Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Days 2019

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Upcoming events with ACS-relevant topics
May 15-17
106. Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgery
Bern, Switzerland
May 19-24, 2019
43rd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine 2019
Basel, Switzerland
June 21-22, 2019
9. Basiskurs Perioperatives Gerinnungsmanagement
Klosters, Switzerland
Sept. 5-6, 2019
23. Bieler Fortbildungstage
Biel, Switzerland
Upcoming Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Days
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10th STACS Days: March 25-26, 2021
11th STACS Days: March 10-11, 2022
12th STACS Days: March 16-17, 2023
13th STACS Days: March 14-15, 2024

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

Laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy

Published: October 17, 2018. Authors: Martha Veit, MD, Beatrice Mosimann, MD, Daniel Candinas, MD, Beat Schnüriger, MD

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