Subject: VPH Newsletter: December 2019

Aurore Lyon, Ana Mincholé, Alfonso Bueno, Blanca Rodriguez
On 3 December 2019, Prof Lies Geris contributed to the roundtable hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels aimed at defining concrete steps for a transition to animal-free science.
On 26 November 2019, the representatives of eight EU supercomputing centres met in Strasbourg to take further steps towards the implementation of the European Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC).
On 29 October 2019, nine European governments launched the International Horizon Scanning Initiative to strengthen their power to negotiate medicine prices with the pharmaceutical industry.
The European Commission published the revised version of Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.
The VPHi executive director, Prof Lies Geris, will give a talk on VPH at the AAAS Annual Meeting.
Deadline 7 Feb 2020
This is the first result of the project INSPIRE, funded by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, and aims to create advanced computational models to improve the early detection of COPD.
The article outlines part of the analysis and modelling work related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Statistics led by the In Silico Oncology and In Silico Medicine Group in Athens, as part of the BOUNCE action.
The call for bids to host the VPH2022 conference is now open. Interested organisations should submit their proposal by February 28th, 2020.
A number of vacancies of interest for the in silico community have been recently advertised: 
Closing date: end of December 2019
Closing date 7 Jan 2020

Closing date asap
Few interesting job positions in in silico medicine are available at University of Amsterdam
"Tackling Complexity" 8-12 June 2020: save the date!
The EU PIC Consortium has released 10 webinars on a number of cardiac modeling related topics, spanning from biomedical signals and imaging to medical devices and therapies.
Closing date 4 Feb 2020
26 - 28 August 2020, Paris - France - Call for abstract now open!
24 January 2020, London - U.K.
6 - 7 February 2020, Zaragoza - Spain - Registration deadline 15 Jan 2020
27 - 28 February 2020, Empa St. Gallen - Switzerland - Registration deadline 17 Feb 2020
16 - 17 March 2020, London - U.K. 
8 - 12 June 2020, Barcelona - Spain. 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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