The right treatment at the right time to the right patient

Thursday January 12, 2017

12:45 - 13:00

Welcome words


C. Käch, Fribourg

B. Egger, S. Jakob

13:00 - 14:30

Evaluating therapeutic approaches in experimental animals with organ damage, University of Zurich

Chairmen: R. Graf, Zurich and S. Jakob, Bern

Role of thyroid hormone T3 in pancreatic acinar cell regenerationE. Malagola, Zurich
Inhibition of Class I HDAC ameliorates acute and chronic pancreatitis by reducing leukocyte recruitment, acinar-to-ductal metaplasia and fibrosisM. Bombardo, Zurich
Short, Cool, and Well Oxygenated - HOPE for Kidney Transplantation in a Rodent ModelP. Kron, Zurich
Indian hedgehog mediates early acceleration of liver regeneration induced by ALPPS surgeryM. Langiewicz, Zurich
14:30 - 16:00

News from the Experimental Surgery Institute, University of Bern

Chairmen: S. Jakob, Bern and U. Kessler, Fribourg

Delaying death: Inhibition of neuronal apoptosis in a cardiac arrest model


Establishment of an oxygen-glucose deprivation protocol for organotypic hippocampal cultures


Alterations in splanchnic hemodynamics during liver regeneration


How to visualize intraabdominal pressure


Blood volume and its relation to cardiac output

M. Hänngi, Bern



P. Meyer, Bern



A. Kohler, Bern



A. Bloch, Bern


D. Berger, Bern

16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00

Translational Biomedical Engineering, Current activities of the ARTORG Center, Bern

Chairmen: S. Weber, Bern and M. Menth, Fribourg

Bone Anchored Port: Background and First ExperienceD. Uehlinger, Bern
Hemodynamics of the portal vein after liver resectionD. Obrist, Bern
Towards the use of robotic assistance for safe retinal microsurgeryR. Sznitman, Bern

Robotic Cochlea implantation - experience after the first cases

S. Weber, Bern

Friday January 13, 2017

08:25 -  08:30

Welcome wordsI. Spicher, Fribourg
08:30 - 10:00

Organoid and PDX models for optimisation of patient treatments, University of Bern

Chairmen: D. Stroka, Bern and M. Peter, Fribourg

3D mouse mammary cancer organoids as tool for rapid in vivo validation of drug resistance mechanismsS. Rottenberg, Bern
The role of Progenitor cells and organoids in the translational research of prostate cancerM. Kruithof-de-Julio, Bern
3D culture system for in vitro differentiation of sensory hair cells from Lgr5+ somatic cochlear stem cells and pluripotent stem cellsM. Roccio, Bern
Gallbladder as a source of liver progenitor cells to model liver diseaseD. Stroka, Bern
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00

3R in Experimental Surgery

Chairmen: C. Pillonel, Fribourg and M. Schmitt, Fribourg

Rodents have a right for asepsisS. Zeiter, Davos
Balancing the scale - Anesthesia and analgesia in rodent surgical modelsN. Cesarovic, Zurich
Surgical Training on P.O.P, Pulsating –Organ- Perfusion -Simulator, 15 years of experience with surgical skills training on isolated porcine specimen W. Brunner, St. Gallen
Animal welfare follow-up after surgical proceduresI. Desbaillet Hakimi, Lausanne
12:00 - 13:30Lunch break and poster session
13:30 - 15:00

New developments in cell therapy, University of Geneva

Chairmen: L. Bühler, Geneva and F. Pugin, Fribourg

New hybrid hydrogels for cell microencapsulationS. Gerber, Geneva
Isolation and studies of liver cellJ. Meyer, Geneva
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal  cells stimulate insulin secretion from human isletsE. Montanari, Geneva
Transplantation of encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of steatohepatitisR. Meier, Geneva
Transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells : risks and benefitsC. Gonelle, Geneva
15:00 - 15:30

Klaiber's Lecture: Post-mortem angiography: a method that makes the invisible visible

Chairman: B. Egger

S. Grabherr, Lausanne
15:30 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00

Models for personalized treatment evaluation: from single cell analysis to whole lungs, University of Bern

Chairmen: R. Schmid, Bern and D. Mayer, Fribourg

Characterization of stem cell-like subpopulations in human lung cancer samples by multicolor flow cytometryT. M. Marti, Bern
Functional lung-on-chip models for personalised medicine applicationsO. T. Guenat, Bern
Organotypic  cultures as ex-vivo models for predicting tumor responses to anti-cancer modalitiesY. Zimmer, Bern
Stem cells and their products for lung transplantationA. Gazdhar, Bern
17:00 - 17:30Closing remarks and fare well drinkB. Egger, S. Jakob