Subject: VPH Newsletter: April 2019

On 20th of March, the three European institutions – the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of the European Union reached a partial political agreement on Horizon Europe Programme, the EU’s next research funding programme.
On 5th of March, the European Commission launched six European initiatives addressing scientific and technological challenges. Each of the six selected initiatives received a EUR 1 million grant to develop a research agenda.
In 2017, the Juncker Commission launched the European Innovation Council (EIC), to turn Europe's scientific discoveries into businesses that can expand faster.
On 11th of March, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) became operational from Amsterdam thanks to the support of the Dutch authorities, after having left its London premises on 1 March.
On 20th of March, the EC welcomed a preliminary agreement on its proposal for a Regulation establishing the InvestEU Programme, to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
The VPHi has tightened its collaboration with EMA, focussing on the common goal of speeding up the adoption process of in silico models in the regulatory drug development process. Flora Musuamba Tshinanu, our Belgian contact, has kindly released an interview for our monthly newsletter.
At the VPHi we all have a dream: to make insilico healthcare a reality! But neither the largest company in the world nor the largest academic institution can do this by itself. By joining our global collaboration, we can make this dream come true!
An Avicenna Alliance delegation, including the VPHi exe dir Lies Geris, has just returned from Washington D.C. where they had a meeting at Capitol Hill and attended the 2019 BMES Conference.
The BioS project is producing an open access e-learning course in computational biology and bioinformatics, according to the rules of European harmonization.
This interesting article coming from a collaboration between various European researchers and a representative of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, was published on 5th of March in the Journal of Computational Toxicology.
A recognition of the increasing importance of in silico medicine technologies.
Closing date for applications: 12.00 pm - 1 May 2019
The webinar will feature two interesting thesis on "Multiscale modelling of trabecular bone: from micro to macroscale" and "Shape and function in congenital heart disease: a translational study using image, statistical and computational analyses". Register now!
The application period is open between April 15 and June 15, 2019
Application deadline extended to 30 April 2019
Application deadline extended to 30 April 2019
25 - 26 April 2019, Sheffield - UK 
10 - 14 June 2019, Barcelona - Spain
25 - 27 Sept 2019, London - UK - Submission deadline 15 May 2019
21 - 24 May 2019, Ispra - Italy - Submission deadline 15 May 2019
26 - 28 August 2019, Paris - France - Save the date!
"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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