The annual meeting of the German Society of Surgery is equivalent to the meeting of the American College of Surgeons. More than 4800 surgeons, internists, and basic scientists gathered in Berlin. All major issues of modern surgery were adressed in 785 oral presentations and more than 270 posters with special emphasis on progress in surgical technique, transatlantic cooperation, improvement in quality management between surgery and anesthesia, and the mainstay of surgical research—microcirculation and molecular biology. The following summary conveys an impression of the current fields of reassesssment and progress in German surgery.
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