Subject: VPH Newsletter: September 2019

The VPHi has responded to the consultation and called for its member support to stress the need for funding in silico technologies in the upcoming Horizon Europe framework. The deadline for contribution has been extended to 4 Oct 2019, don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!
A call for tender “Antisuperbugs” has been published by six European procuring entities under the lead of our supporting member - Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitària de Catalunya (AQuAS).
On 7 August 2019, the European Commission launched a tender for two studies to survey and analyse progress on the digital transformation of the health and care in the EU.
The EC launched a new call for proposals to develop a European network of artificial intelligence excellence centres to enhance cooperation within the European Artificial Intelligence (AI) research community and boost technological advancements in the field of AI.
MDIC is seeking public comments on its white paper, Best Practices for Communicating Benefit, Risk and Uncertainty. This paper will be part of a larger Framework for Patient Input in Medical Device Clinical Trials aiming to be published in Fall 2020.
The VPH Institute is proud to announce that some industry members of the Avicenna Alliance have recently received the FDA Crosscutting Group Honor Award.
This article published by the Medical Futurist offers a nice overview of the potential of in silico medicine in transforming the healthcare system, from drug development to the implementation of more efficient medical treatments.
At the last ESB conference in Vienna, our president Marco Viceconti gave an inspiring perspective talk on the recent developments in in silico medicine.
The VPHi-UK chapter has organised its first two events at the BioMedEng conference that was held in London on 6th September 2019.
The VPHi member, Cristóbal Bertoglio, from University of Groningen has recently been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, called CardioZoom that aims to make possible quantitative MRIs of thin cardiovascular structures at very short MRI scan times.
Biomechanics experts sought for machine learning challenge to simulate gait
This nice video shows the effect of deploying a flow diverter stent on blood flow in a patient-specific model.
On 29 August 2019 novel and advanced oncosimulators in conjunction with the emergent domain of in silico oncology and more broadly in silico medicine were presented in the Korea Institute of Science and Technology – Europe (KIST-Europe) located in Saarbruecken, Germany.
An exciting "Paediatric Summer School" was held at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Saarland, Homburg Campus (Germany) from 1st to 8th September 2019.
Recordings are now available of Youtube
25 - 27 Sept 2019, London - UK - Submission deadline 15 May 2019
24 - 26 Sept 2019, Brussels - Belgium
4 Oct 2019, Paris (France)/ Gotomeeting
11 Oct 2019, Hyattsville - USA 
28 April 2020 - 1 May 2020, Geneva - Switzerland - Paper submission deadline: October 1st, 2019
26 - 28 August 2019, Paris - France 
"The Virtual Physiological Human will revolutionise the way health knowledge is produced stored and managed as well as the way in which healthcare is currently delivered."
 European Commission
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