A warm welcome, dear colleagues, …
on behalf of the four cooperating societies.
We are happy to host this European event under the joint theme of health as a complex system. This is one conference joining the activities of four scientific disciplines:
Medical Informatics (MIE2016), Medical Biometry, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology and Health Data Management.
It will serve as an important scientific forum for the exchange of new ideas and applications to strengthen health sciences on a national and international level. The analysis of health as a complex system opens new perspectives on a challenging reality: filtering current hypotheses, resolving controversies, and tailoring interventions to the need of the individual within a health system environment.
Why do we meet in Munich? Recently, Munich developed to a centre for Life Sciences. It hosts two large universities, a strong federal research centre on health, a large biotech cluster and German headquarters of international pharmaceutical corporations. We trust that the conference will profit from this stimulating environment.
We meet in the historic building of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in the centre of Munich close to the English Garden and other highlights of our city. And of course, no trip to Munich would be complete without a stop at one of the city’s many “Biergärten” to sample some of Bavaria’s traditional fare. Visit our conference and spare a few days extra to discover the beauty of Bavaria, its history, the mountains, the lakes and the castles.
Let us reinforce the dialogue of disciplines in order to advance our understanding of health and to decrease burden of disease. Last, but not least, in 2016 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the European Federation of Medical Informatics with its MIE conferences. Also, a great opportunity to gather and to celebrate.
- Ulrich Mansmann
- Eva Grill