DOG 2019 – Ophthalmology: Our Field and its Future

It is my pleasure to invite you to the DOG 2019, the 117th congress of our society. The location will once again be Berlin, and it will take place from 26-29 September 2019. “Ophthalmology: Our Field and its Future” is the theme of the congress to be held in the Estrel Hotel in Berlin.

Highlights in Translational Science

This new format was designed to make translational research a focus of DOG 2019. In four sessions, researchers and clinicians debate current clinical problems, presenting mutually complementing perspectives.

Keratoconus update: pathogenesis, diagnostics, therapy

Keratoconus is the most common ectatic corneal disease. Untreated, it can lead to massive visual impairment and even blindness. Causes, origination, and development of the disease are still widely unknown. A newly discovered biomarker may bring new insights into the pathogenesis of keratoconus. Prof. Dr. Jesper Hjortdal will present the latest findings.

DOG International Experts Day

This new format offers participants an additional platform for active contributions. The interactive update format will feature leading experts from around the world who will present current developments in their areas. With cutting-edge insights and outstanding expertise, these sessions are a highlight for all DOG 2019 participants.

Charity concert: DOG in Concert

The concert is a traditional highlight of the DOG Congress and is performed each year by and for ophthalmologists. The evening’s performance will feature masterpieces from the classical music repertory.

Preliminary Program

In the preliminary program you can find all information on the scientific program, registration and course fees, awards, social program, childcare and travel options.

Retina Hot Topics

Retina research is on a roll: the first gene therapy for a congenital retina disease is on the market. New methods in medical imaging allow ever-deeper insights into the progress of AMD. International speakers will talk about the latest developments in diagnostics, therapy, and classification at this English-language symposium. 

Albrecht von Graefe Lecture: Visual acuity – subjectively and objectively determined

Vision tests, medical opinions and visual aid prescriptions are based on the concept of visual acuity. Yet test strategies and ophthalmological chart differ, so that visual acuity test results are often not completely comparable. In this year’s Albrecht von Graefe Lecture, Professor Dr. Michael Bach presents the new, objective test method he developed. 

Migration and Ophthalmolgy – DOG-Internationale Ophthalmologie

Migration is one of the key issues of our time. Tropical eye diseases who are likely to appear in our daily clinical routine due to migration are but one of the many aspects of migration related to the field of ophthalmology.

Aurel-von-Szily Lecture – What determines visual acuity in uveitis patients?

The section DOG-Uveitis culminates each year in the Aurel von Szily Medal award ceremony and lecture. This year’s award winner Professor Dr. C. Stephen Foster will talk about risk factors and predictors for visual acuity loss in non-infectious uveitis.

DOG-Update – State of the Art

With DOG-Update – State of the Art the DOG offers a training program for ophthalmologists in clinics and private practice. The program provides attendees a compact and effective means of up-dating on the latest scientific and research developments.

Charity Run: EyeRun – Register now

On Friday morning, the congress participants can once again take part in the five kilometer run for the benefit of the DOG Foundation “Stiftung Auge”. Register now online and secure yourself a T-shirt of the Stiftung Auge.

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