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Programme | SIS-E 2016 Amsterdam


Wednesday 1st June 2016

12:30 – 13:00

Trainee Workshop Registration

13:00 – 18:00

Trainee Workshop

After the mini course the participant will be able to take care of patients with acute and recurrent diverticulitis, colorectal anastomotic leakage and acute pancreatitis. The participant will also learn about the burden of surgical infections for patient and society. For more details click here
* 4 CME points are available for completion of this workshop


Networking Event & Pub Quiz

Join us for informal pre-congress drinks and a pub quiz in Kapitein Zeppos, located in the heart of Amsterdam city alongside the famous canals. All delegates and accompanying persons are welcome to this free event, but places are limited, please indicate on your registration form if you would like to attend.

Location:  Kapitein Zeppos, Gebeed Zonder End 5, 1012 HV Amsterdam

Thursday 2nd June 2016

07:30 -18:00


08:15 – 08:30

Congress Welcome
Joerg Schröeder, SIS-E President

08:30 – 09:35

Symposium I:

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
Chairs: Joerg Schröeder & Quirine Boldingh

• Choice of mesh in contaminated hernia repair
G. Woeste, Germany

• Prevention of wound infection: what is the evidence on coated sutures?
J. Solomkin, USA

09:35 – 10:00

Management of enterocutaneous fistula
Sponsored by PHAMETRA
Chairs: Donzilia Souza & Fleur de Vries
O. Jannasch, Germany

10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment Break & Poster Round I

Subcutaneous Abscess Secondary To Vertebral Hydatidosis
M. I. Manzano Martín, Spain

Use Of Negative Pressure Aspiration System En Fournier´S Gangrene
M. I. Manzano Martín, Spain

Antibiotic strategy after appendectomy: Is it an extended antibiotic treatment the best one?
L. Gattuso, Italy

Antibiotics in acute appendicitis, are we over-treating postoperatively?
P. Maté, Spain

Appendiceal diverticulitis and acute appendicitis: different disease? Different treatment?
Y. A. Martinez Mateo, Spain

Chlorhexidine-alcohol versus iodine-alcohol for preoperative antisepsis: the SKINFECT-trial
A. Charehbili, Netherlands

10:30 – 11:15

Keynote I:

Semmelweis Lecture:

Chair: Otmar Buyen

Technical Innovation in Infection
Lucien Engelen
Director of REshape Center for Innovation at Radboud University Medical Center Read more here

11:15 – 12:00

Abdominal Infections & Beyond I:

Chairs: Marta Sandini & Manouk Backes & Marja Boermeester
Interactive debate, panel discussions and audience voting

• Cholecystectomy & Acute Pancreatitis
Pro: Same admission – H. van Santvoort, Netherlands
Con: Delayed – D. Sousa Silva, Portugal

• Necrotising Pancreatitis
Pro: Early drainage – H. van Santvoort, Netherlands
Con: Wait – D. Sousa Silva, Portugal

12:00 – 12:30

Keynote II:

Young Investigator Lecture

Chair: Luca Gianotti

Subcuticular Sutures vs. Staples in Colorectal

Ines Rubio, Spain

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition

13:30 – 15:00

Free Paper Session I

Chairs: Thomas Sautner & Stijin De Jonge

Maintenance of postoperative euglycemia and surgery-related infection. A prospective, randomized multicenter trial.
M. Sandini, Italy

Improved recovery from sepsis-associated AKI in NSTI patients, following treatment with a novel immunomodulator, AB103 – Results from a multi center, randomized phase 2 clinical study
A. Shirvan, Israel

Targeting lower perioperative glucose levels to reduce surgical site infections without an increased risk of mortality or stroke. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
F. de Vries, Netherlands

Prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy reduces the risk of surgical site infections. A systematic review and meta-analysis.
F. de Vries, Netherlands

Wound infections following implant removal below the knee: the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis; study protocol of the WIFI-trial, a multi-centre randomized controlled trial.
M. Backes, Netherlands

The association of acetylsalicylic acid and erythromycin prevents intra-abdominal adhesions. An experimental study in pigs.
M. A. Cainzos, Spain

Systematic review and meta-analysis of sutures coated with triclosan for the prevention of surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery
M. Sandini, Italy

Timing of antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical site infection. A prospective observational cohort study in the Netherlands.
S. De Jonge, Netherlands

High rate of postoperative wound infection following implant removal
M. Backes, Netherlands

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome do not Cause any Measurable Impairment in Neutrophil Function
E. Begier, United States

15:00 – 16:00

Symposium I:

Trials in Surgical Infections

Chairs: Kemal Rasa & Elisabeth Begier

• Preliminary results of Glucose control in major abdominal surgery RCT
M. Sandini, Italy

• Same admission vs. interval cholecystectomy for pancreatitis (PONCHO trial)
D. Da Costa, NL

• Antibiotic duration in sepsis trial
K. Rasa, Turkey

• European Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Network
F. di Marzo, Italy

16:00 – 16:30

Refreshment Break & Poster Round II

•Chronic infection leading to delayed battery extrusion of sacral nerve stimulation device
I. Rubio-Perez, Spain

Comparison of results of laparoscopy versus open approach in acute appendicitis in patients 5-15 years
L. A. Vega Rojas, Spain

Diverticular disease of the vermiform appendix
I. Guerreiro, Portugal

Gonococcal acute peritonitis: a rare but serious entity
P. Maté, Spain

Hinchey III and IV peritonitis: The role of the surgeon vs the importance of physiology.
M. Cereda, Italy

Improving preoperative assessment of complicated acute appendicitis: can Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio aid in diagnosis?
B. Peinado, Spain

16:30 – 18:00

Symposium III: Joint Symposium with OASIS

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Surgery: A Case Study in Guideline Implementation

Chairs: Joe Solomkin & Marja Boermeester

16:30 – 16:50
• Evidence-based guidelines: are they any better than expert opinion?
J. Solomkin, USA

16:50 – 17:05
• Colorectal MBP and oral antibiotics
J. Schröder, Germany

17:05 – 17:20
• Timing and duration of antibiotic prophylaxis
S. de Jonge, NL

17:20 – 17:35
• A new trial: EPOCH trial
M. Boermeester, NL

17:35 – 18:00
• Behavioural issues of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery
M. Borg, Malta


SIS-E Conference Dinner: BBQ on the Canals

Enjoy a unique experience through Amsterdam canals while enjoying delicious food and great company. Places are limited, book now via registration form.

Meet at 19:45 outside NH Barbizon Hotel

Friday 3rd June 2016

08:00 – 18:00


08:30 – 10:00

Free Paper Session II

Chairs: Ulrich Scheoffel & Rens Kempeneers

The effect of prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of surgical site infection. A systematic review and meta-analysis
S. De Jonge, Netherlands

Effect of in-hospital delay on wound infection in acute appendicitis
C. Wilasrusmee, Thailand

Experience of implementing a computerized surveillance system to monitor surgical site infections in general abdominal surgery
K. Mrak, Austria

Diagnostic performance of imaging modalities in chronic pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
R. Kempeneers, Netherlands

Early cholecystectomy for mild acute biliary pancreatitis: the deadline for surgery should not overstep the index admission.
A. Leva, Italy

Review of 58 patients with Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Netherlands.
S. Van Stigt, Netherlands

Computer tomography versus magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with chronic pancreatitis
R. Kempeneers, Netherlands

Determination of pathogens in postoperative wound infections in surgically reduced calcaneal fractures and implications for treatment
M. Backes, Netherlands

Does switching from iodine-alcohol to chlorhexidine-alcohol affect surgical site infection rates? – Results from a retrospective study
A. Charehbili, Netherlands

Evidence in cholecysto- and choledocholithiasis: a systematic review of guidelines
A. van Dijk, Netherlands

10:00 – 10:30

Role of Biologists in Health Care – What comes first: costs or care?

Sponsored by Medtronic

Chairs: Sander Van Sigt & Marco Cereda

Frederic Berrevoet, Belgium

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment Break & Poster Round III

Infectious complications after esophagectomy: treatment, outcome and costs
G.J.H.M. Ruijs, Netherlands

Is the postoperative infection harmful or beneficial?
T. Mózes, Hungary

Microbiological mapping of infection in patients with severe acute pancreatitis and an open surgical approach
T. Funes, Spain

Necrotizing Fasciitis: 5 years of surgical challenge
I. Guerreiro, Portugal

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
D. Enjuto, Spain

Perforated jejunal diverticulum: a rare case of acute abdomen
C. Cheung, Ireland

11:00 – 11:45

Abdominal Infections & Beyond II:

Audience Voting and panel discussion

Chairs: Jose Davide & Marja Boermeester

Pitch: Which patients still need antiotics?
Ulrich Schoeffel, Germany

Pitch: Hartmann or Primary Anastomosis
T. Sautner, Austria

11:45 – 12:30

Keynote III:
How to get your surgical paper published

Chair: Marja Boermeester

Kjetil Søreide

Surgeon and Editor of BJS, Stavanger, Norway
Read more here

12:30 – 12:50

SIS-E Presidential Address
Joerg Schroeder, SIS-E President, Germany

12:50 – 13:00

Japanese Surgical Infections Society
Y. Yoshida, Japan

13:00 – 14:00

Meet & Greet with Editor
Sponsor Exhibition

14:00 – 16:00

Symposium IV:
New Developments in Surgical Infections

14:00 – 14:55 New Approaches
Chairs: Angelo Nespoli & Ines Rubio-Perez

14:00 – 14:25 Endoscopic vacuum therapy for infectious complications in esophageal surgery
N. Heits, Germany

14:30 – 14:55 New biosynthetic materials and effect on bacterial clearance
Sponsored by Bard
H. Eker, Netherlands

15:00 – 15:55 Negative Pressure Therapy
Chairs: Andrea Leva & Philip de Reuver

15:30 – 15:25 NPWT with Instillation
Sponsored by Acelity
L. Teot, France

15:30 – 15:55 Incision management with negative pressure wound therapy
Sponsored by Acelity
O. Grauhan, Germany

16:00 – 16:30

Refreshment Break & Poster Round IV

Peritoneal tuberculosis as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, fever and ascites: a case report.
A. Villadóniga, Spain

Soft tissue infections. Thoracoabdominal fulminant Spontaneous Grangrenous Myositis. Case report and review of literature.
F. Grasa González, Spain

Successful 6-day oral tedizolid monotherapy for MRSA abscess without incision and drainage: a case report
K. Asok, Singapore

Surgical Checklist: Implementation Difficulties
Y.A. Martinez Mateo, Spain

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis or Leyll’s Syndrome
A. M. Pozuelos, Spain

16:30 – 18:00

Free Paper Session III

Chairs: Miguel Cainzos & Ayoub Charehbili

The utility of the Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in predicting complicated acute cholecystitis
E. Alvarez, Spain

Chronic pancreatitis: where do we stand? An international multidisciplinary survey and case vignette study
R. Kempeneers, Netherlands

Pharmacotherapy to reduce enterostomy or fistula output. A systematic review and a proposal for an algorithm of standard care.
F. de Vries, Netherlands

Managing enteroatmospheric fistulae in a frozen abdomen
O. Jannasch, Germany

A systematic review of the methods of cystic duct closure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
P. de Reuver, Netherlands

Comparison of different classification tools for the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis
R. Kempeneers, Netherlands

Searching for the best abdominal closure technique after emergency laparotomy for Hinchey III and IV peritonitis
M. Cereda, Italy

Setting up a surveillance system to monitor surgical site infections in the region of Styria, Austria
A. Niemetz, Austria

Biologic meshes to repair incisional hernias in contaminated milieu. A prospective monocentric data.
A. Leva, Italy

Prophylactic incisional negative pressure wound therapy in patients undergoing complex abdominal wall repair
F. de Vries, Netherlands

18:00 – 19:00

SIS-E Members Business Meeting
Society updates and election of new members
All member delegates welcome