General Notes

Congress Organizer

Congress Organisation C. Schäfer
Tal 12
80331 Munich
Claudia Schäfer, E-Mail:
Project Management: Jennifer Haas, Phone: +49 89 – 89 06 77- 18 e-mail:

Scientific Management

Prof. Dr. med. Horst Neuhaus
Dr. med. Torsten Beyna
Protestant Hospital Düsseldorf
Kirchfeldstr. 40
40217 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 / 919 16 05, e-mail:

Congress Venue

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf Airport City & online

Congress Coordinators

Nicole Balasus
Christian Gerges
Rachel Heise-Ginsburg
Jörg Höllerich
Christoph Rüther
Markus Schneider

FSA Code

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

Photography / filming

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 can be sent by using a link on the website platform during the sessions.

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.


Certification with the North Rhine Medical Association and the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) will be sought.

Congress Languages

The congress language is English with simultaneous translation in German and Russian during the entire meeting except the breakout sessions. The Interdisciplinary forum on infection control in endoscopy and the symposium for nurses will be held in German only.


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. The organizer reserves the right to adapt the procedure and the structure of the congress to the official requirements.

Faculty / speakers

All faculty members are obliged to disclose conflicts of interests.

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