Review 2022

The 73rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neurosurgery was held in Cologne, Germany, May 29-June 01, 2022. The motto of the meeting was Paradigm Shift in Neurosurgery: Personalization and Precision Medicine 

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Program booklet 

This booklet was provided in digital form only. 

Congress information at a glance

This booklet was available on site in printed form. 

Monday, 30. May 2022
News and updates from the sections of the DGNC
Roland H. Goldbrunner (Cologne), Veit Rohde (Göttingen)
11:00 News and updates from the Section Neurotrauma and Intensive Care Medicine 
Nicole Angela Terpolilli (Munich)
11:10 News and updates from the Section Functional Neurosurgery
Rezvan Ahmadi (Heidelberg)
11:20 News and updates from the Section Spine
Sven Oliver Eicker (Hamburg)
11:30 News and updates from the Section Peripheral Nerves
Christian Heinen (Quakenbrück)
11:40 News and updates from the Section Neurooncology
Michael Christoph Sabel (Düsseldorf)
11:50 News and updates from the Section Paediatric Neurosurgery
Hans Christoph Ludwig (Göttingen)
12:00 News and updates from the Section Vascular Neurosurgery
Dorothee Mielke (Göttingen), Erdem Güresir (Bonn)
12:10 News and updates from the Section Technology and Innovation
Julian Prell (Halle/Saale), Stefan Linsler (Homburg/Saar)

New horizons in Functional Neurosurgery
Joint session with the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery  (ESSFN)
Veerle Visser-Vandewalle (Cologne), Joachim K. Krauss (Hannover)
16:00 Awake versus asleep DBS in Parkinson’s disease
Rick Schuurman (Amsterdam/NL)
16:30 DBS in Alzheimer´s Disease
Özgur Onur (Cologne)
17:00 Restoring movement after spinal cord injury – the promise of neurotechnology
Jocelyne Bloch (Lausanne/CH)
Tuesday, 31. May 2022

Meningioma management
Joint session with the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) and European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
Gelareh Zadeh (Toronto/CA), Roland H. Goldbrunner (Cologne)
10:45 EANO guidelines on management of meningiomas
Pantelis Stavrinou (Athen/GR)
11:00 Skull base meningiomas
Makoto Nakamura (Cologne)
11:15 Basic science on meningiomas
Christian Mawrin (Magdeburg)
11:30 Future of meningioma therapy
Gelareh Zadeh (Toronto/CA)

Changing paradigms for Brain Metastases
Joint session with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Emilie Le Rhun (Zürich/CH), Maximilian Ruge (Cologne)
16:30 EANO-ESMO guidelines on brain metastases
Emilie Le Rhun (Zürich/CH)
16:42 Surgical aspects
Philippe Metellus (Marseille/FR)
16:54 Radiotherapy for brain metastases – from global to focal therapy
Frank A. Giordano (Bonn)
17:06 Systemic therapy of brain metastases across the blood brain barrier
Jürgen Wolf (Cologne)
17:18 Outlook
Stefan Grau (Fulda)
Wednesday, 01. June 2022
Developments in neurovascular surgery
Daniel Hänggi (Düsseldorf), Konstantions Fountas (Larissa/GR)
09:30 News on the management of patients with cavernomas
Ulrich Sure (Essen)
09:45 EMMA study
Marc Schlamann (Cologne)
10:00 Minimally invasive ICB treatment. Renaissance of surgery?
Nils Hecht (Berlin)
10:15 Endovascular treatment of recanalised aneurysms initially treated by endovascular approach
Ioannis Ioannidis (Larissa/GR)

Glioblastom therapy. Quo vadis?
Joint Session with the Neuro-oncological Working Group (NOA)
Stephanie Combs (Munich), Walter Stummer (Münster)
12:00 Molecular genetics of glioblastoma – recent advances and diagnostic implications
Guido Reifenberger (Düsseldorf)
12:15 New concepts for intraoperative visualisation
Volker Neuschmeltung (Cologne)
12:30 Radiation oncology
Stephanie Combs (Munich)
12:45 Immunotherapy and targeted therapies
Michael Weller (Zürich/CH)

Maximal versus minimal in spine fusion
Joint Session with the German Spine Society (DWG)
Alexandros Brotis (Larissa/GR), Peter Vajkoczy (Berlin)
12:00 Pros and Cons of different fusion techniques
Claudius Thomé (Innsbruck/AT)
12:15 Management of pathological fractures
Yu-Mi Ryang (Berlin)
12:30 Update on modern fusion surgery
Ulf Liljenqvist (Münster)
12:45 Cervical fusions
Peer Eysel (Cologne)
13:00 Special cases
Bernhard Meyer (München)

As in previous years, the abstracts of the DGNC Annual Meeting 2022 are available for citation on the German Medical Science (GMS) portal.


All abstracts of the presentations and ePosters to the congress are compiled in an abstract volume.

Abstract book

We thank Mr. Thomas Hauss for the photo documentation. Under the following link you will find all impressions of the conference. 
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