The 21ST TRIPARTITE MEETING will take place in Basel on 7TH–8TH March 2024. Save the Date!

Join us at the Tripartite Meeting for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Dreiländertreffen MIS) taking place on March 7TH and 8TH, 2024, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Basel, Switzerland.
This brilliant event is dedicated to the realm of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), encompassing the cutting-edge fields of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, education, and emerging technologies within MIS.

Our primary objective with the Tripartite Meeting is to foster the community among MIS surgeons hailing from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, encouraging them to engage in lively discussions regarding the most recent techniques and scientific breakthroughs within their specialty. In the spirit of European collaboration, we are delighted to extend our invitation to participants and speakers from all across Europe. To accommodate the multilingual fabric of Switzerland, we have chosen English as the official conference language.

The Tripartite Meeting in MIS promises a dynamic, in-person gathering with approximately 200 attendees expected. Our diverse audience will predominantly comprise highly skilled surgeons and surgical residents. However, our event is open to the public, and it’s worth noting that one of our keynote speakers boasts a strong background in robotics, adding an exciting dimension that may attract individuals beyond the traditional surgical community. We look forward to your presence at this exceptional event.


Prof. Dr. Dimitri Christoforidis
President Swiss-MIS
Dr. Joël Lavanchy
Congress President
Prof Dr. Frédéric Ris
President ASRCC

The Program

Thursday, 7 March 2024
Time Subject Speaker Moderator
08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening & welcome
09:15 ASRCC session:
News-Flashes in minimally invasive Urology, Gynecology, Thoracic and Visceral Surgery
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Keynote lecture:
Automatic Surgery – When will surgery become fully automated
Georg Rauter
11:15 Education session
How to give intraoperative feedback
How to avoid taking over in teaching MIS
The German CME teaching project
Should we still teach laparoscopy in the era of robotics?
Heidi Misteli, CH
Danilo Miskovic, UK
Stefan Benz, D
12:30 – 13:15
Lunch Break
Lunch Symposium
13:45 Robotic video session
Robotic Oesophagectomy
Robotic Liver Resection
Robotic Pancreatoduodenectomy
Robotic Upper GI
Beat Müller, CH
Christoph Tschuor, DK
Alexander Klaus, AUT
14:45 Keynote lecture:
Ecologic Surgery – Does surgery contribute to climate change?
Myrthe Eussen
15:15 My favourite papers of 2023
Latest scientific evidence to be discussed
Francesco Mongelli, CH
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 When things go wrong in the OR session —Interactive case discussions:
Case presentation lower GI
Case presentation HPB
Case presentation upper GI
Georgios Popeskou, CH
Radoslava Stoyanova, AUT
18:15 End of 1st day


Friday, 8 March 2024
Time Subject Speaker Moderator
8:00 Registration
8:30 Expert video session
Single anastomosis bypass conversion
Discoid resection for endometriosis of the rectum
Complications – bail out strategies in lower GI surgery
Reflux Stop – How does this work?
Fabio Garofalo, CH
Andreas Shamiyeh, AUT
Aristotelis Perrakis, D
Joy Feka, AUT
10:00 Keynote lecure
Educated Surgery – How to implement a structured MIS education program?
Mark Coleman
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Hot topics in MIS session
New robotic platforms
Controversies in abdominal wall reconstruction
Will percutaneous interventions replace liver surgery?
Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy – is it worth it?
Tobias Keck, D
Jonathan Douissard, CH
Pascale Tinguely, UK
Reinhard Mittermaier, AUT
12:15 – 13:00
Lunch break
Lunch symposium
13:30 New technology & research session 1:
Introduction in to AI and ML for surgeons
AI enabled intraoperative assistance systems
Bringing the Tactile Internet to the OR
Enhancing robotics using AI
Joël Lavanchy, CH
Martin Wagner, D
14:30 Keynote lecure
Specialized Surgery – How much sub-specialization can we afford?
Christian Toso
15:00 New technology & research session 2:
The robotic scrub nurse
Understanding postoperative adhesions formation
Surgical Optical Imaging for intraoperative decision making
Intraoperative imaging beyond the visible
Dirk Wilhelm, D
Joel Zindel, CH
Michele Diana, CH
Felix Nickel, D
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Video award session
Live presentation of MIS videos and video award ceremony
17:30 Closure & farewell