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August 31, 2009
54th Annual Meeting of the German Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology Society (GMDS 2009) online

The 54th conference of the German Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology Society will be held in Essen on September 7th to 10th, 2009. Keynotes and presentations will amongst others cover topics from:


August 11, 2009
"GMS German Medical Science" now in PubMed Central

It has been a good deal of work, but we finally made it: our journal "GMS German Medical Science" is now available in PubMed Central! All new articles in English language will be deposited in PMC soon after publication from now on. You will find "GMS German Medical Science" in PubMed Central here. To search for articles within PMC, please follow this link.


August 11, 2009
Annual Meeting 2009 of the German Medical Library Association online

The annual meeting of the German Medical Library Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Medizinisches Bibliothekswesen e. V. - AGMB) themed: "Medical libraries: Lighthouses in the ocean of electronic information" will be held in Hamburg, Germany from September 7th to 9th, 2009. Focal points of this year's meeting is the use of e-media in medical libraries. Further speeches focus on learning environments needed to use electronic information and on the German copyright law. A new session for exchange of experiences widens the abilities to get in contact with like-minded people In addition there will be a meeting of working teams, workshops, product reviews and a commercial exhibition.


July 9, 2009
Abstracts of the Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) online

This year's 22nd international congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons was held as a joint meeting with the AAO/ISRS from June 18th to 21st at Nuremberg's Trade Fair Centre (CCN Ost). Europe's largest congress of ophthalmic surgeons features not only live surgery and keynote lectures but also numerous courses, wetlabs and seminars. Short scientific free papers, scientific posters and video recordings from all areas of ophthalmic surgery complement the program.


July 8, 2009
Now on GMS: bilingual article presentation

Contributions written completely bi-lingual, e.g. with English and German fulltext, are now displayed in a user-friendly manner. To switch language in the online version, simply use the language button in the upper right corner. In our printer- and eye-friendly PDF, both language versions are arranged one after another.


June 30, 2009
22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society online

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society took place on June 26th and 27th in Berlin in the historical Langenbeck-Virchow House. The meeting was focused on tumor diseases of the posterior segment.

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The abstracts are now available in English and German on the GMS website:

May 20, 2009
Abstracts of the 60th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery online

The 60th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC) will take place at the "Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland" from 24 - 27 May 2009 as a joint Meeting with the Benelux and Bulgaria. The focus of the scientific programme will be on the state of knowledge from experiments and clinical studies with respect to the therapy of subarachnoid hemorrhage and low-grade gliomas, the possibilities of neuromodulation, and neuroprotection in neurosurgical intensive care. Furthermore, the large block of free topics will cover the whole range of researching and clinical neurosurgery; altogether more than four hundred contributions are expected. The programme will be completed by seminars concerning neurosurgical early rehabilitation, education and establishment in the field of neurosurgery, and the implementation of innovative neurosurgical techniques in times of strict budgeting.

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The abstracts are published on the GMS website at

May 8, 2009
Research in Medical Education ? Chances and Challenges International Conference online

How Good is Medical Education? - Under this central question, the first International Congress "Research in Medical Education - Chances and Challenges" took place in Heidelberg on May 20 - 22, 2009.


April 27, 2009
126. Congress of the German Association of Surgery online

The 126th Congress of the German Association of Surgery will be organized from 28.04.09 - 01.05.09 in Munich. The German society of surgery is the stable roof of 9 scientific associations of surgery, and they all will present their actual topics and the main topics given by the president. Nearly 300 scientific, clinical, occupational and organizational sessions will be held.The abstracts of the scientific contributions are available online via the portal German Medical Science

April 9, 2009
Open Access and copyrights: no attack on freedom of publication

In the name of ZB MED, one of the GMS partners, who, as a member of the Leibniz Association, takes an active part in the Alliance of German Science Organisations (Allianz der Wissenschaftsorganisationen), we would like to draw your attention to a recent statement of the Alliance. It contains a detailed response to the accusations recently published in a statement "In Favour of Freedom of Publication and Copyright Protection" (Für Publikationsfreiheit und die Wahrung der Urheberrechte), also known as "Heidelberger Appell", signed by numerous publishers and authors, which had emerged from a debate in German media that is summed up here (in German or in English via Google Translate). In particular, the "Heidelberger Appell" claims that OA supporters like the Alliance and ZB MED intend to limit authors' freedom of publication in a way that violates the German constitution, which is an unacceptable allegation. On the contrary: we strive to provide scientists with the best-possible information infrastructure so they can excel in their research.


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