Subject: VPH Newsletter: February 2016


Monthly newsletter
February 2016
In Silico Clinical Trials highlighted in a US Senate Appropriations Bill
Senate Fiscal Year 2016 FDA Appropriations Bill (S. 1800)& Report (S. Rept. 114-82):
"In Silico Clinical Trials. – In Silico clinical trials use computer models and simulations to develop and assess devices and drugs, including their potential risk to the public, before being tested in live clinical trials. Advanced computer modeling may also prove useful in helping to predict how a drug or device will behave when deployed in the general population or when used in particular circumstances, thereby helping to protect the public from the unintended consequences of side effects and drug interactions.In Silico trials may potentially protect public health, advance personalized treatment, and be executed quickly and for a fraction of the cost of a full scale live trial. The FDA has advocated the use of such systems as an additional innovative research tool. Therefore, the Committee urges FDA to engage with device and drug sponsors to explore greater use, where appropriate, of In Silico trials for advancing new devices and drug therapy applications." (Source: FDA Law Blog) Read more
POLICY NEWS
Avicenna Alliance proclaims victory in EMA Regulation
Over the Horizon 2020 
FET launches 2 open consultations for Horizon 2020 next Work Programme: FET Proactive and FET Flagships
VPH COMMUNITY
Received 3 proposals for VPH2018 call for bids
Virtual Physiological Human 2016 Conference - Call for papers now open
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2016
VPH-PRISM has completed its work this month
This Summer School provides a thorough overview and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art VPH research. The key concepts of this methodological and technological framework will be presented using illustrative cases and enriched with hands-on analysis under supervision of the experts. The aim si to develop skills inside and outside academia that respond to public and private needs.
Check out the programme
Video recordings of all four plenary lectures from the highly successful Trondheim conference have now been full edited and are available for viewing. Read more
VPH EVENTS
§ Webinar: Avicenna Alliance&VPHi: 2016 plan and working groups
1 March 2016, 17 CET Webinar
§ ISBI 2016 - The International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
13-16 April 2016, Prague
§ Insigneo Showcase 2016: Clinical Translation of in silico Medicine
 5 May 2016, Octagon Centre, Sheffield, UK
§ 2016 Conference on Computational Modelling with COPASI
12-13 May 2016, 
Manchester, UK
§ BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference
23-25 May 2016, 
Washington, DC
§ Conference on Complex Systems 2016
19-22 September 2016, Amsterdam
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