Insigneo Showcase 2018

Thursday, 03 May 2018, 09:00 – 17:30, Octagon Centre, Sheffield, UK
The event is free of charge.
The deadline for abstract submissions for our poster display and competition is 01 April 2018.
Please register by 01 April 2018: 

Registration Form and Abstract Submission

View our Preliminary Programme (pdf)

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine’s Annual Showcase event will be held on 03 May 2018 at the Octagon Centre, in Sheffield, UK.  This event is an opportunity for all Insigneo “friends” from funding agencies, regulatory agencies, industry, other academic groups in UK and worldwide to meet once a year and see first-hand the latest innovations produced by our institute.

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine is a research institute established as a collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where we develop sophisticated computer simulations of human physiology, in health and disease, in order to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment. With a multi-disciplinary membership of over 140 academics and clinicians, Insigneo is Europe’s largest centre dedicated to these activities, in the emerging discipline known as in silico medicine.

This year we are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), who will present the research of the BRC and how the application of in silico medicine technologies will contribute to research into interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.

The day will feature:

  • Talks covering the full scope of our research, from fundamental science to translation and from clinical implementation to industrial development;
  • An Industrial Village showcasing in silico medicine’s latest commercial applications and developments from our industrial partners;
  • Networking opportunities and one-to-one discussions with funders, academics and clinicians.

Last year’s event attracted over 200 participants across all of healthcare. The Showcase offers specific opportunities for:

Fellow Academics: Come and see how our research can complement your own work, and identify potential collaborations with our modellers, clinicians, physicists, mathematicians and engineers.

Clinicians: Understand the potential impact of in silico medicine in your speciality. Our focus on clinical translation provides a unique opportunity to experience how in silico medicine has the potential to support diagnostics, assessments and treatments in your area of medicine. We can actively support you in discussing your diagnostic and treatment challenges, and facilitate meetings on the day with Insigneo research staff and our guest funders. Please just make a note in the comments section of the registration form.

Funders: We’d like to offer you the opportunity to join our exhibition area to promote your funding opportunities and engage with researchers. We can facilitate one-to-one discussions, with break-out rooms available for individual and group discussions. Please just make a note in the comments section of the registration form.

Patient Groups: Our Institute is a collaboration between academics and clinicians, with a multi-disciplinary membership of over 140, focusing on understanding health and disease. Please come with questions and enthusiasm to discuss your areas of interest with our researchers.

Researchers: We invite you to submit an abstract for our poster display and competition by 1 April. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Insigneo Showcase Scientific Committee and a prize awarded for the best poster. We are keen to represent a wide range of Insigneo’s research areas. We also welcome abstracts from other departments and external researchers in the area of in silico medicine.

Abstract format should meet all of the following conditions:

  • Contains no more than one figure or table.
  • Up to 500 words.
  • The text in the figure or table does not count towards the word limit but your abstract should fit on one A4 page.
  • The title, the name and affiliation of each author does not count towards the word limit.
  • Is one of following file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx.
  • Has a maximum file size of 2MB.

A few weeks after the submission deadline we will be in touch to provide feedback and at this point give information on the poster format, printing and displaying your poster on the day.

Please register at: https://form.jotformeu.com/73303399441356

We look forward to seeing you soon!