Cooperation conference of GMDS, DGSMP, DGEpi, DGMS and DGPH


in Dresden





Gesundheit – gemeinsam denken, forschen, handeln.

This is the first time that the leading professional societies from Germany in the fields of biomedical informatics, biometrics, epidemiology, social medicine, prevention, medical sociology and public health have come together under this motto: GMDS, DGSMP, DGEpi, DGMS and DGPH.

The conference will take place from 08th to 13th of September in the network The conference venue is the culturally rich Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. The conference starts with the GMDS conference part from 08. – 11.09.2024. This will be followed by the conference part of the DGSMP, DGEpi, DGMS and DGPH from 11 – 13.09.2024.


We are facing a variety of global and regional challenges: War and terror, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and the rise of anti-democratic efforts are threatening health and science. In view of the future scenarios associated with these challenges, a narrow view of our own discipline is no help. Science, especially public health science, does not take place in a vacuum and has to constantly classify and position itself in society. We would therefore like to use the joint congress to look for solidarity-based solutions and positions together. We can then incorporate these into public health research and implementation and jointly represent them in society.

We expect the collaboration of five specialist societies in a joint annual conference to provide impetus on how we can meet the current challenges and further develop health promotion as well as preventive and curative healthcare and health science.

We look forward to our joint annual conference, to you and your coming, to many interesting, critical and varied contributions and to exchanging ideas together!

Scientific Program Committee / Conference Presidium:

– Prof. Dr. Martin Sedlmayr (Conference President), Dresden University of Technology, martin.sedlmayr(at)
– Prof. Dr. André Scherag (President), University of Jena, andre.scherag(at)
– Prof. Dr. Niels Grabe (Head of the Department of Medical Bioinformatics and Systems Biology), Heidelberg University, niels.grabe(at)
– Prof. Dr. Ursula Hübner (Head of the Department of Medical Informatics), Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, u.huebner(at)
– Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Schmidt (Head of the Department of Epidemiology), University of Greifswald,
– Prof. Dr. Antonia Zapf (Head of the Department of Medical Biometry), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, a.zapf(at)

– Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Seidler, MPH (Conference President & President), Dresden University of Technology, andreas.seidler(at)
– Dr. PH Susanne Jordan (Vice President), Robert Koch Institute, jordan(at)

– Dr. med. Berit Lange (President), Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig, berit.lange(at)
– Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Dörr (Vice President), University Medicine Greifswald, marcus.doerr(at)

– Prof. Dr. Nico Dragano (1st Chair), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, dragano(at)
– Prof. Dr. Lena Ansmann (2nd Chair), University of Cologne, lena.ansmann1(at)

– Prof. Dr. med. Hajo Zeeb, MSc (1st Chair), Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS) Bremen, zeeb(at)
– Prof. Dr. med. Ansgar Gerhardus, MA, MPH (DGPH), University of Bremen, ansgar.gerhardus(at)

DGSMP logo
Logo DGEpi
DGMS logo


Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Dresden

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Please feel free to contact us!