DISCIPULUS: What Were the Topics Discussed on the Big Day?

The intellectual crux of the meeting on Tuesday the 27th of November, centred on six clinical challenges and six scientific and technical challenges.

The six clinical challenges were:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Breast and GI Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Dementia 

These clinical challenges were posed as problems that could be solved by the Digital Patient when the technology is realised in the future.  Serving as exemplars; they were chosen because they captured much of the diversity and complexity that the Digital Patient would have to deal with.  The next question then was, β€œWhat are the scientific and technical challenges that need to be overcome in other to realise the Digital Patient?” 

These scientific and technical challenges were explored in detail for each one of the areas below:

  • Generation of Information
  • Biomedical Information Management
  • Phenomenological Modelling
  • Mechanistic Modelling
  • Clinical User Interface
  • Translation 

Identification of the scientific and technical challenges in each area was the result of an informed discussion within the scientific community.



Date: 27/11/2012 | Tag: | News: 103 of 1581
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