DOG 2017 ­– German Ophthalmologists Focus on International Networking

With over 4,900 participants, the DOG 2017 was a clear success. Ophthalmologists and medical experts from 63 countries met on September 28th through October 1st in Berlin to discuss the latest advances in research, diagnostics, and therapy. The key theme of this year’s conference was “German ophthalmology international”.

Cell Concept in Corneal Transplant – Keynote Lecture Friday

Shigeru Kinoshita, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. There are several devastating ocular surface disorders such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, chemical injury, and bullous keratopathy including Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy that are difficult to treat properly.

“I would like to send a signal for this path toward the future …” – Interview with the Congress President

The motto of the DOG 2017 is “German Ophthalmology Internationally”.
Congress President Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen explains why he has chosen this motto, what is new and what the participants can look forward to. Interview with the Congress President.

DOG 2017 – German Ophthalmology internationally

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 […]

Challenges in IOL calculations – Keynote Lecture

Prof. Douglas D. Koch (Houston, USA): The accuracy of IOL calculations has improved dramatically over the past 5 years, but major hurdles remain, both for normal and complex eyes. Recent advances, limitations in current approaches, and steps needed to improved accuracy will be discussed.

Learn from the best – international research dialogue

What are the preferred perioperative and intraoperative approaches to cataract and refractive surgical of globally leading specialists? Which treatment options for corneal dystrophy do top U.S. and German experts use? Are there promising new developments in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration? To discuss these and other questions, DOG 2017 will bring together German and […]

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.

IOL worldwide – Joint Symposium of DOG and International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC)

Can our brains learn to see again after vision loss? And is it also possible that the healthy brain draws on resources that allow us to improve our vision significantly beyond 20/20? These fascinating and up-to-the-minute questions are the focus of the symposium “Adaptation, Perceptual Learning, and Plasticity of Brain Functions”, held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 8:00 am.

Hot topics in cataract & refractive surgery Joint Symposium ESCRS/DGII

This joint symposium of ESCRS and DGII will discuss current developments in cataract and refractive surgery. A special focus will be on intraocular surgery, the use of presbyopia-correcting IOLs, special IOLs and new methods of measurement and treatment in refractive surgery. The symposium will discuss pharmacological treatment with cataract surgery, achieving emmetropia with lens surgery, […]

Opening Ceremony

The highlights of the opening ceremony will be the President’s speech, the lecture by Roland Koch, guest speaker, and the appointment of the new honorary members of the DOG.

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.

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.

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.

Working sessions open for public

As a rule working sessions at the DOG congress are reserved for the participants of working groups. We would like, however, to draw your attention to two working sessions of the Section DOG-International Ophthalmology which are open to the public. On Friday morning, 9:45-11:00, speakers from Africa and Asia will report on the situations in […]

Age-related macular degeneration: New concepts and perspectives

Joint Symposium of the EURETINA and the German Retina Society: New developments and insights have recently emerged in the field of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This symposium of the EURETINA and the German Retina Society will highlight the latest insights in the biology of choroidal neovascularizations, new targets for treatments, approaches to disease-related complications, optimized […]

Current Challenges and Evidence-Based Methods in International Ophthalmology

Symposium of the Section DOG-International Ophthalmology: The majority of blindness is preventable and located in low-income settings. The symposium will present region-specific challenges and highlight recent advances in lowering preventable blindness.

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 2018 – Ophthalmology 4.0

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to invite you to DOG 2018, our 116th congress and the first in DOG history to be held in Bonn, at the World Conference Center on September 27th through 30th, 2018.

DOG 2018 – Submission of conference proposals

With the central topic “Ophthalmology 4.0”, the DOG 2018 takes place at WCC Bonn from September 27 to 30 of the coming year.

German Ophthalmology Internationally: overview of symposia in English

True to its 2017 conference motto German Ophthalmology Internationally, DOG has decided to “go international” this year and focus on a global exchange between scientists and clinicians. Overview of the symposia to be held in English.

Hotel Booking

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

Scientific Program PDF now online

All information regarding sessions, chairs, scientific works and abstracts is constantly being kept up-to-date on our website and can be found under “Program”.

Call for Abstracts – Deadline 31 March

Abstracts for videos, freepaper sessions and poster sessions can be submitted until 12:00 CET on 31 March 2017. Submission is only possible online. Authors will be notified in June.

Award Ceremony 2017

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.

Social Evening – DOG-Gesellschaftsabend

Saturday, 30.9.2017, 20:00 Uhr Club Location Spindler & Klatt


At early night-time we invite you to join the DOG-Clubbing. 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 2017

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.

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.