Subject: VPH Newsletter: December 2016


   Monthly newsletter
December 2016
Adriano Henney's farewell message
After having covered the role of Executive Director of the VPHi for two years, Adriano will leave the directorship of the Institute in the hands of Prof Lies Geris to coordinate the Avicenna Alliance more closely. Read more
POLICY NEWS


Contribute to the Avicenna Alliance: join a working group as a VPHi expert
Catch the opportunity to collaborate with the new Association for Predictive Medicine, elbow-to-elbow with the top industries in the field. 
Revising the guidelines on first in-human clinical trials Read more
Horizon 2020 attracts ever more interest, report shows Read more
Maltese Presidency of the Council – priorities Read more
EC announces the members of the new High Level Group on vision for future EU research and innovation Read more
Members of renewed Expert Panel on Health appointed Read more
EU takes new actions to help close the gap in Research Excellence across Europe 
Public consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)- open Read more
UK Government to spend £4.745B on R&D as a Post-Brexit Boost Read more
Tina Morrison from FDA visits VPHi member KU Leuven Read more
VPH COMMUNITY
Nature publishes an editorial on the power of big data for medical progress Read more
In silico modeling at NASA Ames workshop on vascular tissue challenge Read more
Prof Jerome Noailly appointed Chair of the VPHi Student Committee Read more

...more on the VPHi board: 
This year the SBI director, Prof Walter Kolch, was elected to the membership of the Royal Irish Academy
the highest academic honour in Ireland

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
IDIBAPS in Barcelona is seeking for a highly motivated PhD student for Personalizing health care in Multiple Sclerosis using systems medicine tools Read more
University of California hires to build a group in mathematical modeling of complex biosystems Read more
VPH EVENTS
§ World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC)
 12-16 December 2016, Barcelona (Spain)
§ VPHi Webinar: Model-guided skeletal tissue engineering - from bench to bedside via in silico modeling
 21 December 2016, 12 CET/ 11 GMT Webinar
§ Precision Medicine World Conference
23 January 2017, Silicon Valley (USA)
§ IMSH 2017
28 January 2017, Orlando (USA)
§ NBC 2017 & EMBEC 2017
11 June 2017, Tampere (Finland)
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