact.

I am looking forward to meeting all the representatives and members of the regional and local societies.


Best regards,


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 statuses

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 Statuses (EN) and SIS Statuses (FR).