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SeC Workshop at the ACC Heart House - Washington

SeC Workshop at the ACC Heart House - Washington - Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

Model-driven Prediction and Simulation in Pediatric Cardiology / Sim-e-Child’s Outcomes: EU-US eHealth cooperation in Virtual Physiological Human - American College of Cardiology Heart House


As anticipated in SeC’s 2nd Periodic Review in December 2011, the last dissemination event has been hosted in Washington by the ACC, at the Heart House, on 18 June 2012.


The SeC workshop, implemented in the form of a highly specialized seminar, was attended by bio-medical and bio-engineering experts, with presentations by the core technical and clinical team of SeC operating on both sides of the Atlantic, with as distinguished discussants Nathan Wilson (Open Source Medical Software Corp.), Andrew Taylor, (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science), and Karl Stroetmann (Empirica). The very successful seminar was also honoured by the presence of SeC’s Project Officer, Marta Lorens (ICT for Health Unit, European Commission).

Attendance to e-Health Week 2012 - Copen Hague

Attendance to e-Health Week 2012 - Copen Hague - Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

A presentation of SeC as practical case of Transatlantic Co-operation (Grid-Enabled Platform for Simulations in Paediatric Cardiology: Toward the Personalized Virtual Child Heart) was made by our Coordinator, Michael Suehling, at the EU-US Workshop within the eHealth Week in Copen Hague on May 7th 2012.

The presentation was divided into a technical and a clinical part, and highlighted the benefits of EU/US co-operation through SeC:

• Base modelling on broad range of data (challenge for rare diseases)
– Ensures more robust and reproducible models
• Handle heterogeneous protocols and clinical workflows
– Increases mutual interoperability and integrability
• Increased potential for dissemination and networking
– Social networking & community building is key
• Exchange of workforces (e.g. PhD student, TUM, SCR, JHU)
• Increased awareness of different regulatory processes
• Leverage technological & financial synergies
– Avoid disparate, redundant work in EU and US
• Reflects needs of globally-acting healthcare industry
– Penetrate global markets


For more information: http://worldofhealthit.org/2012/ and www.epractice.eu/en/events/ehealthweek-eu-us-cooperation. 

The Presentation is available in the Public Document Section of this site. 

Attendance to ACC Annual Conference - Chicago

Attendance to ACC Annual Conference - Chicago - Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

A SeC's delegation attended the 2012 ACC Conference (McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois), with a dedicated booth.

Attendees included cardiovascular professionals (physicians, scientists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses, medical students and trainees), technicians, dietitians, administrators and other health care professionals.

A SeC’s abstract , titled Mri In children and young adults with aortic coarctation repair reveals a high Incidence of re-coarctation, has been presented within the “Imaging: MRI Applications in Diastology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Congenital Heart Diseas” session on Saturday March 24, 2012.


More informations at: http://accscientificsession.cardiosource.org/ACC.aspx

Attendance to conhIT 2011 - Berlin

Attendance to conhIT 2011 - Berlin - Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

In April 2011 SeC participated at ConHIT in Berlin with a booth and distributed a factsheets tailored for the audience.

The Project Coordinator Michael Suehling was also a participant in the debate An EU of opportunities: eHealth activities at European level and the programs of the European Commission, chaired by EC-Representative Loris Di Pietrantonio.

The following link is to a video of the seminar at conhIT:www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkRTyNtutP0.

ICT 2010

ICT 2010 - Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

Sim-e-Child first major public dissemination event will take place at ICT2010 in  Brussels from the 27th to the 29th September 2010. 

ICT 2010 is  Europe's most visible forum for ICT research and innovation. This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as  Europe's Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.

Members of the Sim-e-Child consortium will be giving interactive demonstrations projects heart models and eHealth portal as part of the high profile GÉANT (www.geant.net) stand. The GÉANT network is a fast and reliable pan-European communications infrastructure serving  Europe’s research and education community. Co-funded by European National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and the EC, the GÉANT network and project (also known as GN3) is entering its third generation, along with associated development activities. GÉANT's core objective is to deliver real value and benefit to society by enabling research communities across  Europe, and the world, to transform the way they collaborate on ground-breaking research. In conjunction with the FP7 neuGrid (www.neugrid.eu) project Sim-e-Child will be demonstrating the role that GÉANT is playing in the European and world wide eHealth and VPH community. 

 For more information and to sign up for the conference please see the conferences wed site http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict/2010/

Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP

Sim-e-Child a FP7 STREP