Committees

Committees are small groups of experts appointed by the Board to address important topics in ophthalmology. They advise the Board or become active on behalf of the Society on behalf of the Presidium. Committees are usually established for an indefinite period, with a review of commission status every four years.

Currently the DOG has the following Committees:

Committee for Continuing Education (DOG/BVA)
Committee for Ophthalmologic Rehabilitation (DOG/BVA)
Committee for Orthoptic Issues (DOG/BVA)
Committee for Refractive Surgery (DOG/BVA)
Committee for the Quality Assurance of Sensory Physiological Examination Methods and Devices (DOG)
Committee for Medical Guidelines (DOG/BVA)
Macula Committee (DOG/BVA)
Programme Committee (DOG)
Legal Committee (DOG/BVA)
Committee for cross-sector Ophthalmology (DOG/BVA)
Committee for Transport and Traffic Ophthalmology

Committee for Continuing Education

The Committee for Continuing Education and Training is a joint committee of the German Professional Association of Ophthalmologists (Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e.V.). (BVA) and the German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG). The members of the CME committee are appointed by the boards of BVA and DOG. Tasks are the promotion of high-quality ophthalmologic continuing education and continuing education structure, assistance with continuing education events, structuring of ophthalmologic continuing education and continuing education offers especially in areas with deficits, the external presentation of ophthalmologic continuing education activities to the public and political work in the committees.

Committee Members
– Prof. Dr. Bernd Bertram, Aachen (Speaker BVA)
– Prof. Claus Cursiefen, Köln (Speaker DOG)
– Dr. Peter Heinz, Schlüsselfeld (BVA)
– Prof. Dr. Hans Hoerauf, Göttingen (BVA)
– Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen, Frankfurt (DOG)
– PD Dr. Joachim Wachtlin, Berlin (BVA)
– PD Dr. Katrin Wacker, Freiburg (DOG)

Committee Website

DOG/BVA Committee for Ophthalmologic Rehabilitation

The Committee for Ophthalmic Rehabilitation is a joint committee of the DOG and the BVA. The members of the committee are appointed by the boards of BVA and DOG. The concerns of the committee are visually impaired and blind patients and their optimal care. Establishment of standards for the fitting of magnifying vision aids with regard to staffing and the necessary aids.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Klaus Rohrschneider, Heidelberg (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Bernd Bertram, Aachen (Speaker)

DOG/BVA Committee for Orthoptic Issues

The Committee for Orthoptic Issues is a joint committee of the DOG and the BVA. The members of the committee are appointed by the boards of BVA and DOG. It deals with questions of the learning objectives catalog in orthoptist training together with the Professional Association of Orthoptists of Germany.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Wolf Lagrèze, Freiburg (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Klaus Rüther, Berlin (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Birgit Lorenz, Gießen
– Prof. Dr. Antje Neugebauer, Köln
– Dr. Simone Potthöfer, Berlin
– Prof. Dr. Joachim Esser, Essen
Guest: Frau Melanie von Waveren, Head of Bundesverband der Orthoptistinnen
Guest: Prof. Dr. Michael Schittkowski, Head of Bielschowsky-Gesellschaft

DOG/BVA Committee for Refractive Surgery

The Committee for Refractive Surgery (KRC) is a joint committee of the BVA and the DOG. The members of the KRC are appointed by the board of the BVA and the DOG.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen, Frankfurt (1. Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Fabian, Rosenheim (2. Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Michael C. Knorz, Mannheim (Secretary)
– Prof. Dr. Gerd Auffarth, Heidelberg
– Prof. Dr. Markus Kohlhaas, Dortmund
– Prof. Dr. Daniel Kook, München
– Dr. Kaweh Schayan-Araghi, Dillenburg

Contact
Kommission Refraktive Chirurgie (KRC) der DOG und des BVA
c/o Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e.V. (BVA)
Postfach 30 01 55
40401 Düsseldorf
Tel (0211) 43037-00
Fax (0211) 43037-20
bva@augeninfo.de
www.augeninfo.de/krc

Committee for the Quality Assurance of Sensory Physiological Examination Methods and Devices

Members

Since 1994, the DOG-Committee “Quality Assurance in Sensory Physiological Examination Methods and and Devices” has been working on guidelines to standardize the procedure for sensory physiological examinations and the technical standards of the devices used for this purpose, especially intended for the German-speaking region. This is intended to ensure high-quality, high-value examination techniques and comparability of the findings they contain throughout the health care area of ophthalmology in Germany. The committee has summarized the guidelines, some of which are based on very complex and detailed national and international standards, in a concise form and thus tried to implement them in a realistic way. The first edition of these recommendations has already been published in the journal “Der Ophthalmologe” 94:836-862 (1997).

