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Wednesday, 29. May 2024

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10:30 – 14:00

Arthroscopy and Laparoscopy I

Aspen 2
Course
Jeremy Meyer, Geneva; Yves Acklin, Chur
This basic course will introduce you to laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery training on mixed-reality simulators. While for both techniques eye-hand coordination and triangulation are the main manual skills, patient positioning and trocar positions can be trained as well.

Your skills will be tested at the beginning of the course, and you will see at the end how much you progressed over the course.
Teams of 2 work on both, the laparoscopic and the arthroscopy simulator and thanks to the patient model and the real instrument team training will enhance the learning. Medical instructors for the specialty guide you through the programs.

en
10:30 – 12:00

Basic course in osteosynthesis of the hand I

Sertig
Course
Tim Cordier, Chur; Saskia Kamphuis, Basel; Silvia Schibli, Nottwil
Basic course on osteosynthesis of the fingers and metacarpal region.
10:30 – 14:00

Basic Robotic Surgery Course I

Schwarzhorn
Course
Flurim Hamitaga, Bellinzona; Ernesto Montaruli, Bellinzona
We provide a basic course of robotic surgery for surgeons who are new to robotic surgery. We will teach you basic skills on robotic simulators adapting to the level of the trainee. The participants will exercise to gain familiarity with the movements of instruments, camera control, needle handling, knot tying and anastomosis.

Learning objectives:
  • Exercises to gain familiarity with camera control and depth perception
  • Movement of instruments, dissections, and needle handling
  • Knot tying and anastomosis
de fr en
10:30 – 14:00

Complication management in general / visceral and vascular surgery

Wisshorn
Course
In surgery, every second a complication can occur. It is all about being able to control bleeding, prevent leakage and being familiar with techniques of suturing and sealing.

During this course you will learn how to reconstruct defects, apply patches, seal suture lines, and prevent leakage. Besides Hands-on Training we will train strategies on complication and blood management.
Sponsoren
de
10:30 – 12:00

eFAST ultrasound - step-by-step I

Aspen 1
Course
Valentin Neuhaus, Zürich; Carina Pothmann, Zürich; Maria Studer, Bern; Heinrich Steitz, Aarau; Kai Jensen, Zürich
Ultrasound is important in the evaluation of severely injured patients. In this workshop participants will learn how to perform the eFAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) under supervision of experienced tutors.
Participants without ultrasound knowledge are also welcome.

Learning objectives:
  • Participants will learn how to perform a proper eFAST exam
  • Participants will correctly interpret ultrasound results
  • Participants will list important artifacts in ultrasound
de fr en
10:30 – 12:00

GI anastomosis - Davos GI Course compact I

Flüela
Course
Christian A. Nebiker, Aarau; Stephan Bischofberger, St.Gallen; Daniel Frey, Wetzikon; Christian Hamel, Lörrach (DE)
Participants will train different anastomotic techniques, such as linear and circular stapler anastomoses, including small bowel anastomosis, colorectal anastomosis and esophagojejunal anastomosis.

After a theoretical part with video presentations, the practical part includes exercises of anastomosis on porcine and synthetic intestines under supervision of experienced instructors, allowing a realistic experience for stapling anastomosis.

Set-up of the courses is similar to the annual DAVOS GI course. In small groups of two participants, this course aims for optimal exposition.
Sponsoren
de en
10:30 – 14:00

Proctology Workshop

Sanada 1
Course
Frédéric Ris, Geneva
This masterclass aims to teach basic principles of management of 2 proctological diseases during the course
  1. Anal fissure
  2. Anal fistula
Each section will be divided into:
  • Anatomy
  • Etiology
  • Classification
  • Management
  • Surgical management
  • How do I do it video?
  • Cases discussion
Learning objectives
  • Improve knowledge of anal fissure
  • Improve knowledge of anal fistula
  • Surgical treatment of anal fistula
en
10:30–12:00

