Using health data, strengthening research, enhancing therapies


13th of December 2023

10.00 - 17.00 Uhr


Kaiserin-Friedrich-Stiftung für das ärztliche Fortbildungswesen
Robert-Koch-Platz 7
10115 Berlin, Germany

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At the MII Symposium 2023, the current results of the MII were presented to the (specialist) public under the motto "Using health data, strengthening research, enhancing therapies". The focus was on the MII's decentralised, federated research data infrastructure and the German Portal for Medical Research Data (FDPG), which enables the use of health data for research. Transsectoral networking through the "Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care” was also discussed.

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Moderation: Sebastian C. Semler, TMF e.V./MII Coordination Office and Dr Frank Wissing, MFT/MII Coordination Office


10.00 – 10.05

  • Sebastian C. Semler, TMF e.V./MII Coordination office

Welcoming address

10.05 – 10.15

  •  Andreas Klein, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


10.15 – 10.35  

  • Professor Heyo K. Kroemer, Chairman of the Board of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Session I – Using health data for research

10.35 – 10.55 

  • The German Portal for Medical Research Data (FDPG)
    Dr Philip Kleinert
    Dr Marie Gebhardt, TMF e.V./MII Coordination office

10.55 – 11.15

  • coverCHILD: Concept and status quo of a federated data analysis platform for children's health
    Professor Andreas Chiocchetti, University Hospital Frankfurt

11.15 – 11.35    break

Session II – New MII use cases in the consolidation and extension phase: added value of digitalisation for research and care

11.35 – 11.55

  • Clinical Use Cases
    Professor Melanie Börries, University Hospital Freiburg
    PD Dr Sven Zenker, University Hospital Bonn
    Professor Markus Löffler, University of Leipzig

11.55 – 12.15 

  • Methodological platforms
    Professor Martin Boeker, Technical University of Munich
    Professor Fabian Prasser, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin/Berlin Institute of Health
    Professor Felix Nensa, University of Duisburg-Essen

12.15 – 12.35 

  • Panel talk

12.35 – 13.35   lunch break

Session III – The Data Integration Centre (DIC) of the MII: Services and perspectives

13.35 – 13.55  

  • DIZ services for researchers at the site
    Dr Danny Ammon, University Hospital Jena
    Professor Martin Sedlmayr, Technical University of Dresden/University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

13.55 – 14.15  

  • Future prospects for transsectoral networking: the "Digital Hubs: Advances in Research and Health Care”
    Professor Dagmar Krefting, University Medicine Göttingen

14.15 – 14.45  

  • DIC - a model for non-university hospitals too?
    Martin Bartos, Chemnitz Hospital
    Nico Schmid, Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart
    Dr Maximilian Fünfgeld, Luxembourg Institute of Health

14.45 – 15.10  

  • Panel talk: Linking with external data
    Professor Jochen Schmitt, Technical University of Dresden/University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
    Professor Wolfgang Hoffmann, University Medicine Greifswald
    Professor Martin Sedlmayr, Technical University of Dresden/University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

15.10 – 15.30   break

Session IV - Patient participation in the MII

15.30 – 15.45

  • PCOR-MII: Patient involvement via patient-reported outcomes
    Professor Matthias Rose, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

15.45 – 16.00 

  • Patient involvement via patient-reported experience measures
    Dr Bianca Steiner, Deutsche Stiftung für chronisch Kranke  

Session V - Training and further education and junior research groups

16.00 – 16.15  

  • The Project base TraCE
    Erik Schiller, MFT/MII Coordination Office

16.15 – 16.35 

  • The MII Academy
    Professor Toralf Kirsten, University of Leipzig/University Hospital Leipzig

16.35 – 16.50

  • Networking the junior research groups of the Medical Informatics Initiative
    Dr Brita Sedlmayr, Technical University of Dresden


Prof. Dr. Heyo K. Kroemer © Charité I Wiebke Peitz
Dr. Philip Kleinert © TMF e.V./Volkmar Otto
Dr. Marie Gebhardt © TMF e.V./Volkmar Otto
Prof. Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries © privat
PD Dr. Sven Zenker © privat
Prof. Dr. Markus Löffler © UKE Hamburg-Ronald Frommann
Prof. Dr. Martin Boeker © Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München
Prof. Dr. Fabian Prasser © Peitz-Charité
Prof. Dr. Felix Nensa © UK Essen
Dr. Danny Ammon © UKJ-Hellmann
Prof. Dr. Martin Sedlmayr © Stephan Wiegand
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting © Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Martin Bartos © privat
Nico Schmid © privat
Dr. Maximilian Fünfgeld © privat
Prof. Dr. Jochen Schmitt
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann © TMF e.V./Volkmar Otto
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rose © Peitz-Charité
Erik Schiller © Regina Sablotny
Prof. Dr. Toralf Kirsten © UKL-Stefan Straube
Dr. Brita Sedlmayr © Stephan Wiegand
Dr. Bianca Steiner © Jacqueline Katzensteiner
Prof. Dr. Andreas Chiocchetti © privat



You can find the video recording of the entire event here:

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Organisational details:

  • The event is open to the press.
  • Registration is required. The number of places is limited.
  • Participation in the event is free of charge.
  • The conference language is German.

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About the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII):

The aim of the MII is to digitally network routine data from patient care throughout Germany and make it available for medical research in order to be able to treat diseases faster and more effectively in the future. All German university medical centres are working on this together with non-university hospitals, research institutions, companies, health insurance companies and patient representatives in the four consortia DIFUTURE, HiGHmed, MIRACUM and SMITH.

TMF (Technology, Methods and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research) manages the MII coordination office, which it operates together with the German Association of Medical Faculties (MFT) and the German Association of Academic Medical Centers (VUD).

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the MII with a total of over 480 million euros up to and including 2026. Data protection and data security are of the highest priority.