Virtual STACS Days 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID crisis, the 10th Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (STACS) Days will be held fully online. In April 2021, the scientific program will be available as a collection of online presentations. Participants will earn CME-credits and will have the opportunity to ask questions in written form.

The online registration for the 10th STACS Days 2021 will open soon.

Observerships in Acute Care Surgery

The Swiss Society for Visceral Surgery offers clinical observerships in Acute Care Surgery. SwissACS, which is associated to the Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery, highly recommends these 2-4-week Acute Care Surgery rotations.

The observerships are financially supported by the Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery with up to CHF 2000.-. If you are interested, please apply here: sgvctest@meister-concept.ch

The following seven hospitals offer Acute Care Surgery observerships:

  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne
  • Hôpital du Valais (RSV), Sion
  • Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), Geneva
  • Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern
  • Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld
  • Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur
  • Spital Grabs, Grabs

 More information can be found here.

Upcoming events with ACS-relevant topics

June 1-3, 2021

108th Annual congress of the Swiss Society of Surgery - Focus: Acute Care Surgery

Davos, Switzerland

 

February 14-18, 2021

5th World Trauma Congress

Meeting will be fully virtual

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.

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.

Gallbladder volvulus