10th European Group On Graves´ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) Teaching Course

8th Orbita Symposium Munich 2016

Joint Meeting


The Munich Orbital Symposium is a biannual course focused on concepts and techniques related to orbital disease and its management. This year, the 8th Orbital Symposium will take place as a joint meeting together with the 10th EUGOGO Teaching Course on Graves´ orbitopathy. For participants this concept offers the chance to learn about the latest developments in the management of orbital disease and to train on live patients under supervision of EUGOGO experts according the recently published ETA-EUGOGO guidelines.


A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty, renown experts in their fields, focus on practical techniques and conceptual pearls designed to send participants home with tools and knowledge that they can immediately apply to their own practice.


Orbital Symposium

The symposium will include didactic sessions covering modern understanding of orbital disease and advanced techniques for management. The faculty consists of experts in the area of orbital disease who will share their knowledge and experience with the participants. Case presentations and an orbital surgical video session will encourage interactive discussion; a web-based audience response system (OnlineTED) involves the participants actively.

A range of topics will be covered including orbital tumours, vascular lesions, inflammatory disease and trauma.


EUGOGO Teaching Course

The science of treating Graves´ Orbitopathy patients is what EUGOGO stands for. A session with comprehensive lectures based on the recently published ETA-EUGOGO guidelines on Friday afternoon will introduce into Graves´ orbitopathy, complemented by the latest developments in pathogenesis and therapy of thyroid related orbitopathy.


On Saturday a full day is designed to assess live patients in practical basic and advanced ophthalmologic and endocrinologic masterclasses and in decision making. EUGOGO experts are demonstrating and coaching in small groups, based on well established definitions of disease activity and severity. Interdisciplinarity is the key for successful management of Graves´ patients – this is reflected by the concept of combined sessions with ophthalmologists and endocrinologists.


Presentations and discussions on cases and commented surgical video presentations supplement the program.


The Bavarian capital of Munich in Southern Germany enjoys a favourable location in the heart of Europe close to the Alps. The city as one of Germany´s most popular destinations has much to offer. At this time of the year, the Christkindl´s market opens its doors, and the typically blue and white Bavarian sky might already get snowy.


On behalf of the Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University group on Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the EUGOGO Committee you are cordially invited to attend this joint meeting from 24 - 26 November 2016. Individuals unable to participate in both parts are welcome to attend either the Orbital Symposium on Thursday / Friday or the EUGOGO Teaching Course on Friday /Saturday only.



We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Munich in November 2016!








Siegfried Priglinger

Head of LMU Eye Hospital

Christoph Hintschich

Head of Oculoplastic Surgery,
Local organizer

Claudio Marcocci

Chairman of EUGOGO

Lelio Baldeschi

EUGOGO secretary

George J.  Kahaly

EUGOGO treasurer