Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to the DOG 2017 which will take place from September 28 to October 1, 2017 at the Estrel Convention Center and Hotel Berlin.
The scientific program and session structure will reflect this year’s congress theme, German Ophthalmology international”. In recent years, every conference of the DOG was presented with a guiding topic at each respective event, thus to give the DOG a new impulse. We are pleased to have found a suitable topic “German Ophthalmology International”, which should cast the scientific and clinical gaze outwards, looking beyond the borders of Germany. The DOG – founded in September 1857 – the world’s oldest ophthalmological society, has always had an early influence on the international development of our field, and does so to this day! One need only think of development of the ophthalmoscope, photocoagulation, capsulorhexis or more recently, retina implants – inventions from Germany, that have changed and brought ophthalmology further, worldwide.
As a tradition, ophthalmologists from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries are very welcome to participate in the congress. We thus kindly invite you and your colleagues to participate and would highly appreciate if you forwarded this information to interested ophthalmologists.
The congress will offer an extensive English program, exciting symposia, poster sessions, and as a special highlight, threekeynote lectures. For details on the program please find in the following the English preliminary program or the congress website. For the German preliminary program, please click here.
Since 1.2.2017 online registration and call for abstracts
31.3.2017 deadline for submission of abstracts and videos
June 2017 notification of the authors
10.7.2017 end of early bird registration
August 2017 main congress program online
Free access for participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries

All participants from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries will have free access to the congress (except courses and social program).

Travel Award abstracts

The DOG offers travel awards of € 750 (to be used for accommodation and travel expenses) for the best 25 abstracts from Middle Eastern European and Eastern European countries submitted to the DOG-Congress. Don’t miss your chance to become one of the awardees. The awardees will be notified in June 2017.

Please submit your abstract via the following link:  no later than 31th March 2017. For more information regarding the submission of abstracts, please click here. 

Registration / Hotel accommodation

Please register for the congress, courses and social program via online registration.

A contingent of hotel rooms has already been blocked for the congress participants until 10.7.2017.
You may book your hotel online either after completing your congress registration or by using the internet link published at the congress website.
Please note, that the DOG will not cover any travel or hotel expenses. The DOG may cover expenses for participants who cannot otherwise afford to participate in the congress. In these cases, an application has to be sent to the DOG Board of Directors prior to the congress via
We are looking forward to your participation at the DOG-Congress in Berlin.
Many thanks and best regards

  Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Emmerich
  Member of the DOG Board