The VPHi-UK chapter has organised its first two events at the BioMedEng conference that was held in London on 6th September 2019.
The activities started with the first General Assembly (GA) of the chapter with the introduction of the Board and the presentation of its activities over the past year, including the creation of the communications tools of the chapter (website, twitter account and mailing list), the assessment of the regional diversity of our members, and the initial SWOT analyses for the creation of a common policy of the chapter. An open table including members of the board and experts in computational modelling followed to highlight the potential and challenges of creating the chapter in UK.
After the GA the chapter had organised a Special Session: "Virtual Physiological Human Research- VPHi-UK Chapter". Six speakers covered different applications of computational models for the assessment of the strength of vertebrae with metastases, surgical aorta remodelling, treatment of patients at risk of preterm birth, predicting bone strength, ligament mechanics, and arterial damage from cerebral vasospasm. It was great to see the breath of applications related to the VPHi technologies from UK institutions!
More activities are currently being planned and more details will be provided in the next months, stay tuned!