Yearb Med Inform 2017; 26(01): 9-15
DOI: 10.15265/IY-2017-003
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

On Contributing to the Progress of Medical Informatics as Publisher

Congratulations to IMIA Honorary Fellow Dieter Bergemann on his 80th Birthday!R. Haux1, m, y, A. Geissbuhler2, y, J. Holmes3, Y, M.-C. Jaulent4, y, S. Koch5, M, C. A. Kulikowski6, y, C. U. Lehmann8, A, y, A. T. McCray7, m, y, B. Séroussi4, 9, Y, L. F. Soualmia4, 10, Y, J. H. van Bemmel11, m, y
  • 1Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Germany
  • 2Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 3Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 4Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Université Paris 13, LIMICS, UMR_S 1142, Paris, France
  • 5Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Health Informatics Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 6Department of Computer Science, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • 7Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 8Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
  • 9AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Département de Santé Publique, Paris, France
  • 10Normandie University, Rouen University, Rouen, France
  • 11Department of Medical Informatics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • AEditor-in-Chief of Applied Clinical Informatics
  • MEditor-in-Chief of Methods of Information in Medicine
  • YEditor-in-Chief of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics
  • mPast Editor-in-Chief of Methods of Information in Medicine
  • yPast Editor-in-Chief of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics
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Publication History

Publication Date:
11 September 2017 (online)


May 1st, 2017, will mark Dieter Bergemann’s 80th birthday. As Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Schattauer Publishers from 1983 to 2016, the biomedical and health informatics community owes him a great debt of gratitude. The past and present editors of Methods of Information in Medicine, the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, and Applied Clinical Informatics want to honour and thank Dieter Bergemann by providing a brief biography that emphasizes his contributions, by reviewing his critical role as an exceptionally supportive publisher for Schattauer’s three biomedical and health informatics periodicals, and by sharing some personal anecdotes. Over the past 40 years, Dieter Bergemann has been an influential, if behind-the-scenes, driving force in biomedical and health informatics publications, helping to ensure success in the dissemination of our field’s research and practice.