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> Subject: ISCB-GMDS-99 IN HEIDELBERG SEP 13-17,1999
> 'Medical Informatics, Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology for
> Efficient Health Care and Medical Research'
> 13-17 September 1999, Heidelberg, Germany
> 20th Annual Conference of the International Society of Clinical
> Biostatistics (ISCB, 14-17 September)
> joint with the
> 44th Annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Informatics,
> Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS, 13-16 September)
> held by the University of Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research
> both located at the Campus "Im Neuenheimer Feld".
> The ISCB-GMDS-99 conference is taking on shape. We are planning more
> than 70
> sessions with a total of more than 250 oral and 200 poster
> covering a broad range of actual topics in the scientific fields of
> Informatics, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology. Abstract submission is
> The Biostatistics sessions cover a broad range of topics of current
> in planning, evaluation and monitoring as well as meta-analysis of
> trials. Deficits in the implementation of clinical research as well
> as the
> impact of guidelines on future drug research will be discussed.
> Prognostic models
> in oncology and frailty models receive increased attention. Amongst
> topics, models in preclinical drug development, statistical challenges
> molecular medicine and genetics are discussed. We were able to invite
> number of internationally renowned speakers.
> Topics to be addressed by the medical informatics division are methods
> tools of information processing to support efficient health care and
> quality medical research like electronic patient records, medical
> documentation, co-operative information processing, hospital
> systems etc.
> The presentations on epidemiology cover a broad range of recent
> research topics with emphasis on epidemiology in the elderly (examples
> recent studies on dementia or on changes in functional ability), on
> genetic epidemiology and gene-environment interaction (with
> application in psychiatric disorders, breast cancer), on
> epidemiological methods, health systems research, occupational
> epidemiology and
> environmental epidemiology (childhood leukemia clustering).
> On Sunday, 12 Sept, three afternoon tutorials will be offered:
> designs in clinical studies (P. Bauer, M. Kieser), Medical conrolling
> Goldschmidt) and on 3D visualization in medicine (A. Pommert, U.
> Tiese, K.-H.
> On Monday, 13 Sept, all-day tutorials will be held on Statistical
> Methods in
> Genomics and Computational Biology (R. Simon), Frailty Models (P.
> and Clinical Prediction Models (F.E. Harrell jr.).
> An ISCB-Mini-Symposium on "Assessment of Drug Risks" will be held on
> 17 Sept.
> We have planned a number of social events that are aimed at bringing
> scientists from both societies. Since the conference is taking place
> in one
> of Germany's most beautiful cities the social program intends to
> famous places in and around Heidelberg. The night before the start of
> conference, an informal get-together is organized in an old brewery in
> old town. There will be receptions in the town hall sponsored by the
> mayor of
> Heidelberg and in the Old University Hall sponsored by the rector of
> University of Heidelberg, during which an ad-hoc choir that all
> are invited to join will perform Bach .
> The conference dinner will take place in the Heidelberg castle.
> Three different excursions are planned, a boat tour on the Neckar
> river, a
> bike trip to Speyer and a bus-tour to the 'Pfalz' with wine-tasting.
> Guided walks
> through town have been arranged during the conference. Two 2 day
> conference excursions are planned.
> Registration fee for the full conference is DM 480, reductions are
> for members of the societies, students and for registration before 31
> May 1999.
> For registration forms and detailed current information
> please visit our home-page
> Further information can be obtained from
> ISCB-GMDS-99 Conference Office,
> Department of Medical Biometry, University of Heidelberg,
> Im Neuenheimer Feld 305,
> D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
> FAX: +49-6221-56-4195
> Phone: +49-6221-56-5656
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]