Joint Congress
th SOE Congress & 103rd DOG Congress 
Berlin, 25 – 29 September 2005

(9 June 2005)

Dear Ophthalmologist / Medical Professional

This congress newsletter is to bring you up to date on present engagements and deadlines and to provide you with some information about the extensive social programme that has been arranged to accompany the congress.

Registration and payment of your fee prior to
Wednesday, 15 June 2005, will ensure that you benefit from the reduction offered by Early-Bird Registration.

Because of the international nature of the SOE & DOG 2005 Joint Congress, all DOG members will be obliged to pay a registration fee this year, as an exception. However, this fee will be significantly less than for non-DOG members.

Online Scientific Programme
We would like to herewith announce that a detailed overview of the Scientific Programme will be published online from today on at the congress website (subject to change). 

Dates and Deadlines

15 June 2005
Reduced Early-Bird Registration 
(receipt of payment required by this date)
1 August 
Registration deadline for 
Pre- and Post-Congress Tours
30 June 2005
Reservation deadline for hotels from List A
(special allocation of hotel rooms for SOE & DOG Congress delegates)
15 August 
Registration deadline for Social Programme for accompanying person 

15 September 2005
Online registration deadline for delegates. Thereafter only on-site registration will be possible

Official Social Programme

Sunday, 25 September 2005, 16:00-18:00 hrs
Opening Ceremony, ICC (included in registration fee)

Sunday, 25 September 2005, 18:00-20:00 hrs
Get-Together with Live Music at the Industrial Exhibition (included in registration fee)

New: Tuesday, 27 September2005, 13:15-14:15 hrs
SOE & DOG in Concert (ICC) (included in registration fee)

Tuesday, 27 September 2005, 20:00-21:00 hrs
Organ Concert at the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)
Registered participants and 
accompanying persons
€ 30 / € 50 (payment before / after 15 June2005)
Non-registered persons € 40 / € 60 (payment before / after 15 June 2005)

Wednesday, 28 September 2005, 20:00-24:00 hrs
Gala Evening at the Berliner Philharmonie
Registered participants and 
accompanying persons
€ 80 / € 100 (payment before / after 15 June 2005)
Non-registered persons € 100 / € 120 (payment before / after 15 June 2005)
(The evening includes a concert given by 12 cellists and a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s Jazz Group. A dinner buffet and beverages will also be offered.)

Thursday, 29 September 2005, 16:00-17:00 hrs
Closing Ceremony (included in registration fee)

Pre- and Post-Congress Tours & Social Programme for 
Accompanying Persons

All tours require a minimum uptake of 15 participants. Please find registration form(s) at the congress website, Please complete and send registration(s) to “Interklassik” by 1 August for all Pre- and Post-Congress Tours, and by 15 August 2005 for all Social Programme for Accompanying Persons events. Interklassik will confirm your booking in writing in due course, provide you with an invoice and request that the invoice be paid prior to the tour. Regrettably, refunds will only be granted in cases where the organiser has had to cancel a tour. 

Interklassik GmbH im Estrel Hotel 
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin 
Tel: +49 30 682 774 45 
Fax: +49 30 6831 23 45 

Please note:
The bus tour “A Grand Berlin Tour” will not take place on Sunday 25 September 2005 to make way for the famous annual Berlin Marathon. However it will be on offer on all the other days of the congress.

All current information is available at the congress website
Please register online.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

Yours sincerely
Monika Porstmann Julia Pas
Managing Director  Project Manager

Porstmann Kongresse GmbH 
Alte Jakobstr. 77
10179 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 28 44 99 - 0
Fax: +49 30 28 44 99 - 11