64. GMDS-Jahrestagung in Dortmund

Wandel gestalten - Kreative Lösungen für innovative Medizin

vom 08. - 11. September 2019

Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von GMDS und FH Dortmund


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 & Program:

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

The program will be released on July 15th 2019. The early-bird registration was extended to July 20th 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.


We proudly present our Keynote Speakers:

Michael Hallek, MD

Casey Green, PhD

Christopher H Schmid, PhD

Peter R. Rijnbeek, PhD

Ronald Cornet, PhD

Bärbel-Maria Kurth, PhD

For further information, look here.


We offer an attractive program that is continuously extended.

In total, 150 presentations and 100 posters will illustrate the latest findings and results from the various research areas. Additionally, there are 15 organized Workshops to expand your individual skills and competencies. For more information about the Workshops please look here. Or you can visit our industrial and meet-and-greet sessions to develop and extend your business network.

Supporting program

We provide an attractive supporting program including visiting the DASA-exhibition (LINK), social evening in the famous Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenpark) or participation in our new soccer-tournament which we want to establish.

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.

Important NOTE:

Immediately after the GMDS Annual Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the Medical Informatics Initiative will take place from 11th to 12th September in the same premises.

On behalf of the organising team

Britta Böckmann & Thomas Königsmann

Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Science and Arts