The Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus at the Dresden University of Technology has won Martin Sedlmayr as new head of Medical Informatics. We congratulate Martin Sedlmayr to his new position and challenge! In Erlangen, Martin Sedlmayr was the esteemed deputy chair of the Medical Informatics and responsible for projects such as OPAL Health, cloud4health, and Clinical Data Intelligence as well as supporting teaching, administrative organisation, and IT. In April 2018 he received his habilitation from the Medical Faculty of the FAU. We wish Martin a good start in Dresden! He leaves a big gap in Erlangen.
In Dresden, Prof. Sedlmayr fills the director position of the Center for Medical Informatics of the University Medical Center Dresden, and he is – together with the CIO of the University Hospital – responsible for the strategic development in the field of digital medicine. As Scientific Coordinator, he accounts for establishing the Data Integration Center as an ecosystem for medical research and care.
On April 19th 2018, Ulli Prokosch presented the concepts, goals and first results of the MIRACUM consortium within the conhIT 2018 conference. He focussed on the MIRACOLIX toolbox and explained how we use li2b2, i2b2, and OMOP in our data integration centres. Furthermore, Ulli Prokosch demonstrated how clinical routine data can be used to answer clinical questions using the example of regional differences in thrombectomy rates. Watch the movie
On April 24th 2018, the Magdeburger MIRACUM partner site organised the first workshop “Molecular Tumour Boards”, which refers to our Use Case 3 “From Knowledge to Action – Support for Molecular Tumour Boards”. Magdeburg welcomed participants from Erlangen, Frankfurt, Freiburg and of course Magdeburg. In addition, many MIRACUM members followed the presentations via webconference. The presenters gave a wide range of topics from experiences with tumour boards at the university hospitals in Erlangen and Freiburg, about the use of different molecular proceedings and international, informatical support tools that are already applied.
List of speakers:
Tumorboards am Universitätsklinikum Freiburg: Management und Dokumentation
PD Dr. med. Martin Boeker, MME, MCSc
Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Analyse und Integration von Sequenzierungsdaten im Rahmen des Molekularen Tumorboard
Dr. med. Dr. phil. Melanie Börries
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Unterstützung des Molekularen Tumorboards durch cBioPortal – aktueller Stand und geplante MIRACUM-Anpassungen
Jan Christoph, M.Sc., M.Sc.
Chair of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Molekulares Tumorboard am CCC-EMN > Erlangen: ein 2-Jahres-Bericht
Dr. med. Markus Eckstein
Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Erlangen
3D-Zellkultur für personalisierte Onkologie
Prof. Dr. med. univ. rer. Dr. sc. nat. Johannes Haybäck
Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Magdeburg
Die Rolle von humoralen Tumormarkern im Bereich des Molekularen Tumorboards
Dr. rer. nat. Juliane Hoffmann
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, University Hospital Magdeburg
Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen eines MTBs aus Sicht der Molekularpathologie
Prof. Dr. Silke Laßmann (BSc., PhD); M.A.
Institute of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital Freiburg
Molecular Tumor Boards: an immunologists perspective
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Tüting
University Dermatological Clinic Magdeburg
Präzisionsonkologie und molekulare Tumorboards – Chancen und Herausforderungen
Dr. med. Sebastian Wagner
University Cancer Center, University Hospital Frankfurt
On April 10th 2018 Melanie Börries (Freiburg) presented current work on the MIRACUM Use Case “From Knowledge to Action: IT Support for Molecular Tumor Boards” within the Tübingen e:Med Workshop on Biomedical Data Management. Thomas Ganslandt (Mannheim) gave a presentation about the German Medical Informatics Initiative as a first step towards a digitally networked German university medicine on April 15th 2018 at the Conference of the German Professors for Internal Medicine in Mannheim. We thank our team members for their successful dissemination of MI-I and MIRACUM concepts.
On April 10th we had a MIRACUM kick-off meeting in Freiburg, where we took the opportunity to present MIRACUM to around 100 clinicians and other employees from the Medical Center and University of Freiburg. After nice welcoming words from the MIRACUM Freiburg PI PD Dr. Martin Boeker, the Director of the Medical Center Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. Jörg Rüdiger Siewert and the Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty Freiburg Prof. Dr. Norbert Südkamp, the overall structure and architecture of MIRACUM and the data integration center was introduced. Two guests from the MIRACUM consortium were among the speakers: MIRACUM consortium lead Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Prokosch from Erlangen and Prof. Dr. Thomas Ganslandt from Mannheim. After a coffe break, the MIRACUM use cases and clinical applications were explained more in detail, which led to fruitful discussions that where continued during the following reception.