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August 27, 2008
25th Scientific Annual Meeting of the German Society of Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology online

The main topic of the jubilee congress is "Newborn Hearing Screening - New Requirements for the Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology". Several studies from different German states highlight the diverse aspects of the universal newborn hearing screening comprising tracking, follow up, quality assurance and the constitution of networks. Different methodical approaches are presented in pilot projects.
Further articles deal with causal research and differential diagnoses of the different subtypes of sensorineural hearing loss, developing concepts in hearing and speech habilitation and the treatment of auditory processing disorders. The aim of the studies is to guarantee a highly normal development of hearing and speech by early specific diagnostic and therapeutic activities.
A further common topic of the presented articles is the communication disorder in orofacial malformations and after defect care in the oral and maxillofacial area.
Studies concerning computer-assisted parameters of the voice, the voice in old age and special aspects in the treatment of vocalists and musicians emphasize the broad spectrum of the speciality phoniatrics and pediatric audiology.

The contributions of the congress are available online at GMS:

June 19, 2008
Joint meeting of the International Society of Ocular Trauma and the German Retinal Society online

The International Society of Ocular Trauma and the German Retinal Society invite you to a joint meeting in Wurzburg, June 19 - 22, 2008. The presentation will cover epidemiology and prevention of ocular injuries, their triage and adequate surgical intervention. The results of new strategies in the treatment of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions and retinal detachments will be discussed as well.


April 25, 2008
Homepage slightly reorganized

We have changed the German Medical Science homepage to make it even tidier: The three pillars of the portal – Journals (among which GMS German Medical Science – An Interdisciplinary Journal), Meetings and Reports – are now accessible through the three sections in the middle of the page. We hope you will find the publications of your interest even better and are grateful for any comments to !

April 22, 2008
79th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery online

This year's annual meeting of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery has as a motto early detection of diseases of the head and neck. Early detection of diseases is an important factor which influences the prognosis in many diseases especially in cancer. Even the development of young children is dependent on the early detection of hearing impairment, which affords special rehabilitation. In the head and neck there is a wide variety of possibilities of early detection of diseases. These are malignant diseases, allergic diseases, sleep related disorders and hearing impairment which are discussed during the conference. Further main topics are tissue engineering and tissue replacement, skull base surgery as an interdisciplinary approach and computer assisted surgery. Beside these main topics management of acoustic neuromas, navigated surgery of paranasal sinuses, skull base surgery, treatment of skin tumors of the head and neck and adjuvant tumor therapy are subjects of scientific sessions. The abstract publication contains 671 summaries of all scientific presentations. The reader will get an overview about the different topics and also will get important information about the scientific activity in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.


April 16, 2008
125. Congress of the German Association of Surgery online

The 125. Congress of the German Association of Surgery will be organized from 22.04.08 - 26.04.08 in the ICC of Berlin. The German society of surgery is the stabil roof of nine scientic associations of surgery, and they all will present the actual topics and the main topics given by the president. Nearly 300 scientific, clinical, occupational and organizational sessions will be held. The abstracts of the scientific contributions are available online via the portal German Medical Science

February 12, 2008
News EbM 2008

In Febuary 2008 the conference on "evidence based primary medicine and healthcare" takes place in Witten, Germany. The annual meeting of the German "Deutsches Netzwerks Evidenzbasierte Medizin (DNEbM)" was organized together with the conference of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)" at Witten/Herdecke university. Both organizations want to demonstrate that there are many common topics and questions to be answered concerning evidence based healthcare.

The abstracts are now available on the GMS website

November 27, 2007
Abstracts of the 91. annual congress of the Southwest German Association of Otolaryngologists online

For the first time, the congress of the Southwest German Association of Otolaryngologists on September 28 and 29, 2007 in Kaiserslautern was held jointly with the traditional ENT-Saar-Lor-Lux-conference (13ème Rencontre Regional d'ORL).
The congress focused on current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for head and neck tumors. Experts from Germany, France and Luxemburg held lectures and discussed different aspects of modern tumor treatment in ENT.
The interesting and rewarding program comprised approximately 70 presentations, lectures and posters (
The abstracts are published on the GMS website

November 14, 2007
Abstracts of the GAA 2007 online

The 14th conference of the German Drug Utilisation Research Group (GAA, e.V.) will take place in 15th and 16th of November 2007 in Frankfurt/Main. The meeting place is the Regional Association of SHI Accredited Physicians (KV Hessen, Georg Voigt Str. 15, 60325 Frankfurt/Main). This year the conferences has its special focus on primary health care. Each session will be introduced by an invited speaker:


November 14, 2007
HTA reports of the DAHTA now with separate ISSN in the category "research reports"

The complete HTA reports of the German Agency for Health Technology Assessment of the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DAHTA@DIMDI) currently have their own citable ISSN 1864-9645 (scientific journal series of Health Technology Assessment). You find the reports in gms now in the category "research reports" as well as in the DAHTA database


October 24, 2007
1st Scientific Meeting of the German Society on Eating Disorders (DGESS) online

The 1st Scientific Meeting of the German Society on Eating Disorders (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Essstörungen e.V. - DGESS) in cooperation with the National Professional Association on Eating Disorders (Bundesfachverband Essstörungen e.V. - BFE), the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Essstörungen -ÖGES) and the Swiss Network on Eating Disorders (Essstörungsnetzwerk der Schweiz - ENES) on eating disorders takes place from November 8th – 10th, 2007 at the Roseneck-Clinic in Prien on Chiemsee.
The meeting will present abundant contents of scientific works on the topic in 11 symposia, 6 state-of-the-art lectures, 3 vip lectures, 4 free paper sessions and numerous poster contributions.


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