Subject: VPH Newsletter: September 2018

September 2018
The real strength of the conference has been the combination of the scientific programme with a number of parallel activities organised with and by the key partners in the in silico medicine world: industry, regulators, funders.
On 4 Sept 2018 at the European Parliament in Brussels it took place a large-scale international conference presenting the newest developments of in silico medicine.
In this video our board member Prof Claudio Capelli tells how he and his team, based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, are creating 3D replicas of the tiny hearts of children with congenital heart disease.
Special VPH issue in the ‘Morphologie Journal’ to present in silico medicine applications that have hit the clinics.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 20, 2019
CompBioMed - a European Commission H2020 funded Centre of Excellence focussed on the use and development of computational methods for biomedical applications
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018
Jan Bruse (University College London) and Francesc Levrero Florencio (University of Edinburgh) have been both selected for the prize.
For the first time the VPHi assigned a €500 prize for the best work submitted for the VPH2018 conference by a VPHi PhD Student.
Andreas Husch from University of Luxembourg was awarded with the Best VPHi Thesis Award in In Silico Medicine with application in industrial R&D sponsored by InSilicoTrials, an industry partner of the Avicenna Alliance. 
The next VPH Summer School will be on 10 - 14 June 2019. Save the date!!
On 4 September Commissioner Moedas announced the launch of the plan.
Estonia is the 21st European country to sign the European declaration on high-performance computing (HPC), which aims to pool European and national resources to build a world-class HPC infrastructure.
On 30 August, the Members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) held a debate on their draft opinion on the Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe.
The Netherlands and Brazil will be developing a joint innovation programme in 2019 in order to conduct more joint research and development in areas such as high-tech systems and materials, aerospace, medical technologies and natural disaster prevention.
A new contract agreement has been signed between the BELLA consortium (Building Europe Link to Latin America) and EllaLink (private consortium) on the launch of a digital highway between Europe and Latin America.
The Commission has recently launched a call for applications for the selection of members of the expert group “Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing”.
5 weeks starting from 24 Sept 2018 - The course is free
28 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 - Lyon - France
27 Oct 2018 - Lyon - France
7 - 9 Nov 2018 - Utrecht - Netherlands
3 - 7 Dec 2018 - Pavia - Italy - Early registration until 30 Sept 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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