Register online now and take advantage of the early bird benefits

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 July 8, 2019 to benefit from reduced rates.

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”.

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.

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. 

To inject or not to inject? – Antibiotics in Cataract Surgery – FEOph Symposium

The FEOph Symposium offers an insight into the ­different strategies and treatments, which are applied in Europe. Five junior speakers from different European countries will focus on question whether “to inject or not to inject” and present the current therapeutic approaches in their own countries.

Outstanding Experts, Current Topics – Keynote Lectures

As in past years, our Keynote Lectures will elucidate specific focal points in ophthalmology. In each of these half-hour lectures, an outstanding expert will comprehensively present an important topic. In each of these half-hour lectures, an outstanding expert will comprehensively present an important topic.

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 Travel Awards

All participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries are offered free access to the congress. Furthermore, the DOG awards the best 25 abstracts submitted from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries with travel awards of Euro 750 each.

Did you miss a lecture? – DOG on Demand

DOG on Demand is the DOG online portal that is used to archive the scientific contributions and provides the opportunity to retrieve and listen to missed lectures or presentations. The offer will include the slides and audio recording of the speaker if he/she previously agreed to publication.

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.

Early Bird Deadline

Register until July 8, 2019 and benefit from reduced registration fees. Registration for the DOG 2019 is possible via the congress website.

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.


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.

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.

Children and Congress – Childcare

As in previous years, the DOG again offers professional childcare services for participants’ children throughout the duration of the congress. This year a fee of EUR 10 per day and per child applies.

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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