Subject: VPH Newsletter: January 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? Join the VPHi Day webinar on 25 January 2021, where we will present the VPHi activity plan for the new year and all the interesting initiatives and benefits our members can get access to and participate in.
The Avicenna Alliance is driving a Task Force on Good Simulation Practice to ensure that the results of computer modeling and simulation (CM&S) would be universally accepted as is the case for clinical trials. Details on this initiative are explained in the interview.
The priorities of Portugal's presidency, that will last from January to June 2021, are driven by the motto: "Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery".
On 23 December 2020, the European Commission published its roadmap/inception impact assessment on the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which is open for feedback until 3 February 2021. The document sets out the work plan of the European Commission to create a Regulatory Framework for the EHDS.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) reflection paper on Proposed ICH Guideline Work to Advance Patient Focused Drug Development. This document is open for public consultation until 7 March 2021.
The VPHi is excited to launch 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 15 Feb 2021
The topic of this H2020 call is focused on accelerating the uptake of computer simulations for testing medicines and medical devices, to which the EC dedicated a budget of € 6-8 M for proposal. A total of four projects got funded and the VPHi is a partner in 3 of these projects, working on dissemination and stakeholder outreach.
This report presents the results of a qualitative study into the socio-ethical benefits and socio-ethical risks of using digital twins in healthcare based on the outcome of 23 interviews and 1 expert workshop.
In this blogpost, Prof Marco Viceconti calls to arms the in silico medicine community with respect to the scalability grand challenge and its HPC needs.
This paper, recently published in the Journal of Translational Medicine, presents Ten Rules for credible practice of modeling and simulation in healthcare. These rules establish a unified conceptual framework for modeling and simulation design, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and usage across the modeling and simulation life-cycle.
Repubblica, one of the major Italian newspaper, published an article on the outstanding work done by Claudio Capelli and Silvia Schievano, two VPHi members from UCL who have been working for years to offer the best technological support for child heart surgery to the clinicians of the Great Ormond street hospital for children.
Application Deadline 25 Jan 2021
The next webinar of the VPHi Keynote Webinar Series will take place on 24 February 2021 featuring Radomir Chabiniok from UTSW Medical Center Dallas, under the moderation of Ngoc Mai Monica Huynh, member of the VPHi Student Committee. Register now!
Application deadline 30 April 2021
Application deadline 23 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021 - online
25 Jan 2021 from 16 to 18 - online
27 - 28 Jan 2021 - online
16 - 18 June 2021 - Krakow, Poland
06 - 09 Sept 2022, 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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