Congress Center in the World’s Oldest Trade-Fair City – Leipzig

In addition to the modern Congress Center, Leipzig offers many cultural highlights as well as an extensive range of hotels.

Welcome Address of the DOG President

On behalf of the DOG, the President of the DOG, Professor Dr. Johann Roider, cordially invites you to attend the DOG 2014. This year, the annual congress has the modern Congress Center Leipzig as its venue. “Qualification: Our Commitment” is the central theme of the attractive congress program.

“There Is a Commitment to the Training Centre” – Interview with Congress President

The DOG 2014 is bound by the motto “Qualification: Our Commitment”. Congress President Professor Johann Roider explains why he has chosen this motto, what is new and what the participants can look forward to.
Interview with Congress President Professor Johann Roider.

Keynote Lecture: Innovation Process and Universities

Evolving concepts in Innovation and Academic Technology Transfer in the Vitreoretinal World: Lessons learned in Silicon Valley
Referent: Mark Blumenkranz (Stanford)
von Graefe Saal 11:30 – 12:00 26.09.2014

Scientific Program PDF now online

All information regarding sessions, chairs, scientific works and abstracts is constantly kept up-to-date on our website and can be found under “Program”. Additionally, the complete program is now available as PDF.

Latest News from the Industry: Industry-Symposia

As of now all Industry-Symposia during the DOG-Congress are listed in the Industry-Symposia brochure. You will find an overview of all lunch- and evening symposia – in which companies will deal with up-to-date Ophthalmologic topics – including information on speakers, date/time and location. Further information can be found in the programme section “Industry events”.

Von Szily-Lecture: Does the microbiome cause uveitis?

The Uveitis Section of the DOG is honouring Professor James T. Rosenbaum (Portland/USA) with the von-Szily Medal for his services on 25 September 2014. In his von-Szily lecture, James Rosenbaum will consider the question of whether the microbiome might trigger uveitis.

Keynote Lecture: Quo vadis, Glaucoma Surgery?

There’s a lot going on in glaucoma surgery – Professor Franz Grehn will provide an overview of new operational trends in his keynote lecture on Thursday, 25th September 2014. The Würzburg expert will show why this area of ophthalmology has developed increasingly towards personalized medicine.

Award-winners present their works

With this convention, the DOG will change the format of their Awards Ceremony: Instead of the presentation of the eulogies, the authors of the award-winning work will themselves now introduce their results. This will emphasize the academic performance of the winners.

Custodis Lecture on Diabetic Retinopathy

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 Associate Professor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lemmen, Senior Consultant at St. Martinus Hospital in Düsseldorf.

Top-Class Keynote Lectures

This year too, outstanding ophthalmological experts will hold Keynote Lectures providing comprehensive presentation of up-to-the-minute topics.
The first lecture “Glaucoma Surgery – Quo vadis?” is to be given by Professor Franz Grehn on Thursday, 25 September 2014.

Users and Manufacturers in Dialog – Comparing Devices: Retinal Lasers Course

(in German language) In this session manufacturers present the advantages and unique characteristics of ophthalmological equipment. Furthermore, ophthalmologist users report on their experience in clinical operation. There will be ample time for questions and discussion after the session. This session format was introduced at the DOG 2013 and proved very popular. This year retinal lasers […]

DOG-Update – State of the Art 2014

(in German language) The new educational format “DOG-Update – State of the Art” was very well received in 2013. In 2014, too, proven experts will present the most important publications of the past year in the various subspecialties of ophthalmology on Saturday and Sunday morning in twelve forty-five-minute sessions.

Focus on Posters

The new layout of our poster sessions in the last years was greatly approved. Thus, also in 2014 a very important focus will be on the poster sessions. The poster sessions will take place from Thursday to Saturday immediately after the lunch break and without competition from other simultaneous events.

Participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European Countries

As a tradition, ophthalmologists from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries are very welcome to participate in the congress and may attend free of charge.

Interactive Ophthalmic Surgery Videos

(in German language) In interactive videos experienced surgeons show interesting and complex procedures in retina, cataract- and refractive surgery. The procedures will be presented and explained by the experts. The auditorium can actively take part via a TED voting system. Moreover, there is the possibility to pose questions and discuss with the experts.

Skill Building for Young Scientists – Course

(in German language) This curriculum consists of five modules of 90 minutes and imparts the basics and knowledge of scientific working and self-management. It is conceived mainly for resident doctors. The program first started in 2013 with the two modules “Presentation“ and “Team Building“.* The program will continue in 2014 with the module “Communication”. Further […]

Medicine & Management – For Managers: Course Program 2

(in German language) In the course of their careers, many ophthalmologists will assume managerial responsibilities as team leaders, senior physicians, chief physicians or doctors in private practice – tasks for which they normally are not prepared by their studies of medicine. This is exactly the approach of the program “Medicine & Management“.

New Format: “DOG-Kontrovers”

In the format “Discourse and dialogue – DOG Kontrovers” experts each put forward views for and against topical issues in ophthalmology. This open discourse and the subsequent discussion provides a differentiated insight into the relevant issues.

Excellence needs Education and Examination – Symposium

Excellent education, examination and assessment are major determinants for professional excellence. Key players in international ophthalmological education and examination will inform residents and young ophthalmologists about the German, European and International options of extending education and examination beyond the local training programs and the German face-to-face exam. The goal is to provide a practical guideline […]

Focus on Basic Research

In times of diminishing public resources, the acquisition of third-party funding is becoming more and more important.

Pizza with a Prof

Young ophthalmologists have the occasion to meet established university professors and discuss career plans. The confidential talks take place over a small bite to eat in a discreet context at the venue. A separate registration is required.

Auction in aid of Stiftung Auge

During the Social Evening various ophthalmological „curiosities“ will be auctioned.
The objects to be auctioned will be exposed during the
whole congress at the booth of the Stiftung Auge.

Posters in Unrivaled Sessions

The new layout of our poster sessions in the last years was greatly approved. Thus, also in 2014 a very important focus will be on the poster sessions. The poster sessions will take place from Thursday to Saturday immediately after the lunch break and without competition from other simultaneous events.

Qualification: Our Commitment – Opening Ceremony

With over 100,000 employees and a turnover of just under 77 billion Euro (2012), the BMW Group is one of the largest car manufacturers worldwide and one of the strongest commercial enterprises in Germany – a brand that stands for two things in particular: quality and qualification. In his position as head of the BMW Training Academy, Jens Gerhardt holds the reins for training and further education in the company.

Opening Ceremony and DOG-Get Together

Following the opening ceremony, the traditional Get Together will take place at the Congress Center Leipzig.

DOG-Farewell – Handover of the Presidency

In a farewell ceremony, Prof. Dr. Johann Roider will hand over the Presidency to his successor, Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt. The DOG will then invite all participants to a reception with light refreshments. Sunday, 28.9.2014, 13:45-14:45

EyeRun – Benefit Run

Benefit run in aid of the DOG Foundation, Stiftung Auge Length of course: 5 km
Starting fee: Euro 15 (incl. 19% VAT)

DOG in Concert – Charity Concert

Charity Concert in Aid of Stiftung Auge. The benefit concert this year given by ophthalmologists for ophthalmologists in support of Stiftung Auge will present classical masterpieces in the Mendelssohn Hall of the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig.

Poster of the Day – Special Exhibition during the Entire Congress

Every day a “Poster of the Day” will be selected by the moderators of the poster sessions. The chosen posters will be on display in a separate exhibition for the entire duration of the congress. Moreover, every day a Poster Award Jury will choose the three best of the Posters of the Day to receive […]