Subject: VPH Newsletter: April 2013

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Monthly newsletter of the Virtual Physiological Human for Integrative Biomedical Research & the Digital Patient News
Dear VPH Friends,
In April it opened the call for supporting members of the VPH Institute. The supporting members are the institutions that actually run the life of our organisation, setting goals and agendas. If you are interested to get an active role, this is the right time to get on board! The new supporting members will be presented at the 2013 General Assembly, which this year has been scheduled in connection with the International Union of Physiological Sciences - IUPS conference. As most of you will be attending the conference, make sure to save the date in your agenda: the GA will take place the last day, Friday 26th of July, from 13 to 18pm.
This month I would like to highlight to your attention to two other important news:
  • First of all the great job that the Policy Affairs Working Group of the VPH Institute has been doing in the past months: many policy makers have been contacted and introduced to the concept of the VPH by our representatives. As a results a VPH event at the Parliament will take place on June 26th, hosted by both Mr. Sean Kelly MEP (EPP, Ireland) and Professor Vittorio Prodi MEP (S&D, Italy).
  • Secondly but not less important, this month our President Prof Denis Noble, published on Experimental Physiology his revolutionary theory on the role of physiology in the evolutionary biology. If proved correct, this new view will also have a strong impact on the VPH research.
You will find these, but also many other interesting news in the newsletter below. Enjoy the reading!
Best regards,
Martina Contin  
VPH Institute Manager
Get a seat in the BoD of the Institute: Become a supporting member!
The call for supporting members is open until June 30th, 2013 and it is accessible to any organisations that wish to support the purpose of the Institute.
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VPH Institute links with Policy Makers
Several meetings between EU policy makers and representatives of the VPH Institute were scheduled in the past months as part of a specific contact programme, aimed at introducing the scope of VPH at Parliament level. Read more
Revision of the Medical Devices Regulation by Roth-Behrendt
Neelie Kroes calls for “data revolution”
Tonio Borg delivers keynote speech on investing in health
Research Data Alliance: open access to scientific data
VPH Institute 
General Assembly 2013
in connection with IUPS
Friday, 26th of July, from 13 to 18
Physiology rocks the foundations of evolutionary biology
In Experimental Physiology, Prof. Noble presents his theory on the major revolution occurring in evolutionary biology, which is set to change the nature of biology and of the importance of physiology.
New VPH project kicks off: 
This project aims to validate and bring to maturity patient-specific computer-based of various paediatric diseases
Call for paper 4th Workshop 
3D Physiological Human
Submission deadline: June 10th, 2013
News on the Digital Patient Roadmap
The Roadmap: The Last Leg
Get involved in the road mapping exercise: your view is important!
Want to learn more?
Watch the 
§ INSIGNEO Institute Launch
  May 9 2013, Sheffield

§ E- Health week 2013
 May 13-15 2013, Dublin
June 3-4 2013, Barcelona
September 11-13 2013, Leuven  
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