German Society of Trace Elements and Zinc-UK

This year the annual meeting of the GMS will be held together with the autumn meeting of Zinc-UK. The conference will cover the effect of different minerals and trace elements on human and animal health. Half of the talks will cover the influence of zinc on different organ systems, whereas the other half will be on other transition metals and their impact on health and disease. Additionally all topics within the field of minerals and trace elements are welcome for posters and short presentations. Short presentations will be selected from the posters.


General Topic:                 Zinc and other transition metals in health and disease

Location:                             RWTH Aachen University Hospital (Uniklinik RWTH Aachen), see picture above

Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany


Local Organization:        Prof. Dr. Lothar Rink, Dr. Inga Weßels, Dr. Martina Maywald


Congress Secretary:       Dagmar Marx,

Institute of Immunology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany,

Phone: +49 (0) 241 8080208,                     Fax:        +49 (0) 241 8082613

Program Committee:    Prof. Dr. Dirk Schaumlöffel, Prof. Dr. Tanja Schwerdtle, Dr. Anna Kipp,

PD Dr. York Schmitt, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Michalke, Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg, PD Dr. Esther Humann-Ziehank, Dr. Kostja Renko, Daniel Brugger & Local Organizing Committee


Homepage &:          and for up-to-date information,

Registration:                     e.g. preliminary program


Conference fee:               There will be no conference fee, but registration will be necessary for entrance.

However, on site there will be a consuming charge of 20€ in cash for all brakes and social events (welcome reception, coffee brakes, lunch and drinks & dinner during poster visit).


Registration:                     Registration is immediately open after this announcement. Please register through the

                                               webpage . The abstract template is available on

this page too.


Travel Awards:                                 Five travel awards of 500€ will be given to young scientists whose PhD defense is no

longer than 6 years ago. Please send an application along with your registration.


Scientific Award:             The Zumkley-Prize 2017 for young scientists whose PhD defense is no

longer than 6 years ago will be awarded during the meeting. Please see separate



Deadlines:         Deadline for abstracts is July 15th  2017

Deadline for registration without presentation will be August 15th 2017


Ärztliche Fortbildung:   Information only for German physicians.

Diese Veranstaltung ist mit folgenden Fortbildungspunkten bei der Ärztekammer

Nordrhein beantragt:    Donnerstag (Abendvortrag, deutsch):    1 Punkt

Freitag (ganztägig, englisch):                      6 Punkte

Samstag (halbtags, englisch):                     3 Punkte


We hope to welcome you in Aachen.

The Aachen cathedral was the first world heritage in Germany. The emperors of the German-Roman-Empire were crowned in Aachen and the emperor Charlemagnes choose Aachen as his capitol since it was in the middle of the kingdom from the borderline to Spain to the borderline of Russia. Therefore Aachen is still located in the middle of Europe. Additionally Aachen has hot springs and spa waters, which you can taste downtown.