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Why start an international collaboration?

SIS was founded in 1976 in Strasbourg (France). Today, SIS is a unique global federation of more than 100 Scientific Societies, Associations and Groups, located in all five continents, with a priority mission: to improve breast health by constantly putting the patient at the center of its concerns. It is a forward-looking organization with a particular focus on innovation, transdisciplinarity and digital technology.

Active SIS members can establish international cooperations through breast scientific societies. These collaborations can lead to several benefits:


International publications

Participation in international clinical or research studies and basic research protocols is promoted by SIS through joint international publications. In addition, collaborative positions on breast health (screening, new reconstruction techniques, prophylactic surgery, environmental impact on breast health.) can be considered in various scientific journals, in particular the European Journal of Breast Health.

International accreditation and certification program

SIS/ISS has also established an international accreditation and certification program for breast diseases centers, which meets several quality criteria and is already nationally certified (either by a national learned society or by the country’s High National Health Authority). This international certification can only be given to senology centers where a member of the medical team is also a member of a Entity affiliated to the SIS. The dual national and international certification strengthens the local, regional, national, and global positioning of the Senology Centers.

World Congress

The members of the affiliated Entities to the SIS benefit from the opportunity to participate and promote their work at the World Congress organized every two years by the SIS on the latest advances in knowledge in the field of breast health and breast diseases. Ten international awards are given to the best e-posters on a senology topic. Topics on digital, big data, artificial intelligence and connected objects for patients undergoing breast surgery will be presented in preview.

Educational activities

The International School of Senology (SIS/ISS) promotes educational activities in collaboration with about 100 affiliated institutions, including the UICC (International Union Against Cancer). University diplomas in Senology are awarded under the dual auspices of the national faculties of medicine and the ISS. The SIS/ ISS can invite you to teach sessions or accompany or support you in certain topics.


SIS is promoting a fellowship program (in different languages) and will open the possibility of recruitment of young people (surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, radiotherapists etc) who would improve their knowledge in new breast cancer care and spread the knowledge about breast diseases.

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How to establish international cooperations?

First, your Entity should be affiliated to the SIS. Then, different options are available:

  • You wish to start a project : please contact us
  • You wish to be included in an existing project : please contact us
  • You may receive a spontaneous invite to participate in a collaboration from the SIS board

International cooperation form

If you would like to begin an international cooperation, please complete the application bellow.