Topics & Ideas

In complex systems components are interacting. In our joint endeavours for better health for all we need methods taking interaction into account. This is about interaction of people with their environment, of clinical trials with information systems, of smart homes with epidemiological research, of health data management with economics, of clinical research with systems biology and much more. This complexity is a challenge for all communities:

Medical Biometry
Medical Informatics (MIE 2016)
Bioinformatics and Health Data Management (HDM)

Emerging topics in the intersection of epidemiology, medical biometry, and medical informatics include the acquisition of data from wearable and ambient sensors, the management and analysis of such data locally and in the cloud, the development of crowdsourcing trial concepts for very large cohorts with millions of participants, including the use of smartphone sensor data, the Quantified Self Movement, new intervention models for lifestyle change and prevention, the new role of participants and patients, ethical implications and data protection.

With this in mind we also want the more “classical” topics of Epidemiology, Medical Biometry, Health Data Management and Medical Informatics to be represented:

Topics Epidemiology
  • epidemiology of communicable diseases
  • allergy
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular and metabolic disease
  • occupational epidemiology
  • genetic epidemiology
  • neurologic and mental health epidemiology
  • environmental epidemiology
  • life-course epidemiology
  • epidemiology of ageing
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • health geography
  • social epidemiology
  • paediatric epidemiology
  • statistical methods in epidemiology
Topics Medical Biometry
  • trial designs for stratified medicine
  • health economic evaluation in clinical trials
  • dealing with heterogeneity in clinical trials and systematic reviews
  • meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies
  • methods for network meta-analysis
  • statistical methods for health services research
  • Big Data techniques for clinical registries
  • dynamic prediction with observational data
  • statistical techniques for systems biology and systems medicine
  • bioinformatics and statistics for sequencing data
  • integrative analysis of high-dimensional molecular data
  • clinical trials for stratified medicine and small populations
  • adaptive designs for phase I/II studies
  • health economic evaluation in clinical trials
  • advances in meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies and network meta-analysis
  • mixed methods and qualitative health services research
  • statistical methods for analyzing Big Data in health research
  • statistical integration of heterogeneous data sources from registry studies and electronic health records
  • dynamic prediction and time-to-event modeling with observational data
  • statistical methods for systems biology and systems medicine
  • bioinformatics and statistics for sequencing data
  • external knowledge and integrative tools for high-dimensional molecular data
  • advanced multiple testing methods with applications in clinical trials and bioinformatics
Topics Health Data Management
  • global academic curricula for HDM
  • standards and guidelines
  • DRGs
  • data management in clinical trials
  • eHealth and intersectoral documentation
  • data mapping
  • HDM and networking
Topics Medical Informatics
  • knowledge representation and knowledge processing
  • medical ontologies
  • modelling for the digital patient
  • computer-assisted medical decision support
  • consumer health
  • advanced analytics and big data
  • digital healthcare strategies
  • lifestyle apps supporting healthy living
  • mobile healthcare services
  • Internet of things customized for healthcare applications
  • multimodal interfaces in healthcare
  • ambient assisted living and wellbeing
  • clinical user interfaces and usability
  • sustainable and integrated citizen-centred care
  • medical image and signal processing
  • clinical informatics
  • health information and process management
  • hospital information systems / computerized medical records systems
  • health telematics/telemedicine
  • medical informatics in health service research
  • evidence based health informatics
  • research IT infrastructures and EHR data reuse
  • genetic data and phenomics
  • bioinformatics
  • data security and data protection
  • data curation
  • implementation
  • training and evaluation
  • human factors
  • Connecting Medical Informatics
  • Biometry and Bioinformatics
  • research data pipeline from data generation to systems medicine dialogue
  • governance of research data management (use and access policies)
  • data provenance