Information in English | 4.–6. Juni 2020, Berlin

Main Topics of DGP 2020

  • Immunopathology: Cancer immunotherapy, Autoimmunity, Immunodeficiency, Intratumoral immune reaction, basic science
  • Personalised Medicine
  • Digital pathology and informatics in pathology
  • „A case I will never forget“

The German Society of Pathology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie e.V., DGP) is the scientific medical society of pathologists in Germany with members from Austria and Switzerland as well. It was founded by Rudolf Virchow in 1897. DGP aims to promote the discipline in all relevant aspects. Besides conventional diagnostics, there is a strong focus on basic science as well as R&D in the fields of molecular diagnostics and digital pathology and informatics. The society has over 1,000 members, mainly from academic institutions. Many of them are organized in 15 smaller, mostly organ specific working groups within DGP. The society organizes conferences, meetings and workshops, publishes journals and awards prizes for outstanding scientific achievements. It also focuses on press and publicity work in the areas of scholarship and research, special programs for young scientists in pathology, interdisciplinary networking as well as the joined development and update of medical guidelines. DGP has its own foundation, the Rudolf-Virchow-Foundation of Pathology. Together with the professional association of German pathologists (Bundesverband Deutscher Pathologen e.V., BDP) DGP also owns a subsidiary firm for quality assurance, called QuIP GmbH.

For your registration to the 104th Annual Meeting of The German Society of Pathology please return either the registration form for speakers OR register via the online registration with the booking code provided by the organizer.

In this year´s conference only one general poster session in a “meet and greet”-format will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 10:30 until 12:00. All poster authors are requested to stand by their posters for questions and answers at this time. There will be no other scientific conference program simultaneously.

There will be no additional poster presentations (except poster prize) and theme-specific poster walks on-site but the possibility to upload an audio-file with a short explanation (3 minutes per poster) for each poster before the conference starts. The audio file will be available in the conference app by selecting the poster of interest.
With this change all conference visitors shall be enabled to hear poster talks in their own timeframe, independent of poster walks and in a quiet environment.

Every poster author is free to announce additional individual meeting times at his or her poster during the conference.

Please prepare your poster and audio file as follows:

Poster dimensions:
DIN A0 (84,1cm width x 118,9 cm height), portrait format.

Please check the program of the congress (available May 2020) for the exact location of your poster.

Audio file:
The audio presentations for the posters can be generated in mp3-format with a smartphone or a computer with microphone or headset. Please, prepare a quiet environment for the record. The talks should be no longer than 3 minutes. Please, use the following step-by-step introduction to generate your audio file and upload your file in your abstract submission account.

The audio file will be available in the conference app by selecting your poster. File uploads are possible until June 3, 2020. The conference app will be available in May 2020.

DGP-Poster-Prize 2020:
The best posters of the conference will be awarded a prize. Ten candidates have been  pre-selected by the scientific committee and poster jury during the evaluation process and are publicly marked in the poster exhibition by a rose.
Best posters will be presented by the authors in front of the DGP-Poster-Prize jury on Saturday, June 6 from 14:30 until 16:00.
There will be a small ceremony during the closing session directly after the Poster-Prize session.

Mounting and dismantling:
The poster exhibition will be built up in Convention Hall I next to the industry corner.
Please mount your poster on Thursday or on Friday (no later than 10:00).
All posters should hang until Saturday 14:30.
Posters that have not been duly demounted until Saturday, 16:00 will be discarded!
Materials for mounting will be available on site.

Kindly note that abstract authors must register for the conference. Please, register online:
or contact:

When registering until April 1, 2020, you can benefit from the reduced early bird fees.

For hotel reservations please visit:
or contact:

Please, read the following instructions before recording the audio file to your poster:


The audio file should have the following content:

  1. Title of your abstract/poster presentation
  2. Your name and, if different, the name of the first author of your poster presentation
  3. If applicable, name of the study group or scientific project
  4. Furthermore, you can structure the content of the poster in the following sections: question, methods, results, conclusion-scheme or you can pick one aspect (a table, a diagram, a result e.g.) and specify it more extensively for your listener.


  • We recommend a length of no more than 3 minutes for your audio presentation. Maximum length for the upload of the file is 5 minutes.


  • We recommend recording your audio file with your smartphone.
  • Best results are achieved in a quiet environment. Hold your smartphone approximately 20 cm away from your mouth while speaking.
  • Speak clear and precise.


  • We recommend recording your audio file with the voice memo-app on your iPhone or Android. If it is not pre-installed on your phone you can download it for free in your app-store.

If you want to record your audio file with your computer there are several free voice recorders available online or already pre-installed on your PC. You may choose to use a headset for good results. For help:

iPhone, iPad:


  • Record the content of your audio presentation outlined above in one or several audio files.
  • Check the quality of the audio file(s) after each record. If it is not sufficient, you may record it again.
  • Transmit the audio file from your smartphone to your computer by using the “share”-function in the app to send it to your own email address.
  • As a last step you have to merge the audio files in the right order if you recorded your presentation in more than one file and convert it into a mp3-file.

If you recorded only one file you only have to convert it into mp3-file for the upload.

  • There are several free online tools available to merge and convert your file:

We recommend:

  • – Upload your file/s (If you recorded more than one file you must upload it in the right order to merge it successfully) – Important: click “Disable fade out” on the right side
  • – Format: mp3
  • – Choose „join“ – Download your file

Please, follow these steps to submit the audio file online:

  • Use your login to the abstract submission system (Link) to upload the audio file to your poster abstract.

If you forgot your password, please, use the “Send new password”-link to order a new one.

  • After the login a list of your abstracts will be shown automatically in “my abstracts”.
  • Your poster abstracts will show an input mask for the upload of your audio file/s. Please, choose the right audio file per poster. Attention: The audio file/s must be stored on your computer/hard drive for the upload and not in the cloud.
  • The closing date for the upload is June 3, 2020 (one day before the conference starts). You may alter your audio files until this date at any time. If you upload a new version the old one will be deleted automatically.

Official language of this meeting is German. Selected lectures will be provided in English language, which will be tagged in the programme.

Information for speakers