Zollikofer Award

The Swiss-MIS (Swiss Minimally Invasive Surgery) strongly supports research in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. The Association invites researchers to apply for the Zollikofer Award of the year 2019. The amount of the Award is CHF 3’000.

Topic: Basic science and clinical investigation in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery.

Requirements: Original article published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in 2018 or 2019. Swiss authors can submit work done abroad, non-Swiss authors must have performed their research in Switzerland. Electronic submission (pdf or word) including proof of acceptance if the paper is not yet indexed in Pubmed. Language: English, French or German.

Reception deadline: April 30th, 2020

Submission to:
PD Dr. N. Buchs
Scientific Officer Swiss-MIS
Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève
Département de chirurgie
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Genève

nicolas.c.buchs@hcuge.ch

 

Winners



Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2019
Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients with Morbid Obesity the SM-BOSS Randomized Clinical Trial
R. Peterli, Borbély. K. Wolnerhanssen, T. Peters, D. Vetter, D. Kroll, Y. Borbély, B. Schultes, C. Beglinger, J. Drewe, M. Schiesser, P. Nett, M. Bueter

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2018
Intra-Abdominal Cooling System Limits Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury During Robot-Assisted Renal Transplantation
R. P. H. Meier, V. Piller, M. E. Hagen, C. Joliat, J. B. Buchs, A. Nastasi, R. Ruttimann, N. C. Buchs, S. Moll, J. P. Vallée, F. Lazeyreas, P. Morel, L. Bühler

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2017
Intraoperative Patterns of Gastric Microperfusion During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
T. Delko, H. Hoffman, M. Kraljevic, R.A. Droeser, L. Rothwell, D. Oertli, U. Zingg

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2016
Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy in women with recurrent ovarian cancer: a phase 2 study
C. B. Tempfer, G. Winnekendonk, W. Solass, R. Horvat, U. Giger-Pabst, J. Zieren, G. A. Rezniczek, M-A. Reymond

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2015
Initial cholecystectomy vs sequential common duct endoscopic assessment and subsequent cholecystectomy for suspcted gallstone migration: a randomized controlled trial
P. Iranmanesh, J-L. Frossard, B. Mugnier-Konrad, Ph. Morel, P. Majno, T. Nguyen-Tang, Th. Berney, G. Mentha, Ch. Toso

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2014
Concomitant Cholecystectomy During Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Obese Patients Is Not Justified:A Meta-Analysis
R. Warschkow, I. Tarantino, K. Ukegjini, U. Beutner, U. Güller, B.M. Schmied, S.A. Müller, B. Schultes, M Thurnheer

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2013
High Risks for Adverse Outcomes After Gastric Bypass Surgery Following Failed Gastric Banding
M. Worni, T. Ostbye, A. Shah, E. Carvalho, I.M. Schudel, J.H. Shin, R. Pietrobon, U. Güller

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2012
Randomized clinical trial comparing the cost and effectiveness of bipolar vessel sealers versus clips and vascular staplers for laparoscopic colorectal resection
M. Adamina, B.J. Champagne, L. Hoffman, M.B. Ermlich, C.P. Delaney

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2011
Improving Outcomes After Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Population-based, 12-year Trend Analysis of 7446 Patients
L. Brügger, L. Rosella, D. Candinas, U. Güller

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2010
Evaluation of endoscopy in localizing transgastric access for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery in humans
G.R. Linke, A. Zerz, F. Kapitza, R. Warschkow, J. Lange, Ch.M. Meyenberger, J. Binek

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2009
Laparoscopic versus open splenectomy for nontraumatic diseases
C.F. Maurus, M. Schäfer, M.K. Müller, P.A. Clavien, M. Weber

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2008
Prospective randomized study of monopolar scissors, bipolar vessel sealer and ultra-sonic shears in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
M. Hübner, N. Demartines, S. Müller, D. Dindo, P.A. Clavien, D. Hahnloser

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2007
Early introduction of laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy during residency
S. Dätwiler, U. Güller, O. Schöb, M. Adamina

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2006
European experience with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in 466 obese patients
M. Suter, A. Paroz, J.M. Calmes, V. Giusti

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2005
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to laparoscopic gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesity
M. Weber, M.K. Müller, T. Bucher, S. Wildi, D. Dindo, F. HOrber, R. Hauser, P.A. Clavien

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2004
Multidimensional analysis of learning curves in laparoscopic sigmoid resection: eight-year results
S. Dinçler, M. Koller, J. Steurer, L. Bachmann, D. Christen, P. Buchmann

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2003
Incidence and Management of Mirizzi Syndrome during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
M. Schäfer, R. Schneiter, L. Krähenbühl

Winner of the Zollikofer Award 2002
Laparoskopische partielle Fundoplication nach Toupet als generelle chirurgische Therapieform der gastrooesophagealen Refluxkrankheit
F. Holzinger, M. Bank, G.G. Tscharner, H. Merki, E. Müller, Ch. Klaiber

 

 


Innovation Grant of Swiss-MIS

The Swiss-MIS (Swiss Minimally Invasive Surgery) awards a grant of CHF 5’000 for an innovative clinical project taking advantage of a minimally invasive approach.

Requirements: Innovative clinical project capitalizing on a minimally invasive approach with a sound scientific approach. Swiss authors can submit work done abroad, non-Swiss authors must have performed their project in Switzerland. Electronic submission (pdf or word). Language: English, French or German.

Reception deadline: April 30th, 2020

Submission to:
PD Dr. N. Buchs
Scientific Officer Swiss-Mis
Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève
Département de chirurgie
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Genève

nicolas.c.buchs@hcuge.ch

Winners



Winner 2019
Objective Skill Assessment of Surgical Trainees and Correlation with Clinical Outcomes
J. Lavanchy, Inselspital Bern

Winner 2018
Instrument recognition for video-based navigation in laparoscopic surgery
I. Paolucci, Universität Bern

Winner 2017
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass vs laparoscopic mini gastric bybass: a randomized controlled Trial
T. Delko, M. Kraljevic, Universitätsspital Basel

Winner 2016
Local Tumour Control with Laparosopic Image-guided Navigation based on Electromagnetic Tracking
P. Tinguely, Inselspital Bern


Advanced Laparoscopic Assessment (ALA)

Objective skill assessment of surgical trainees using artificial intelligence

Swiss-MIS supports the ALA project. Developed at the Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine at Inselspital Bern in cooperation with ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the University of Bern, this project aims to establish a web-based platform using artificial intelligence to standardize and automate skill assessment of surgical trainees by analysis of laparoscopic videos.

At a first stage, and for the moment, the ala.surgery platform is operative as a personal video archive. Swiss-MIS members, can actually upload and securely store and share at will their videos in a very user’s friendly way.

At a second stage, after implementing and validating the artificial intelligence algorithms, videos can be uploaded and used for surgical skill assessment. The workflow will be as shown in the figure above.

Try the ala.surgery platform now! Upload and store your videos with a few simple steps.

For further information and feedback do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. med. Joël Lavanchy
joel.lavanchy@insel.ch

 

 


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