History of the SIS

The Senologic International Society (SIS) was founded in 1976 in Strasbourg (France). Today, SIS is a worldwide unique federation of breast societies, scientific societies, associations and groups with a priority mission: to improve breast health. The SIS-International School of Senology promotes educational activities in collaboration with about 100 affiliated institutions. Further, SIS has implemented an accreditation program for breast centres giving an international accreditation, complementary to national accreditation. The SIS World Congress highlights every two years the progress of scientific knowledge in the domain of breast health.


The 20th World Congress of SIS - Strasbourg, December 5th to 7th, 2018

The 20th World Congress of Senologic International Society on Healthcare will re-evaluate where we stand now on the way to a Global Breast Care Alliance and envision what future research still has to achieve. Leading specialists from around the world, united by a passion to improve the quality of life of those battling with breast cancer and breast related diseases, will engage in hot topics, controversial issues, a patient centred session and future horizons. The scientific sessions focus on epidemiology, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, breast diseases centres certification and breast cancer advocacy. A special focus will concern big data, artificial intelligence and connected devices.

The CNGOF (Collège National des Gynécologues-Obstétriciens Français) congress takes place in parallel to the SIS congress.

Translation English/French will be available during the conferences.


Scientific Program

The 2-days conference program is available now.





Registration fee
Before 31/10/2018
After 31/10/2018
2 days conference of the SIS
2 days conference of the SIS - residents* 135€ 135€
2 days conference of the SIS - low/middle income countries citizens** List 135€ 135€
2 days conference of the SIS - students*** 70€ 70€
2 days conference of the SIS + 1 day conference of the CNGOF (5th December) 350€ 400€


* residents: certificate of residents / letter from the head of department

** low and middle income countries citizens: passport mentioning the country of residence

*** students: certificate of tuition



Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter for your visa request, please click here to apply for it.


Sponsors & Partners

View the list of exhibitors and sponsors of the 20th World Congress of the SIS.


Photo Exhibition

This voluntary exhibition was commissioned by Professor Carole Mathelin, head of the senology department of the Hautepierre University Hospital (Strasbourg, France), Jeremy Harroch, founder of the data-scientists-consultant company "Quantmetry", and the association "Seins & vie" (SEVE). The photograph shows how these so different structures function, dialogue, progress and save lives; how a new multi-scientific trans-disciplinarity is constructed, thus complementing medical multi-disciplinarity. This exhibition was inaugurated on 26 October 2017 as part of the "pink October" event at the "Banque pour l'Investissement" (BPI) in Paris. It has been shown at the Hautepierre University Hospital from 31 October to the end of November 2017. It will be installed near the Schuman Room during the 20th Congress of the SIS.

For more information, please click here.


Hotel Booking


Official agency of hotel booking for the 20th World Congress of the SIS to be held from December 5th to 7th, 2018, c’accommodation offers you :

  • Negotiated rates for your stay in Strasbourg
  • No booking fees
  • A dedicated team of accommodation specialists
  • A wide selection of hotels of all categories and styles in the vicinity of your event and in the city center
  • A personalized and tailor-made service
  • Assistance before, onsite and after the event


Individual booking:

For individual booking (less than 5 rooms per night), feel free to discover the official hotel reservation website and book directly your room:




Group booking:

For group booking (from 5 rooms per night) or more information, feel free to contact:

Mathilde Dugautier 
E-mail: m.dugautier@caccommodation.com
Tel  BE: +32 (0)2 777 01 42
Tel  FR: +33 (0)1 70 36 04 45


Palais des congrès de Strasbourg

The 20th World Congress of the SIS will take place in the Palais de la musique et des congrès de Strasbourg
Place de Bordeaux
67082 Strasbourg


How to go to the Palais des Congrès de Strasbourg

15CNGOF accès tramway Tram:

Line B and E: station "Wacken"

More information

15CNGOF transport bus Bus:

Bus No. 2 : Elmerforst - Jardin des Deux Rives : Station "Lycée Kléber"

More information

17CNGOF transport voiture

Highway A4 : Exit "Wacken / Institutions Européennes"

15CNGOF parking

250 free parking spaces on-site and a 570-space park-and-ride nearlby

17CNGOF transport par avion

Airports nearby:

Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport: 22 direct destinations less than 2 hours away (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice...)
15 minutes away by car, 9 minutes away by tram