Green Meeting


The Austrian Society of Pneumology aims to certify this Annual Meeting as a ,Green Meeting’ based on the criteria of the Austrian eco-label.

The following measures were taken, among others:

  • Only the most vital files have been printed.
  • For all printing, recycling paper or chlorine-free bleached paper (TCF) was used.
  • Our badges come without plastic covers.
  • Our catering meets sustainability criteria such as regionality and seasonality.
  • Multi-use crockery is employed exclusively.
  • All participants receive a free ticket for public transport
  • The congress centre, most hotels as well as the venue of the social evening can be reached on foot or by public transportation.

Submissions – Thoracic Surgery

1)  Georg Salzer Award 2019 of the OGTC

Again this year, the Austrian Society of Thoracic Surgery (OGTC) announces the Georg Salzer Award for outstanding scientific attainments among the field of thoracic surgery. This scientific prize will be awarded among the best scientific publications in the area of thoracic surgery containing clinical research as well as basic research.

The nominees will be invited to give an oral presentation of their work (approx. 10 minutes) followed by a mutual discussion (approx. 3 minutes) at the Georg Salzer Session on October 11, 2019 (8.30 – 10.00 am) during the OGTC meeting. The award ceremony will take place October 11, 2019 in the course of the social evening.

The award is endowed with € 1.000,-.

Submissions can be sent by mail to until 09 July, 2019.


2)  Best scientific publications

The best scientific publications in thoracic surgery of the past year are going to be presented in the Georg Salzer session. Submissions can be sent by mail to until 09 July, 2019.


3)  OGTC session „open topic oral presentations“

Talks on any topic of the wide range of thoracic surgery will be accepted for the OGTC session „open topic oral presentations“. Submissions are requested to be sent by mail to until 09 July, 2019.