Greetings from the conference presidents DGNC 2021

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to extend this second invitation to the 72nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery jointly held with our Polish colleagues on June 6-9, 2021. Due to the current Covid-19 situation and the associated uncertainty, it was decided to host the meeting almost entirely by way of a virtual conference . As much as we would have loved to welcome all of you to Erfurt in person, we also see advantages and we will employ the most recent digital formats to add an amiable social frame. Again, here are the main topics we have chosen this year.  Some of them have considerable political sensibility, others will give us a lot of room for an inspired scientific debate::

  • Building centres, networks and interdisciplinarity
  • Perspectives of neurosurgery
  • Rare diseases
  • Quality assurance and complication management
  • Neurosurgery beyond sectors and authorities

By now, a number of top-notch experts have already agreed to complement our plenary sessions. In the meantime, more than 750 abstracts have been reviewed so that the scientific programme promises to be highly interesting and attractive.

Additionally, our residents, most of them being <digital natives>, are preparing an extended version of their annual forum. The focus session on “Strong women, strong men – will we ever achieve gender equivalence?” will take on another highly charged issue within our traditionally rather macho-prone neurosurgical community.

Impressions and highlights from the Federal German Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau), which is taking place in Erfurt at the same time, will accompany and complement your digital journey through the Annual Meeting.

Eventually, we also plan on hosting the first edition of the “NeuroRun” which is supposed to be the start of regular sports event within the DGNC annual meeting to enjoy some countervailing physical activity and attract sponsors for charitable causes.

The 72nd Annual Meeting of the DGNC will create an exciting scientific atmosphere with an unusual social touch for all of you in digital spaces. Do not miss this unique event and be inspired by our enthusiasm and commitment as well as by the innovative ideas of Conventus!

On behalf of the Erfurt organising committee,

Prof. Dr. med. Steffen Rosahl                                   Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Gerlach
Congress Presidents

Prof. Dr. med. Steffen Rosahl


Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Gerlach