Necrotizing soft tissue infections; new insights in diagnosis and treatment

Wednesday 20 April 2022
17:30 CEST
Registration is free to attend


17:30-17:35 – Opening, SIS-E president; Kemal Rasa

17:35-17:55 – Dr Jaco Suijker, PHD Candidate, Insights on the recognition and treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections from the NSTI Knowledge project

17:55-18:10 – Discussion

18:10-18:35 – Dr Massimo Sartelli, surgeon, An update on the guidelines for the management of necrotizing soft tissue infections

18:35-18:45 – Discussion

18:45-19:00 – Closing remarks


Professor Addison May, Chief, Acute Care Surgery, Atrium Health, Professor of Surgery
Professor Deborah McNamara, Clinical Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Dr Jaco Suijker

Dr Jaco Suijker is a medical doctor and PhD candidate working at the Association of Dutch Burn Centers (ADBC) and Amsterdam UMC. He has performed various studies within the NSTI Knowledge project, in which he is supervised by Dr Annebeth de Vries, Dr Anouk Pijpe, Prof Paul van Zuijlen and Prof Jaap Bonjer. These studies focus on the recognition of NSTI, which is a prerequisite for effective treatment, as well as (surgical) management of NSTI.

Dr Massimo Sartelli

Dr Massimo Sartelli is consultant surgeon at Department of General and Emergency Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Italy – Coordinator of Scientific Activities – Member of the Hospital Infection Control Committee.

He has performed more than 3,500 operations of general and emergency surgery.

His scientific activity is documented by publications in international scientific journals. He is author/co-author of eight manuals of emergency surgery.

In the last years he has devoted his updating to the study of surgical infections and sepsis. He co-ordinated WSES Guidelines for Management of Intra-abdominal Infections, WSES Guidelines for Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections and WSES Guidelines for Management of Clostridium difficile Infection in Surgical Patients.

He designed and coordinated four multicenter prospective studies (CIAOW Study, CIAO Study, WISS Study and PIPAS Study) involving medical institutions worldwide defining epidemiological and management profiles of intra-abdominal infections worldwide.

In 2016 he designed AGORA Project. A global Alliance for Rational and appropriate use of antibiotics in managing intra-abdominal infections with the participation of clinicians from 79 countries worldwide.

He is deputy editor of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery (WJES) and member of the Board of Directors of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES). He is member of the steering committee of the European Sepsis Alliance (ESA) and of the council of the Surgical Infection Society Europe (SIS-E).

He is founder and acting director of the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery.

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