Subject: VPH Newsletter - March 2024

You might not notice it, but computer models are everywhere around us, from your smartphone calculating the fastest route to work to the aerodynamic simulations of cars and planes. In this video, we will discover how we can make the most of them for a better healthcare.
The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a new law making it easier to exchange and access health data at EU level. The agreement will now need to be endorsed by both the Council and the Parliament.
FDA-USA recently published an updated Regulatory Science Tool (RST) Catalog that will provide additional search capability as the catalog continues to grow.
In collaboration with European Research Area countries and stakeholders, the European Commission, has proposed a set of guidelines aimed at supporting the European research community in the responsible utilisation of generative artificial intelligence (AI).
On 20 March 2024, the Commission adopted the second strategic plan for Horizon Europe. The plan, announced at the flagship Research and Innovation Days, sets out three key strategic orientations for EU's research and innovation funding for the last three years of the programme.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) published a call for funding (n: 24-561) dedicated to Digital Twins.
The Digital Twin Theory is a podcast about digital innovation in healthcare produced by the VPHi. In each episode, we will discover more about in silico medicine with a wide range of experts such as doctors, engineers, policymakers, philosophers, and social scientists, about in silico medicine. Listen to the 1st episode!

Meet AISER, a tool integrating Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulations and Extended Reality to provide 
recommendations to interventional cardiologists as well as a way to better inform and involve patients and their families.
An innovative computer model of a human lung is helping scientists simulate, for the first time, how a burst of radiation interacts with the organ on a cell-by-cell level.
Learn how the In Silico World Project contributes to the advancement of medical research and product development through computer modeling and simulation!


British physiologist and biophysicist, Andrew Huxley won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the Hodgkin-Huxley model that describes how nerve impulses are generated and propagated along the membrane of a neuron. This model laid the foundation of our understanding of electrical signalling in neurons and remained a fundamental concept in neuroscience and computational biology.
Every year, the ERS organizes its Lung Science conference in the beautiful Estorill (PT), including in the program one keynote on an emerging topic that is deemed important for the community. This year, that topic was Digital Twins.
On 21 February 2024 a European Parliament (EP) info event on in silico medicine and in silico oncology took place in the Altiero Spinelli building in Brussels.
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!
18 April, 2024 at 11am CET, Online Register now!
For VPHi student members selected for oral presentation at the VPHi Conference 
For VPHi student members selected for presentation at the VPHi Conference Deadline 31 July 2024!
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15 - 16 Jul 2024, Amsterdam - The Netherlands Registration open
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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
16 - 17 May 2024, Ayia Napa - Cyprus Late abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2024
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"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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