German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)
The GMDS (German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology) consists of four divisions (medical informatics, medical biometry, epidemiology and medical documentation), with a wide variety of working groups. The management board of the GMDS is led by its president (Prof. Haerting, Halle/Saale, 2009-2011, since 2011 Prof. Bickeböller, Göttingen).
As education is a main concern of GMDS, it has published a national strategic plan for education in medical informatics as well as for medical biometry. The GMDS is also actively involved in the definition of the medical curriculum and of the content of CME for physicians and for certified further professional qualification of medical informaticians, biometricians, epidemiologists and medical documentalists.
The Department of Public Health and HTA of UMIT supports these efforts with its involvement in the working groups "Medical Decision Making", "Methodik Systematischer Reviews", "Health Technology Assessments" and the task force "Health Economics".
The full structure of the GMDS and its work is described in www.gmds.de