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After only a few months since its beginning the CHIC project has already been very active in the research and clinical communities with participation of the partners in an impressive number of important events. Particularly important to mention is the European and world-wide collaboration the CHIC project is building by exploring synergies with institutions also outside the project consortium. Here are some examples from the project coordinator’s dissemination activities:
  • Last July Georgios participated in the July 2013 IEEE-EMBS conference that took place in Osaka, Japan where he delivered a talk in a special session organized by Professor Norbert Graf and presented a regular paper on the Oncosimulator. Additionally, he had a strategic interaction with Professor Hiroaki Kitano, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan regarding the possible “fusion” of Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) multiscale cancer modelling and systems biology in the clinical context.
  • Georgios participated as an invitee in the strategic workshop entitled “The role of multiscale modelling in Systems Medicine”. The event organized by the European Commission, Health Directorate, DG Research and Innovation fundedCoordinating Action Systems Medicine – Implementation of Systems Medicine across Europe ( CASYM-EUROPE) took place in Heidelberg, Germany on 11 June 2013. A list of recommended actions was one of the outcomes of the workshop.
  • Next October Georgios will be an invited keynote speaker at the workshop entitled “Computational Methods in Cancer” to take place at the INSIGNEO Institute for In Silico Medicine at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he will talk about “In Silico Oncology: from cancer multiscale modelling to the hypermodel based Oncosimulator”.

News from CHIC

  • Read the first open access paper about the CHIC project, co-authored by Res. Prof. Georgios Stamatakos, Prof. Norbert Graf and Prof. Ravi Radhakrishnan here.
  • The first general and technical meeting is coming soon! 17-19 October in Heraklion, Crete. More information on FORTH here.

News from the VPH community

  • EFPIA/PHRMA joint principles for responsible clinical trials data sharing. Read more
  • p-medicine Summer School in Computational Oncology 2013: Videos of expert interviews are online! The videos also feature CHIC coordinator Res. Prof. Georgios Stamatakos (ICCS) as well as Prof. Norbert Graf (Saarland University) and Dr. Anca Bucur (Philips). Read more

Forthcoming events

European Cancer Congress 2013 featuring a symposium about the relevance of data sharing in oncology hosted by INTEGRATE. The symposium will take place on Friday, 27 September 2013, from 16:45 to 18:45. Registration is free of charge. Please register before 8 September 2013 by e-mail to
27 September – 1 October 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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International Conference and Exhibition on Biochemical and Molecular Engineering
138th OMICS Group Conference
7-9 October 2013, San Antonio, Texas.
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MICCAI 2013 16th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention
22-26 September, 2013
Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University, Japan
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45th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology
25-28 September, 2013
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, China
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