Subject: VPH Newsletter: September 2017

POLICY NEWS
2 main options for U.K.: either becoming an associated member of the framework programmes (but having no say on it) or setting up its own collaborative funding schemes.
- Received 19 proposals for hosting EMA
19 EU cities have applied to the Council of the European Union to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) currently based in the UK.

- ERC Plan for 2018: nearly €2 Billion Investment in Top Researchers in EU
On 2 August ERC announced its 2018 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.86 billion, most of which are meant for early- to mid-career researchers.
- DG SANTE - The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices
On 17 August SCHEER published the final Opinion on 'the need for non-human primates (NHP) in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices' (2017 update).

- Open call for innovative projects in personalised healthcare
The EU-funded INNOLABS project will select more than 100 innovative project ideas to accelerate and further support both financially and with services. Submission deadline: 30 September 2017.
VPH COMMUNITY
The newly elected Board of Trustees: President and Financial Auditors
The VPHi in collaboration with the Avicenna Alliance is hosting an "in silico medicine network" on Linkedln. The group is open to anyone with interests on in silico medicine research, and aims to increase the interactions among researchers from all over the world.
A sponsorship package is now available for all the companies willing to actively contribute to the conference. 
An interesting Linkedln post by Thierry Marchal (Ansys) to explain what in silico medicine is and how it could change future healthcare. 
A short video has been created to help introduce this innovative apps to patients.
CompBioMed - Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine
STUDENT COMMITTEE
Today we are opening a call for participation for the VPHi student committee. We are looking for 4 PhD students with interest in in silico medicine research willing to invest some energy and enthusiasm!
PIC, a recently funded European ITN, is looking for 15 passionate and excellent candidates to become the innovation leaders in the vision of a Personalised In-silico Cardiology (PIC).
VPH EVENTS
21 - 22 September 2017, Oxford - U.K.
20 - 22 September 2017, Rome - Italy
27 September 2017, London - U.K.
8 - 10  November 2017, Berlin - Germany
19 - 25 November 2017, Berlin - Germany
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, Berlin - Germany
8 - 12 July 2018, Dublin - Ireland
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"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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