DRESDEN CONGRESS INFORMATION
Dresden - A General Overview
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre.
An Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II killed thousands of civilians and destroyed the entire city centre. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since the German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centres of Germany.
Protected for centuries by mighty fortifications, the Saxon capital developed splendour and activity. Even today the buildings from the Renaissance, baroque and 19th century determine the Elbe front and the face of our city. The most famous symbol of reconstruction in the city centre is the Dresden Frauenkirche Church, the magnificent baroque dome, which already today dominates the city centre. Many important cultural institutions are situated along the Old City-side of the Elbe banks: from the Old Masters Picture Gallery to the "Green Vault", the treasure chamber of the Saxon electors and kings.
The Old City is likewise the centre of city life, for in the Saxon State Parliament the destiny of Saxony is determined and in the town hall that of the city. Around the Altmarkt square and Prager Strasse shopping centres, restaurants, culture and work are to be found.
With its renovation, the Albertinum on Brühl's Terrace has come up with an innovation showing that Dresden's museum architecture has arrived in the 21st century: a two-story steel structure resembling a floating bridge spans the inner courtyard of the museum, which was originally built in 1884/87. 17 meters above the ground, the structure now houses flood-safe storage areas and workshops. This preserves the courtyard of the four-wing building while creating a new covered space.
Since the »Grünes Gewölbe« (Green Vault) and the numismatic collection have been moved back to their original locations in the Royal Palace, the entire building is now available for sculpture collections and the »New Masters« gallery. The new exhibition concept presents modern art from the 19th century to the present, in every genre. The two museums are not entirely separate; through the artworks, they are in a constant dialogue, supplementing and responding to one another.
Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
Since October, 30th 2005 the steeple of the Frauenkirche overtops the Dresden skyline again. The reconstruction of the Frauenkirche is an impressive symbol of international reconciliation after World War II. The consecration attracted attention throughout the world. Millions of people have already visited the Frauenkirche.
The sacred building was erected between 1726 and 1743, following the designs of George Bähr. Its characteristic dome, called the "stone bell" owing to its shape, collapsed on February 15th, 1945 under the rain of bombs. An anti-war monument during the GDR period, the rebuilding is finished now.
The Frauenkirche is a symbol of conciliation, largely with donations from German and international foundations. The Neumarkt quarter around the church is also to regain its status as the historical heart of the city.
The Maritim Conference Centre
The terrace-style International Congress Center Dresden benefits from both state of the art design and enviable location. Enjoying a prime spot on the banks of the River Elbe upstream from the neighbouring state parliament, the facility is considered one of Europe’s most modern congress centres.
The International Congress Center Dresden is situated just on the other side of the Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) - forming an impressive contrast to the adjacent historical baroque buildings of the old town centre. The gentle curves of the River Elbe between Johannstadt and Ostra inspired the building’s stretched architecture and the result is a unique combination of flowing glass and steel, harmoniously complementing its surrounds.
Castle Moritzburg near Dresden
The reconstruction of the Frauenkirche is an impressive symbol of international reconciliation after World War II.
Dresden International Airport is the airport serving Dresden. All the international destinations, airlines and tour operators at a glance. More information: click here
CONGRESS TOPIC: MACULAR EDEMAS
The congress main topic is "MACULAR EDEMA". The lecturers are requested to present their ways of doing. Other ways of doing on the same subject will be presented by others. Organizing a discussion between these different ways of doing will allow us to understand which is the best treatment for each kind of macular edema and for a given treatment what is the best way to obtain the best result. - If your choice is in-fashion or non classical, you will be asked to explain the advantages you found in this novelty - If your choice is traditional, you will have to argue why you resisted to the new trends Your presentation will be selected as an oral one if one or two other presentations can bring controversies on the same subject. If not it can be switched into a poster format. Therefore, don’t hesitate to send many different abstracts. The only selection criteria is that you must be able to defend, during the discussion, the reasons of your choice.
- You can make a presentation on diabetic ME, inflammatory ME, postsurgical ME, idiopathic ME, ME with ERM, ME with vitreoretinal tractions etc.
- basic science (anatomy, physiology, pathogenesis etc.)
- diagnostics (interest of angiography, retinophotos, new OCTs etc.)
- strategical approach
- medical treatment: photocoagulation, Anti-VEGF, triamcinolone, Ozurdex etc.
- surgical treatment
- prevention (laser treatment, Anti-VEGF for bleeding prevention etc.)
As a starting discussion basis, we will present the EVRS ME Study results. Each member must participate to this study (information at http://www.evrs.eu/me-study-connect/). In doing so, he will not only participate in the largest study in macular edemas but also receive a reduction fee for the Dresden congress inscription.
