Welcome to the joint conference

of the GMDS & CEN-IBS 2020

65th Annual Meeting of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS), Meeting of the Central European Network (CEN: German Region, Austro-Swiss Region and Polish Region) of the International Biometric Society (IBS) including the 66th Biometric Colloquium of the German Region
BERLIN September 6 - 9, 2020

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Corona and the GMDS & CEN-IBS 2020

Due to Corona the GMDS CEN 2020 can only take place with a small online program:

  • Sunday, 06.09: One live-stream tutorial (please register)

  • Monday, 07.09: Live streams of the keynote talks

  • Tuesday, 08.09: Young career day (Young Statisticians, MI-Preisträgersitzung, Podium Discussion, Industry talks), annual assembly of the GMDS

  • Wednesday 09.09: Working group assemblies, annual assembly of the IBS-DR

  • Download area: Prerecorded presentations of talks, posters and tutorial

Key Topics

  • Educating the next generation - data scientists of tomorrow

  • Communicating methods, evidence and uncertainty

  • Innovative study designs for clinical trials

  • Early phase clinical trials and dose finding

  • Meta-analysis and generalized evidence synthesis

  • Challenges of small and big data for clinical trials and cohorts

  • Causal inference and modelling in epidemiology and clinical trials

  • Precision medicine, biomarker assessment and subgroup analysis

  • Survival and event history analysis

  • Statistical methods in agriculture, forestry and ecology

  • New data sources for evidence generation

  • High-dimensional data and single cell data

  • Deep learning & artificial intelligence

  • New perspectives of the digitalized health system

  • Chances and limitations of health services research data

  • From data to information, from information to knowledge

  • Regulatory statistics and health technology assessment

  • Reproducible research, reporting and data sharing

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Peter Bühlmann

Prof. Peter Bühlmann

Mo, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Causal Regularization and Stabilization for Distributional Robustness and Improved Replicability

Prof. Xiao-Li Meng

Prof. Xiao-Li Meng

Mo, 03:00 - 04:00 pm

COVID-19: A Massive Stress Test with Many Unexpected Opportunities (for Data Science)

PhD Sarah Zohar

PhD Sarah Zohar

Mo, 11:00 - 12:00 am

The day after Covid-19 – Sharing the experience of two embedded clinical trials, raising the questions; if, when and how to restart temporarily stopped clinical trials?

Dr. Hamish S F Fraser

Dr. Hamish S F Fraser

Mo, 04:30 - 05:30 pm

Can electronic health record systems improve patient care, disease surveillance and research in low income countries?

Prof. Susan A. Murphy

Prof. Susan A. Murphy

Mo, 02:00 - 03:00 pm

Clinical Trial Designs for Personalizing Digital Interventions

Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA

Mo, 05:30 - 06:30 pm

Data Sharing and Data Privacy: Distributed Models for International Collaboration


Basic and advanced methods for diagnostic studies including exercises



Antonia Zapf, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Day of tutorial: Sunday, September 6

Length of tutorial: full day

Technical level: low


The aim of the tutorial is to give an introduction into the basic and advanced methods of diagnostic studies (development process, study phases, design aspects, measures, advanced analyses methods, …). The content will be illustrated and practiced using example studies and datasets.

Local Organizer:

Institute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin & Berlin Institute of Health