Tech Companies and the Eye – Convergence of Data Science and Ophthalmology – Keynote Lecture

Cornea specialist Dimitri T. Azar, MD, MBA, since 2015 in leading positions at the former Google unit Verily, is one of the most prominent advocates of AI applications for the human eye. His keynote lecture on Saturday will focus on innovative technologies that may facilitate increasingly effective and affordable ophthalmological care.

DOG 2019 – Ophthalmology: Our Field and its Future

It is my pleasure to invite you to the DOG 2019, the 117th congress of our society. The location will once again be Berlin, and it will take place from 26-29 September 2019. “Ophthalmology: Our Field and its Future” is the theme of the congress to be held in the Estrel Hotel in Berlin.

Highlights in Translational Science

This new format was designed to make translational research a focus of DOG 2019. In four sessions, researchers and clinicians debate current clinical problems, presenting mutually complementing perspectives.

DOG General Meeting

The DOG invites all members to join us for its general meeting on Friday, 27.9.2019, 18:15 – 19:30. The meeting agenda and other relevant documents will be mailed to all members in August. Admission to the conference venue will be free for DOG members wishing to attend the general meeting without a conference pass.

Keratoconus update: pathogenesis, diagnostics, therapy

Keratoconus is the most common ectatic corneal disease. Untreated, it can lead to massive visual impairment and even blindness. Causes, origination, and development of the disease are still widely unknown. A newly discovered biomarker may bring new insights into the pathogenesis of keratoconus. Prof. Dr. Jesper Hjortdal will present the latest findings.

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.

DOG International Experts Day

This new format offers participants an additional platform for active contributions. The interactive update format will feature leading experts from around the world who will present current developments in their areas. With cutting-edge insights and outstanding expertise, these sessions are a highlight for all DOG 2019 participants.

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.

Conference Venue of Sustainability

The DOG 2019 will take place at the Estrel Congress & Messe Center Berlin. The Estrel combines hotel and congress center and offers room for more than 1.000 guests in its adjoining hotel. With meeting, accommodation and exhibition under one roof, the DOG 2019 offers its participants proximity and comfort.