Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day in Bern

Dear colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen 

The « 1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day Bern » was a great success, with around 190 participants from 16 different cantons in Switzerland. All occupational groups involved in the treatment of the elderly were represented, and we had a platform for interdisciplinary and interprofessional exchange.

The « 2nd Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day » is also being planned for an afternoon in 2019, once again with three sessions:

  • Session 1: « Keynote session » on emergency medicine.
  • Session 2: « Workshop session » in which we will run around 10 different, parallel workshops in order to impart practical knowledge tailored to specific occupational groups.
  • Session 3: « Aftercare – how to get it right? » Here, we want to present and discuss various perspectives from different occupational groups on postoperative mobility after treatment for hip fractures.

Save the Date! We look forward to welcoming you!

Your hosts,

Prof. Dr. med. A. E. Stuck & PD Dr. med. J. D. Bastian


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Impressions 1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day 2018

On 31st October 2018 at the Inselspital in Bern, we held the «1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day» to discuss a framework for dealing with new clinical challenges posed by the interdisciplinary and interprofessional treatment of elderly patients in orthopaedics and traumatology. The event included all occupational groups involved in treatment. The programme included the following sessions:

  • Session 1: « Standards and controversies in the treatment of elderly patients »
  • Session 2: « Keynote session - gerontoanaesthesia »
  • Session 3: « Co-management - testimonials »

Here are some visual impressions from the « 1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day » in Bern.