Subject: VPH Newsletter: February 2021

The VPHi has launched the 1st survey specifically designed for clinicians to map their level of knowledge and use of computer modeling & simulation. Please get involved by sharing the survey with your clinical colleagues. Deadline 7 March 2021 - last chance to contribute!
On 17 February 2021, the EC presented a Communication to launch a European bio-defence preparedness plan called “HERA Incubator” to address the emerging threat of coronavirus variants with an envelope of €225 million.
On 3 February 2021, the EC published its much-awaited Beating Cancer Plan. The Plan develops proposals and key initiatives for each stage of the disease, remarking the role that research, innovation and new technologies play in the fight against cancer.  
On 3 February 2021 the Avicenna Alliance has submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s inception impact assessment on the European Health Data Space.
The European Commission published the roadmap for the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), which was open for consultation until 24 Feb 2021.
Are you interested to know about the most recent in silico funding calls & the latest regulatory evolutions related to in silico medicine? Would you like to contribute to increasing the visibility of in silico medicine? Watch the recordings of the VPHi Day webinar where we presented the VPHi activity plan for the new year and all the interesting initiatives and benefits our members can get access to and participate in.
A new paper on in silico trials has been published on "Methods on Simulation in Biomedicine" volume 185 written by Marco Viceconti, Francesco Pappalardo, BlancaRodrigue, Marc Horner, Jeff Bischoff & Flora Musuamba Tshinanu
The In Silico World project, coordinated by the University of Bologna and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, officially started on the 28th January 2021 with an online kick-off meeting that saw the participation of all 14 partner institutions, including the VPHi.
A new call for papers will be soon published by Frontiers Research on "Mechanobiology and the Microenvironment: Computational and Experimental Approaches"
NeuroNews published an interview with two of the INSIST project’s leaders: Charles Majoie (professor of neuroradiology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center Amsterdam) and Alfons Hoekstra (professor of computational science and engineering, director of the Informatics Institute at Amsterdam University and VPHi board member)
Join Hoxton Farms to grow real animal fat – without the animals! Hoxton Farms is hiring computational biologists to work at their new lab in central London. A number of positions are currently available.
Recordings now available on YouTube and the VPHi website
- Next webinar:"Digital Orthopaedics: Building Digital Twins to Solve Foot and Ankle Pathologies with Patient-Specific Simulation"
In collaboration with ESB on 22/4/2021. Save the date! More news to come
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5 March 2021 - Online
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16 - 18 June 2021, Krakow, Poland
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6 - 9 Sept 2021, Porto - Portugal
"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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