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


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


10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It?


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


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

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


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


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)


Closure, PD Dr. B. Schnüriger