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Welcome

DKOU20_Prof. Wirtz

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dieter C. Wirtz
President DGOU, DGOOC 2020

DKOU20_Prof. Raschke

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Michael J. Raschke
President DGU 2020

DKOU20_Dr. Lembeck

Dr. med. Burkhard Lembeck
Congress President BVOU 2020

Diversity United

Welcome to our capital Berlin, where the unification of East and West took place 30 years ago and became an unforgettable part of this city’s identity.

Have German Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeons succeeded their unification?

Our answer is a resounding YES!

The unification has been completed and maintained the diversity of our multifaceted field.

As orthopaedic and trauma surgeons we have the privilege of treating our patients from infancy to an advanced age, from conservative therapy to 3D-supported surgery in Hybrid-ORs, from simple injury to polytrauma.

It is this diversity and appeal of our field that we will explore in depth during the largest conference of orthopaedics and trauma surgery in Europe.

In addition to traditional topics we will illuminate and question new focal topics and further aspects of our daily practice:

  • What is the current state of sustainability and ecological aspects in our present-day medical world? Do we have to create mountains of packaging materials, occasionally inferior single-use instruments and implants and subsequently discard them? Are there other ecologically and economically sensible ways?
  • When do we need to revise complications and who should do the job?
  • Do new solutions exist for the growing number of “Best Agers Plus”?
  • Who will treat us in the future? Is part-time employment sufficient to gain experience and evidence-based knowledge?
  • How do we continue to attract the coming generations to our discipline? How should and must specialist training be structured?
  • How does our interaction with other disciplines shape up? Is the political aim of academization of nursing and physiotherapy the right way to go?
  • Do we have to record everything in registers? – How are they beneficial?
  • Who will steer our patients in the future? Dr. Google, health insurances or us physicians?

Our colourful guest nation India looks back on a long-standing heritage of traditional medical methods. Hosting India allows us to transport our contents and messages to more than 1.2 billion people, as we ourselves can surely learn from the experiences of the most populous democracy on Earth through collegial and intercultural exchange.

Through the involvement of further connections grown over many years, the DKOU is a meeting place for the international opinion leaders of our field.

The industry exhibition will present the latest innovations in orthopaedics and trauma. Here in Berlin, Germany will demonstrate itself as the innovation location in the entire medical field.

In addition to the scientific exchange the conference and Berlin offer plenty of possibilities for personal interactions, networking, shopping and sightseeing.

The social programme will contribute further to this: Be surprised….!

We invite you to take extensive advantage of all our events!

Become actively involved in shaping our field through your contributions and discussions!

Come to the DKOU 2020 in Berlin!