Science Slam – Science in eight minutes

The application deadline for the Science Slam has now expired.

Who can take part?

Students studying Medical Informatics, Medical Documentation, Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics with a minor in Medical Informatics as well as in related fields present their scientific papers in English to a broad audience.

How does the Science Slam work?

Participants have the opportunity to present their own thesis or research results in an entertaining timeframe of eight minutes. The audience forms the jury which, in turn, determines who will be crowned the winner at the end of the day. For those who cannot attend, the contributions are recorded and published after the event.

What is there to win?

Besides the unique opportunity to actively participate in an academic conference, attractive prizes are awarded to the first three places:

1st place: € 500, 2nd place: € 250, 3rd place: € 100

The Professional Association of Medical Informatics (BVMI) e.V. is warmly thanked for sponsoring the 2nd prize.

How do I apply?

Students from the fields of Medical Informatics, Medical Documentation, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics with a minor in Medical Informatics can apply for the Science Slam by submitting a short video - up to 2 minutes - or an abstract - up to 1 A4 page - in English. Please send the registration with abstract / short video (as a file orYouTube link), your contact details, a valid registration certificate and the specialized field by

July 15, 2016 to:

What happens next?

Feedback will be provided as to which contributions have been accepted to the Science Slam. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present their own scientific work within the framework of the Health - Exploring Complexity 2016 Joint Conference of GMDS, DGEpi, IEA-EEF, EFMI, which takes place from 28 August to
02 September. The date for the Science Slam is scheduled for noon on August 31, 2016.

Is a membership in the GMDS, DGEpi, IEA-EEF, EFMI a prerequisite for participation?

No, it is not.

Is there any financial support for participants?

Students with a first degree Bachelor or Master, whose presentation is accepted and presented (eg the Science Slam) at the Health - Exploring Complexity 2016 Joint Conference of GMDS, DGEpi, IEA - EEF, EFMI can request for their congress fees to be waived and can apply for travel support up to the amount of Euro 200,00.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our student representatives, Mr. Fabian Sailer and Mr. Richard Zowalla, via email:

We look forward to numerous applications which can be submitted up to the closing date of July 15, 2016.


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mansmann, Prof. Dr. Eva Grill

- Chairs Coordinating Scientific Program Committee -


Fabian Sailer, Richard Zowalla

- Organisation Team -