Inside the Virchow-Langenbeck House are the following rooms:
AUDITORIUM, the main lecture room is accesible on the 1. and 2. floor
'BERNHARD VON LANGENBECK' (1. floor)
'RUDOLF VIRCHOW' (2. floor)
within 3 min walking distance:
LECTURE ROOM OF NEUROLOGY, please see this map
Dear colleagues, An unwanted pregnancy is a huge problem for the woman concerned as well as for us as gynaecologists. An abortion can have severe physical and psychological consequences. The German Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DGGG) is therefore very engaged in improving the counselling and prevention of unwanted pregnancies. We talk about this topic at all of our bi-annual conferences, be it the prevention of pregnancies among minors or the tragic possibility of late abortions. Our goal is to offer girls and women professional counselling and to make contraceptives easily available. If an unwanted pregnancy has occurred, the woman should be able to decide what she wants to do on her own after counselling. It is our responsibility as doctors to perform the abortion in the best possible way. Some doctors refuse to perform abortions based on conscious objection. This possibility has to remain as far as it does not threaten the life of a woman. This FIAPAC conference has the theme “Reproductive Health and Responsibilities” and is offering a wide range of topics. It becomes obvious that conception, contraception and a possible abortion are far more than an individual decision for the woman and the doctor but also for Society as a whole. Therefore it is crucial to analyse and discuss all aspects so that we can reach a consensus in our society. I hope the conference will be successful, attracting many interested participants and gets huge public attention. Prof. Dr. med. Walter Jonat, President of the German Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DGGG)
FLAGS AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Many people have written or painted a message on flags, which are attached to the ceiling. This gives a very impressive message. PHOTOGRAPHS A woman photographer from Berlin, has taken very sensitive pictures of the vulva of many different women, together with flowers or landscapes with similar shapes. They provide a fascinating artistic complement to a scientific conference.
BERLIN MEDICAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM: A one hour guided tour is offered on Friday at 6pm. The tour will be in English and is 5 Euro per person. The museum is within 5 min walking distance from the congress venue.
All presentations will be given in English. Simultaneous translation into French, German and Spanish will be available in the auditorium. No translation is available in the other rooms. Questions will be translated from these languages into English.
The conference will take place in a historic building, the Virchow-Langenbeck-House, built in 1915. It is very centrally located, at Luisenstraße 58/59, 10117 Berlin (Mitte). This is next to the Charité University Hospital, near the main central train station (Hauptbahnhof), and within walking distance from the famous central street ‘Unter den Linden’. The building is newly renovated, with all facilities to continue its fine tradition of medical education: www.langenbeck-virchow-haus.de