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Applied Cryobiology – Scientific Symposium on Cryonics


Original invitation follows.

1.10.2010 – 3.10.2010 in Goslar, Germany

The German Society for Applied Biostasis (DGAB) organizes its first scientific symposium. It has the title “Applied Cryobiology – Scientific Symposium on Cryonics” and will be held in autumn 2010.

The DGAB was established in May 2006. Aim of the association is the promotion of  research and application of biostasis methods, especially of cryonics, for life-extension.

The symposium is a pioneering event. Its aim is to emphasize the scientific fundamentals of cryonics. Scientists from universities and cryonic research-facilities all over the world present the state of the art of science.

During the symposium the “Robert-Ettinger-Medal“ for outstanding merits in the field of cryonics will be awarded for the first time. Robert Ettinger is regarded to be the “father of cryonics“, and is not only eponym but also the first awardee of this prize. He established the Cryonics Institute in Michigan (USA) and is known to be a pioneer of transhumanism. His books “The Prospect of Immortality“ and “Man into Superman“ are essential works in the fields of cryonics and transhumanism.

The symposium “Applied Cryobiology“ will be held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Goslar, Germany,  from 1st to 3rd October.

Detailed Programm


16:00 - 19:00: Registration


09:00 - 09:30: Opening Address (Marcus Beyer) and Greeting (Mayor)

Talks I
09:30 - 10:35: Introduction and Technical Challenges in Cryonics (Ben Best)
10:35 - 11:05: Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:40: Ice Age in Cardiac Surgery and Rescue (Holger Zorn)
11:40 - 12:15: Is Cryonics Realistic? (Peter Gouras)

12:15 - 14:30: Lunch

Talks II
14:30 - 15:05: Nanotechnology and Cryonics (Klaus Mathwig)
15:05 - 15:40: Forensic Problems of Postmortem Vitrification and Cryopreservation  (Christoph Meißner)
15:40 - 16:15: Techniques of Enbalming (Rudolf Vöth)
16:15 - 16:50: A New Development in Cryonics Standby, Stabilisation, and Transport Capabilities in Europe (Davιd StyIes)
16:50 - 17:20: Coffee Break
17:20 - 17:55: Ethical Problems in Cryonics (Sebastian Sethe)
17:55 - 18:30: Cryonics and Transhumanism - A Troubled Marriage? (Torsten Nahm)

19:30 - open end: Dinner and Coming Together


09:00 - 10:00: apl Mitgliederversammlung (Marcus Beyer, non-public)
10:00 - 10:30: Awarding of the Robert Ettinger Medal and Laudatio (Ben Best)
10:30 - 12:00: Round Table and Goodbye
14:00 - 16:00 (approx.) : Guided City-Tour

Most of the talks will be held in English.

Arrival and accommodation

Tagungsort ist das Hotel Kaiserworth (Markt 3, 38640 Goslar).

The Symposium will take place at Hotel Kaiserworth (Markt 3, 38640 Goslar, Germany). The Hotel Kaiserworth is about 1km away from Goslar train station. Hotels in the vicinity are:
Single 81 – 101 EUR
Double 122 – 207 EUR
Single 79 – 89
Double 104 – 114
Single 79+ EUR
Double 104+ EUR
Single 44 – 59 EUR
Double 64 – 85 EUR

Please note that the Harz-region is very popular with tourists in autumn. We kindly recommend booking a room soon. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of the prices above and the completeness of the list.

Arriving from the North: Autobahn A7 Hamburg/Hannover direction Kassel, AS Rhüden/Goslar, B82 to Goslar

Arriving from the South: Autobahn A7 Kassel/Göttingen direction Hannover, AS Rhüden/Goslar, B82 to Goslar

Arriving from the West: Autobahn A2 Dortmund/Hannover, from Hannover Autobahn A7 direction Kassel, AS Rhüden/Goslar, B82 to Goslar

Arriving from the East: Autobahn A2 Berlin direction Hannover, AK Wolfsburg/Königslutter on A39, AK Braunschweig-Süd on A395 direction Bad Harzburg, AS Goslar via B6 to Goslar

Registration and attendance fee

The attendance fee is 20 EUR. Please transfer the amount to the following bank account, subject "symposium fee":

Account holder: DGAB e.V.

Commerzbank Freiburg
Bismarckallee 18–20
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

DE23 6808 0030 0434 6713 00

Please register early via email. Deadline is 1st September 2010.

Late registration starts from 2st September on. From this day on the attendance fee is 40 EUR.


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