October 7th & 8th 2020 - Berlin

International Society of Ocular Trauma

ISOT 2020

Dear Colleagues,

injuries are among the most underestimated dangers to health. Approximately 750,000
people in the US alone suffer from monocular blindness caused by trauma; 90% of those
injuries are deemed avoidable, and epidemiological studies in the past were able to
present effective measures for the prevention of the vast majority of such injuries.
In the past decades, it was thus possible to reduce the number of eye injuries occurring at the workplace, in traffic accidents and during sports activities in certain countries. Obviously,
further improvement is necessary on a worldwide basis.

Conversely, terrorist attacks, wars, and civil uproars significantly increased the number of
eye injuries in some parts of the world. Attacks by terrorist and extremists causing mass casualties can, sadly, occur anywhere in the world today at any time. Thus, triage and psychological care of the victims are completely new tasks that an ophthalmologist is also confronted with. The dramatic improvements the development in vitreoretinal surgery brought can be implemented only to a partial extent in many countries due to limited resources and lack of expertise. All this yields a great variety of topics for an international exchange, so that everybody can learn from everyone.

For this purpose, we invite you on behalf of the International Society of Ocular Trauma and the German Ophthalmological Society, to our joint meeting in Berlin, Germany, from October 7th & 8th, 2020.

The meeting will be dedicated to Albrecht von Graefe, one of the most important German ophthalmologist of the 19th century and citizen of Berlin. 2020 is not only a symbolic number for our specialty but the 150th anniversary of his death.

Ferenc Kuhn, M.D. PhD (Birmingham, USA)
President, ISOT

Prof. Dr. Hans Hoerauf (Göttingen, Germany)
President, DOG

Prof. Dr. Arne Viestenz (Halle, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang F. Schrader (Würzburg, Germany)
local organizing team of the AG DOG-Traumatology

International Society Ocular Trauma

Society of Ophthalmology (DOG)

Pre Meeting Course

5 - 6 October 2020,
University Hospital Halle

Ernst-Grube-Str. 40

D-06120 Halle (Saale), FG 05,

Seminar rooms in 4 WetLabs

DOG-ISOT-Satellite Course and WetLab: Primary management of open globe injuries.

Prof. Arne Viestenz

(Halle, Germany)

Prof. Wolfgang Schrader

(Würzburg, Germany)

Prof. Frank Wilhem

(Greifswald, Germany)

Prof. Ferenc Kuhn

(St. Johns, USA)


contact & reservation:



The ISOT-Dog wetlab and trauma course will be held in Halle (Saale), UKH (5. & 6.10.2020) on two days.

The hands-on course includes three major parts of ocular trauma surgery:

1) Eyelid and lacrimal way reconstruction, muscle reinsertion.

2) Anterior segment reconstruction, corneal and scleral wound closure, pkp, amniotic membrance surgery, secondary IOL-fixation, iris sutures

3) Intraocular reconstruction, vitrectomy, intraocular foreign body removal and pole-to-pole-surgery

Experienced trauma surgeons present in rapid fire lectures pearls and pitfalls.

44 participants max. (early reservation advised!)



7 - 8 October 2020,
Hotel Estrel, Berlin

ISOT-DOG-Joint Meeting

15:00 - 16:15

13:00 - 13:45

13:45 - 15:15

13:45 - 14:45

12:45 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:45

11:45 - 12:15

10:00 - 10:15

10:15 - 11:30

Free paper session

10:15 - 11:30

08:30 - 09:45

First Day


Second Day


17:55 - 18:00

16:45 - 17:55

16:15 - 16:45

15:15 - 15:45

15:45 - 17:15

20:00 - 22:30

Opening Ceremony

Masterclass ,,Severe Ocular Trauma“: presentation of 6 instructive trauma cases and decision-making, interactive panel discussion

11:30 - 12:45

The Cesare Forlini lecture - Prof. Gianpaolo Gini/Prato, Haywards Heath

Lunch break

1st scientific session: chemical and physical burns, explosion trauma

Coffee break

2nd scientific session: „Chameleon“ IOFBs and endophthalmitis

ISOT evening event and dinner

3rd scientific session: pediatric trauma

Free paper session

Introduction of Keynote lecuture by:

Prof. Hans Hoerauf

Keynote lecture: Prof. Ferenc Kuhn: "Councelling: The patient-doctor relationship"

Lunch break

3 parallel Poster sessions and election of the ISOT poster award

4th scientific session: complex reconstruction

Coffee break

5th scientific session: post-traumatic glaucoma, middle earth

Closing words: Prof. Ferenc Kuhn, President of the ISOT

Carlos Abdala Caballero, Barranquilla, Colombia

Rupesh Agrawal, Singapore

Sabine Aisenbrey, Berlin, Germany

Jose Dalma-Weiszhausz, Mexico City, Mexico

Faisal Fayyad, Amman, Jordan

Angela Fernandez, Bogotá, Colombia

Matteo Forlini, San Marino, San Marino

Amelie Gabel-Pfisterer, Potsdam, Germany

Gianpaolo Gini, (Prato, Italy & Haywards Heath, England)

Haywards Heath, England

Hans Hoerauf, Göttingen, Germany

Artur Klett, Tallinn, Estonia

Ferenc Kuhn, Jacksonville, Florida USA

Francesc March de Ribot, La Bisbal, Spain

Angelina Meireles, Porto, Portugal

Sundaram Natarajan, Mumbai, India

Hugo Ocampo, Cali, Colombia

George Pappas, Heraklion, Greece

David Pelayes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Siegfried Priglinger, Munich, Germany

Wolfgang Schrader, Würzburg, Germany

Norbert Schrage, Cologne Germany

Harminder Singh Dua, Nottingham

Zlatko Slezak, Vara, Croatia

Peter Szurman, Sulzbach, Germany

Arne Viestenz, Halle, Germany

Urs Vossmerbaeumer, Mainz, Germany

Armin Wolf, Munich, Germany

Xun Yang, Shuzhou, China

Petra Meier, Leipzig, Germany

Faculty ISOT 2020

(As of November 2019)

Registration and submission of papers

Submission of abstracts

from 01 February
until 14 April 2020

February 2020

Notification of accepted papers

All submitted papers will be reviewed

  • All submissions and registrations via: www.dog-kongress.de
  • Submissions of abstracts: open until 14 April 2020
  • Preliminary Programm will be sent February 2020
  • Notification of accepted papers will be send June 2020
  • Early bird registration until 21 July 2020
  • Every participant/faculty has to register
  • It is possible to register for the ISOT Meeting only, but also for ISOT and DOG meeting altogether, the DOG Meeting will offer bilingual/English presentations on all days
  • Congress language for the ISOT/DOG meeting is English

June 2020

Early Bird Registration

until 21 July 2020

Preliminary Programm Release

  • For ISOT plus DOG (October 7-11, 2020): EUR 400 - for residents or for retired physician EUR 200 - for physicians living in East European Countries EUR 0 (zero)
  • For ISOT only (October 7-8, 2020): EUR 255 - for residents or for retired physician EUR 130 - for physicians living in East European Countries EUR 0 (zero)

Non-Members of the DOG

Rates for

(Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft):

  • For ISOT plus DOG (October 7-11, 2020): EUR 150 - for residents EUR 75 - for retired physician EUR 0 - for physicians living in East European Countries EUR 0 (zero)
  • For ISOT only (October 7-8, 2020): EUR 130 - for residents EUR 65 - for retired physician EUR 0 -   for physicians living in East European Countries EUR 0 (zero)

Rates for

Members of the DOG

(Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft):

Registration fee ISOT / DOG Berlin


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