Subject: VPH Newsletter - April 2024

What is a computer model? How can we build one? How can they be used to improve healthcare? We asked all such questions to Himanshu Kaul, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Laboratory for Multiscale Emergent Bioengineering at the University of Leicester
On 24 April 2024, the European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on the European Health Data Space (EHDS) reached between the Parliament and the Council.
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) underlines the potential benefits of employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in advancing patient care, fostering innovation, and benefiting society at large.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announces the debut of S.A.R.A.H., a prototype digital health advocate equipped with an enhanced empathetic interface driven by generative artificial intelligence (AI).
The Council of the European Union highlighted the significance of Horizon 2020 in bolstering the EU's competitiveness in its Draft Conclusions regarding the ex-post evaluation of the research and innovation funding program.
Dr. Duruisseaux from the Hospice Civil de Lyon (France) challenged a phase 3 AstraZeneca trial with an in silico trial executed on 5000 virtual patients. Days before the official release of the AstraZeneca results, he posted a very accurate prediction on X, formerly Twitter.
We are assessing the current levels of knowledge, diffusion, and trust in computer modelling and simulation tools in healthcare through a survey. The questionnaire is available in multiple languages and the only requisite is being a medical doctor. Fill it out, help us shape the future of healthcare!
The FDA/MDIC Symposium on Computational Modeling and Simulation (CM&S) in Washington DC (April 15-17, 2024) unfolded its vibrant tapestry for three enlightening days of interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration.


Walter Pitts was a logician and mathematician who had a profound influence on neuroscience and computer science. Among his many contributions, he proposed, together with Warren McCulloch, the first mathematical model of a neural network.
Click here to read some interesting recently published papers from our community. If you have published an article in the field of in silico medicine, send it to us: we will include it in this section of the newsletter!
Recordings are now available to watch on our YouTube channel Check it out!
New calls with deadlines end May-early June Check them out!
For VPHi student members selected for oral presentation at the VPHi Conference More info
For VPHi student members selected for presentation at the VPHi Conference Deadline 31 July 2024!
All VPHi student members bringing a poster to the VPH2024 Conference will be automatically considered
An extensive document that summarises and analyses the In Silico World consortium's work concerning the regulatory barriers and draws some recommendations for EU policymakers.
SIMCor is conducting its in-silico clinical trials to evaluate specific questions of interest for its medical device use cases, TAVI and PAPS, and validate its in-silico testing approach.
The event will take place on 30-31 May in Paris and will offer an immersive experience, unveiling the cutting-edge in-silico platform developed within the SimCardioTest project. Participants will discover the platform’s advanced features created to help industry in the medical product development. Register now!
Verification Activities of TAVI patient-specific modeling accomplished by FSI analysis.
4 - 6 Sept 2024, Stuttgart - Germany 
15 - 16 Jul 2024, Amsterdam - The Netherlands Registration open!
2 - 3 May 2024, Rockville, MD and Online Registration open!
- Next-Generation Cardiac Care: SimCardioTest in silico trials platform
30 - 31 May 2024, Paris - France Registration open!
3 - 7 Jun 2024, Barcelona - Spain Registration open!
17 - 21 Jun 2024, Udine - Italy Registration deadline: 6 June 2024
28 Jul - 11 Aug 2024, Indiana University, Bloomington - USA Registration deadline: 1 June 2024
12 - 14 Sep 2024, Freiburg im Breisgau - Germany Abstract deadline: 31 May 2024
1 - 5 Sep 2024, Stuttgart - Germany Submission deadlines: 15 July 2024
8 - 11 Sep 2024, Karlsruhe - Germany Early bird registration deadline: 1 Aug 2024
"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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