Scientific Program / March 17, 2018

7:30 – 8:30

Registration, Exhibits, Croissant and Coffee

8:30 – 8:35

Opening Remarks; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern

SESSION 1: The Acute Surgical Patient


Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern


8:35 – 8:55

Shock in Trauma and ACS-Patients: Any Difference? - The Intensivists' Point of View; Dr. B. Eberle, Burgdorf

8:55 – 9:15

Septic Abdominal Emergencies in Octogenerians: The Importance of a Multidimensional Approach; Dr. J. Lavanchy, Bern

9:15 – 9:35

Mesenteric Ischemia: Proposal for an Algorithm; Dr. S. Käser, Zürich

9:35 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It?


Dr. M. Zago, Bergamo, Italy; Dr. S. Käser, Zürich


10:30 – 10:50

Damage Control in Perforated Sigmadiverticulitis; Dr. S. Faes, Lausanne

10:50 – 11:10

Temporary Closure of the Septic Abdomen: Taking Control Early! Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern

11:10 – 11:30

Internal Hernia after Gastric Bypass; Dr. D. Kröll, Bern

11:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch, Exhibits

SwissACS General Assembly

12:15 - 12:45  Annual General Assembly of the Swiss Association for Acute Care Surgery

SESSION 3: State-of-the-Art Lecture


PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern


13:00 – 13:30

Management of abdominal sepsis--a paradigm shift? Prof. A. Leppaniemi, Helsinki, Finland

SESSION 4: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery


Prof. Dr. A. Leppaniemi, Helsinki, Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern


13:30 – 13:50

Necessity for reorganization of surgical emergency services: rota, training and cross-service relationships; Dr. L. Ponchietti, Alicante, Spain

13:50 – 14:10

Should we centralize management of severe postoperative complications? Dr. M. Zago, Bergamo, Italy

14:10 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:00

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion

Experts panel:

Prof. A. Leppaniemi, Helsinki; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger; Dr. L. Ponchietti, Alicante; Dr. M. Zago, Bergamo; Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern; Dr. S. Käser, Zürich; Dr. S. Faes, Lausanne


15:00 – 16:00

ACS case presentations and discussion of unusual and tricky ACS cases; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern; Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne


Closure, PD Dr. B. Schnüriger