We are proud to announce the joint meeting between the 18th Tripartite Meeting (Dreiländertreffen) in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) and the 27th annual meeting of the Association Suisse Romande de Chirurgie Coelioscopique (ASRCC).

This unique event will bring together the MIS societies of Switzerland (Swiss-MIS (former SALTC) and ASRCC), Germany (CAMIC), Austria (AMIC) and as a special guest the Société Francaise de Chirurgie Endoscopique (SFCE) for an exciting scientific meeting during two days on February 27-28, 2020 at the Starling Hotel in Geneva.

We will exchange on minimal invasive surgery (MIS) beginning with the traditional ASRCC flash session on novelties in MIS in visceral surgery, urology, gynecology, and pediatric surgery, followed by a multidisciplinary session on endometriosis.

We will then have updates and discuss the latest evidence on laparoscopic, robotic and new MIS techniques, such as trans-oral thyroidectomy or the first experiences with the Single Port (SP) DaVinci robot.

We will have innovative sessions with an interactive 4 nations expert panel who will confront their clinical practice upon short case presentations on controversial common clinical scenarios. Keynote lecture will be given by our faculty throughout the meeting days.

Our traditional ASRCC best video contest will be launched again with interesting prizes. The short listed best 5 videos will be presented at a special video session and the audience will vote for the winner.

The highlight of the social program will be the congress dinner where we will enjoy the city, fine food and warm atmosphere.

This unique event will take place at the Starling Hotel, which offers a modern conference hall, comfortable enough to host up to 300 participants and cozy enough to facilitate interactions among participants. The industry exposition area, where the breaks will take place, is right in front of the conference hall entrance. The hotel is at walking distance from the Airport and the train station and easily reachable by car or even by bike! Geneva at this period of the year is a very attractive to visit for a nice week end of leisure and very close to several great skiing resorts if participants fancy to combine the trip for the meeting with some sports activities in the Alps!

We thank you in advance for supporting this unique event and hope to see you all for this amazing Meeting!

For the Organizing committee

Prof Dr. Med. D. Christophoridis
President of the Swiss MIS

Prof Dr. Med. F. Ris
President of the ASRCC