VPH2020 Round Table : “Good Simulation Practices : bringing the digital twin to life”

Thursday 27 August 2020 at 8.30 pm CET

Theme: 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 this round table, many of these stakeholders are represented.  All speakers will shortly present their take on what is needed to bring the digital twin to life. What are their ongoing actions and activities that will contribute to this goal? What do they need to continue? Are all partners on board?  After these introductory presentations, the floor is opened to an interactive Q&A, moderated by a professional science journalist.  

Moderator: Hetty van Helsmoortel (PhD & performer), science journalist for public broadcast network in Belgium


  • Industry: Nicolas Villain (Phillips Healthcare), Antoine Bril (Servier)
  • Regulatory: Brent Craven (FDA) and Flora Musuamba Tshinanu (EMA)
  • Funders: Christina Kyriakopoulou (European Commission DG RTD) & Jean-Marc Bourez (European Institute of Technology Health)
  • Academia: Liesbet Geris (VPHi)


  • timing: Thursday 27/8, 8.30 pm (Paris time, GMT+2)
  • platform: Conference platform BlueJeans, lifestreamed via VPHi facebook (details can be found here)

Date: 13/08/2020 | Tag: | News: 1115 of 1581
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