“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.


All information about sessions, speakers, posts and abstracts are deposited on the website. In addition, the entire program of the DOG-Congress is now available for download.

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.

Custodis Lecture: Barriers to progress in retinal detachment

Every two years the Retina Society awards the Custodis Lecture to a renowned researcher in honor of his life’s work with which he has made an outstanding contribution to matters relating to retinal diseases. This year’s Custodis Lecture will be awarded to Professor Dr. Bill Aylward, London. In his lecture Bill Aylward will be dealing […]

Volume of Abstracts now online

The abstracts of the papers as well as the poster presentations are now available online (PDF, 2.4 MB). You will find the abstracts along with an index of authors as a supplement in the journal “Der Ophthalmologe”.

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.

Latest news from the industry: Corporate Sessions

As of now all breakfast-, lunch- and evening symposia during the DOG-Congress are listed in the Corporate Sessions brochure, including the information on speakers, date/times and rooms.