DOG 2020 as virtual congress
This year’s conference landscape is being deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous events had to be cancelled, others were postponed due to the impossibility of ensuring a smooth execution.
DOG has decided not to cancel our 118th conference but to hold it as a virtual conference, over the same period of time.
This step represents a clear break with our long tradition of meeting with ophthalmologists and scientists from allover the world. However, the DOG Executive Committee currently sees no alternative course of action. While governments are currently debating loosening lockdown measures, considerable restrictions and requirements for events on the scale of the DOG Conference are still in place and prohibit us from executing the conference in the usual, productive way.
Even though we will not be able to hold the conference in Berlin and regret not meeting you all personally, we strongly believe that we will all experience an exciting and fruitful event – albeit in a new and unusual format.
You can look forward to a fascinating academic program that will bring you well-founded, compact, up-to-date insights on key developments in all ophthalmological disciplines. We will combine the usual session formats with the new, additional options of virtual conferences. The DOG Conference Online will, of course, also include a virtual industry exhibition that will provide ample opportunities to experience the latest product innovations.