VPH2020 from 24 to 28 August: the meeting place for experts in silico medicine

Date :
24 to 28 Aug. 2020
Changed on 09/06/2020
From Monday 24th to Friday 28th August 2020, the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France and Inria de Paris centres are organising with their partners (AP-HP, École polytechnique, INSA Lyon, Sorbonne University) the VPH2020 international conference entirely online. Supported by the VPH Institute and EIT Health France, this conference provides an opportunity to present research related to virtual physiological humans and more broadly to the biomedicine of computer systems, as well as their applications in the clinical environment, thus supporting the transition towards personalized predictive medicine.

Given the international pandemic context, the 2020 edition will be organised entirely online.
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An adapted program

In view of the new format, which is fully online, the conference programme has been adapted to accommodate a maximum number of international participants. In addition, a special Covid-19 day has been added to the initial programme, on Monday 24 August: this will provide an opportunity to present the recent scientific developments and advances that have taken place in this unprecedented context.

This edition will offer a large panel of thematic sessions led by internationally renowned scientists:

  •     4 Modeling sessions:
    •         Muscles / Matthieu Caruel (Université Paris-Est)
    •         Vascular / Alberto Figueroa (UMichigan)
    •         Bones / Jérôme Noailly (UPF)
    •         Cells / Dirk Drasdo (Inria)
  •     4 sessions Methodologies :
    •         Reduced modelling / Andrea Manzoni (Politecnico di Milano)
    •         Data assimilation and uncertainty / Alessandro Veneziani (Emory University)
    •         Multi-scale / Alfons Hoekstra (Univ. Amsterdam)
    •         Big data and learning / Alexandre Gramfort (Inria)
  •     4 sessions Experiences / modeling :
    •         Microsystems / Anne-Virginie Salsac (CNRS & UTC)
    •         Soft Tissue / Martyn Nash (Univ. Auckland)
    •         Cells / Padmini Rangamani (UC San Diego)
    •         New trends in imaging / Elsa Angelini (Telecom Paris & Imperial College)
  •     9 sessions Clinical Applications :
    •         Cardiac / Gernot Plank (University Graz)
    •         Vascular / Jolanda Wentzel (Univ. Rotterdam)
    •         Neuromusculoskeletal / Marco Viceconti (Univ. Bologna)
    •         Cancer / Russell Rockne (Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Nat. Medical Center)
    •         Neurology and Brain / Sean Hill (Univ. Toronto & EPFL)
    •         Lungs / Merryn Tawhai (Univ Auckland)
    •         Monitoring and connected health / Claudia Mazzà (Univ. Sheffield)
    •         Reproduction and pregnancy / Renato Natal Jorge (University Porto)
    •         Liver / Stéphane Cotin (Inria)





Plenary lectures by experts...

For this 2020 edition, three specialists will meet you at VPH2020:

  • Lucie Bailly, Researcher in phonatory biomechanics at CNRS and Grenoble Alpes University
  • Helen Byrne, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford (UK) and specialist in cancer modelling
  • Tarique Hussain, Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (USA)

Many awards...

VPH2020 Conference Awards

The VPH2020 conference will feature..:

  • 5 awards for student posters
  • 5 prizes for the presentation of young researchers (PhD defended in 2016 and beyond)

These awards (in the form of a diploma) will be announced and presented at the closing session. They will be selected by an electronic vote of all members of the Scientific Committee. Further information will be provided to all participants upon confirmation of their registration.

In addition, a similar vote will be used to select presentations for which an invitation will be sent to submit a full paper for a special issue of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

VPH Institute Awards

During the HPV2020 conference, the HPV Institute will be awarding 2 thesis prizes (follow the links for details and nominations):

The two winners will receive a prize of €1000 and will give a plenary lecture during the conference.

In addition, all student members of the HPV Institute selected for an oral presentation at the VPH2020 conference will be eligible for the best HPVi student award given by the HPV Institute during the conference. The winner will receive a prize of 500€. See the dedicated page for detailed participation rules.

Medtronic Competition for Young Professionals

  • All doctoral students who are registered for the conference can register
  • Format: 180 seconds (strict timing) live (not pre-recorded) summary presentation of PhD work / 3 slides maximum
  • Calendar: 25 August 18:00 Paris time
  • Selection: all participants can vote using the webinar's poll system / all registered conference participants can attend
  • The two best presentations receive a prize (typically worth €200 each) awarded by the VPH2020 organizing committee.
  • Requests: more details provided upon confirmation of registration
  • Maximum of 20 competitors / waiting list for applications received over 20 (in chronological order of receipt), so don't wait to register!

Participation prizes (applications closed)

Young Investigator Participation Awards: If the applying author is a PhD student, or has obtained a PhD in 2018 or later, that author is eligible for a full waiver of the registration fee.

The 10 candidates have already been selected by the organizing committee, the list is available (in alphabetical order) on the conference website.

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