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3rd Virtual Physiological Human study group on VPH Toolkit

VPH toolkit meeting 2012

7th – 11th May 2012, Barcelona, Spain

The third VPH NoE study group (SG3) will be held in Barcelona in May 2012. The event, organised by the University of Sheffield, Super Computing Solutions, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, will take place at UPF premises the week after the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2012).

Following the success of previous study groups organised by the VPH NoE Consortium, the format of SG3 will be quite similar to that of SG1 and SG21. The organisers invited three groups of world-recognised experts, typically leading large VPH Projects, to submit a proposal for a grand challenge in the area of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and oncology research. The organisers requested that these grand challenges would identify each a challenging modelling workflow, a minimum list of “essential” tools known to be necessary, and a list of European research groups that are known to be active in research topics that could benefit from the complete realisation of such workflow.

Norbert Graf, USAAR – University Hospital of Saarland, coordinator of the P-medicine project, and Georgios Stamatakos, ICCS – National Technical University of Athens, coordinator of the Oncosimulator Project proposed “Multiscale cancer models and oncosimulators for clinical use”;

Fulvia Taddei, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, co-coordinator of the VPHOP project, and Damien Lacroix, IBEC Barcelona, coordinator of the MYSPINE project proposed “Multiscale models of the skeleton for clinical use”;

Blanca Rodriguez, University of Oxford, Pras Pathmanathan, University of Oxford, Pablo Lamata, Kings College London/University of Oxford and Mariano Vazquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre proposed “Multiscale multiphysics modelling and simulation of the cardiovascular system”.

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