Scientific Director

Horst Neuhaus
Torsten Beyna
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf
Kirchfeldstr. 40
40217 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 / 919 16 05, Fax: +49 211 / 919 39 60

Congress Organizer

Congress Organisation C. Schäfer
Tal 12
80331 Munich
Tel.: 089 – 89 06 77 – 0
Fax: 089 – 89 06 77 – 77
Project management:

Congress Coordination

Nicole Balasus
Torsten Beyna
Christian Gerges
Jennis Kandler
Christoph Rüther
Markus Schneider

Congress Venue

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim-Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf


An exhibition of biomedical and pharmaceutical products will be presented during the symposium in the foyers in front of the plenum as well as on the gallery on the first floor. A list of exhibitors can be found hier.

FSA Code

In accordance to the FSA Code (Voluntary Self-Regulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry code) financial disclosures can be found here 

Photography / filming

No photography or filming during lectures or live demonstrations permitted. The organizers will share selected recordings, lectures and edited live demonstrations on the website. Please advise in advance should you not wish to be recorded.

Interactive discussion

Questions or comments during the sessions can be send by microphone, SMS, WhatsApp, Twitter or e-mail:

Approval of employer

In accordance with the FSA Code the participant who is in salaried employment is asked to obtain permission to attend the symposium from his / her employer if necessary.

The symposium is sponsored by pharmaceutical and medical companies, although the sponsors have no influence on the content of the scientific program. Satellite symposia via industry are clearly indicated.


All participants will receive a confirmation of participation at the end of the symposium. A certification by the Ärztekammer Nordrhein will be arranged as well as an endoscopy assistance certification. No credits will be provided for the Satellite symposia on February 6 and 7, 2020.

Free Public Transport

Use of public transportation VRR (Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr) on both days of the core meeting (February 5-6) will be permitted free of charge upon presentation of your name tag. This includes the regional train within the VRR, all buses, trams and metros (U- and S-Bahn). VRR (Verkehrsverbund Rhein- Ruhr)

You will find further information under  here.

Congress Languages

The congress languages are German and English with simultaneous translation during the entire meeting.
Furthermore, there will be simultaneous translation into Russian in the plenary hall. The Hygieneforum and the symposium for
nurses will be held in German only, the Satellite symposium on Friday morning and the Snack with the experts will be held in English only.

Name Tags

For all participants it is mandatory to wear the name tag visible.


The congress organizer will bear no liability for loss, accident, damage or injury to persons or property irrespective of the cause. The client participates at all sessions, tours and events at his / her own risk. Sole place of jurisdiction is Munich, Germany. German law is applicable.

Faculty / speakers

Please note that all faculty members are obliged to disclose possible company relations at the beginning of their lecture.

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