The 12th EVRS Meeting will follow the EVRS congress philosophy. No invited lecturers. The program will be built by the sole abstract submissions. Each member will pay his registration fee and will be treated equally. The goal is not to give an audience to a certain number of lecturers in order to promote them but really to share our tricks, our knowledge and our experience. Never more than this year, the congress will be closer to the EVRS fundamentals.
The goal of the congres is to critically analyze if fashionable techniques or non-traditional treatments are actually more beneficial for our patients compared to classical ones. Let us try to discover whether maybe some of the new measures might be the result of “encouragement” by industry or an individual’s natural urge of being innovative even if it is for the sake of innovation.
Let us stimulate exchange between the promoters of new drugs or non-established therapeutical approaches and the defenders of standard therapies or classical instruments. This should compel everyone to explain more thoroughly the basis for each individual decision and from this confrontation answers to our questions will hopefully emerge.
You are therefore requested to preferably present your ways of doing things in all the different aspects of medical and surgical retina with the idea of a debate in mind:
– If your choice is in fashion or unconventional, you will be asked to explain the advantages you found in your innovation.
– If your choice is more traditional, you will have to answer the question why you resisted the new trends.
Presentations in this general spirit will be treated preferentially.
Therefore, don’t hesitate to send many different abstracts or feel free to create posters, which will be discussed within the sessions wherever possible.
Please note that only online abstract submission is allowed. The only selection criteria is that during the discussion you must be able to defend your approach.
In order to discuss more deeply on our differences, to analyze more precisely the reasons of our choices, we will chose «The EVRS Talk-Show» Format - a Totally New Congress Concept.
Instead of individual presentations, which frequently are fraught with repetition and redundant information, at EVRS meetings, the speakers are invited to participate in ”talk-shows“. Scientific sessions are arranged according to subjects under discussion and prior to the meeting the moderators arrange the pertinent points of the presenters into finely choreographed forums, where all the participants in the session are able to illustrate their arguments from their own laptops and at the same time participate in extensive discussions among the audience and each other.
A high-tech audiovisual setup, includes provisions for up to 12 simultaneously connected laptops and an array of videocameras projecting speakers and moderators alike onto a huge screen. Questions from the audience can be asked from the floor or alternatively by SMS so that they can be integrated into the discussion.
By this revolutionary concept redundancy is eliminated and the sessions take on a free and lively interactive format unthinkable in other more traditional scientific meetings.
The 12th EVRS Meeting will have the usual Meeting Policies.
|Saturday, September 15||Monday, September 17|
|08:00 am Registration opens||08:30 am - 04:30 pm Scientific Sessions|
|09:00 am - 12:30 pm EVRTS Update (for alumni only)||04:30 pm - 05:30 pm General Assembly|
|01:30 pm - 07:00 pm Courses & Retinaws Meeting||07:30 pm Gala Diner at the Albertinum|
|07:30 pm Welcome Reception (Conference Center)|
|Sunday, September 16||Tuesday, September 18|
|08:30 am - 04:30 pm Scientific Sessions||09:00 am - 04:30 pm Scientific Sessions|
|04:30 pm - 06:30 pm Symposia||04:30 pm End of the congress|
|08:00 pm Concert at the Frauenkirche|
THE MAIN CONGRESS HOTEL
Situated along the banks of the Elbe River, the Maritim hotel is directly connected to the International Congress Centre. The Semper Opera House, Old Masters Picture Gallery and Zwinger Palace are all about 0.7 km (0.4 mi) away.
The hotel features a wellness center with an indoor pool, steam room, Finnish sauna, gym, and spa-treatment rooms. The Wintergarten restaurant serves hot and cold breakfast buffets, à la carte and buffet lunches, and à la carte dinner. A dining terrace offers river views. The Piano Bar, with live music, is open evenings till late. Room service is available limited hours. Limited underground parking is provided for a surcharge.
Guestrooms and suites offer satellite TV, pay movies, minibars, and wireless Internet access. In-room safes can accommodate laptops. Bathrooms come with hair dryers and bidets. Hypoallergenic bedding is available upon request. Rooms also offer air conditioning and individual climate control.
Special reduction fees for accomodation have been obtained by EVRS. If you want to benefit from this offer, please book your accomodation through our hotel booking webpage. As booking rules will be done on a first served basis, we recommend you to make your hotel booking as soon as possible.
Amenities: * Exclusive wellness area with pool (open from 6.30 am to 11.00 pm), steam sauna, sanarium, Finnish sauna (open from 4 pm to 11 pm), fitness room * Oriental and Ayurvedic massages, cosmetics * Hotel shop and ticket service * Room service * Wireless LAN * Network Internet access * Dry cleaning and laundry * Subterranean car park with 390 spaces * Daily newspaper in the lobby * Fax and copying service * Babysitting service (upon request) * Bicycle rental * Green fee reduction for Dresden- Ullerdorf golf course