The VPH2020 Round table took place on the 27th of September 2020 co-organised by VPHi and EIT Health France and shared views of different stakeholders from academia and industry to regulators and policy makers on what is needed to bring the digital twin to life.
The use of computer modeling and simulation (CM&S) in all aspects of life sciences has made substantial progress over the last couple of years. Examples of in silico medicine approaches that have made their way to the patient range from advanced diagnostic tools over clinical decision support systems to implication of CM&S in every step of the R&D process of pharmaceutical and medical device therapies. Many activities are currently ongoing to ensure that the road from the computer to the patient is clear for all stakeholders, from academia and industry to regulators and policy makers. In the traditional VPH conference round table, co-organised by the conference’s partner EIT Health France, many of these stakeholders were represented. All speakers presented their take on what is needed to bring the digital twin to life, discussing ongoing actions and activities that will contribute to this goal, needs to continue and the required partners.
Professionally moderated by Dr. Hetty Helsmoortel, 7 speakers were given 7 minutes each to elaborate their point of view.
After the presentations, during the debate, the speakers discussed topics such as the impact of COVID on in silico medicine, the community aspects, access to data and computational infrastructure as well as the worst case scenario and best case scenario for the field.
The video capture of the round table is publicly available on the VPHi facebook page and via this link: https://www.facebook.com/VPHinstitute