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.

Ophthalmology: Our Field and Its Future – an interview with DOG President Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen

The topic of this year’s DOG Conference is “Ophthalmology: Our Field and Its Future”. DOG President Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen talks about his reasons to choose this motto, innovative conference formats, and highlights to look forward to.

Updated Scientific Program online

The congress program for DOG 2019 is online and can be downloaded from the website. Printed copies can be obtained at the congress itself or in advance via the congress organization.

Volume of Abstracts now online

All abstracts for freepaper sessions and poster sessions will be published as online supplement of the journal “Der Ophthalmologe”.

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.

Opening Ceremony and President’s speech

After the welcoming address, a ceremony will be held to present the honorary membership and Theodor-Leber medal. This will be followed by the president’s speech and the guest lecture.

Oskar Fehr Lecture – Ophthalmology through the Cornea: Lessons I have learned

For his groundbreaking work, Mark J. Mannis, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Sacramento, CA) will be honored with the Oskar Fehr Lecture. The renowned American ophthalmologist will demonstrate by way of examples how the cornea can serve as an important diagnostic tool for a range of diseases not limited to the field of ophthalmology.

Overview of sessions in English

With a total of 27 sessions, the English-language part of the congress covers a range of topics.

Award Ceremony 2019

Excellent research deserves to be recognized. In this awards session, the DOG honors outstanding contributions in ophthalmology and awards funding for promising new projects.

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.


At early night-time we invite you to join the DOG-Clubbing at the TIPI am Kanzleramt. Get into the right mood for the evening with some aperitif. Later on fantastic music invites for a dance.

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