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VPHOP December 2011 Newsletter


The Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human Newsletter: December 2011 issue

Dear colleagues, partners and friends of the VPHOP Project:
as I wrote these three lines I am getting ready to attend the rehearsal for our third review meeting, that will take place next 16th January 2012. The work has been frenetic, with the overlapping of the third year milestones (way too many), the XMas holidays, and the natural piling up of small delays all lover the projects that are now forming some consistent retards, that need to be properly managed.

Still, I am very positive regards this review, because I honestly thing we have collectively done and excellent work. VPHOP Technology, even in its prototypical and half-baked status, is the most advanced in the world with this clinical scope. The potential of what we are putting together is impressive.

I hope the review meeting will be as positive as I think; we shall cover it extensively in the next newsletter. Meanwhile let me thank you all, and in particular Matteo and all the younger researchers at the various partner sites that made possible the completion of some many excellent deliverable in the holidays period.

Marco Viceconti, VPHOP Project coordinator

VPHOP Latest News

  • VPHOP 3rd Review Meeting Final Agenda
    It's time for the 3rd VPHOP Review Meeting hosted by SCS Super Computing Centre (Bologna, Italy) from Monday 16th to Tuesday 17th of January 2012.
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  • Deliverable "D9.3b Annual socio-economic and technology assessment report (2011)" has been fully accomplished
    This deliverable develops upon the intermediate results achieved during the initial project phase, and updates the earlier results of the impact assessment performed during the second year of the project.
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  • Deliverable "D3.6 Patient-specific probabilistic model of skeletal overloading" has been fully accomplished
    This deliverable aims to provide a patient-specific probabilistic model of skeletal overloading for each subject evaluated within WP3 that are associated with differences in musculoskeletal loading or a subject’s propensity to stumble or fall.
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  • Deliverable "D6.5 Final tissue properties model" has been fully accomplished
    This deliverable describes the constitutive equations that will be used to describe the material properties of bone in the hypermodel.
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VPH Latest News

  • Digital Agenda: New "virtual liver" technology helps detect liver tumours
    Scientists and surgeons from France, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland have developed a "virtual liver", using EU research funding, which will help surgeons better plan and carry out tumour operations and ensure quicker patient recovery.
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  • Reader or Chair in Computational Physiology at the University College London
    Applications are invited for a Readership or Chair in Computational Physiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences.
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  • Call For Abstracts ISBI 2012 (2-5 May 2012 Barcelona, Spain)
    The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging and image computing. ISBI is a joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and ISBI 2012 will be the ninth meeting in this series and its 10th anniversary since the first edition. Previous meetings have played an important role in facilitating interaction between medical and biological imaging researchers. The 2012 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering knowledge transfer between different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.
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Forthcoming Events

  • 2012 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
    The WC2012 will be held from May 26th to 31st in 2012, at Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China.
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  • 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics
    The 2012 Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics will be held August 15 to 18 in Gainesville, Florida.
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  • 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
    The 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport will be held in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2012
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