Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (STACS) Days 2022

Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Better Acute Care!

Ladies and Gentlemen

On March 16-17, 2023 the 12th STACS Days will be 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.

You will have the opportunity to submit scientific abstracts in the field of trauma care, resuscitation, and Acute Care Surgery. An international review board will select five abstracts that will be presented in plenary Session 4, March 17, 2023. An award of CHF 1000.- will be granted for the best scientific abstract by SwissACS.

As every year, we would like to encourage you to attend our Eat, Meet, and Greet event at the Schweizerhof Hotel, March 16, 2023, 18:00-23:00.

We are looking forward to see you at the 12th STACS Days!

Best regards,

Your STACS Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Beat Schnüriger, Prof. Dr. Aristomenis Exadaktylos, PD Dr. Tobias Haltmeier, Dr. Dominik A. Jakob

SwissACS Research Price Award 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Magyar for the SwissACS Research Price 2022 of CHF 1000.-!

Price jury: Prof. Dr. Dr. D. Demetriades, Los Angeles; Prof. Dr. Dr. P. Talving, Tallin, Estonia; PD Dr. T. Zingg, Lausanne; Dr. D. Jakob, Bern

The research price has been awarded for "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"

Foto: From left to right: Prof. Dr. B. Schnüriger, Dr. Ch. Magyar, Prof. Dr. Th. Lustenberger, PD Dr. T. Zingg

Coup d'oeil

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.