Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (STACS) Days 2023Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Better Acute Care!
Ladies and Gentlemen
On March 16-17, 2023 the 12th STACS Days were held at the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital.
Times of crisis underline the importance of high performance interdisciplinary Emergency Care for patients suffering from acute surgical disease. This interdisciplinary meeting including national and international speakers will be an update of the newest evidence in trauma care, resuscitation and non-trauma emergency surgery.
It was great to meet you at the 12th STACS Days!
Your STACS Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger, Prof. Dr. Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Prof. Dr. Carmen Pfortmüller, PD Dr. Tobias Haltmeier, Dr. Dominik A. Jakob
STACS 2023 - Impressions
SwissACS Research Price Award 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Bianca Schnell for the SwissACS Research Price 2023 of CHF 1000.-!
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
The research price has been awarded for "Feasibility and safety of intraoperative bile duct clearance by sphincter of Oddi balloon dilatation: A prospective observational pilot study"
Acute Care Surgery (ACS) covers two essential components – trauma and non-trauma emergency surgery. In ACS, the close interdisciplinary collaboration of emergency surgeons, critical care specialist, anaesthesiologists, and ED physicians is of paramount importance. In an effort to strengthen the care of patients with acute surgical disease in Switzerland, a new Society called SwissACS has been established in 2017.
Among the founding members there are surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians and intensivists. All of you that are interested in the care of acutely injured or surgically ill patients are very welcome to actively participate in SwissACS. If you are considering to become a member of this new interdisciplinary working group or in case you need more information, simply contact us here.
Upcoming events with ACS-relevant topics
May 25-26, 2023
29th Annual USC National Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Symposium
Keck School of Medicine of USC; Langham Huntington Resort and Spa, Pasadena, California, USA
Emergency abdominal surgery - Tension pneumopelvis due to rectal perforation
Published October 15, 2019. Authors: Andreas Kohler, MD, Antje Lechleiter, MD
75-years old female patient, presenting with fever and acute lower abdominal pain. The CT scan showed extensive air in retroperitoneal zone III resulting in a collapsed rectum and bilateral urethral obstruction with hydronephrosis. Attempted conservative treatment with endoscopic closure of the rectal perforation, retroperitoneal drainage and antibiotics failed. Subsequently, a Hartmann’s procedure was performed.
Polytrauma - Widened mediastinum
Published: October 25, 2017. Authors: Beat Schnüriger, MD, Tobias Haltmeier, MD
Polytraumatized patient with widened mediastinum on chest X-ray. CT-scan shows sternal and thoracic spine fracture with large hematoma, which is a possible differential diagnosis for a widened mediastinum on chest X-ray.
Emergency abdominal surgery - Gallbladder volvulus
Published: September 29, 2017. Authors: Tobias Haltmeier, MD, Beat Schnüriger, MD
A rare case of gallbladder volvulus. Elderly patient with signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis. The diagnosis was made by laparoscopy. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was subsequently performed.