Surgical Infection Society Europe 2019



The aim of this interactive case-based workshop is to help students, residents and young surgeons to better understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of infection in surgical patients.

a) Update on main subjects on surgical infections, that will have a direct application in your daily clinical practice.

b) Improve skills of presentation, discussion and oral communication by a chaired discussion of real-life case-settings.



You can participate if you are a medical student, resident, PhD student or young surgeon with a special interest in surgical infections.

The workshop session will be chaired by members of the SIS-E Educational Committee and the Council. These experts will energize and encourage the case discussions and highlight important topics and take-home messages.

How do I prepare my case?

Select a clinical case from your practice that you think has educational value, as it made you think about any important aspect of surgical infections.

Write-up your case abstract of a maximum of 400 words, dividing it into 3 main sections:

Introduction: VERY brief introduction on the subject.

Case report: present the relevant clinical features of the case including symptoms, physical examination, lab results, imaging, surgical approach, microbiology, antibiotic treatment, etc. Keep it simple and ‘to the point’.

Educational highlights: 2-3 short sentences highlighting why you think this case is educational, or what it personally taught you about surgical infections.
**Tip: check out in our webpage for Olympics case reports (from previous years) for inspiration and practical ideas!

Suggested topics of interest

  • Open abdomen, entero-atmospheric fistulae management
  • HPB infections
  • Appendicitis
  • Emergency surgery cases & peritonitis
  • Cancer patients & infection
  • Inflammation/IBD
  • Empirical antibiotic therapy
  • Anastomotic leakage
    …and many more!!


How do I submit my case?

  1. Create an account in the main online submission system 
  2. Fill in the details, select SIS-E Olympics as presentation type and SIS-E Olympics as the abstract theme
  3. We recommend a maximum of 3 authors for the case report, usually the first author being the presenter in the workshop if the case is selected.
  4. Include your text in the abstract window, remember to organize it in 3 sections (introduction, case report and educational highlights), and do not exceed 400 words.
  5. Submit by 15 February 2019
  6. Good luck!


Olympics Methodology

After a brief introduction by the chairs, six clinical cases will be presented and discussed. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present the case (in power point slides) and highlight key steps to diagnosis, treatment and specific aspects related to infection.

All participants will be free to ask questions or comments on alternative treatment options.
Key aspects of each case and take-home messages will be highlighted by the chairs.

The workshop is free to attend for Congress delegates!!

You will be asked to confirm attendance prior to the workshop in order to organize logistics, venue and coffee break by May 2018.



During the workshop, the 6 presented cases will be evaluated by the chairs, considering quality of the oral presentation, adequacy to time (10 minutes) and participation in the active discussion.

The best presenter will be awarded with a ‘First Prize’ certificate and free publication of the case report in the Journal Surgical Infections. The authors will have some extra time to adapt the case to the Journal’s requirements for publication. The submission should have an abstract and the text should not exceed 1,500 words, not counting abstract and references. No more than 10-12 references. There may be up to 4 tables or figures.

Members of the SIS-E Council will act as reviewers to guarantee the case is up to the Journal’s standards.

The 2nd and 3rd best cases will also have a prize! The presenters will receive a certificate and a surgical handbook.

All attendees to the workshop will receive a certificate of attendance by email (with CME points)

A minimum of 10 attendees to the workshop will be necessary for prizes to be considered. Please note that if a minimum of participants is not confirmed 2 weeks prior to the workshop date, the organizing committee may decide to cancel the event. Please confirm attendance as soon as possible by registering.


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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