Abstract submission

The Abstract Submission is closed! 

All submitters will be informed in January. 



Interdisciplinary surgery

  • Brachial Plexus from the Perspective of Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Interdisciplinary Reconstructive Surgery of the Cranium
  • Interdisciplinary Treatment of Syndromic Changes in the Cranium
  • Craniocerebral Trauma
  • Limits of palliative surgical tumour treatment
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • Implants and Infections
  • New Concepts in Postbariatric Surgery
  • Further training concepts and career opportunities in surgery
  • Compression and Syndromes
  • Penetrating Trauma of the Thorax
  • General, Emergency and Vascular Surgery – What Can We Learn from One Another for Further Education?
  • Hybrid Surgery Working Environment – Opportunities, Challenges and Innovations
  • Limits of Curative Surgery – Palliative and End-of-Life Surgery
  • Ischemia and Surgery
  • Acute mesenteric ischaemia
  • “Red Flags” for the Shock Room and Emergency Department


  • Role of Medical Technology in Surgery: Robotics, Digitalisation, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence
  • Oncological Surgery in an Interdisciplinary Context
  • Personalised Surgical Therapy
  • Perioperative Medicine in Surgery
  • Surgery for the Elderly
  • Humanitarian Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery and Intensive Care
  • Surgical Challenges in Terrorist Attacks
  • Complication Management in Surgery
  • Surgical Concepts for Rare Diseases
  • Dealing with Germs in Surgery
  • Modern Education, Training and Further Education in Surgery – from Prototype to Simulation
  • Minimally invasive, computer- and telematics-assisted surgery (CTAC)


Visceral surgery

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Tract (CAOGI)
  • Coloproctology (CACP)
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery (CALGP)
  • Surgical Oncology (ACO)
  • Endocrine Surgery (CAEK)
  • Hernias (CAH)
  • Transplant Surgery (CAT)
  • Bariatric and Functional Surgery (CAADIP)
  • Perioperative Medicine (CAPeriVis)
  • Robotics, Innovations and Artificial Intelligence in Visceral Surgery (CARobin)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC)
  • Emergency Surgery and Emergency Management (CAMIN)
  • Surgical Endoscopy (CAES)
  • Outpatient Surgery (CAAC)
  • Education, Training and Further Education in Surgery (CAJC)
  • Health Policy
  • Complication Management
  • Personalised Surgical Therapy
  • Studies in Visceral Surgery

Paediatric surgery

  • Upper Urinary Tract
  • Oncology
  • Compression Syndromes
  • Thoracic Surgery: Malformations and Tumours
  • Traumatology
  • Paediatric Transplantation
  • Modern Hernia Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery Research

Vascular surgery

  • Haemorrhages, Bleeding Control and Drainage
  • Wounds, Wound Treatment and Defect Coverage
  • Shunt Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Surgery and Phlebology
  • Further Education in Vascular Surgery and Prospects for Junior Surgeons – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Basic, Translational and Preclinical Research in Vascular Surgery
  • Varia

Thoracic surgery

  • Peripheral Nodules in the Age of Digital Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery Tumour Board: Learning from Case Studies
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Evidence for Thoracic Surgery?
  • Pros and cons of MIS and robotics in thoracic surgery
  • Lobectomy or Segment Surgery for Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer: Concepts in the Age of Immunotherapy
  • Dealing with Germs in Thoracic Surgery
  • How to Deal with Minimum Quantities in Lung Cancer: Cooperation Concepts

Plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

  • New techniques in surgery – What the future holds for our discipline
  • Autologous breast reconstruction
  • Lipotransfer (alone or as a hybrid procedure) safe?
  • From bench to bedside: research in plastic surgery
  • New developments in carpal surgery
  • Burn surgery – current developments and challenges

Trauma surgery

  • Implant-Associated Infections
  • Perforating Injuries
  • Robotics in Endoprosthetics
  • Innovative Teaching Concepts
  • Femoral Neck Fracture: Risk-Adjusted Approach

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Digitalisation in Orthopaedics and Emergency Surgery

Surgical research

  • Oncology
  • Novel Therapeutics, Biomarkers and Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Transplantation
  • Regeneration and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Innovative Surgical Techniques
  • Clinical Studies
  • Varia

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 or 2023, 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 2024 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 16. – 18. April 2024) or as lecture (presentation in the form of Rapid Communications in DCK.digital from 16. – 18. April 2024 or as an open lecture at the DCK from 24. – 26. April 2024 in Leipzig) or as a video (presentation in DCK.digital from 16. – 18. April 2024 or at the DCK from 24. – 26. April 2024 in Leipzig). The final decision on the form in which your abstract will be presented will be made by the professional societies.
  • Publication: Accepted English-language abstracts will be published in Innovative Surgical Science. Accepted English-language abstracts in the Surgical Research categories will be published in European Surgical Research.

Organiser & congress agency

wikonect GmbH
Hagenauer Straße 53
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. Christiane J. Bruns
Direktorin der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Tumor- und Transplantationschirurgie Universitätsklinikum Köln (AöR)
Tel. +49(0) 221 478 48 00
Fax +49(0) 221 478 48 43