64. GMDS-Jahrestagung in Dortmund

Wandel gestalten - Kreative Lösungen für innovative Medizin

vom 08. - 11. September 2019


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to invite you to the 64th Annual Conference of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS). The conference takes place in Dortmund, located right in the heart of the Ruhr Area from September 8th to 11th, 2019. The conference will focus on methodological and application-oriented research in medical informatics, biometrics, epidemiology, medical bioinformatics and systems biology as well as medical documentation.


Registration for the conference is possible via the Online Registry since April 5th 2019.

Abstract Submission:

Although this event is primarily a German scientific society conference, we warmly welcome contributions from countries throughout Europe and abroad. Contributions can be made in English as there will be a number of dedicated sessions in English including keynote speeches. We kindly invite you to submit your contributions! All topics from our departments and working groups are welcome. We are looking forward to your submission to actively contribute to the success of the Annual Meeting in Dortmund and hope to welcome you to the 64th GMDS Annual Meeting in Dortmund.

Submission of abstracts (poster & presentation): April 8th 2019  April 16th 2019

For further information, look here.

About the conference:

The main theme of the GMDS Annual Conference 2019 is "Shaping Change - Creative Solutions for Innovative Medicine" and aims to actively shape the future in a joint dialogue between research and practice. In times of digitalization, in which changes can be resolved more quickly, cooperation in medicine and healthcare is becoming increasingly important. The GMDS, with its multitude of disciplines, stands like no other professional association for exchange and cooperation across professional and sector boundaries.

According to the motto, the 64th Annual Conference will take place in Germany's largest metropolitan area, the Ruhr area. The region, formerly dominated by heavy industry, has already undergone extensive changes and therefore makes change an active experience: Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Hamm, Herne, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Oberhausen and the surrounding districts are areas where universities, research institutions, clinics and health management organisations are located in a quite small region. This diversity and proximity is characteristic for the region and offers a unique setting for discussion, professional exchange and networking. The venue for the GMDS Annual Conference 2019 is the Dortmund University of Applied Science. Emerging from the "Königlichen Werkmeisterschule für Maschinenbauer", opened in 1890 and officially founded in 1971, it is today a modern university with a long tradition in medical informatics.

On behalf of the organising team

Britta Böckmann & Thomas Königsmann

Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Science and Arts