With over 11,000 attendees, the DKOU is the most important congress in the field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Germany and the largest of its sector in Europe. The congress is hosted by the German Society of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC), the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU) and the Professional Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (BVOU).
With the motto “no knowledge without values”, participants in the DKOU 2019 can expect exciting conferences and discussions with international experts presenting the most cutting-edge findings in research and care in orthopaedics and trauma surgery.
- Congress presidents:
Prof. Dr. Paul A. Grützner, Prof. Dr. Carsten Perka, Dr. Thomas Möller
- Guest nation: Italy and Canada
- Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2019
- Website DKOU 2019
Basic values such as competence, humane treatment and a responsible use of the ongoing medical progress are indispensable. As we strive to provide sustainable healthcare on the highest international level doctors must endure increasing economic pressure, misguided management in the political sphere and scarcity of personnel.
The motto "no knowledge without values" proposes that the actions as orthopedic and trauma surgeons must always incorporate the highest standard of evidence and values.
It is the aim to promote the exchange of knowledge and provide sufficient opportunity for dialogue on evidence and value-based medicine. The main target groups are generalists and specialists, residents as well as experienced experts alike from all subfields of O and T.