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EFMI STC2019 ICT for Health Science Research

Venue: Hannover
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After registration you will receive the invoice by e-mail within two weeks.


The EFMI Special Topic Conference on ICT for Health Science Research (https://stc2019.eu

is dedicated to recent research & development supporting information systems in biomedical, 
translational and clinical research, as well as semantic interoperability across such systems 
for the purpose of data sharing and analytics of cross-system integrated data. ICT systems for 
health science research are used in application domains such as clinical trials, development 
of drug and medical devices as well as translational medicine, aiming eventually at better 
prevention, diagnostics and interventions in health and care. 

A major challenge in this field is the communication with healthcare ICT systems since much 
of the data for health science research is coming from healthcare. Nevertheless, research often 
requires data of higher resolution, precision and quality than is typically available in healthcare 
ICT systems. Thus, healthcare data sets are extracted, transformed and loaded into research 
data warehouses, which leads to duplication of data and might challenge the integrity of data 
sets relating to a specific individual across research and healthcare systems, possibly 
hindering personalized medicine and translational research. 

The conference is focused on topics including (but not limited to): 

  • Architectures and ICT tools for health science research (e.g. EDCS, CTMS, RDR) 
  • Interfaces with diagnostic or therapeutic systems (e.g. HIS, LIS, PACS)
  • Electronic support in systems and precision medicine
  • Integration of genome, phenome and exposome data for research
  • ICT systems supporting translational research and medicine
  • Data standards and ontologies (e.g. ODM, BRIDG, FHIR)
  • Open metadata and automatic parsing
  • Data provenance and stewardship
  • Big data analytics
  • Electronic phenotyping
  • Mobile data capture and electronic patient reported outcomes (e.g., ePRO)
  • Data quality, privacy, and security, as well as consent management
  • Anonymization and de/re-identification
  • Data liberation and reuse, serving both research and care


Type Early Bird Online On Site Mon/Tue Daypass Wedn. Daypass Dinner
EFMI Member 200€ 230€ 250€ 140€ 0€ 50€
Non-Member 250€ 280€ 300€ 160€ 0€ 50€
Student (< 25 years) 100€ 130€ 150€ 80€ 0€ 50€

Early Bird registration ends February 4th, 2019
After registration you will receive the invoice by e-mail within two weeks.

If you register on-site at the conference desk you can pay cash, with EC-card or VISA.

General terms and conditions

Cancellation of a registration must be advised via email to the Conference Office: info@gmds.de. Verbal changes or cancellation cannot be accepted.

The following refunds will apply from the date of receipt of notification: 
• On or before Wednesday 6 March 2019: 100% refund less an administration fee of 50€ (students 25€) including GST
• After Wednesday 6 March 2019: No refund available

The refund will be returned via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds.
No refund will be made after Wednesday 6 March 2019. However an alternative delegate name may be provided in writing and the booking and funds will be allocated accordingly.


EFMI STC 2019 will take place in Hanover, the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. 
With a population of more than 500,000 people, Hanover is famous for its large trade fairs such 
as Expo 2000, the annual CeBit and Hanover Fairs with more than 200,000 visitors. The venue 
will be the historic Leibniz House located in the very city center. 


The scientific program will consist of:

  • Invited presentations
  • Peer-reviewed contributions: oral presentations of full papers
  • Posters


EFMI and the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics are celebrating the 50th 
anniversary of Peter L. Reichertz’ start at Hannover Medical School (MHH) in Germany. PLRI 
has been established 11 years ago joining the medical informatics departments from University 
of Braunschweig and MHH. Only invited talks will be given. Both, the Reception on Tuesday 
and the Symposium on Wednesday are free of charge for all participants (registration is 
required). All communications will be in English.


Under the patronage of the GMDS, this STC is organized by the Peter L. Reichertz Institute 
Thomas M. Deserno, PLRI Campus Braunschweig, Germany (Chair) 
Michael Marschollek, PLRI Campus Hannover, Germany (Co-Chair) 
Martin Dugas, University of Münster, Germany (Program Development) 
Jürgen Stausberg, University of Essen, Germany (Opening & Closing Sessions) 
Alfred Winter, University of Leipzig, Germany (EFMI Session)


Amnon Shabo (Shvo), Haifa, Israel (Chair) 
Inge Madsen, Aarhus, Denmark 
Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Erlangen, Germany 
Kristiina Häyrinen, Finland 
Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Hannover, Germany 
Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Madrid, Spain 
Matthias Löbe, Leipzig, Germany