DOG 2019 – with record particpation

“We need research to shape our future”Artificial intelligence (AI), data registries and enhanced knowledge transfer between clinical ophthalmologists and basic researchers will continue to improve ophthalmological healthcare.

DOG 2020 Welcome Address

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, 2020 is a special year for us, and it is my pleasure to invite you to the 118th Conference of the German Society of Ophthalmology, which will be held at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin on October 8th through 11th, 2020. 

Tech Companies and the Eye – Convergence of Data Science and Ophthalmology – Keynote Lecture

Cornea specialist Dimitri T. Azar, MD, MBA, since 2015 in leading positions at the former Google unit Verily, is one of the most prominent advocates of AI applications for the human eye. His keynote lecture on Saturday will focus on innovative technologies that may facilitate increasingly effective and affordable ophthalmological care.

Migration and Ophthalmology

Treating the growing number of traumatized patients, particularly refugees fled from war zones, poses specific challenges for ophthalmologists. At the symposium “Migration and Ophthalmology”, organized by the DOG section International Ophthalmology, Professor Dr. med. Malek Bajbouj, Director of Affective Neurosciences at Charité Berlin, will share his experiences and make recommendations on how to interact with […]

Register online now

Use the opportunity to register via our online registration, which will also be available throughout the congress. That way, you can register comfortably from wherever you are and save time onsite. Please do not miss the chance either to register before congress to benefit from reduced rates.

Online Voting

At the end of the free paper oral sessions, the participants will vote on the best presentation of each session. Voting in the free paper oral sessions and other interactive sessions takes place via smartphone and is accessible at or by using the QR code in the program or the congress app.

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.

DOG General Meeting

The DOG invites all members to join us for its general meeting on Friday, 27.9.2019, 18:15 – 19:30. The meeting agenda and other relevant documents will be mailed to all members in August. Admission to the conference venue will be free for DOG members wishing to attend the general meeting without a conference pass.

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.

Conference Venue of Sustainability

The DOG 2019 will take place at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center Berlin. The Estrel combines hotel and congress center and offers room for more than 1.000 guests in its adjoining hotel. With meeting, accommodation and exhibition under one roof, the DOG 2019 offers its participants proximity and comfort.

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.

DOG Forum digital

Digitization had become an integral part of daily routines in medicine. However, information on this complex and sensitive topic is in high demand. “Forum digital” at DOG 2019 serves as a platform for discussions of digital applications, privacy and data security, big data, and related issues.

Social Evening

Located a stone’s throw from the Chancellery and the Reichstag, the TIPI has been reserved just for you for the entire ­evening. After arriving at 19:30, enjoy an aperitif in TIPI’s garden as you take in views of the government district.