Subject: VPH Newsletter: May 2018

In an recent interview, Jean-Eric Paquet explained the structure of the next Framework Programme (FP9).
The Council of the EU has proposed to invest in establishing a joint infrastructure for High Performance Computing (HPC).
At the conference of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, the Commission presented the planned initiatives to maximise the Big Data's potential in health care.
The European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) on 31 January. Since then, the European Parliament’s Committees, which are going to be involved in the legislative process, have been appointing their rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs.
On 26 April, the European Commission published a Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market. The Communication includes a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU.
On 2 May, the European Commission published a proposal for a long-term budget – so-called Multiannual Financial Framework – for the 2021-2027 period.
The registration for the next VPH Conference for In Silico Medicine is now open. Discounted fee for VPH members!
Give your opinion on what are the scientific and technical issues that influence end-user confidence and uptake of complex in vitro models (e.g. 3D cell cultures, organ-on-chip, microphysiological systems).
Researchers from the MultiSim project developed an algorithm that, when paired with wearable sensors, provides more informative and effective monitoring of the way MS patients walk in real life.
On April 26th, the European Commission hosted the 5th eHealth Stakeholder Group (eHSG) meeting in Brussels. Our executive director, Prof Lies Geris, attended the event as official representative of the VPH Institute in the group.
A new European Commission study analyses the impact on society of EU-funded Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing.
Our ageing populations are drivers of economic growth. The EU has launched a number of measures to stimulate this market and to help the European industry (and SMEs in particular) to address this opportunity.
Nice interview and article from the Dimensions Magazine about the Avicenna Alliance and about the role played by computer modeling and simulation in regulatory approval.
7 June 2018 from 12 to 13 CET
The Biomedical Engineering Master’s Program of the University of Patras is an historical international graduate program that has been recently re-founded towards recent trends and technology. Application deadline 31 May 2018.
Application deadline 27 May 2018
Start date: 1 Sept 2018
The position is to be filled asap
8 June 2018, Brussels - Belgium
10 -12 June 2018, Tampere - Finland
18 - 22 June 2018, Barcelona - Spain
02 - 06 July 2018, Bologna - Italy
14 - 16 September 2019, London - U.K. Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2018
"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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