Anal fistula

Céline Duvoisin Cordoba, Morges; Emilie Liot, Geneva
12:30–14:00

Anal fissure

Roland Chautems, Neuchâtel; Heidi Misteli, Uster
10:30 – 12:00

Simulation Course Endovascular Techniques I

Seehorn
Course
Learing objective:
To obtain technical skills in aortic and iliac endovascular procedures
only hands-on training, suitable for all training levels in vascular surgery

Please contact Dr. Simone Hofer (simone.hofer@ksgr.ch) before registering for this course, to ensure that the course is suitable for you.
Registration can be done here: https://scs-congress.ch/2024/registration
12:00 – 12:30

Break

Break
12:30 – 14:00

Basic course in osteosynthesis of the hand II

Sertig
Course
Tim Cordier, Chur; Saskia Kamphuis, Basel; Silvia Schibli, Nottwil
Basic course on osteosynthesis of the fingers and metacarpal region.
en
12:30 – 14:00

eFAST ultrasound - step-by-step II

Aspen 1
Course
Valentin Neuhaus, Zürich; Carina Pothmann, Zürich; Maria Studer, Bern; Heinrich Steitz, Aarau; Kai Jensen, Zürich
Ultrasound is important in the evaluation of severely injured patients. In this workshop participants will learn how to perform the eFAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) under supervision of experienced tutors.
Participants without ultrasound knowledge are also welcome.

Learning objectives:
  • Participants will learn how to perform a proper eFAST exam
  • Participants will correctly interpret ultrasound results
  • Participants will list important artifacts in ultrasound
de fr en
12:30 – 14:00

Open Cholecystectomy and basic electrocautery surgery I​​​​

Flüela
Course
Christian A. Nebiker, Aarau; Stephan Bischofberger, St.Gallen; Daniel Frey, Wetzikon; Christian Hamel, Lörrach (DE)
This course covers the principles of electrocautery for hemostasis on liver tissue and for using the cautery device to separate the gallbladder from the liver bed.
The handling and dangers of electrocautery as well as tips and tricks for cholecystectomy are highlighted.

After a theoretical part on cautery, all participants will perform a cholecystectomy under supervision of experienced instructors on a pig liver. In small groups of two participants, this course aims for optimal exposition to train cholecystectomy.
Sponsoren
de en
12:30 – 14:00

Simulation Course Endovascular Techniques II

Seehorn
Course
Learing objective:
To obtain technical skills in aortic and iliac endovascular procedures
only hands-on training, suitable for all training levels in vascular surgery

Please contact Dr. Simone Hofer (simone.hofer@ksgr.ch) before registering for this course, to ensure that the course is suitable for you.
Registration can be done here: https://scs-congress.ch/2024/registration
13:30 – 16:00

SGC Board Meeting

Chamonix
General Assembly


14:00 – 14:30

Lunch

Break
14:30 – 18:00

Arthroscopy and Laparoscopy II

Aspen 2
Course
Samuel Haupt, Samedan; Hugo Teixeira, Lausanne
This basic course will introduce you to laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery training on mixed-reality simulators. While for both techniques eye-hand coordination and triangulation are the main manual skills, patient positioning and trocar positions can be trained as well.

Your skills will be tested at the beginning of the course, and you will see at the end how much you progressed over the course.
Teams of 2 work on both, the laparoscopic and the arthroscopy simulator and thanks to the patient model and the real instrument team training will enhance the learning. Medical instructors for the specialty guide you through the programs.

en
14:30 – 18:00

Basic Robotic Surgery Course II

Schwarzhorn
Course
Flurim Hamitaga, Bellinzona; Ernesto Montaruli, Bellinzona
We provide a basic course of robotic surgery for surgeons who are new to robotic surgery. We will teach you basic skills on robotic simulators adapting to the level of the trainee. The participants will exercise to gain familiarity with the movements of instruments, camera control, needle handling, knot tying and anastomosis.