– Prof. Dr. Herbert Jägle, Regensburg (Head)
– Prof. Dr. Michael Bach, Freiburg (Deputy Head)
– Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Foerster, Berlin
– Dr. Christoph Friedburg, Gießen
– PD Dr. rer. nat. Sven Heinrich, Freiburg
– Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hoffmann, Marburg
– Prof. apl.em. Dr. Hermann Krastel, Neckargemünd
– PD Dr. Agnes Renner, Berlin
– Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schiefer, Aalen/Tübingen
– PD Dr. Wolfgang Wesemann, Köln
– Prof. Dr. Eberhart Zrenner, Tübingen

DOG/BVA Committee for Medical Guidelines

The Committee for Medical Guidelines sis a joint committee of DOG and BVA. The members of the committee are appointed by the Boards of BVA and DOG. The tasks of the committee include the coordination of guideline development.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Bernd Bertram, Aachen (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Köln (Speaker)
– Dr. Daniela Claessens, Köln

DOG/BVA Macula Committee

The Macular Committee is a joint committee of DOG and BVA. The members of the committee are appointed by the boards of BVA and DOG.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Daniel Pauleikhoff, Münster (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Bernd Bertram, Aachen (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Hansjürgen Agostini, Freiburg
– Prof. Dr. Norbert Bornfeld, Essen
– Dr. Martin Bresgen, Köln
– Prof. Dr. Nikolas Feltgen, Göttingen
– Prof. Dr. Horst Helbig, Regensburg
– Prof. Dr. Hans Hoerauf, Göttingen
– Prof. Dr. Frank G. Holz, Bonn
– Prof. Dr. Focke Ziemssen, Tübingen

Programme Committee

Each autumn the President invites ophthalmological clinics, research institutes and individuals to submit proposals for scientific sessions at the DOG Congress. These proposals are then examined and assessed in blind review by the members of the Programme Committee. Aided by the Programme Committee and the DOG Office, the President then compiles a draft program from the reviewed proposals.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Berthold Seitz, Homburg/Saar (Speaker)
– Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Köln
– Prof. Dr. Anja Eckstein, Essen
– Prof. Dr. Carl Erb, Berlin
– Dr. Philip Gass, München
– Prof. Dr. Gerd Geerling, Düsseldorf
– Prof. Dr. Hans Hoerauf, Göttingen
– Prof. Dr. Frank G. Holz, Bonn
– Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen, Frankfurt
– Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schiefer, Aalen
– Dr. Sven Schnichels, Tübingen
– Prof. Dr. Hagen Thieme, Magdeburg

Legal Committee

The Legal Committee is a joint committee of the DOG and the BVA. The members of the committee are appointed by the boards of BVA and DOG.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Frank H. W. Tost, Greifswald (Speaker DOG)
– Prof. Dr. Klaus Rohrschneider, Heidelberg (Sprecher BVA)
– Dr. med. Gernot Freißler, Bamberg
– Prof. Dr. Marcus Knorr, Krefeld
– Prof. Dr. Michael P. Schittkowski, Göttingen
– Dr. med. Klaus-Dieter Schnarr, Vilshofen
– Prof. Dr. jur. Günther Schneider, Grünhainichen/Erzgebirge

Committee for Intersectoral Ophthalmology

The Committee for Intersectoral Ophthalmology Ophthalmology is a joint committee of the BVA and the DOG. The members of the committee are appointed by the board of the BVA and the DOG.

Members
– Prof. Lars-Olof Hattenbach, Ludwigshafen (Speaker)
– Dr. Peter Heinz, Schlüsselfeld (Speaker)
– Dr. Werner Bachmann, Aschaffenburg
– Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Köln
– Prof. Hans Hoerauf, Göttingen
– Prof. Thomas Kohnen, Frankfurt/Main
– Prof. Siegfried Priglinger, München
– Dr. Johannes Rieks, Aurich

Transport and Traffic Committee

The Transport and Traffic Committee of the DOG and BVA is an institution that has been working for many decades to promote scientific knowledge in the field of traffic ophthalmology, i.e. the relationship between vision and road traffic. Furthermore, it endeavors to make recommendations for the assessment of fitness to drive from the ophthalmologist’s point of view and has developed a variety of recommendations for this purpose over the years.

Members
– Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernhard Lachenmayr, München (Speaker)
– Dr. Gernot Freißler, Bamberg (Speaker)
– Dr. Siegfried Drosch, Berlin
– Dr. Jörg Frischmuth, Fürstenfeldbruck
– Prof. Dr. Klaus Rohrschneider, Heidelberg
– Prof. Dr. Johann Roider, Kiel
– Prof. Dr. Frank H. W. Tost, Greifswald
– Prof. Dr. Helmut Wilhelm, Tübingen

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