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.

DOG 2017 – Submission of conference proposals

With the central topic “German ophthalmology – international”, the DOG 2017 takes place at Estrel Berlin from September 28 to October 01 of the coming year.

DOG 2017 – German Ophthalmology international

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, I would like to warmly invite you to the DOG 2017, the 115th Congress of the DOG in Berlin, which will again take place at the Estrel from September 28 to October 1, 2017. In recent years, every conference of the DOG was presented with a guiding topic at each […]

“If we want to meet the challenges our aging society must face, we need adequate funding.” – Interview with the Congress President

The motto of the DOG 2016 is “Ophthalmology – an all-embracing discipline”.
Congress President Professor Horst Helbig explains why he has chosen this motto, what is new and what the participants can look forward to.

Highly endowed award honors best German ICO graduates – reception for all ICO Fellows

For the first time this year, the prestigious “Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete ICO Examination Award” will go to the best German candidates in the four exams. The awards, which are endowed with a prize of 5,000 euros each, will be presented at the DOG. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 15.00 to 16.15 pm in the Paris Room.

Hotel Booking

You may book your hotel online either following your congress registration or by clicking on this link.

Attractive Travel Awards, Prizes, Funding

The DOG awards several prizes and funding for outstanding research achievements, which are to be presented at the congress in a special ceremony. Furthermore, this year the DOG will also present 25 Travel Awards to young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe.

Keynote Lecture: Friend and Foe – The Influence of Light on Eye Health

While dependent on visible light, the eye can be damaged by these and the contiguous ultraviolet (UV) and infrared wavelengths. Professor Minas Coroneo has studied the pathophysiology of ocular epithelia and the ocular effects of sunlight for many years. In the first keynote lecture of the congress, he presents his latest findings.


Award Ceremony 2016

Scientific and academic excellence, the advancement of young researchers, interdisciplinarity and internationality are key elements in the tasks of a scientific association. Thus, the Award Ceremony on Saturday is an eminent element in the program of the congress.

Opening Ceremony

The highlights of the opening ceremony will be the President’s speech, the lecture by Dr. Roland Batz on Caritas & economics and the appointment of the new honorary member of the DOG.

Special Course for Non-German Speaking Participants

Development of Optical Coherence Tomography has been one of the most important steps in Retinology in the last 10 years. In this course, experts will give an overview concerning physical principles, clinical application and technical equipment.

The DOG Congress App: A perfect Overview of the whole DOG 2016

You want to organize your congress participation on a mobile device? Our DOG Congress App is now available to download via the iTunes Store or Google Play.

Submit Contributions Online Now

Abstracts for the scientific program can be submitted via the congress website. Deadline for the submission of free papers, posters and videos is 27 March 2015. Authors will be notified in June 2015.

Outstanding Experts, Current Topics – Keynote Lectures

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

New Program Format – Focus on Research

With the new format Focus on Research, the DOG wants to create a platform for young ophthalmologists from clinic and research for the discussion of specific and clearly defined research topics and questions in basic research.

DOG-Update – State of the Art 2016

With DOG-Update – State of the Art, in 2013 the DOG established a new training program for ophthalmologists in clinics and private practice. This program offers attendees a compact and effective means of up-dating on the latest scientific and research developments.

Awareness for Critical Events – Lecture

Manfred Müller is airline captain and General Manager Flight Safety Research of the Deutsche Lufthansa, one of the biggest airlines worldwide with over 1.000.000 employees and a turnover of about 30 billion Euro. Like in other airlines, the issues of air safety are of utmost importance to the Lufthansa.

Users and Manufacturers in Dialog

In this session manufacturers present the advantages and unique characteristics of ophthalmological equipment. Furthermore, ophthalmologist users report on their experience in clinical operation.

Poster of the Day – Exclusive exhibition

After each poster session, the moderators will choose one poster as “Poster of the Day” for each session. All selected posters will be relocated to a dedicated exhibition “Posters of the Day” by the congress staff. Unlike the other posters, all “Posters of the Day” will be presented during the entire congress.

DOG-Skill Building – Courses for Young Scientists

The curriculum DOG-Skill Building consists of three modules of 90 minutes each. It imparts knowledge and skills for scientific working, (self-) management, interaction and teamwork skills. Module 1 “Presentation”, Module 2 “Communication”, Module 3 “Team Building”

Medicine & Management – Course of Careers

In the course of their careers, many ophthalmologists will assume managerial responsibilities as team leaders, senior physicians or chief physicians – tasks for which they normally are not prepared by their studies of medicine.

Posters in Unrivaled Sessions

The poster sessions will take place from Thursday to Saturday immediately after the lunch break and without competition from other ­simultaneous events. In order to devote appropriate attention to the posters, all posters will be presented and discussed in small groups, each of which will be facilitated by two ­moderators. Headsets will be issued.

Attractive DOG Travel Awards

All participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries will have free access to the congress. Furthermore, the DOG offers travel awards of Euro 750 – for the best 25 abstracts submitted from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries.

DOG-Get Together

Following the opening ceremony all congress participants, speakers and all industrial representatives are cordially invited to join the DOG-Get Together.