Scientific Program / March 11, 2022

7:30 – 8:30

Registration, exhibits

8:30 – 8:35

Opening remarks; Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern

SESSION 1: The Acute Surgical Patient


PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; Dr. A. Ochsner, Schlieren

8:35 – 8:55

E-FAST in non-trauma abdominal sepsis – Sense or non-sense? Dr. B. Lehmann, Bern

8:55 – 9:15

Damage control surgery for non-traumatic abdominal emergencies Dr. T. Haltmeier, Bern

9:15 – 9:35

When the colon is getting toxic Prof. Dr. A. Nocito, Baden

9:35 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It


Prof. Dr. A. Nocito, Baden; Dr. D. Jakob, Bern

10:30 – 10:50

Incarcerated inguinal hernia Prof. Dr. M. Müller, Frauenfeld

10:50 – 11:10

Acute microbial contamination: What's happening in the peritoneal cavity? Dr. J. Zindel, Bern

11:10 – 11:30

The ABC of the ACS patient Dr. J. Lavanchy, 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


Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern


13:00 – 13:30

Acute Care Surgery in Europe – challenges and future directions Prof. Dr. S. Di Saverio, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

SESSION 4: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research


Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern; PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; Prof. Dr. T. Lustenberger, Aarau

13:30 – 13:39

Aortic Control in Code Crimson: A Novel Technique Dr. Anoosha Aslam, Sydney, Australia

13:39 – 13:48

Performance of the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) Score in predicting outcomes in patients undergoing emergency general surgery and the proposal of the modified Quick Age Disease Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qadSOFA) score Dr. Christian Magyar, Bern

13:48 – 13:57

Vertebral osteophytic erosion of a vertebral artery: A rare cause of hemorrhagic shock Dr. Christine Maurus, Sion

13:57 – 14:06

The number of bed occupied in the hospital is an independent risk factor for discharge of trauma patients - the effect of increasing hospital occupancy prior the Covid pandemia Dynamics of trauma incidence across Switzerland - risk factors for triage in hospitalized patients Dr. Sascha Halvachizadeh, Zürich

14:06 – 14:15

Laparoscopic repair of a traumatic strangulated right diaphragmatic hernia after minor traumaDr. Stefano Gussago, Sion

14:15 – 14:24

Characteristics of Emergency General Surgery Services in Switzerland: A Nationwide SurveyDr. Olivier Quaile, Bern

14:24 – 14:30

SwissACS Price Award (Jury: Prof. Dr. D. Demetriades, Los Angeles, USA, Prof. Dr. P. Talving, Tallin, Estonia, PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne, Dr. D. Jakob, Bern)

14:30 – 15:00

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion

Experts panel:

Prof. Dr. A. Nocito; Prof. Dr. M. Müller; Prof. Dr. S. Di Saverio; Dr. A. Ochsner, Schlieren; Dr. B. Lehmann; Dr. J. Lavanchy; Dr. S. Perrodin


15:00 – 16:00

Presentations of Unusual and Tricky ACS Cases Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern; PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; Dr. A. Ochsner, Schlieren


Closure, Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger