DKOU 2022 - German Congress of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery was held at Messe Berlin from 25 to 28 October. This is the largest event in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery in Europe with around 10,000 attendees from more than 60 countries across the globe Prof.Mayer, the worldwide renowned minimally invasive spine expert, received the Golden Insignia of Honor at the president dinner of DKOU 2022, which was for his lifetime achievements and for his merits for the orthopedic specialty. At the banquet, Prof. Siebert, the former President of German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, was happy that he visited China twice in 2019 as a visiting professor recommended by Prof.Mayer. respectively in Dongguan People’s Hospital and Foshan First People’s Hospital, which was special and meaningful. Prof.Mayer did one of the first minimally invasive spine surgeries in the 1980s in Germany, developed the revolutionizing technique of OLIF in 1997. In 1998, acting as the Founding Medical Director, he participated in the transformation of the previous Orthopedic Klinik of the University of Munich and started sub-specialization in the field of Orthopedics and sub-specialization in Sports Medicine. In 2006, the German Society for Spine Surgery and the Society for Spine Research were merged into the German Spine Society and Prof.Mayer is the Founding President. In the same year, he was the President of EUROSPINE. In 2007, Schön Klinik München Harlaching became one of the first FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence. In 2016, he started the project Master’s Visit to China via Gloryren, helping Grade Three Class A hospital in China in hospital management, specialty constructioon and talent cultivation, as a disseminator of international standard of diagnosis and treatment in China, inspiring and motivating thousands of Chinese orthopedic surgeons to become better. He introduced the concept to China that healthcare needs global thinking, which is a national mission. From Munich to Guangzhou, his legacy is bound to be continued in China.