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129. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie

24.04. - 27.04.2012, Berlin


Dear Colleagues,

Now part of a great tradition, the 129th Congress of the German Society of Surgery and its affiliated professional associations will take place between 24 - 27 April 2012 in the ICC Berlin.

The motto for this year's annual conference is 'Surgery in Partnership'. The concept of special topic days has been retained, and alongside the congress' motto, further topics will be explored, including 'Research and Studies', 'Perioperative- and Intensive Care' and 'Organisation and Management'.

The field of surgery, supported by the German Society of Surgery and its ten large affiliated professional associations, is now, more than ever, considered to be a central discipline within medicine, and thereby an integral part of modern diagnostics and therapy.

Collegial partnerships with referring physicians and medical colleagues from different disciplines, including the field of care, make surgery a modern, interdisciplinary force, for which there is high patient demand. This year's surgical congress will highlight these much-needed partnerships. It will also elucidate critical developments in the sense of 'undesired embracements'.

The development of our field is extremely dynamic because of the amount of successful research being carried out. Furthermore, the relevance of surgery in terms of pure research has gained importance and is being taken more seriously. There is, however, some catching up to do regarding clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. This year's surgical congress will provide the opportunity to discuss the enormous innovative potential within the field of surgery, which can be achieved through surgical research.

The management and management quality of surgical clinics and practices has come to the fore within recent years. A further central theme of this year's German surgical congress will be the patient-friendly organisation of our clinical facilities, high security standards and the continual need and desire for human medicine and surgery.

Scientific Program