Scientific Program / March 17, 2023

07:30 - 8:30

Registration, exhibits

08:30 - 8:35

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

SESSION 1: The Acute Surgical Patient


Ettore Rossi


Prof. Dr. C. Gaarder, Oslo, Norway; Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern

08:35 - 08:55

Complicated gastric ulcers – A wrap up


Dr. Y. Borbély, Bern

08:55 - 09:15

Non-obstetric abdominal emergencies in the pregnant patient


PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne

09:15 - 09:35

Septic patient after elective abdominal surgery! - The chain of rescue


Prof. Dr. K. Lehmann, Zürich

09:35 - 10:00




10:00 - 10:30

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 2: How I Do It


Ettore Rossi


PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; Prof. Dr. W. Hautz, Bern

10:30 - 10:50

Risk stratification before surgical sepsis control: What the ER physician needs to know!


Dr. D. Jakob, Bern

10:50 - 11:10

Small volume fluid resuscitation in the acute septic surgical patient: Hope or Hype?


Prof. Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Bern

11:10 - 11:30

Prevention of aspiration in emergency general surgery patients


PD Dr. O. Bandschapp, Basel

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


Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Bern; Prof. Dr. T. Lustenberger, Bern

13:00 – 13:30

Surgeons on the ICU: A species at risk for extinction?


Prof. Dr. C. Gaarder, Oslo, Norway

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 - 13:39

Could we get late closure of open abdomen? Experience with a new vertical traction device


Dr. M. Zago, Lecco, Italy

13:39 - 13:48

High-energy blunt pelvic ring injury incidence and polytrauma case load in a single Level-1 Trauma Center during COVID-19 related pseudo lockdown measures: A retrospective cohort study based on a prospective registry


Dr. V. Morello, Lausanne

13:48 - 13:57

Caloric requirements in critically ill trauma patients as measured by indirect calorimetry: changes over time


Dr. C. Magyar, Bern

13:57 - 14:06

Incidence and outcomes of emergency department patients requiring emergency general surgery: A 5-year retrospective cohort study


Dr. C. A. Fehlmann, Geneva

14:06 - 14:15

Whole Body Computed Tomography for trauma patients in shock: a single center, propensity score matched retrospective cohort study in a Swiss tertiary trauma center


Dr. I. Hanzalova, Lausanne

14:15 - 14:24

Feasibility and safety of intraoperative bile duct clearance by sphincter of Oddi balloon dilatation: A prospective observational pilot study


Dr. B. Schnell, Bern

14:24 - 14:30

SwissACS Price Award


Prize jury: Prof. Dr. D. Demetriades, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. C. Gaarder, Oslo, Norway; Prof. Dr. P. Talving, Tallin, Estonia, Prof. Dr. K. Inaba, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Dr. D. Jakob, Bern, Switzerland



14:30 - 15:00

Refreshment break, exhibits

SESSION 5: Case Presentations and Discussion


Ettore Rossi

Experts panel

Prof. Dr. C. Gaarder, Prof. Dr. K. Lehmann, Dr. M. Zago, Dr. D. Jakob, Dr. J. Lavanchy

15:00 - 16:00

Presentations of Unusual and Tricky ACS Cases


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

16:00 - 16:05

Closure, Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger