It is our pleasure to inform you that the 5th VPH Summer School will be held ONLINE, on June 7-11, 2021. This new edition focuses on Tackling Complexity in Health & Medicine. The registration is now open! To register, please click here: link
The VPH Summer School series is co-organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi). It provides junior engineers, early researchers and medical doctors with a complete overview of state-of-the-art Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) research for In Silico Medicine, following a complete pipeline from basic science and clinical needs, to model application. The training includes 15 morning lectures plus one honorary VPH lecture, given by leading international researchers. Speakers details are available here.
The key methodological and technological concepts are enriched during the whole week by five afternoon hands-on sessions in multiscale modelling, physiological modelling, computational systems biology and machine learning that stand for 15.5 hours of transversal training in in silico medicine technologies, under the supervision of expert researchers. Hands-on details are available here.
The last afternoon of the VPH Summer School will host a round table co-organized with QUAES, gathering patients, physicians, researchers and public authority representatives to discuss on In silico Medicine and new medical technologies for the society: Awareness, expectations and effective capacity.
Daily scientific discussions and cross-dissemination are further supported by the afternoon poster sessions. Please join us and share this information among your dissemination channels!
Jérôme Noailly, on behalf of the Organising Committee.
Full information is available on the webpage
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A virtual Scientific Meeting of the Austrian Chapter of ESB will take place on Monday, November 30, 2020, 09:30-16:30.
Please see the agenda for download.
Please pre-register yourself for the Zoom webinar – see below. After registering, you will automatically receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please feel free to forward the announcement to any interested colleague.
* Delegates joining the meeting using the provided link, will have the default capabilities of an „Attendee“, meaning they can observe the meeting content but cannot use their microphone, video or share their screen.
* Delegates are encouraged to submit their questions on-line on the Zoom Q&A at any time during the presentation. After each presentation, the chair will summarize the questions and ask them on behalf of the attendees.
* Attendees are requested to login at the meeting with their full name allowing the organizers to keep track of the participants.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 30, 2020 09:30 AM Vienna
Topic: Scientific meeting of Austrian Chapter of ESB
Register in advance for this webinar:
|Because of high demand, the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 15 September 2020. Do not miss out on this opportunity to submit your abstract! |
Even though we all live in exceptional and uncertain times due to COVID-19, we confirm that the congress will continue to take place in 2021. We are also planning the possibility to give your talk digitally (more information to be announced soon) in case you are not able to travel to the Netherlands. We have all the measures in place to organize the congress in a safe and COVID-19 proof manner and are exploring high quality digital meeting options. If there is any change, we will update this website accordingly.
Don’t forget to submit your abstract by 15 September 2020 at the latest!
More information can be found here: https://www.termis.org/WC2021
The congress theme is ‘biologically inspired technology driven regenerative medicine’. Abstracts can be submitted within the following topics:
Cell sources (autologous & allogeneic)
Biomaterial design & development
Mechanisms of action
Preclinical & Clinical
Enabling technologies: imaging, modelling, fluidics
Regulatory, Business, Consortia, Patients, SYIS, Sister societies
|We are delighted to invite you to join us at the upcoming 11th BSRT symposium! |
Regenerative medicine promises to functionally heal tissues and organs previously thought irreparable, by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms. But what exactly has been accomplished by this young branch of translational medicine which was only just defined in the 1990s? Are these promises still hypothetical or are they on their way to becoming clinical reality?
In this year’s symposium, experienced scientists and physicians will not only describe their clinical trials, revealing what has been achieved so far in the development of tomorrow’s personalized medicine, but also talking about possibilities for future clinical translation. Speakers will present the latest diagnostic tools used to predict the healing potential of patients, as well as new regenerative therapies to combat various diseases. In addition, they will show how rehabilitation approaches are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Early-career scientists still ‘at the bench’ doing basic research will also have the opportunity to present their projects and discuss ideas with the potential to reach the clinics. This year, we looked for inspiration from great thinkers of humanity and decided to let ourselves be guided on this journey by quotations from ancient philosophers. They strove in their own ways for enlightenment and truth to further the well-being of humankind, just like we do in the field of regenerative medicine.
Due to the Corona Pandemic, the 11th BSRT symposium will be a face-to-face event for early career scientists with online keynote lectures given by international experts (Hybrid Symposium). However, in the event of another major lockdown in December, we will organise the event as a full online symposium. So, let us learn from the past and look towards the future of regenerative medicine!
For further information please visit our website at bsrt-symposium.charite.de.
We are pleased to present you the Workshop “Bone Mechanics and Tissue
Engineering” that will be held the 6-7th February 2020 in Zaragoza
Edificio Paraninfo, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
• Scott Hollister – Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory
• Gwendolene Reilly – The University of Sheffield (UK)
• Bert van Rietbergen – Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
• Michael Skipper Andersen- Aalborg University (DK)
• José Manuel García Aznar – University of Zaragoza (ES)
The workshop is free. But you need to register before 15th January 2020.
Lunches are not included, only the workshop materials.
Dra. MªAngeles Pérez Ansón
Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics (Profesora de M.M.C. y T.E.)
