Subject: VPH Newsletter: November 2020

We invite all research groups with experience in material characterization of biological tissue to join this initiative. Registration deadline: 4 January 2021
On 6 November 2020, a stakeholder workshop on the Human Digital Twin (HDT) was organised by the European Commission.
On 25 November 2020, the European Commission adopted its Pharmaceutical strategy for Europe and we are very proud that in silico medicine and CM&S are mentioned in the document!
The European Commission has referred to computer modelling and simulation in two of its publications on building a European Health Union.
This expert group aims to discuss innovative proposals to stimulate innovation and foster research into new orphan drugs and therapies for rare diseases.
On 19 October 2020, European Commission has published the its Work Programme 2021 as well as Annexes outlining the new key initiatives the Commission will work on in the next 12 months.
On 20 October 2020, the European Parliament adopted the Artificial Intelligence (AI) package.
What is a Digital Twin? How can it be used to make our life better?
In this short video, the VPHi explains in very simple terms how through the use of computer simulations we can create digital versions of ourselves (Digital Twins) to improve the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a disease.

The VPHi is excited to launch the 1st survey specifically designed for clinicians to map their level of knowledge and use of computer models & simulations.
Our long-term collaborator and in silico advocate at FDA, Tina Morrison, has been promoted to Director of Regulatory Science and Innovation
An increasing number of digital technologies are reaching the patient, sometimes directly but more often through their physicians and through the devices/ drugs they are relying on. In this brochure the VPHi has collected a first selection of in silico medicine success stories that have brought a significant impact!
The Dutch Research Agenda has awarded 9.9 million euros to implement a new way to assess the safety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals without using laboratory animals.
The videos of the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) webinar mini-series are available on YouTube
The book, that will be published by Elsevier/Academic Press, explores the body of knowledge and state-of-the-art in Digital Human Modelling (DHM) with its application in Medicine. If you're interested to contribute the deadline for the submission of chapters is 31st March 2021.
A call for participation for the VPHi student committee is now open! We are looking for motivated PhD students with interest in in silico medicine research willing to invest some energy and enthusiasm! Application deadline extended 10 Dec 2020.
"Translational Cardiovascular Modeling: Tetralogy of Fallot & Modeling of Diseases" Speaker: Radek Chabiniok both medical doctor and applied mathematician with a double affiliation at Inria and St Thomas' hospital, King's College London. Date to be defined. More to come!
8 - 9 December 2020, on line event
7 - 11 June 2021, on line event
6 - 9 September 2022, Porto - Portugal: save the date!
"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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