Subject: VPH Newsletter: December 2014

___VPH Newsletter___ 
Christmas issue 2014

And...a collective big "thank you" to Marco
 from the VPH community!

Prof Viceconti's 
farewell message
Dear colleagues, dear friends:
In early 2005 some of us started to discuss a new idea that would then become the Virtual Physiological Human initiative. I find highly symbolic that at the turn of the 10th birthday of the VPH, I decided to step down from the role of Executive Director of the VPH Institute.... Read more
EU Research Budget Safe
A provisional agreement on the European Union budget for 2015 was reached that secured €45 million more for the EU research and development 
programme Horizon 2020. Read more
VPH and ESMO collaborate on Data Protection  Read more
Data Protection Regulation in jeopardy? Read more
Commission 2015 Work Programme to focus on employment Read more
TBIcare project: Smart treatment planning for brain trauma
The TBIcare project successfully ended in July 2014, delivering a software solution to improve the diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and guide the planning of treatments. Read more
RASimAs: On the road towards a virtual reality platform for medical doctors
One year after launching their project, scientists, physicians and industrialists of the RASimAs team met at the Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (Heraklion, Greece) to draw a strategy for the coming years. Read more
OraMod Project: Helping clinicians predict oral cavity cancer reoccurrence
On December 9th, the Consortium presented the results of the first year of research to the EC, obtaining extremely positive reviews: the project was recognised an extremely interesting innovative approach to a "transparent" predictive model and an extremely effective data presentation and virtual representation of the disease. Read more
E-rare-3 Call for Proposal 2015 for “Transnational Research Project on Rare Diseases"
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Merry Christmas from all at the Avicenna Consortium
End of a fruitful year of Avicenna Events Read more
First Avicenna Review in Brussels
Consortium team travel to Belgium capital to represent the project in its Annual Review. 

19- 20 February 2015, Brussels
14-15 September 2015, University of Chester (UK)
5-9 October 2015, Munich (Germany)
We need your support to ensure that the Virtual Physiological Human is fully realised, universally adopted, and effectively used both in research and clinic.
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