it is a pleasure to invite you to our annual meeting of the German Spine Society (Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft - DWG) in Muenster from december 9 – 11, 2021. I today do expect that we will be able to hold a face-to face meeting in the capacious congress hall of Muenster.
The motto of our meeting will be „Tradition and Innovation“ and beside all the scientific presentation there will be debates with pro and con sessions and invited speakers. The key note lectures will be held by international key opinion leaders such as Larry Lenke, Stefano Boriani, Rajiv Sethi und Thanos Tsirikos covering the topics of spinal deformities and tumors of the spine. The chair of the covid crisis committee of the German ministry of health, Hans-Ulrich Holtherm, will give us insight into the management of the pandemic crisis and an outlook into the future
We are delighted to have guests from Sweden. The Swedish Society of Spinal Surgeons will be our international partner this year and I look forward to an interesting international scientific session and a vivid exchange of knowledge. Furthermore, I do hope that regulations will allow a friday night gala dinner which will be entertained by the famous musician Goetz Alsmann and band.
As president of the DWG, I cordially invite all of you to submit your scientific abstracts in english. Besides free topics there are numerous main topics as listed below.
I do look forward to your scientific contributions and to welcoming all of you at our 16. annual meeting of the DWG in Muenster.
Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Liljenqvist
President DWG 2021