Learning objectives:
  • Exercises to gain familiarity with camera control and depth perception
  • Movement of instruments, dissections, and needle handling
  • Knot tying and anastomosis
de fr en
14:30 – 17:45

Basic Wound Management Techniques: A Practical Approach for medical students

Schiahorn
Course

In this practical course on wound management, students will be introduced to the essential fundamentals of asepsis, with an emphasis on infection prevention.
They will learn to master basic suturing techniques, including the simple stitch, to effectively close wounds and promote optimal healing.
Additionally, students will be trained in the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia to the skin, ensuring adequate pain relief for patients while minimizing complications.
This course will provide students with the practical skills necessary to effectively manage wounds in various medical settings, while ensuring patient safety and well-being.

Note: This course is designed as peer-to-peer tutoring, where medical students trained by surgeons will be providing instruction to other medical students.
Details Schedule:
14h30-15h30: Wound Management: During this session, you will receive a blend of theory and practical training. You'll learn how to effectively examine wounds, determine when to refer them, and master the techniques for cleaning and preparing them with local anesthesia before suturing.
15h30-15h45: Break
15h45-16h45: Suture Techniques: Whether you're a seasoned plastic surgeon or not yet comfortable with needle holders, this session is tailored to you. We'll teach you various individual techniques to improve your suturing skills.
16h45-17h00: Break
17h00-17h45: Comprehensive Wound Management: In the final session, you will put everything you've learned into practice in a simulated emergency department setting. From wound examination to applying sterile strips, you'll manage the entire process. Personalized feedback will be provided along the way to ensure you're fully prepared for clinical practice!
en
14:30 – 18:00

Clinical Research

Wisshorn
Course
Pascal Probst, Frauenfeld
Clinical research is part of the work of a surgical trainee and conducting a proper literature search is useful for everyone practicing evidence-based surgery. The key elements of clinical research and conduct of a systematic literature search are included in the SCS course.
en
14:30 – 18:00

Everything I need to know about inguinal hernia repair

Sanada 1
Course
Andrea Donadini, Lugano
Discussion of daily business hernia surgery including techniques, tips and tricks, complications, and emergency surgery in small groups of max. 12 people per expert. All four groups rotate to all four experts in the field. Experts will discuss cases with you and you are invited to bring your own cases.

Learning objectives:
  • Which type of technique for which kind of inguinal hernia should I use
  • How to manage complications after open, laparoscopic or robotic operations
  • The future of hernia repair: robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery.
de fr en
14:30–15:15

Outpatient hernia repair: Which technique?

Debora Nowakowski, Basel
15:15–16:00

TEP or TAPP or e-TEP?

Marc-Olivier Sauvain, Neuchâtel
16:00–16:45

Why IPOM? Is this a current technique?

Nicolas Clément, Zürich
16:45–17:30

Anatomy and pitfalls in groin hernia repair

Vincent Ott, Neuchâtel
14:30 – 16:00

GI anastomosis - Davos GI Course compact II

Flüela
Course
Christian A. Nebiker, Aarau; Stephan Bischofberger, St.Gallen; Daniel Frey, Wetzikon; Christian Hamel, Lörrach (DE)
Participants will train different anastomotic techniques, such as linear and circular stapler anastomoses, including small bowel anastomosis, colorectal anastomosis and esophagojejunal anastomosis.

After a theoretical part with video presentations, the practical part includes exercises of anastomosis on porcine and synthetic intestines under supervision of experienced instructors, allowing a realistic experience for stapling anastomosis.

Set-up of the courses is similar to the annual DAVOS GI course. In small groups of two participants, this course aims for optimal exposition.

Sponsoren
de en
14:30 – 16:00

Intracorporal Knotting techniques I

Sertig
Course
Raphael Vuille-Dit-Bille, Basel
Trainees will learn principles of laparoscopic suturing and knot tying (including needle handling, guiding the needle through the tissue, working with limited space, suture handling and knot tying). Hereby, the surgical sliding knot will be presented and trained.
A minimal surgical training of 2 years is highly recommended for this course.
de en
14:30 – 18:00

TFNA workshop on saw bone and virtual reality

Aspen 1
Course
Saw Bone Workshop & Virtual Reality with the TFNA Proximal Femur Nailing System.
Participants will implant a TFNA with the original instruments on a saw bone model. The same surgery will then be performed in a virtual reality environment.

