Barcelona VPH Summer School 2018

June 18th - 22nd, 2018

The 3rd VPH Summer School will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on June 18-22, 2018. This 3rd edition will focus on data integration, model verification and validation. Leave your e-mail here to get to know the updates in the program.

The VPH Summer School series is co-organized by the Barcelona MedTEch - Universitat Pompeu Fabra and by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. It aims to provide junior engineers and medical doctors with a complete overview of state-of-the-art VPH research, following a complete pipeline from basic science and clinical needs, to model application..The Summer School has the support of the Marie Curie ITN CardioFunXion.

This Summer School provides a thorough overview and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) research. The key concepts of this methodological and technological framework will be presented using illustrative cases and enriched with hands-on analysis under supervision of the experts. The focus on this 2nd edition will be Flow Phenomena in Biomedicine. The Summer School includes a poster session with an award sponsored by Simula and a hands-on award sponsored by UPF-QUAES Chair.

 

 

 

Program Program

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The hands-on sessions will consist of >22h practical work where the students are performing some exemplar VPH project, including implementation and/or use of existing VPH tools. They are dedicated to the practical development of models, execution of simulations and result analyses in the context of a specific application. Attendees are guided by senior researchers through the different steps of problem definition, model design, technical implementation, code execution and interpretation of simulations results
 
Sample Hands-on from last year (see abstracts here):
 
  • SPH for fluid dynamics (Hernán Morales and Èric Lluch, Philips France)
  • Modelling the fetal circulation and its changes with placenta abnormalities. Lumped models of the fetal circulation using Matlab (Patricia García Canadilla, PhySense, DTIC, UPF)
  • Simulating different flow regimes in the left atrium (Andy Olivares and Jérôme Noailly, SIMBIOsys, DTIC, UPF)
 
Program for download to be available soon 

Day 1

Pathophysiology

Basic Science and Clinical Understanding

Special focus 3rd Edition: Biological and clinical problems that require collecting, handling and interpreting large amounts of data

 

Keynote speaker 1 (9:30h - 11:00h)

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Talk 1 (11:30-12:30)

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Presentation of sponsors and supporters

Presentation of VPHI, ESB and Chair UPF-QUAES (13:30 - 13:45)

Presentation Master Computational Biomedical Engineering (14:45 - 14:55)

Day 2

Input measurements

Acquisition processing, quantification

Special focus 3rd Edition: Quality, heterogeneity, collection, accessibility and treatment of data

 

Keynote speaker 1 (9:30h - 11:00h)

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Day 3

Multiphysics / Multiscale Models

Organ, cell, molecular

Special focus 3rd Edition: Integration of data for creation and parametrization of models at different scales and across the scales

 

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Day 4

Computational Aspects

Implementation, validation, coupling

Special focus 3rd Edition: Sensitivity analyses, Stochastic simulations, model verification, direct and indirect validation

 

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Day 5

Applications

Understanding decision-support therapy support

Special focus 3rd Edition: Interpretable machine learning, metamodeling, success and failure stories

 

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Presentation of awards (16:30 - 17:00)

Best Poster Award 

Best Hands-on Award by Chair UPF-QUAES