Local Organizing Committee


  • Kathrin Eller, MUG Nephrology


  • Katharina Artinger, MUG Nephrology

Wissenschaftliches Komitee:

  • Birger Kränke, MUG Dermatology,

  • Peter Wolf, MUG Dermatology 

  • Akos Heinemann, MUG Pharmacology; 

  • Markus Seidel, MUG, Paediatrics; 

  • Martin Stradner, MUG Rheumatology, 

  • Herbert Strobl, MUG Immunology

  • Alexander Rosenkranz, MUG Nephrology

  • Grazyna Kwapiszewska-Marsch, LBI Lung vascular research

  • Vanessa Stadlbauer-Köllner, MUG Gastroenterology

  • Michael Khalil, MUG Neurology

  • Barbara Prietl, MUG CBMed

  • Peter Rainer, MUG Kardiologie

ÖGAI 2019 Key dates

Start registration                                   June 2019

Start abstract submission                    June, 2019

End abstract submission                      September 20, 2019 (24:00)

Notification for abstract submitters   more information will follow

ÖGAI 2019                                              November 21-23, 2019

Official events

Wine & cheese in the industry exhibition: Get Together - Thursday, November 21, 18:00 hrs

We are welcoming all congress attendees to the Wine & cheese event, a Get Together on Thursday, November 21. The event takes place at the industry exhibition in the congress venue on Thursday, 18:00 - 19:00 hrs.

Networking Evening: Sounds and Science - Friday, November 22, 19:00 hrs

Location: Alte Universität Graz (Hofgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria)
Price: 40 €
Price for Students: 20 € (only with valid student ID)

The Networking Evening will take place in the Alte Universität Graz and will be in combination with the event “Sounds and Science”.
The idea of Sounds and Science is to present music and science together.

Click here for the official Sound and Science Flyer.

The events are entirely at the participants’ own expenses. No sponsoring is used to fund any part of the evening.

Sound and Science

The idea of combining music and medicine into the “Sounds & Science” – scientific concert series started in 2008, when the Austrian violinist Rainer Honeck played Bach’s Chaconne in d-minor directly before a keynote lecture, held by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, at the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology’s yearly meeting in Vienna (Marcus Säemann, co-founder of Sounds & Science was at that time the ÖGAI secretary). The experience at that lecture was remarkable, truly a special moment. “Sounds & Science” was then taken a step further by bringing several concepts together: Anton Neumayr’s medical histories of composers, John Brockman’s idea of a “Third Culture” (very broadly speaking: combining humanities and science), and finally, our perception that science deserves a “Red Carpet” to walk on, in front of an audience. Attendees of the “Sounds & Science” series have also described that music opens the mind, and enables a better understanding of concepts in life and thereby science in general. On a typical concert/lecture, we start with a chamber music piece, continue with the pathobiography of the composer, go back to the music, and then introduce our main speaker, whose talk should be genuinely understandable to a broad, not necessarily scientifically trained audience. In the second half, we usually try to present a musical climax. One prerequisite that “Sounds & Science” stands for, is the outstanding quality of the principal musicians, and of the main speakers. Our previous concerts/lectures have so far covered several aspects of medicine like “Music & Cancer” (Debussy, Brahms, Schumann), “Music and Heart” (Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner), and “Music and Diabetes” (Bach, Ysaÿe, Puccini). For many individuals who have combined music and medicine or music and science inside of their own lives and biographies, the experience of a cross-connection between sounds and science is quite familiar. But there is also this “fun” aspect of sharing and participating, and the “Sounds & Science” events have recently made an important point of this social aspect, by ensuring that the event location can easily be turned into a meeting place. On November 22nd, at this year’s annual ÖGAI meeting, the “Sounds & Science” evening will be held under the subheading “Music, Immunology and Life Sciences”. We are hoping for a dialogue, and to see you all there.

Sounds & Science and ÖGAI

Education points

The ÖGAI 2019 Annual Meeting as well as the Satellite Meeting on Saturday requested approbation at the Austrian Medical Chamber “Österreichische Ärztekammer”. The number of DFP educational points can be found below:

Annual Meeting (Thursday - Saturday, November 21-23) - Points TBC

About the 47th Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the ÖGAI is the most important gathering of up to 300 basic and translational researchers and physicians from all over Austria to discuss their most recent findings.

This years' meeting will take place in Graz and the scientific program covers basic and clinical immunology, infectious diseases, immune therapies as well as basic and clinical allergology. These topics will not only be addressed by outstanding international speakers but also by young scientists who will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work in oral and poster presentations, since supporting young talents is one of the main issues of this society.

About ÖGAI

The Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI) - www.oegai.org - represents all scientists and physicians in Austria working in the field of basic and clinical Allergology and Immunology.

The main focus of the ÖGAI emphasizes the advancement of a better understanding about the immune system, the consequences of immune dysfunctions and the improvement of treatment and prevention of immune-mediated diseases. Therefore, the ÖGAI fosters basic as well as translational research and also implementation into the clinics.

Furthermore, the ÖGAI supports excellence with respect to training and exercise within the topics Allergology and Immunology and serves as mediator and authority regarding specific information on the immune system and its multiple dysfunctions, i.e. allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency for non-specialists, public authorities and experts.