Mechanical Engineering Dept. (Depto. Ingeniería Mecánica)
Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA)
Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A)
University of Zaragoza (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Advanced International School on Imaging, Modelling and Simulation in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (Rome, Feb 2020)
This is the first-call-for-participation to the Advanced International School on Imaging, Modelling and Simulation in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology that we are organizing in the beautiful city of Rome on February, 24th-28th, 2020 (Italy).
The school has been endorsed by the ESB and members of the Society will receive a reduction on the registration fees.
The School will instruct on the importance of a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach for the effective translation of biomechanics models into the clinical practice. Six internationally-outstanding invited lecturers have been selected for covering topics that span from imaging, through theoretical biomechanics, up to computational biomechanics and mechanobiology: Vikram Deshpande, Christian Gasser, Daniel Hurtado, Bruno Quesson, Zohar Yosibash and Alessandro Veneziani.
Classes on basic notions in the morning will prepare attendants to lectures on advanced topics in the afternoon on a wide range of applications.
One session will be dedicated to talks from participants and one day will propose a series of Advanced seminars.
More information are available on the attached flyer and on the web-site www.unicampus.it/advanced-school
With our best regards,
Alessio Gizzi, Michele Marino, Giuseppe Vairo
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.
Program and registration: https://www.upf.edu/web/bcnvph_school
The VPH Summer School series is co-organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (https://www.upf.edu/web/bcn-medtech) and by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi – http://www.vph-institute.org/). 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
- Web and videos: https://www.upf.edu/web/bcnvph_school/ed2016
- Public report: http://www.vph-institute.org/news/the-first-vph-summer-school-a-successful-experience.html
2nd VPH Summer School (2017): Flow phenomena in Biomedicine, Barcelona, May 22nd-May26th 2017
- Web and videos: https://www.upf.edu/web/bcnvph_school/2017-edition
- Public report: https://www.upf.edu/web/etic/more-news/-/asset_publisher/PpDYvlsaQAQ6/content/id/8654279/maximized#.WeSCz9MjFE4
Program and registration: https://www.upf.edu/web/bcnvph_school
ESB special session at the 2018 VPH Conference: Mechanical cues in health and disease mechanisms
Following the increasing success of the four previous editions of the Virtual Physiological Human Conferences, the 5th edition, VPH FOR INSILICO MEDICINE –VPH2018, will take place on 5 – 7 September 2018 in Zaragoza, Spain. The VPH Conference gathers Scientists of international prestige in the field of the conference that have already confirmed their participation as Plenary Lecturers. These lectures will be complemented by Invited Sessions organized by recognized experts in targeted research areas.
In particular, the VPH Institute (VPHi) community and the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) combine efforts through the organization of a special session that targets the importance of mechanical cues in the living and disease mechanisms: simulation-based findings and new hypotheses. This session aims to be complementary to the rest of the conference tracks, as it will allow researchers presenting biomechanical, mechanobiology, biological models and combinations thereof as means for explorative research through computer simulations, regardless the nature of the modelling tools or targeted application.
The conference will also welcome Tina Morrison (Deputy Director, Division of Applied Mechanics and Chair of FDA’s Modeling and Simulation Working Group) who will lead a special Industry Session about coming possibilities for IN SILICO MEDICINE.
The respective efforts of the VPHi and ESB communities will be also reflected through two different workshops for students: “Patient-specific musculoskeletal models into FE computer models”, organized by CURABONE (ITN-EID Marie Curie action) and, “High performance computing for the VPH”, organized by CompBioMed. More info to be announced soon.
Submission of abstracts is open:
Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract before February 28th, 2018.
Registration and submission of abstracts should be performed online. Detailed information is available here. You can contact here for any question.
We hope to see you in Zaragoza in September 2018 and we look forward to receiving your contribution for the ESB Special Session.
María Ángeles Pérez Ansón and Jérôme Noailly, Chairs of the ESB Special Session at VPH2018
The 24th Congress of ESB joined the 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics from 8 – 12 July 2018 in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland’s purpose built international conference and event venue situated in the very heart of Dublin city.
The World Congress of Biomechanics is held once every 4 years and is the premier meeting worldwide in its field. Many of the main international biomechanics societies held their 2018 annual meetings as part of the 2018 World Congress.
For further information including submitted abstracts, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!
The European Society of Biomechanics is pleased to endorse the 15th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and the 3rd Conference on Imaging and Visualization.
These meetings will be held in the wonderful City of Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell.
The two events will run together as a single conference highlighting the strong connection with the Taylor and Francis journals:
• Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (John Middleton and Christopher Jacobs, Eds.)
• Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization (João Manuel R.S. Tavares, Ed.)
The meeting is hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and you are cordially invited to participate in what is now the major international meeting on computational biomechanics, imaging and visualization.
The meeting encompasses:
• Plenary Talks by renowned international speakers
• Oral and Poster Sessions by contributing authors
• Special sessions on emerging topics
• Software and medical technology exhibits by leading organizations
• Substantial sponsored prizes for best research prensetation and posters
The meeting has always promoted international collaboration and networking and this is evidenced through the well-known research groups, commercial companies and scientific organizations who continue to present their research and also support and sponsor the CMBBE meeting series.