The European Commission has appointed VPHi to its eHealth Stakeholder Group
This important appointment provides VPHi with access to a range of key decision makers in Brussels and contact with other stakeholders who play a major role in policy making.
In the group VPHi will be represented by both Dr Adriano Henney, our Executive Director and Secretary General of the Avicenna Alliance, and Prof Lies Geris, the chair of the Policy Affairs working group.The eHealth Stakeholder Group was set up in 2012 as a “platform for stakeholders to contribute to the development of legislation or policy related to eHealth; for example by providing reports, opinions and relevant data.”
Membership of this group is recognition of the growing influence of the VPH initiative in EU policy and of the work that has been done so far by our institute. The European Parliament Resolution on the eHealth Action Plan in 2014 specifically called on the European Commission and EU Member States to support the development of VPH and recognized it as a successful eHealth initiative. Since then VPHi has successfully advocated for the inclusion of in silico medicine in Horizon 2020 and has made major gains for modelling and simulation in medical devices and medicinal product legislation.
In this new group, VPHi will work on the next steps towards a policy framework for in silico medicine, continued support for researchers employing modelling and simulation in their work and ensure the modernization of medicine through in silico.
More information on the EC website