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

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

Swiss-MIS & ASRCC Video Award

The Swiss-MIS & ASRCC awards a prize for the best minimal invasive surgery video of the year.

Topic: Minimally invasive surgery videos.

Amount: The prize money will be 1’000 CHF for the first winner, 300 CHF for the second winner and 150 CHF for the third winner.

Submission: For further information please contact swiss-mis@meister-concept.ch

Reception Deadline: February 14TH 2024

Requirements: The submitted video must be of good image quality, contain audio or written commentary in English and be of educational value.
The length of the video must not exceed 7 minutes.
People who can apply are residents and young registrars (Chef de Clinique/Oberarzt).

The author must be a member of ASRCC, Swiss-MIS, AMIC or CAMIC and present the video with live commentary at the 21ST TRIPARTITE MEETING in Basel on 7TH & 8TH March 2024.





The 21ST TRIPARTITE MEETING is endorsed by the Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC) and gives 12 CME credits, Gynécologie suisse (SSGO) gives 5 CME credits for participation.




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 surgery
09:15-09:25 Urology
09:25-09:35 Gynecology
09:35-09:45 Upper GI
09:45-09:55 Lower GI
09:55-10:05 Pediatric Surgery
10:05-10:15 Discussion
Olivier Windisch, CH
Yves Durand, CH
François Pugin, CH
Frédéric Bretagnol, CH
Jim Wilde, CH
Frédéric Ris, CH
Alend Saadi, CH
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Keynote lecture:
Automatic Surgery – When will surgery become fully automated?
Georg Rauter, CH



My favorite papers of 2023: Latest scientific evidence
11:15-11:30 Upper GI
11:30-11:45 Lower GI
11:45-12:00 HPB
12:00-12:15 Parietology
Michele Podetta, CH
Daniel Clerc, CH
Jan Philipp Jonas, CH
Johannes Toti, CH
Francesco Mongelli, CH
Alexander Klaus, AUT
12:15 Lunch Break
13:45 Robotic video session
13:45-14:00 Robotic Oesophagectomy
14:00-14:15 Robotic Liver Resection
14:15-14:30 Robotic Pancreatoduodenectomy
14:30-14:45 Robotic Upper GI
14:45-15:00 Robotic Parietology
Beat Müller, CH
Christoph Tschuor, DK
Felix Nickel, D
Alexander Klaus, AUT
Jonathan Douissard, CH
Ulrich Dietz, CH
Andreas Türler, D
15:00 Keynote lecture:
Ecologic Surgery – Does surgery contribute to climate change?
Myrthe Eussen, NL
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Education session
16:00-16:15 How to give intraoperative feedback
16:15-16:30 Should we still teach laparoscopy in the era of robotics?
16:30-16:45 The German CME teaching project
16:45-17:00 How to avoid taking over in teaching MIS
Heidi Misteli, CH
Ulrich Dietz, CH
Stefan Benz, D
Danilo Miskovic, UK
Raffaele Galli, CH
Christoph Wullstein, D
17:00 When things go wrong in the OR session —Interactive case discussions:
17:00-17:25 Case presentation & discussion Lower GI
17:25-17:50 Case presentation & discussion HPB
17:50-18:15 Case presentation & discussion Upper GI
Panel members: Alexander Klaus, AUT; Christoph Wullstein, D; Diana Vetter, CH
Georgios Popeskou, CH
Radoslava Stoyanova, AUT
Marcel Schneider, CH
Dmitri Christoforidis, CH
Georgios Peros, CH
18:15 End of 1st day


Friday, 8 March 2024


Time Subject Speaker Moderator
8:00 Registration
8:30 Expert video session
08:30-08:50 Single anastomosis bypass conversion
08:50-09:10 Challenges in endometriosis – the surgical part
09:10-09:30 Complications – bail out strategies in lower GI surgery
09:30-09:50 Reflux Stop – How does this work?
Fabio Garofalo, CH
Andreas Shamiyeh, AUT
Aristotelis Perrakis, D
Joy Feka, AUT
Alexander Klaus, AUT
Christoph Strey, D
10:00 Keynote lecure
Educated Surgery – How to implement a structured MIS education program?
Mark Coleman, UK
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Hot topics in MIS session
11:00-11:15 New robotic platforms
11:15-11:30 Different limb lengths in gastric bypass surgery: Does the biliopancreatic limb length matter? 
11:30-11:45 Will percutaneous interventions replace liver surgery?
11:45-12:00 Robotic eTEP in ventral hernia repair with rectus diastasis
Tobias Keck, D
Marko Kraljevic, CH
Pascale Tinguely, UK
Konstantinos Zarras, D
Heidi Misteli, CH
Ursula Pession, D
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 New technology & research session 1:
13:30-13:45 Introduction to AI and ML for surgeons
13:45-14:00 Bringing the Tactile Internet to the OR
14:00-14:15 The robotic scrub nurse
14:15-14:30 From Competency to Mastery: Learning curves in minimally invasive HPB surgery
Joël Lavanchy, CH
Martin Wagner, D
Lars Wagner, D
Philip Müller, CH
Georgios Peros, CH
Joël Lavanchy, CH
14:30 Keynote lecure
Specialized Surgery – How much sub-specialization can we afford?
Christian Toso, CH
15:00 New technology & research session 2:
15:00-15:15 Less is more: Minimally invasive percutaneous procedures
15:15-15:30 Understanding postoperative adhesion formation
15:30-15:45 Surgical Optical Imaging for intraoperative decision making
15:45-16:00 Intraoperative imaging beyond the visible
Arash Najafi, CH
Joel Zindel, CH
Michele Diana, CH
Felix Nickel, D
Boris Schiltz, CH
Joël Lavanchy, CH
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Video award session
Live presentation of MIS videos and video award ceremony
Philipp Kron, CH
Christoph Wullstein, D
17:30 Closure & farewell



Info & Registration

Feb 8 – March 7
Member ASRCC/Swiss-MIS CHF 575.-
Non-member CHF 675.-
Surgeons in training under 40
(including one year membership Swiss-MIS)
CHF 355.-
Video Submitter
CHF 300.-
CHF 0.-
CHF 200.-
CHF 100.-


In case of cancellation until February 29, 2024: An administrative fee of CHF 75.- will be charged. From March 1, 2024, no refunds.
You can register here


Social Event

The Tripartite Meeting for Minimally Invasive Surgery dinner will take place at the Movenpick hotel. The price for the evening is CHF 70.-. Any cancellation will be charged 100%.



An administrative fee of CHF 35.- will be charged for any name change until February 29, 2024. From March 1, 2024 the administrative costs will amount to CHF 75.-


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