Abstract submission

The Abstract Submission is closed.

All submitters will be informed in December. 




  • Computer-assisted surgery, robotics, digitalisation, virtual reality, AI
  • Surgical innovation, basic research
  • Oncological surgery in an interdisciplinary context
  • Perioperative medicine in surgery
  • Surgery in elderly patients
  • Humanitarian aid in surgery
  • Surgical emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Surgical challenges in terrorist attacks
  • Complication management in surgery
  • Surgical concepts for rare diseases
  • Dealing with surgical infections
  • Teaching in surgery, from role model to simulation
  • Miscellaneous

Visceral surgery

  • Outpatient surgery
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endoscopy and sonography
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery
  • Hernia and abdominal wall surgery
  • Coloproctology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oesophageal and gastric surgery
  • Transplantation surgery

Paediatric surgery

  • VUR
  • Genital surgery of a child who is unable to give consent
  • Video session
  • Paediatric surgical research
  • Unclear mass of the abdomen: Diagnosis and therapy
  • Oncology in paediatric surgery
  • Complications in paediatric traumatology
  • The challenge of early and neonatal surgery

Vascular surgery

  • Chronic mesenteric ischaemia
  • Vascular surgery is female
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • Iatrogenic haemorrhage and iatrogenically induced limb ischaemia
  • Defect coverage in circulatory disorders
  • Shunt and access surgery
  • Surgery in times of new anticoagulants
  • Surgical therapy of chronic wounds
  • Transplantation surgery and vascular surgery
  • New developments in the field of vascular surgery
  • Diabetic foot syndrome
  • Surgical infections on blood vessels
  • Palliative vascular surgery – End of Life decisions


  • Intraoperative imaging and robotics in spinesurgery
  • Interoperability in the operating theatre

Thoracic surgery

  • Peripheral lung lesions in times of digital medicine
  • Thoracic surgery meets neurosurgery: Brain metastases, spine, phrenicus
  • Complications in thoracic surgery (including COVID and new therapies)
  • Congenital thoracic wall deformities
  • Thoracic surgical therapy for rare lung diseases
  • Concepts/projects for primary prevention of smoking
  • Chest surgery in elderly patients

Plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

  • Radiation damage
  • Complex, interdisciplinary challenge
  • Burns in children
  • Open fractures of the lower limbs
  • Reconstructive challenges
  • Interdisciplinary care of war casualties
  • Challenges in secondary care
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes of the upper limb
  • The interdisciplinary obesity centre
  • Research in plastic surgery
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation to improve the quality of care – case studies
  • Autologous reconstruction of the breast
  • Where do we stand

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Musculoskeletal tumours – interdisciplinary care

Trauma surgery

  • Polytrauma care
  • Spinal trauma
  • Geriatric traumatology
  • Paediatric traumatology
  • Hand surgery

Surgical research

  • Oncology
  • Regeneration and Tissue Engineering
  • Novel therapeutics, Biomarker, Targeted Therapy
  • Varia
  • Clinical Studies
  • Transplantation
  • Biomaterials
  • Innovative Surgical Techniques
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Immune Therapy

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

  • Plastic restructuring after war-induced injuries
  • Decision-making conflicts when planning interventions in case of older patients
  • Surgical treatment of skin tumours
  • Plastic surgery within the scope of humanitarian operations
  • Treatment of blood vessel tumours in the head and neck area

Further information about submissions

  • Abstract tool: An account for the abstract tool is required to make a submission. You can create an account free of charge in the first step. If you already have an account on our platform m-anage, for example from the DCK 2022, you can use the login data for this again.
  • Abstract template: You can download the Word template for the abstract in the abstract tool either during the submission process or here. The headings are in English, but you can of course insert the German text of your abstract here. Please note that the abstract must not exceed 1,500 words (including the bibliography).
  • Language: Abstracts can be submitted in either German or English. The lecture language is German, except for international sessions. You will find out whether your abstract will be placed in an international session in January 2023 at the latest. The language in the presentation must be same as the lecture language.
  • Type of presentation: You can submit your abstract as an ePoster (presentation in the form of Rapid Communications in DCK.digital from 18– 20 April 2022) or as lecture (presentation in the form of Rapid Communications in DCK.digital from 18 – 20 April 2022 or as an open lecture at the DCK from 26 – 28 April 2022 in Munich) or as a video (presentation in DCK.digital from 18 – 20 April 2022 or at the DCK from 26– 28 April 2022 in Munich). The final decision on the form in which your abstract will be presented will be made by the professional societies.

Organiser & congress agency

wikonect GmbH
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65203 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 (0) 611 204809-0
Fax: +49 (0) 611 204809-10
Email: dck@wikonect.de

Scientific sponsor

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie e.V.
Luisenstraße 58/59
10117 Berlin

DGCH President

Prof. Dr. med Andreas Seekamp
Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein
Tel. +431 500 24401
Fax +431 500 24404