All information about sessions, speakers, posts and abstracts are deposited on the website. In addition, the entire program of the DOG-Congress is now available for download.

Keynote Lecture: Application of gene therapy for retinal diseases

Retinal gene and stem cell therapies are now being used to treat retinal diseases in a number of clinical trials worldwide. On his keynote lecture on Friday, Professor Robert MacLaren will demonstrate that these therapies have the potential to reverse blindness in cases of complete loss of photoreceptors.

What does corneal dystrophy reveal about atherosclerosis and Parkinson´s disease?

Causes for Schnyder corneal dystrophy include mutations in the gene UBIAD1, which regulates metabolism of cholesterol and accelerates synthesis of vitamin K. How this knowledge can contribute to a better understanding of bladder cancer, Parkinson´s disease and atherosclerosis will be presented by Professor Jayne S. Weiss in the Oskar Fehr Lecture on Friday.

von Szily Lecture: The diagnosis dilemma of ocular tuberculosis

To date, reliable diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis has represented a big challenge. In his lecture, Prof. Amod Gupta, the world’s leading expert in this field, will highlight how multi-targeted Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) can contribute. The Indian ophthalmologist is being honored by the section DOG-Uveitis with the von-Szily Medal in recognition of his achievements.

Latest news from the industry: Industry-Symposia

As of now all breakfast-, lunch- and evening symposia during the DOG-Congress are listed in the Industry-Symposia brochure, including the information on speakers, date/times and rooms. During the symposia, workshops and other networking events, companies will deal with up-to-date ophthalmologic topics. Further information can be found in the program section “Corporate Sessions”.

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.

Charity concert: DOG in Concert

This year classical masterpieces will be presented in the Passionskirche in Kreuzberg. The benefit concert given by ophthalmologists for ophthalmologists in aid of Stiftung Auge is a traditional congress highlight.