Conference 30th September 2010 8 a.m. Brussels, Belgium
VPH2010 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (Brussels)
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- Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Algorithms, Social and Socio-economic Systems, Structural biology, Tissue Engineering
- Petrina Butler
The first of a series of international VPH Conferences (VPH2010) will be organised by the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence - VPH NoE in Brussels on 30th September to 1st October, 2010. This first meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, and is supported by the European Commission ICT for Health / DG Information Society and Media.
The meeting will take place at the ULB Solbosche campus, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, Brussels, Belgium, 1050.
The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence is an umbrella project representing the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative set up by the European Commission with a budget of ~350 million Euros for the Framework 7 Program. The conference series is designed to be a key resource for the VPH NoE to produce a ‘VPH Vision and Strategy Document’ to inform the next European Commission calls for the VPH field for FP7, FP8 and for European large infrastructural actions.
Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director General, DG Information Society, European Commission
Professor Aleksander Popel, Director of the Systems Biology Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Monterotondo, Italy; Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Imperial College London, UK; Founding Director, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash U., Melbourne, Australia
Professor Norbert Graf, Director, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, University Hospital of the Saarland, Homburg, Germany
Professor Janet Thornton, Head, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
- Negotiated VPH2010 hotel rates until 16th August
- Registration before 15th September €350
- Registration after 15th September €420
- Deadline for abstract submission: 17th May 2010
- Authors Notifications: 19th July 2010
- Program posted on the 23rd August
The meeting on 30th September – 1st October will be dedicated to the VPH Initiative, bringing together key representatives from VPH groups, Industry and Clinics. The first meeting is designed to be a relatively small meeting up to a maximum of 200 participants with high profile key speakers and will contain the very best of VPH research. Parallel sessions will be held on both days with proposed topics in five main themes; Organ Systems, Modelling Scales, Research Methodology, Application Domains and Data Access and Information Assurance. We anticipate increasing the size and scope of the VPH conference in subsequent years.
30th September: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm followed by a gala dinner in the evening
1st October: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Additional Meeting on September 29
Please notice that a VPH-NoE Strategic Consensus Meeting, chaired by Peter Hunter and Marco Viceconti, will take place 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm on the 29th September in the same venue. All welcome, attendance is free, but registration is required here.
Publication of Conference Materials
After the scientific meeting, we will publish the best VPH2010 papers in Interface Focus in 2010. Interface Focus is a new themed journal of the successful Royal Society Interface Journal. It currently produces 6 Focus issues per annum, as a "supplement" to Interface. However, effective at the beginning of 2011, Interface Focus will become a free standing Royal Society journal and the VPH2010 issue will be one of its first publications.
We are pleased to announce that the best 2 posters presented in the conference -as voted by delegates- will be invited to submit a paper to the Interface Focus Journal.
Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, unless applications exceed the meeting's capacity, in which case active participation (submitted abstract) will be considered. Please click here for online registration.
ULB is pleased to propose a selection of hotels via RESORTEL. RESOTEL is a free, independent hotel reservation service with nearly 20 years of experience in accommodation management in Brussels. RESOTEL has negotiated special VPH2010 conference rates and proposes a variety of hotels to suit the needs of all participants. These rates will be available until 16th August. For on-line reservation, with detailed hotel description and interactive map, please click here.
- Online registration
- Online abstract submission
- Scientific program committee
- Conference themes
- Hotel booking via Resortel
Call for Abstracts
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS NOW CLOSED
For a list of conference themes please click here.
If you have any questions regarding abstract submission or registration please contact the VPH2010 team.
VPH2010 Scientific Committee
- Peter Coveney, University College London (Chair)
- Marco Viceconti, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna
- Vanessa Diaz, University College London
- Peter Hunter, University of Auckland