Social programme

We kindly invite you to our opening ceremony of this year’s annual meeting at the Würzburg Residence, which has been a UNESCO world heritage since 1981. The opening words are going to be followed by the get-together in the Garden Hall and Garden Terrace of the Residence.

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Start: 6:45 pm

Don’t miss the chance to get to know the Würzburg Residence before the official opening ceremony!:

5:30 pm guided tour through the Würzburg Residence
6:15 pm reception

Location: Imperial Hall of the Würzburg Residence
                 (Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Würzburg)
Fee: No fee, the costs are included in your registration
Dress code: Evening wear


Musical introduction
Geschwister Verna

Official welcome by the conference president
Prof. Dr. Ralf-Ingo Ernestus

Welcoming speeches

President of the Julius Maximilian University
Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel

Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Julius Maximilian University
Prof. Dr. Matthias Frosch

Medical Director of the University Hospital
Prof. Dr. Georg Ertl

Mayor of the city of Würzburg
Marion Schäfer-Blake

President of the German Society of Neurosurgery
Prof. Dr. Volker Tronnier

President of the Swedish Society of Neurosurgery
Prof. Dr. Magnus Tisell

Grant and Award Ceremony
Prof. Dr. Volker Tronnier
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner

Opening of the meeting
Prof. Dr. Ralf-Ingo Ernestus

Memories of Herbert Olivecrona
Prof. Magnus Olivecrona      

Memories of Wilhelm Tönnis
Stefan Oberniedermayr (Grandson)

Opening lecture „Medizin und Ökonomie“ (Medicine and Economy)
Prof. Peter Bofinger

Closing words
Prof. Dr. Ralf-Ingo Ernestus

Reception and get-together in the Garden Hall and Garden Terrace of the Residence
Music: Jazz guitar player Joe Krieg & Band

This year, we would like to invite you to Bürgerspital, a 700-year old and award-winning wine estate in the city centre of Würzburg. Enjoy an entertaining evening, including a reception and individual tour through the wine cellars of the estate. A wine tasting with the vinery manager Robert Haller along with an exquisite Franconian menu by the chef Alexander Wiesenegg make the evening a unique experience. The musical entertainment by the band “Strabande” complete the evening.

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Start: 7:30 pm
Location: Bürgerspital
                 (Theaterstraße 19, 97070 Würzburg)

Dress code: Smart casual

Fee: Specialist, industry • 95 EUR
        Assistant physician, Nursing staff/technical
        assistant, student, accompanying person • 65 EUR

Datum:              Monday, 13 June 2019
Zeit:                   19:00 – 2:00
Ort:                    Discotheque „das boot“
                           Veitshöchheimer Str. 14
                           97080 Würzburg
Preis/Person:   30,00 EUR including BBQ and drinks
Dresscode:       Casual

The number of participants is limited. Please register online here in advance or directly at the check-in onsite.