Subject: VPH Newsletter: February 2019

On 9 January 2019, Dutch authorities have officially handed over the temporary building, the Spark building in Amsterdam Sloterdijk, to European Medicines Agency’s Executive Director, Guido Rasi.
On 19 December the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published its strategic reflection paper on Regulatory Science to 2025.
On 30 January 2019, the Expert Panel on Effective ways of investing in Health (EXPH) published its final report on Assessing the impact of digital transformation of health services, providing the Commission with advice on the impact of the digitalisation of health services.
Following the start of the Romanian Presidency, several Romanian Ministers were invited to introduce the Presidency’s priorities in European Parliament’s Committees.
Romania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union - which gathers the Ministries of the Member States - on 1 January 2019, for the first time since its accession to the European Union in 2007.
The Council Presidency published on 4 January its proposal for the draft Council conclusions on the Coordinated plan on the development and use of Artificial Intelligence Made in Europe
Himanshu Kaul, our member from University of Toronto, reports the study of a new drug that reduces airway muscle mass in severe asthmatics. The strength of this work is the integration of findings from in vivo clinical trials and in vitro and computational models, demonstrating the key role of in silico clinical trials in the design of new drugs.
In a recent editorial, our member Pablo Lamata from King's College London describes how computers will pave the road towards the concept of the personalised medicine.
Two open access publications deriving from the results of the EU project OActive (Advanced Personalised, Multi-Scale Computer Models Preventing Osteoarthritis) have recently being published
The World Health Organization (WHO) opened a call for papers on new ethical challenges of digital technologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in public health in order to publish a theme issue in its Bulletin.
Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Application
Application deadline 22 March 2019
This post belongs to the Hypatia chair scheme, which has the goal to increase the number of female talent in academic top positions.
Application deadline 18 March 2019
This special edition of the VPHi Keynote Webinar Series will feature the winners of the VPHi best thesis in in silico medicine: Jan Bruse and Francesc Levrero-Florencio.
Application deadline 31 March 2019
Application deadline 31 March 2019
19- 21 March 2019, Washington DC - USA
29 March 2019, Sheffield - UK
10 - 12 April 2019, Prague, Czech Republic - Deadline for contributions: 1 March 2019
6 -7 June 2019, Brisbane - Australia
10 -12 June 2019, Sendai City - Japan
14 -16 August 2019, New York - USA
"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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