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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter holds 21st annual meeting

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking ChapterThe Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter held its 21st annual meeting in June in Göttingen, Germany. The meetings were held in the Alte Mensa, a renovated lecture hall at Göttingen University. The meeting’s theme was “Application of Light in Medicine and Research.” Thirty participants, including 15 Mayo Clinic alumni, attended the meeting.

Speakers included:

  • Kajetan von Eckardstein, M.D. (NS ’08), Department of Neurological Surgery, Göttingen University; meeting host
  • Thomas Gerber, M.D., Ph.D. (CV ’93, I ’96, CV ’99, CV-IC ’00), Department of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester; editor-in-chief, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes
  • Hermann von Lilienfeld-Toal, M.D., Ph.D. (MMED ’77), internal medicine, gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, Gelnhausen, Germany
  • Simona Nistor-Grahl, M.D., Ph.D. (ONC ’02), director, SG Consulting, hematology-oncology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Silvio Rizzoli, Ph.D., director, Institute for Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, Göttingen University
  • Bawarjan Schatlo, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurological Surgery, Göttingen University
  • Jörn Peter Sieb, M.D., Ph.D. (N ’93), director, Department of Neurology, Helios Kliniken Stralsund, Germany
  • Burkhard Wippermann, M.D., Ph.D. (BIOM ’87), director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Helios Kliniken Hildesheim, Germany; and member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Katrin Wacker, M.D. (OPH ’16, resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

 

After the scientific program, chapter members went on a guided tour of the historic observatory of celebrated mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and tour of the documenta 14 art exhibit in Kassel — a contemporary art exhibit that occurs every five years in Kassel and is limited to 100 days of exhibition

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter

Katrin Wacker, M.D., receives 2017 Rudolf Juchems Research Award from Kajetan von Eckardstein, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter

Guided tour of the documenta.

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association German Speaking Chapter

Guided tour of the observatory founded by Karl Friedrich Gauss.

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