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3rd VPH Summer School, June 18-22, 2018, Barcelona, Spain: Data integration, model verification and validation

The 3rd VPH Summer School will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on June 18-22, 2018. It stands for a unique opportunity to meet 16 world-class international researchers who will deliver keynote lectures during the morning sessions. Attendees will also be able to handle synchrotron images, perform human body motion captures, run finite element simulations or create agent-based models during the afternoon hands-on sessions.

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The VPH Summer School series is co-organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( and by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi – It aims to provide junior engineers and medical doctors with a complete overview of state-of-the-art VPH research, following a complete pipeline from basic science and clinical needs, to model application.

This 3rd edition focusses on data integration, model verification and validation and 16 international keynote speakers will share their research experience related with the following topics:

  • June 18th: Basic Science, clinical understanding, and need for in silico modelling: Biological and clinical problemsthat require collecting, handling and interpreting large amounts of data
    à June 19th: Data acquisition, processing, and quantification for modelling: Quality, heterogeneity, collection, accessibility, and treatment of data
    à June 20th: Organ, cell and molecular models: Integration of data for creation and parametrization of models at different scales and across the scales
  • June 21st: Implementation, validation and coupling of models: Sensitivity analyses, stochastic simulations, model verification, and direct and indirect validation
  • June 22nd: Application: Understanding simulation outcomes, technological transfer, decision and therapy support: Patient-specific modelling, Interpretable machine learning, metamodeling, success and failure stories

1st VPH Summer School (2016): Modelling and Simulations from Pathophysiology to Applications, Barcelona, May 30th-June 3rd 2016

2nd VPH Summer School (2017): Flow phenomena in Biomedicine, Barcelona, May 22nd-May26th 2017

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