digital sunday

Digitization is coming. And with it, new opportunities and challenges. The DOG will be addressing this important topic, and at the congress on Sunday, introduce a new programme focus, digital sunday.

Preliminary Program

In the preliminary program you can find all information on the scientific program, registration and course fees, awards, social program, childcare and travel options.

Retina Hot Topics

From gene therapies to AMD classification updates – retinal research is a fast-advancing field. This symposium will focus on the latest developments and approaches in retinal surgery and the treatment of retinal diseases. The sessions will be held in English. International speakers will present new diagnostic methods, therapies, and classifications. Saturday, 29.9.2018, 16:45–18:00   zurück

Pros and cons of femtoassisted cataract surgery – FEOph Symposium

During the FEOph Symposium, junior speakers from France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain are holding lectures with focus on the „Pros and cons of femtoassisted cataract surgery “.

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.

Aurel-von-Szily Lecture – Multimodal Diagnostics of Uveitis

Uveitis, the inflammation of the uvea, is a combination of various diseases that can affect a ­patient’s eyesight seriously. Modern multimodal diagnostics provides new insights in the pathogenesis of uveitis and contri­butes to a better understanding of the progression of the disease and better assessment of therapies.

Opening Ceremony

This year’s opening ceremony will take place at a venue with historical significance. The DOG president will welcome congress participants in the plenary hall of West Germany’s former parliamentary building.

Early Bird Deadline

Registration for the DOG 2018 is possible via the congress website. Take advantage of the early bird registration until July 19, 2018.

Social Evening – DOG-Gesellschaftsabend

The GOP Varieté Theater Bonn is located in the heart of the historic Federal Quarter, directly alongside the WorldCCBonn and the Marriott Hotel. Warm colors, elegant elements in the décor and noble hardwoods unite to create a stylish setting.


Late in the evening, in the heart of the historic Federal Quarter, the GOP Varieté Theater transforms into the location for the DOG Club. Cool drinks and terrific music await you. A surprise snack and a drinking package are included in the entry fee.

Charity Run: EyeRun – Register now

On Friday morning, the congress participants can once again take part in the five kilometer run for the benefit of the DOG Foundation “Stiftung Auge”. The run starts at the Estrel and leads around the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park. Register now online and secure yourself a participant T-shirt.

DOG-Farewell – Handover of the Presidency

Mit dem Farewell endet der Kongress. In diesem Rahmen wird der Präsident als letzte Amtshandlung die Amtskette der DOG an seinen Nachfolger übergeben.