Scientific Program / March 14, 2020

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. S. Käser, Zürich; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern
8:35 – 8:55 Colon dilatation - when things are getting toxic PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne
8:55 – 9:15 Prevention of surgical site infection - suggestion for a bundle of care Dr. J. Jurt, Lausanne
9:15 – 9:35 Non-traumatic bleeding - do we need to implement massive transfusion protocols? Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern
9:35 – 10:00 Discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It?

Moderators: Prof. Dr. S. Di Saverio, Cambridge, UK; PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne
10:30 – 10:50 Common bile duct stone at cholecystectomy: Now what? Dr. G.A. Prevost, Bern
10:50 – 11:10 Appendiceal mass in the acute patient: surgery or non-operative management? Prof. Dr. D. Hahnloser, Lausanne
11:10 – 11:30 Incisional hernia prevention after abdominal sepsis Prof. Dr. G. Beldi, Bern
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 Acute Care Surgery in Europe – challenges and future directions Prof. Dr. S. Di Saverio, Cambridge, UK

SESSION 4: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery

Moderators: Prof. D. Hahnloser, Lausanne; Prof. Dr. G. Beldi, Bern
13:30 – 13:50 Tertiary peritonitis: The intensivist’s point of view PD Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Bern
13:50 – 14:10 Tertiary peritonitis: The surgeon’s point of view PD Dr. S. Käser, Zürich
14:10 – 14:30 Discussion
14:30 – 15:00 Refreshment Break, Exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion

Experts panel: Prof. Dr. S. Di Saverio, Cambridge, UK; Prof. Dr. D. Hahnloser, Lausanne; Prof. Dr. G. Beldi, Bern; PD Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Bern; Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern; Dr. G.A. Prevost, Bern
15:00 – 16:00 Presentations of Unusual and Tricky ACS Cases PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; PD Dr. S. Käser, Zürich; PD Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern
16:00-16:05 Closure, PD Dr. B. Schnüriger