December 22, 2022

XXVII Annual Meeting of the Mayo Alumni German Speaking Chapter
Innsbruck, Austria
June 16-28, 2023

Hosted by Prof. Ivo Graziadei (HEPAT ’97) and Prof. Michael Schirmer  (RHEUM ’97).

  • To register contact Prof. Schirmer (
    • Registration deadline is April 15, 2023
  • Preliminary Program
  • Meeting venue: Medical University Innsbruck – Landeskrankenhaus, Innsbruck, Austria
  • If interested in giving a talk, please contact Prof. Schirmer.
  • Juchems scientific award
    • This award is given to young colleagues recently returned to Europe from a clinical or scientific appointment at the Mayo Clinic. Contact Kajetan von Eckardstein (NS, ’08) with questions (
  • Hotel: Hotel Sailer, Adamgasse 8, Innsbruck
    • Please make your own hotel reservations


April 7, 2022 – German Speaking Chapter annual meeting update

Dear fellow alumni,
dear colleagues,

As previously announced, I herewith invite you to our annual meeting and will provide the following

This year, we will again try to meet in Bonn, Germany, June 17-19, 2022.
Our host will be Michael Muders (URO’09).
The scientific program will reflect on “Recent developments in Oncology”.

HOTELS (please make your own reservation)
Ameron Hotel Königshof****, Adenauer Allee 9, 53111 Bonn, Tel.: +49 – 228 – 26010, e-mail:

Centro Hotel Bristol Bonn**** (close to main train station), Prinz-Albert-Straße 2, 53113 Bonn, Tel.:
+49 – 228 – 26980, e-mail:

Please register for this event until April 30, 2022 with the secretariat of Prof. Dr. Michael Muders, email

For the formal dinner on June 18, 2022, a moderate contribution in cash will be collected.

We will register the meeting for cme-points.
We will circulate a preliminary scientific program with further information in late April.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you all in Bonn!

Kajetan von Eckardstein, MD
Chairman, Mayo Alumni German Speaking Chapter e.V.
Danziger Straße 28
67659 Kaiserslautern


April 6, 2021

Dear friends and colleagues,

Recently, we have again addressed our plans for our annual scientific meeting 2021 in the light of the pandemic. As you all know, Germany is in the midst of the third wave. Unfortunately, the German vaccination campaign is not as dynamic as in the U.S.

However, we feel it is yet too early to make the final call and cancel the meeting. We still think and hope that an on-site meeting in September will be possible.

We understand, that travel arrangements have to be made well in advance and that decisions cannot be held until the very last minute. Therefore, the board will closely monitor the situation within the next two months. We will convene with Prof. Michael Muders, who will be hosting the meeting, in early June to make a final decision.

I will contact you again around June 10, 2021, with further information on the meeting of the German Speaking Chapter of the Mayo Alumni which we still plan for September 24/25/26, 2021.

I sincerely hope that we can proceed with our plans at that time and will not be forced to again cancel.

Best regards,
stay safe and healthy,

Kajetan von Eckardstein (NSURG ’08)
for the Board of the German Speaking Chapter


November 30, 2020

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
liebe Freudinnen und Freunde,

ich darf Sie freundlichst an unsere

Mitgliederversammlung am kommenden Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2020, 16:00h MEZ

erinnern, zu der ich Sie per mail fristgemäß eingeladen habe. Wie angekündigt, wird unser Meeting als ZOOM Meeting stattfinden. Bitte nutzen Sie den unten angeführten Einladungs-Link, um an der Mitgliederversammlung teilzunehmen.

Ich freue mich auf kommenden Mittwoch,
Kajetan von Eckardstein

Kajetan von Eckardstein lädt Sie zu einem geplanten Zoom-Meeting ein.

Thema: MV Mayo Alumni German Speaking Chapter
Uhrzeit: 2.Dez.2020 04:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

Zoom-Meeting beitreten

Meeting-ID: 893 2271 3200
Kenncode: 316969

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November 3, 2016

Dear colleagues and friends,

With the Mayo brothers we all share two common academic ancestors. As we learned from them, travelling abroad widens the professional and the personal horizon. I believe face-to-face contact is crucial for an academic interaction, for teaching and learning, for joint projects, and for friendship. Our chapter is based upon these values and I am very sad that we did not have the possibility to convene this year.

However, as a German registered association we are obliged to hold an annual business meeting which this year can be digital. Therefore I like to invite you to join

Our digital (ZOOM) business meeting (Mitgliederversammlung) on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 16:00h CET.

I have enclosed a formal invitation in German to meet all required regulations, including an agenda. The current board was elected in 2019, so there is not necessity for further elections. However, the amendments of the statute discussed last year in Vienna are still pending, as the official body of registration not approve our draft.

A few days prior to that date I will circulate the ZOOM link and/or other identifier to take part in the meeting.

Best regards,

Kajetan von Eckardstein


CANCELLED – 2020 Mayo Alumni German Speaking Chapter (MAGSC) meeting
June 12-14, 2020

March 3, 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

Dear fellow alumni,

We regret to inform you that we have cancelled the annual meeting of the German Speaking Chapter of Mayo Alumni 2020 that was to take place in Bonn this year due to the corona pandemic. We had to come to that conclusion after consultation with Judy Anderson from the Rochester Alumni Office, a thorough discussion with Michael Muders, who had planned to host us, and after reviewing the recommendations of the CDC and the RKI.

Thankfully, Michael has renewed his invitation to Bonn for 2021. Please mark your calendar for June 4/5/6, 2021. I do look forward to seeing you all then and very much regret this cancellation.

Best regards,

Kajetan von Eckardstein, Chair of the Board

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

liebe Freundinnen und Freunde,

liebe Mayo Alumni,

ich bedauere sehr, Ihnen und Euch mitteilen zu müssen, dass wir wegen der Corona-Pandemie unser diesjähriges Jahrestreffen des Mayo Alumni German Speaking Chapter 2020 absagen müssen. Wir haben die Entscheidung gemeinsam mit Michael Muders, der uns nach Bonn eingeladen hat, nach Rücksprache mit Judy Anderson vom Alumni Office in Rochester und unter Einbezug der Empfehlungen der CDC und des RKI getroffen.

Lieberweise hat Michael seine Einladung für Bonn als Tagungsort erneuert. Wir haben schon jetzt den 04./05./06. Juni 2021 ins Auge befasst und bitten Sie und Euch alle, diesen Termin freizuhalten. Ich freue mich, Sie und Euch dann wiederzusehen. Die Absage ist uns nicht leicht gefallen.

Bezüglich der Mitgliederversammlung und der anstehenden Satzungsänderung: Wir werden prüfen, wie und in welchem Umfang wir eine Mitgliederversammlung ohne wissenschaftliches und gesellschaftliches Programm durchführen müssen und können. Wir werden Euch und Sie hierüber rechtzeitig informieren.

Herzliche Grüße,

Kajetan von Eckardstein, Sprecher des Vorstandes