On 15 September 2017 a meeting was hosted by Insigneo at the University of Sheffield to explore establishing a UK Chapter of the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Institute. The meeting was attended by 40 delegates from research groups in UK involved with VPH research, and by some representatives of companies, funders, and other relevant organisations. The meeting was chaired by Prof Marco Viceconti, current President of the VPH Institute.
During the meeting a community of practice was established, that will be consulted during the constitutional process. Anyone based in UK and professionally involved, in any way, with subject-specific modelling and related aspects is welcome to join and can request to join the Google Group named “UK Chapter of the VPH Institute”.
The Virtual Physiological Human is a framework of methods and technologies that, once established, will make it possible to investigate the human body as a whole.
The VPH Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the Virtual Physiological Human is fully realised, universally adopted, and effectively used both in research and clinic.
Establishing a UK chapter of the VPH Institute will bring together researchers, industrial experts, clinicians, regulators and funders interested in the Virtual Physiological Human, in silico medicine, and related topics. This national forum will build upon the UK’s strong contribution to research in this area and seek to develop and communicate a vision for the future and address the gap between the advancement of the fundamental science supporting in silico technologies and translation into clinical practice.
If you are interested in joining the VPH Institute visit: http://www.vph-institute.org/join-us.html
If you would like to join the UK Chapter of the VPH Institute you can click on the link above to request to join or contact Martina Contin for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org