Learning objectives:
  • TFNA indications for short and long nails, with blade and screw option
  • Learn and apply the feature and benefits of the Implant and Instruments
  • Learn indication and benefit for an Implant augmentation with Traumacem
Sponsoren
en
14:30 – 17:00

Vascular Access - Ultrasound Assessment

Seehorn
Course
Andrej Isaak, Aarau; Sabine Johanna Richarz, Basel
Besides technical skills ideal planning is key in vascular access surgery. Especially patients with compromised arterial and venous vessels benefit from vascular ultrasound. This non-invasive imaging method helps in decision-making pre-, intra-, and postoperatively. This is a hands-on course with ultrasound assessment of the arteries and veins of the arm.

Learning objectives:
  • Vascular ultrasound assessment
  • Vascular anatomy of the upper extremity
  • Planning and decision making for vascular access surgery
de en
14:30 – 18:00

VATS-Simulator: a novel teaching approach for trainees

Sanada 2
Course
Jean Yannis Perentes, Lausanne
Thoracic surgery has significantly switched over the past 10 years from an exclusively open to a good majority of minimal invasive surgery. This change in paradigm has created a new challenge in the training of young surgeons.

Here, using different models, we provide a course that can adapt to the level of the trainee. Using our simulators, it is possible to provide basic training such as the use of the instruments and orientation in the thoracic cavity, training for moderately simple procedures like wedge resections or simple vessel dissection and finally training of more advanced procedures such as a complete lobectomy.
Sponsoren
en
16:00 – 16:30

Break

Break
16:30 – 18:00

Intracorporal Knotting techniques II

Sertig
Course
Raphael Vuille-Dit-Bille, Basel
Trainees will learn principles of laparoscopic suturing and knot tying (including needle handling, guiding the needle through the tissue, working with limited space, suture handling and knot tying). Hereby, the surgical sliding knot will be presented and trained.
A minimal surgical training of 2 years is highly recommended for this course.
de en
16:30 – 18:00

Open Cholecystectomy and basic electrocautery surgery II

Flüela
Course
Christian A. Nebiker, Aarau; Stephan Bischofberger, St.Gallen; Daniel Frey, Wetzikon; Christian Hamel, Lörrach (DE)
This course covers the principles of electrocautery for hemostasis on liver tissue and for using the cautery device to separate the gallbladder from the liver bed.
The handling and dangers of electrocautery as well as tips and tricks for cholecystectomy are highlighted.

After a theoretical part on cautery, all participants will perform a cholecystectomy under supervision of experienced instructors on a pig liver. In small groups of two participants, this course aims for optimal exposition to train cholecystectomy.
Sponsoren
de en
18:00 – 19:00

Drinks and Snacks

Break
19:00 – 20:30

Champions League

Davos Plenary
Main Session
Ian Fournier, Sion; Benoît Bédat, Geneva; Severin Meili, Schaffhausen
Room Davos Plenary

3 teams - 3 cases from the fields of thoracic, visceral and trauma surgery.
Which team will win the coveted Champions League trophy in 2024?

Team Ticino/Grisons:
Claudio Caviezel, Alessandra Cristaudi, Samuel Haupt

Team Romandie:
Jon Lutz, Michel Adamina, Daniel Wagner

Team Deutschschweiz:
Fabrizio Minervini, José Oberholzer, Matthias Zumstein

Sponsoren
19:00–19:25

Thoracic Surgery

Jon Andri Lutz, Fribourg; Fabrizio Minervini, Luzern; Claudio Caviezel, Zürich
19:25–19:50

Visceral Surgery

Michel Adamina, Fribourg; José Oberholzer, Zürich; Alessandra Cristaudi, Lugano
19:50–20:15

Trauma Surgery

Daniel Wagner, Lausanne; Matthias Zumstein, Bern; Samuel Haupt, Samedan
20:15–20:40

Champions League Award Ceremony

20:30 – 22:00

Welcome Reception and SGC Event

Social Program
Enjoy an "apéro dînatoire" after the thrilling Champions League and mingle with your colleagues.
Sponsoren
Base Organisations