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Dear colleagues,


In the past few years, major progress has been made in the development of Infectious Diseases as a scientific and clinical specialty in Germany. The joint efforts of DZIF and DGI have led to significant achievements in basic science, clinical research and education.


The manifestations of Infectious Diseases and the associated challenges in Germany are constantly changing. International challenges such as epidemics that flare up quickly (e.g. Ebola), emerging infections (e.g. MERS, Zika), and questions relating to migrating populations have to be addressed. At the same time, the global spread of antibiotic resistance fuels the increase in drug resistance in German hospitals too.


We cordially invite you to the Joint Annual Meeting of the DGI and DZIF in Hamburg. We have put together a programme that links science and patient care and thus will provide a superb overview of the specialty of Infectious Diseases in Germany.


With the ”Akademie für Infektionsmedizin” and the „Junge DGI“, we specifically want to attract young colleagues to the conference and to this exciting field. Antimicrobial drug resistence will thus be a focus of the meeting and is the topic of the plenary lecture and the panel discussion.


We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg from 28 to 30 September 2017!




Prof. Dr. Rolf Horstmann

Prof. Dr. Rika Draenert

Prof. Dr. Bernd Salzberger

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Lohse