Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (STACS) Days 2022

The 11th STACS Days will take place at the Bern University Hospital, March 10-11, 2022.

After two years, we have the opportunity to get together in person at the 11th STACS Days. This interdisciplinary trauma, resuscitation, and emergency surgery meeting will be an update of the newest evidence in trauma care, resuscitation and non-trauma emergency surgery.

For the first time, 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 11, 2022. 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 10, 2022, 18:00-23:00.

We are looking forward to see you at the 11th STACS Days!

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