Scientific Program / February 23, 2019

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

Moderators: PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern; Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne
8:35 – 8:55 Acute Necrotizing Fasciitis; Prof. Dr. P. Talving, Tallinn, Estonia
8:55 – 9:15 Emergency Abdominal Surgery in the Pregnant Patient – The Anesthesiologists’ Point of View; PD Dr. P. H. Vuilleumier, Bern
9:15 – 9:35 Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: When to Operate?; PD Dr. S. Käser, Zürich
9:35 – 10:00 Discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It?

Moderators: Prof. Dr. C. A. Seiler, Bern; Dr. J. Lavanchy, Bern
10:30 – 10:50 Rendez-Vous Procedure in Choledocholithiasis; Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern
10:50 – 11:10 Initial Evaluation and Treatment of the Septic Patient in the ER; PD Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Bern
11:10 – 11:30 Swallowed foreign bodies: Take it or leave it?; Dr. A. Aiolfi, Milan, Italy
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion
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

Moderator: PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern
13:00 – 13:30 Definition of Sepsis and its Importance in Clinical Decision Making; Prof. Dr. J.-L. Vincent, Brussels, Belgium

SESSION 4: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery

Moderators: PD Dr. S. Käser, Zürich; Dr. A. Aiolfi, Milan, Italy
13:30 – 13:50 What that lean management for an acute abdomen mean: the ED physicians perspective; Prof. Dr. A. Exadaktylos
13:50 – 14:10 Introduction of an ACS-service: The Economical Point of View; Dr. S. Winterhalder, Interlaken
14:10 – 14:30 Discussion
14:30 – 15:00 Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion

Experts panel: Prof. Dr. J.-L. Vincent, Prof. Dr. C. A. Seiler, PD Dr. S. Käser, PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Dr. T. Zingg, Dr. T. Haltmeier, Dr. J. Lavanchy, Dr. A. Aiolfi
15:00 – 16:00 Presentations of Unusual and Tricky ACS Cases from Lausanne (Dr. T. Zingg), Zürich (PD Dr. S. Käser), and Bern (Dr. J. Lavanchy)
16:00-16:05 Closure, PD Dr. B. Schnüriger