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March 16-17, 2018

Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland


July 19-20, 2018

25th Annual USC National Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Symposium

Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, California, USA


Upcoming Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Days

- March 16-17, 2018

- February 22-23, 2019

- March 13-14, 2020

Acute Care Surgery (ACS) is an evolving specialty with two essential components – trauma and non-trauma emergency surgery. 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.

Coup d'oeil

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.

Gallbladder volvulus