Scientific Program / March 15, 2024

07:30 - 8:30

Registration, exhibits

08:30 - 8:35

Opening remarks; Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger, Bern

SESSION 1: The Acute Surgical Patient


Ettore Rossi


Prof. Dr. Carmen Pfortmüller, Bern, PD Dr. Dominik Jakob, Bern

08:35 - 08:55

Plasma exchange in sepsis: A new star at the horizon?


Prof. Dr. Sasha David, Zürich

08:55 - 09:15

Current endoscopic possibilities to control severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding


Dr. Vinay Sehgal, London, UK

09:15 - 09:35

Involving patients' into the treatment plan: Why and How?


Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger, Bern

09:35 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It


Ettore Rossi


Dr. Joel L. Lavanchy, Basel, Dr. Lukas Widmer, Bern

10:30 - 10:50

Liver abscess: To drain or not to drain?


PD Dr. Vanessa Banz, Bern

10:50 - 11:10

Recovery from a night-shift: Tips and tricks for acute care providers


PD Dr. Thorsten Mikoteit, Solothurn

11:10 - 11:30

Need for small bowel resection: How far can we go?


Prof. Dr. Frédéric Ris, Geneva

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:00

Lunch, exhibits

SwissACS General Assembly


Room 1

12:15 - 12:45

Annual General Assembly of the Swiss Association for Acute Care Surgery

SESSION 3: State-of-the-Art Lecture


Ettore Rossi


PD Dr. Tobias Haltmeier, Bern

13:00 – 13:30

Necrotizing pancreatitis and its complications: How we do it!


Dr. Matti Tolonen, Helsinki, Finland

SESSION 4: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research


Ettore Rossi


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

13:30 - 14:24




14:24 - 14:30

SwissACS Price Award


Prize jury: Prof. Dr. Demetrios Demetriades, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. Peep Talving, Tallin, Estonia, Prof. Dr. Kenji Inaba, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. Carmen Pfortmüller, Dr. Dominik M. Jakob, Bern, Switzerland

14:30 - 15:00

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion


Ettore Rossi

Experts panel

Dr. Matti Tolonen, Helsinki, Finland, PD Dr. Vanessa Banz, PD Dr. Dominik Jakob, Bern, PD Dr. Tobias Haltmeier, Bern, Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger, Bern, Dr. Severin Gloor, Bern, Dr. Lukas Widmer, Bern

15:00 - 16:00

Presentations of Unusual and Tricky ACS Cases


Dr. Joel L. Lavanchy, Basel, Dr. Lukas Widmer, Bern


Closure, Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger