Surgical Infection Society Europe 2019



Subject to change

Wednesday 26th June 2019
12:00 – 15:00  Council Meeting
15:00 – 18:00

 SIS-E Olympics case report contest  – €30 to attend /Free for delegates


15:00 – 15:15

Welcome and Presentation

Members of the SIS-E Educational Committee and Council

15:15 – 16:15 Cases 1 – 3 & Discussion
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Cases 4 – 6 & Discussion
17:30 – 17:45

Evaluation survey (feedback)

& closing remarks

17:45 – 18:00

Selection of the best 3 cases by the Chairs

Prize giving will take place at the Welcome Networking Event

18:00 Welcome Networking Event & Drinks – Free
Join us in the Pub for informal pre-congress drinks to meet colleagues and start networking! Olympics prize giving! 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.
Thursday 27th June 2019
07:30 – 18:00 Registration
08:15 – 08:30

Congress Welcome
Marja Boermeester, President of the SIS-E

Updates from SIS-E, SIS-NA, JSSI, WSIS

08:30 – 10:00

Free Paper Session I

Chair: Kamal Itani (USA)

Intestinal microbiota and butyrate depletion drive gut-derived infections in necrotizing pancreatitis.
Presenter: Fons van den Berg (Netherlands)

Using a novel 3-dimensional intestinal organoid to elucidate the mechanisms of the immune cell, probiotic, intestinal lumen interactions.
Presenter: Isabella Heffernan (USA)

A multicentre randomized non-inferiority trial comparing usual care to restrictive strategy for cholecystectomy in patients with gallstones and abdominal pain.
Presenter: Aafke Van Dijk (Netherlands)

Antibacterial porous microcarriers with pathological state responsive switch for wound healing.
Presenter: Xiuwen Wu (China)

A systematic review of studies that evaluate perfusion changes during Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.
Presenter: Pieter Zwanenburg (Netherlands)

A systematic review evaluating the influence of incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on scar formation.
Presenter: Pieter Zwanenburg (Netherlands)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
10:30 – 11:30

Symposium I: Colorectal Surgery – update on challenging topics

10:30 – 11:00: Infection and IBD
Presenter: Janindra Warusavitarne (UK)

11:00 – 11:30: Prevention and Management of colorectal anastomotic leaks
Presenter: Des Winter (Ireland)

Chair: Ines Rubio-Perez (Spain)

11:30 – 12:00

Young Investigator Lecture: Microbiome

Presenter: Stella Dilke (UK)

Chair: Marja Boermeester (Netherlands)

12:00 – 12:30

How to give a good presentation: tips & tricks from the expert

Presenter: Des Winter (Ireland)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition
13:30 – 14:00

Semmelweis Lecture: Burns and infection

Presenter: Nikki Allorto (South Africa)

Chair: Marjolein Blusse van Oud Alblas (Netherlands)

14:00 – 15:00

Topic discussion – Intra-operative SSI prevention measures and outcomes assessments

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies | Ethicon  

Intra-operative measures and coated sutures meta-analysis
Presenter: Marja Boermeester (Netherlands)

Triclosan coated sutures trial – preliminary results
Presenter: Miguel A. Caínzos (Spain)

Patient reported wound outcome
Presenter: Heather Evans (USA)

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15:00 – 15:30

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Presenter: Deborah McNamara (Ireland)

Chair: Metin Cakmakci (Turkey)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
16:00 – 16:25

Antibiotic treatment of acute appendicitis, where do we stand now?

Presenter: Sander Ubels (Netherlands)

16:25 – 16:45

Cockpit, the automated OR safety system


Presenter: Bo Wiesman (Netherlands)

16:45 – 18:15

Free Paper Session II

Chair: Robert Sawyer (USA)

Characterization of microbiota in the surface of double ring wound protectors used in abdominal surgery by high-throughput sequencing.
Presenter: Juan J. Arenal (Spain)

The circadian rhythm for both complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis and its relation to postoperative complications.
Presenter: Wouter Jaap Bom (Netherlands)

Evaluating patterns of diverticulitis presentation in a Spanish hospital: can treatment protocols be optimized?
Presenter: Luis Asensio-Gomez (Spain)

Benefits of Negative Pressure Therapy over closed wounds for infection prevention in complex abdominal wall repairs.
Presenter: Estibaliz Alvarez Pena (Spain)

Guideline compliance in antibiotic prophylaxis for abdominal surgery.
Presenter: Anna Jarchow-MacDonald (UK)

CT scans for recurrent diverticulitis: how many are too many?
Presenter: Marina Vicario Bravo (Spain)

Clinical and microbiological aspects of surgical site infections after transanal mesorectal excision (TaTME)
Presenter: Jose Balibrea (Spain)


Congress Dinner and Drinks 

€ Tickets available through registration

Friday 28th June 2019
08:00 – 18:00 Registration
08:30 – 10:00

Free Paper Session III

Chair: Donald Fry (USA)

Gaps between evidence and practice in prevention of surgical site infection. A survey of the Observatory of Infection in Surgery.
Presenter: Daniel Casanova (Spain)

Online data collection tools and mixed method follow-up improves accuracy of SSI documentation following colorectal surgery.
Presenter: Nicola Reeves (UK)

The impact of a quality improvement initiative on the rates of surgical site infection in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.
Presenter: Sinead Horgan (Ireland)

The risk of pneumonia among geriatric trauma patients is decreased with the use of a geriatric focused rib fracture protocol
Presenter: Daithi Heffernan (USA)

Reduction of incisional and organ/space Surgical Site Infections in elective colorectal surgery after the implementation of a bundle of care.
Presenter: Nares Arroyo Garcia (Spain)

Root cause analyses in quality improvement – how best to approach them?
Presenter: Lilian Chiwera (UK)

Using telephone surveys to improve accuracy of caesarean section surgical site infection surveillance.
Presenter: Lilian Chiwera (UK)

10:00 – 10:30 Presidential Address: Do you really see what you think you see?
Marja Boermeester (Netherlands)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
11:00 – 11.35 A closer look at practice-changing trials/Papers in Surgical Infections (Young SIS-E)
Chairs: Stijn de Jonge (NL), Luis Asensio (Spain), Sarah Gans (NL)
11:35 – 12:00

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Presenter: Niels Wolfhagen (Netherlands) 

Chair: Stijn de Jonge (NL)

12:00 – 13:00

Symposium II: ‘Failure to rescue’

KCI-Acelity Symposium 

12:00-12:30: Novel techniques for intestinal fistula management
Presenter: Jianan Ren (China)

12:30- 13:00: Negative pressure therapy (wound and abdomen) ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’
Presenter: Martina Lemmerer (Austria)

Chair: Jan Gooszen

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition
14:00- 15:00

Symposium III: Joint symposium with SIS-NA

Gaps in SSI definition and surveillance
Presenter: Kamal Itani (USA)

CDC Funded Project – ASSIST regarding the integration of patient generated health
Presenter: Heather Evans (USA)

Incorporation of wound imaging into the future definition of SSI
Presenter: Robert Sawyer (USA)

Advancing the use of photography in LMIC for the surveillance of SSI
Presenter: Joe Solomkin (USA)

Chair: Kemal Rasa (Turkey), Marja Boermeester (NL)

15:00 – 15:30

New technologies I – Biosynthetic mesh

How do I handle ab walls

Presenter: Sean Johnston (Ireland)

Chair: Marja Boermeester (Netherlands)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
16:00 – 17:00

New technologies II – Biologic

16:00 – 16:30: Reinforced Biologic in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Presenter: Maarten Persenaire (USA)

Chair: Jan Gooszen (Netherlands)

New technologies III – Infection
16:30-17:00: New technologies & infection

Presenter: Jose Balibrea (Spain)

Chair: Ines Rubio-Perez (Spain)

17:00 – 18:15

Symposium IV Joint Symposium with WSIS (previously OASIS)

How to coordinate infection prevention globally: what is WSIS?

Presenter: Kui Hin Liau (Singapore)

Source control guideline development

Presenter: Rob Sawyer (USA)

Reducing maternal SSI rates in Kenya: results from the Lucina project.

Presenter: Joe Solomkin (USA)

Chair: Joe Solomkin (USA), Kemal Rasa (Turkey)

18:15 – 18:45

SIS-E Members Business Meeting

Society updates and election of new members

All member delegates welcome


Congress Dates

26 - 28 June 2019


End of Early Bird Registration

10 April 2019

Accepted authors to confirm

30 April 2019

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