By: 5 August 2014
“Science creates confidence and trust”

On behalf of the distinguished German Societies for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOOC, DGU and BVO) we are excited to present the International Programme of the German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma DKOU2014. The International Programme is dedicated to educational programming created by many of the specialty subgroups of our societies.

A considerable amount of physician volunteer and staff time has been spent developing these programmes. With the orthopaedic community continuing to grow throughout Europe and the world through cutting-edge technology and medical advancements, we need to ensure that we have a forum to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

In the past, DKOU has been an exclusively German speaking congress, and although open for all international guests, the language requirements made it hard to select for the rest of the worldwide community.

We have recognized the need for further opening of the congress without rejecting the traditional culture of Germany´s biggest and most attractive orthopaedic meeting. This year´s motto “Wissen schafft Vertrauen” is hard to translate into an English version such as “science creates confidence and trust” because a play on words adds the intended aspects of accomplishment, work and success. We believe that the ultimate trust of our patients can only be achieved based on facts, science and subsequent understanding. But as much as work and execution are mandatory, empathy and intuition are needed.

Refreshing our views against this background is our intention for this year’s annual meeting. Our guest nations for the DKOU2014 are Sweden and France. We will listen to dedicated experts from these well-respected clinical and scientific communities. Thank you for supporting our International Programme.

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