General information

Scientific Director

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

Congress Organizer

COCS GmbH - Congress Organisation C. Schäfer
Rosenheimer Str. 145c
81671 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 / 89 06 77 - 0, Fax: +49 89 / 89 06 77 - 77

Congress Coordination

Dr. Nicole Balasus
Dr. Torsten Beyna
Dr. Christian Gerges
Dr. Rachel Heise-Ginsburg
Dr. Jennis Kandler
Dr. Christoph Rüther
Dr. Markus Schneider

Congress Venue

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim-Platz 1
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany


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 all participating companies can be found under Exhibition.

FSA Code

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


Certification by the  Medical Chamber Nordrhein and certification for endsocopy assistance will be applied for after completion of the final conference programme at the end of August. 


Free Public Transport

Use of public transport VRR (Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr) on both days of the core meeting (February 7-8) 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).

Details for arrival can be found 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. 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.

Congress Documents

Congress documents will be distributed on-site at the registration desk in the Maritim Hotel. Participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will receive their congress documents by mail if payments are received by January 22, 2020.

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.

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.


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

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