Local Organizer:

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

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 - 11, 2020

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

Important Dates

January 15, 2019

Call for Tutorials

Notification of acceptance:

February 15, 2019

June 30, 2019 (originally)

extended until December 15, 2019

Call for Invited Sessions

Notification of acceptance:

January 31, 2020

September 30, 2019

Call for Topic-Contributed and Special Sessions 

Notification of acceptance:

October 31, 2019

Keynote Speaker


Prof. Susan A. Murphy

Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Prof. Peter Bühlmann

Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of ETH Foundations of Data Science, ETH Zürich

Prof. Xiao-Li Meng

Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge,

Massachusetts, United States of America

PhD Sarah Zohar

Director of Research at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Paris)


Modern Resampling and Permutation Techniques for Complex Designs


Frank Konietschke, Charité Berlin



Markus Pauly, Ulm University

Edgar Brunner, University Medical Center Göttingen

Day of tutorial: Sunday, September 6

Length of tutorial: full day

Technical level: medium


The tutorial will explain when and how resampling methods (nonparametric bootstrap, permutations and others) work. The correct use and application of existing software will be explained.