MIDL Winter Workshop

Winter Workshop 2021

The MIDL Foundation is proud to present the launch of its first independent online event series: The MIDL Winter Workshop! Two parallel workshops, specifically designed for young researchers, and an evening event for the whole community.

One thing the pandemic taught us is that even though a virtual event cannot substitute a live conference experience, it can be an easy and comfortable way to bring the community together on a more regular basis. So here it is: The winter event to come together in early December to discuss our ideas before submitting them to MIDL 2022.

The Winter Workshop 2021 will take place on 1 December 2021 as a virtual event using Gather.Town. It will be divided into two workshop tracks that run in parallel followed by the „Glühwein-Lecture“ and get-together. While the latter part is open to the whole community, the workshops are specifically designed to support young researchers in taking their first steps towards authoring a publication or serving as a reviewer. Thanks to our sponsor Fraunhofer IMTE, the event will be free of charge. However, a mandatory registration is necessary.

Glühwein-Lecture Portrait of Tingting Zhu

The Glühwein-Lecture is an honorary keynote to get broader perspectives and novel insights from leading figures in the healthcare technology domain. We are happy to announce that this year's Glühwein-Lecture will be held by Dr. Tingting Zhu from the University of Oxford. The topic of the talk will be „Healthcare Technology in Resource-Constrained Settings“.

Following the lecture, there will be a virtual get-together. Everyone is encouraged to prepare Glühwein or non-alcoholic Punsch on their own, you can find recipes below.


One core part of the Winter Workshop is to support young researchers in taking their first steps towards authoring a publication or serving as a reviewer. Therefore, the event hosts two workshop tracks that will be run in parallel, namely „How to write an award-winning paper“ and „How to write an outstanding review“. Both workshops will feature an introductory tutorial and an intense hands-on session in small groups, guided by an experienced moderator. Due to the strategic date of the Winter Workshop, the participants will be directly prepared to submit to or review for MIDL 2022.

How to write an award-winning paper Portrait of Hoel Kervadec

You want to submit your research to MIDL 2022, but you have troubles putting it all together on 8 pages? You do not have a lot of experience with writing papers, or you just want to impress the reviewers with your next submission? Join this workshop to learn how to make your paper award-winning! After a tutorial full of valuable hints, dos and don’ts, there will be an intense hands-on session in smaller groups, guided by an experienced moderator. In this session, you will discuss and fine-tune your own manuscript. So if you are planning to submit to MIDL 2022, bring your first draft and go out with a substantially revised version. We are happy that the workshop will be led by Dr. Hoel Kervadec from Erasmus MC. He will be supported by Annika Reinke, Steffen Czolbe, Hristina Uzunova, Dr. David Kohan Marzagão and Dr. Nikolas Lessmann.

All available places for this workshop are booked. However, feel free to register for the Glühwein-Lecture.

How to write an outstanding review Portrait of Ender Konukoglu

You were invited to review for MIDL 2022, for another venue or even a journal? You want to take your first steps in writing reviews independently, or you just want t become more efficient in doing so? Join this workshop to learn how to write outstanding reviews. After a tutorial loaded with hints from experienced, senior colleagues, you will discuss and improve your very own reviews in small groups. You will learn how to open up your own mind to grasp a manuscript from different perspectives, and you will rate exemplary reviews. We are proud that the workshop will be led by Prof. Dr. Ender Konukoglu from ETH Zürich. He will be supported by Prof. Dr. Mattias Heinrich and Prof. Dr. Maria Vakalopoulou.

All available places for this workshop are booked. However, feel free to register for the Glühwein-Lecture.


(all times CET)

ProgramTime Slot
Check-In and Coffee Round13:30 - 14:00
Welcome for Workshop Participants14:00 - 14:15
Workshops: Tutorial Talks (both tracks)14:15 - 15:15
Break15:15 - 15:30
Workshops: Hands-on Session Part 1 (both tracks)15:30 - 16:30
Break16:45 - 17:00
Workshops: Hands-on Session Part 2 (both tracks)17:00 - 17:45
Workshops: Closing17:45 - 18:00
Break (Glühwein Preparation from 18:30 on)18:00 - 19:00
Welcome for Glühwein Lecture (open for all)19:00 - 19:15
Glühwein Lecture19:15 - 20:00
Get-Togetherstarting 20:00



Fraunhofer IMTE

Glühwein Recipes

Glühwein (Mulled Wine) Recipe:

You need:

  • 1 Bottle of dry red wine
  • 1 Orange
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Cloves
  • 4-6 Teaspoons of sugar or honey

Put Wine in cooking pot and warm it up. Attention: Do not cook it, the alcohol would evaporate! Slice the orange and at it, together with the other ingredients, to the wine. Let the wine infuse for a while. The optimal length depends on your preferences: The longer the stronger. Most recipes recommend one hour of infusion.

Non-alcoholic variant: Replace red wine with grape juice. The rest is identical.

Embarrassingly simple Punch Recipe:

You need:

  • Apple juice
  • Cinnamon (Sticks or powder)

Add some cinnamon to the apple juice and heat it. Yes, that’s it! It even works in the microwave (we tried it). Also works well with an additional bit of Rum.