Dkou 2018 - German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
With more than 11.000 delegates the annual congress is the outstanding event in the medical fields of orthopedic and trauma surgery.
"We are O&T" is the congress motto of the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2018.
No other congress in Europe offers a greater platform for professional, collegial and academic exchange than the DKOU 2018.
A current challenge is the digitalisation in O&T. Smart implants, wearables and big data applications have the potential to revolutionize our therapeutic options and are a major chance for the future. The counterparts are the risks of a digital process optimisation and economisation specially for the protection of the personal patient data entrusted to us. Here we are all required to help shape the dynamic development.
A significant threat to patient safety are implant associated infections. They pose severe complications and are increasingly caused by multiresistent germs. Due to the high clinical relevance, we will take up this difficulty as a main topic. We will discuss both measures for improved prevention as well as solution strategies for the therapy of manifest infection. The aspiration of the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology still is a high contentual quality both with regard to the broadness of the field and the differentiation of the subspecialties. Sections and cooperating expert associations are noticeabely integrated in the congress programme. This offers sufficient space for the presentation and discussion of the latest results for the representatives of the field’s spine, hand and wrist, arthroscopic surgery as well as those of sports medicine and rehabilitation.
The participation of our guest nation, Great Britain, in the individual main topic sessions allows for border-crossing scientific and professional exchange which all participants will surely benefit from.
We cordially invite you to participate in the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2018!