Dr Lauren Fovargue and Simone Rivolo, from King's College London, were both selected to give presentations at the MEIbioeng '16 conference. Their talks were on “Non-Invasive prediction of left ventricular contractility in CRT patients” and “Image and computational modelling derived biomarkers for heart failure patients” respectively. This was a national conference aimed at Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Bioengineering researchers and provided an ideal opportunity to present their VP2HF achievements (http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk/news-events/events/meibioeng-16).


Dr Lauren Fovargue, from KCL, presented her poster “Non-invasive prediction of acute hemodynamics in cardiac resynchronisation therapy through patient specific modelling” in the Computer modelling and simulation poster session (https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/esc-congres...).


Dr Eric Kerfoot from KCL gave an oral presentation titled “Eidolon: Visualization and Computational Framework for Multi-Modal Biomedical Data Analysis” at the 7th Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality conference (MAIR) in Bern, Switzerland. This international conference provided a great opportunity to present VP2HF work to the medical imaging and computing research communities (http://www.miar2016.org/conference-program.html).


Earlier this month Dr Lauren Fovargue, from King's College London, travelled to Crete to attend the 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. Lauren was selected to present her work on “Predicting acute cardiac resynchronisation therapy effects through patient specific modelling” - an important part of the VP2HF project. The conference was attended by approximately 2,200 participants from around the world and provided a great forum for Lauren to disseminate these exciting results. Her presentation generated a great deal of interest and feedback was extremely positive, especially with regards to the model validation work; results made possible by the multidisciplinary nature of VP2HF. Another great opportunity to build recognition of the innovative results being generated by the VP2HF project! https://www.eccomas2016.org/ 


Last week, members of the VP2HF consortium took part in the 1st VPH Summer School, organised at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, between May 30th and June 3rd 2016. The Summer School aimed to provide a thorough overview and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) research. Key concepts of this methodological and technological framework were presented using illustrative cases and enriched with hands-on analysis under supervision of the experts.

The event was a great success – attendees showed excellent enthusiasm in the sessions and feedback on the whole event was very positive. It was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the innovative and exciting research within the VPH field and it was great to have members of the VP2HF consortium contributing their knowledge and expertise.

The School was jointly organised by the Philips-UPF CardioFunXion Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate Program and The VPH Institute, and was supported by the Spanish Network of Excellence in Biomechanics Research, the European Society of Biomechanics and Simula Research Laboratory. https://portal.upf.edu/web/bcnvph_school



Dr Jessica Webb presented a poster at the ESC Heart Failure 2016 conference in Florence, Italy. Lots of interesting sessions took place over the 4 days and it was another great opportunity to engage the scientific and clinical community with the VP2HF project  http://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/Upcoming-congresses/Heart-Fa...