DOG 2018 – Ophthalmology 4.0

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear colleagues,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the next DOG annual meeting, our 116th conference and the first in DOG history to be held in Bonn! The meeting will take place in the World Conference Center Bonn from September 27th through 30th, 2018.

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

Minimally invasive eye surgery – Keynote Lecture

Miniaturization of surgery achieved great results in the “small field” of ophthalmology. Many routine eye surgery procedures can be performed using tiny cuts of just a few millimeters. In 2018, the DOG annual meeting dedicates a whole keynote lecture, which is given by Prof. Dr. Daniel Mojon, to this crucial advancement.

DOG-Section International Ophthalmology – symposia and workshops

Preventing and curing blindness worldwide is the main goal of the DOG-section International Ophthalmology. Experts from all over the world are invited to discuss future perspectives for extensive and high-quality eye care for low-income countries.

Highly endowed award honors best German ICO graduates – reception for all ICO Fellows

Once again, the prestigious “Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete ICO Examination Award” will go to the best German candidates in the four exams. The awards, which are endowed with a cash prize of 5,000 Euros each, will be presented at the DOG. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 3.00 to […]

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.

Opening ceremony and President’s speech

This year’s opening ceremony will take place in the former plenary hall of the German Bundestag where politicians used to discuss new laws. In this historical place the president Prof. Dr. Nicole Eter will hold her speech and introduce her motto “Ophthalmology 4.0”.

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.

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.

DOG-Update – State of the Art 2018

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.

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.

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.