Thursday 27 February 2020  
8:158:30Opening and welcome words from president(s)F. Ris & D. Christoforidis 
     
8:309:30ASRCC Flash sessions: new and hot in MIS  
  GynecologyJ. DubuissonGeneva
  UrologyCh. IselinGeneva
  HBPC. OberkoflerZurich
  ColorectalD. HahnloserLausanne
  ParietologyU. DietzOlten
     
9:3010:15Multidisciplinary session: endometriosis  
  Shaving vs. resection for rectal involvementM. MüllerBern
  Management of ureter involvementG. WirthGeneva
  Fertility after pelvic surgeryN. PluchinoGeneva
     
10:1510:45Coffee break  
     
10:4511:15Keynote lecture:   
  « Lessons learned from running an integrated multidisciplinary department » D. CandinasBern
     
11:1512:00COLORECTAL SESSION  
  TaTME : where we stand in 2020M. AdaminaWinterthur
  Standardized minimal invasive right hemicolectomy with CME: concept of the German CME groupA. TürlerBonn
  Management of the occlusive colorectal cancer: lessons learned from the AFC databaseD. MegeParis
12:0012:20Innovation lecture:  
   Single port robotics: first experiences with the Da Vinci SP robotJ. NordenstamChicago
     
12:3013:00Short 3x CR case presentations to expert panel  
     
13:0014:00Lunch Break  
     
     
14:0015:30HBP SESSION  
  MIS for necrotizing pancreatitis R. FüggerLinz
  Technical aspects of minimal invasive hepatectomiesJ-M. FabreMontpellier
  MIS pancreas resectionT. KeckLübeck
  What does MIS bring to HBP surgeryCh. TosoGeneva
  ERAS in HBP surgeryN. DemartinesLausanne
15:3016:00Short 3x HBP case presentations to expert panel   
     
16:0016:30Coffee break  
     
16:3017:40Complications session  
16:3016:45Have we learned to measure complications yet?D. VetterZurich
16:5017:40Novelties in managing complications with MIS  
  Upper GI/bariatricsR. PescaruCanada
  HBP: the biliary fistulaK. KaczirekWien
  ColorectalC. De ChaisemartinMarseille
     
  Keynote lecture:   
17:4018:00Artificial intelligence in SurgeryL. Maier-HeinHeidelberg
18:0018:30Best video award session – ALA surgery platform  
  Video 1  
  Video 2  
  Video 3  
  Video 4  
  Video 5  
  Public vote and award (jury and public prize)  
     
18:30 End of 1st day  
     
19:30 Conference Dinner  
  Friday 28 February 2020  
8:3010:00UPPER GI & BARIATRICS SESSION  
  Paraesophageal hernia : is the mesh controversy over?E. MagneBordeaux
  Bariatrics novelties/controversiesY. BorbélyBern
  Robotic esofageal surgeryP. GrimmigerMainz
  Laparoscopic vs. Open oncological gastrectomyB. MüllerHeidelberg
     
10:0010:30Short 3x Upper GI case presentations to expert panel   
     
10:3011:00Coffee break  
     
11:0011:20Keynote lecture:   
  The quest for simplicity in surgeryP. Majno-HürstLugano
     
11:2012:30HERNIA SESSION  
  Component separation techniques: open surgeryM. Garcia UrenaMadrid
  component separation techniques: MISL. JörgensenKopenhagen
  Iguinal hernia : mesh fixation controversiesK. ZarrasDüsseldorf
  Robotic hernia repairY. KudsiBoston
     
12:3013:30Lunch Break  
     
     
13:3013:50Keynote lecture:  
  « Life-work balance for surgeons »R. MittermairKlagenfurt
     
13:5014:30Surgical training in MIS in 4 European countries: systems, challenges and opportunities for growth and exchange  
  FJ.-M. FabreMontpellier
  DF. NickelHeidelberg
  ACh. PizzeraGraz
  CHH. MisteliUster
  Discussion/CommentD. HahnloserLausanne
     
14:3014:50Keynote lecture:   
  The transoral thyroidectomyJ. Vidal-FortunyGeneva/Sion
     
14:5015:10Coffee break  
     
15:1016:30Video session MIS in emergency: tips & tricks   
  Peritonitis and post-op septic complicationsA. Buia Langen
  Internal hernia post bariatric surgeryF. GarofaloLugano
  The rotten cholecystitisA. ShamiyehLinz
  Small bowel occlusionC. BeneckeLübeck
  Upper GI perforationG. PragerWien
  Incarcerated herniaG. BeldiBern
     
16:30 Meeting Closure