55th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)
1st Joint Meeting with the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society
Cologne, 25 - 28 April 2004
Welcome Addresses
  Congress President
  President of the Hungarian Society of Neurosurgery
  President of the German Society of Neurosurgery
Joint Meeting
Opening Ceremony



Dear Colleagues, 
Ladies and Gentlemen, 
dear Guests,

My co-workers and I would like to warmly welcome you to Cologne for the 55th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery.

We are delighted to have a wealth of promising lectures in our program and we would like to extend our gratitude to the numerous renowned speakers a remarkable number from outside of the medical profession who followed our invitation and give us the benefit of their knowledge in workshops, lectures, reports, seminar events, plenary sessions, and concluding podium discussion. This expertise will enable us to discuss the main topics of the congress in the context of medical, legal, theological, ethical, demographic and healthcare economic aspects.

I would also like to express a particularly warm welcome to our Hungarian guests with whom we have arranged our first Neurosurgical Joint Meeting on 25th April and which we have thematically adjoined to the Annual Meeting.

The social program has been arranged in such a way that both, congress delegates and accompanying persons, will return home scientifically and socially enriched. 
Be surprised!

Welcome to Cologne.

Prof. Dr. N. Klug 
Congress President