Subject: VPH Newsletter: November 2018

On 19 September the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a positive opinion on the Commission’s Communication entitled 'Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market, empowering citizens and building a healthier society'.
On 15 October a high-level roundtable meeting took place in Brussels, bringing together public and private representatives of the European Health Tech Industry.
On 24 October eHealth Hub launched the eHealth Hub Platform, a free online catalogue mapping the ecosystem of IT companies, investors, corporates and business supporters active in the EU digital health landscape.
On 29 October, the Austrian Presidency of the Council launched the Quantum Technologies Flagship during a high-level event in Vienna hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
On 18 September, during the Mobile 360 Series Event organised by GSMA, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, delivered a keynote speech on the ethical and economic impact of AI
In October, Estonia and Finland announced that they will be the first to exchange healthcare data by the end of 2018.
On 12 October the Netherlands signed the genomic data declaration becoming part of the joint European effort to link genomic databases in order to build a secure health data infrastructure at European level.
To provide effective treatment for brain aneurysms, a pioneering healthcare company has developed a digital twin to help physicians place implant devices during surgery.
Since its official publication back in early 2016 the Avicenna Roadmap reached a massive distribution.
Read the final report of the International Avicenna Alliance Conference: "In vivo, in vitro in silico: Why computer modelling is the next evolution of the healthcare sector" which took place on 4 September 2018 at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Lieve Wierinck.
Now available on Figshare the presentation given by Tina Morrison, FDA Deputy Director, at the VPH2018 conference in Zaragoza
Submit your research work for the open Frontiers in ICT Research Topic: Medical Internet of Things & Big Data in Healthcare. Deadline is November 30th, 2018.
On 18 October the European Innovation Council announced it will support 38 pilot innovative projects to develop new ideas toward new future technologies. The deadline for applications is 24 Jan 2019.
Get to know more about one of the latest in silico medicine projects funded by the European Commission
Today we are opening a call for participation for the VPHi student committee. We are looking for motivated PhD students with interest in in silico medicine research willing to invest some energy and enthusiasm!
5 Dec 2018: Save the date - more info available soon!
From 21 to 24 May 2019 in Ispra Italy. Application deadline 15 Jan 2019 
The research group directed by our VPH member Dr Miguel O. Bernabeu at The University of Edinburgh (UK) is currently looking for two ambitious and motivated PhD students.
3 -7 December 2018, Pavia - Italy
4 - 6 December 2018, Vienna - Austria
6 - 7 May 2019, Brisbane - Australia
16 - 20 June 2019, Frankfurt - Germany
7 - 10 July 2019, Vienna - Austria; Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2019
"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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