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EUROPA - Research and Innovation: What's New in Health and life sciences
Climate change, digital revolution and demographic trends are transforming European economy and society, defining huge challenges for the industrial ecosystem and deeply affecting citizens’ way of life. The next five years will be crucial to set the Europe’s role on the world stage: as outlined in the President von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines, the new EU leadership is called to adopt and implement a wide set of very ambitious policies, that will enable the EU to lead the transition to a healthy planet and a new digital world and to remain innovative and competitive at global level.
I-Com will organise on February 18 (h14:30 – h18:45) at The Office in Brussels (Rue d‘Arlon 80) the Public Conference “Innovative Europe: The Way Forward. Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead”.
The event will give the floor to EU institutions, trade and consumer associations, companies, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the future agenda for an Innovative Europe through three different panels – Setting the Future Digital agenda, Connecting EU Health and Industrial Policies and Towards the European Green Deal – designed to reflect the main political guidelines of the new European Commission.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for ‘Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth’, has already confirmed her participation. Further details on the program will follow soon.
Innovative Europe: The Way Forward is the final event of the I-Com 2019/2020 Brussels Flagship Initiative Back to the Future. Therefore, the conference will be the occasion to present the I-Com Blueprint and a related Manifesto, which finally aim at informing the new EU institutions about the state of innovation in three sectors (Digital, Healthcare and Energy & Mobility) and making recommendations for the new institutional cycle to contribute to a social and economic agenda oriented to innovation.
At the cellular level, the appearance of different brain states (such as wake, sleep, anesthesia) are reviewed at the scale of neurons, from extracellular recordings in both, human and animal models. At a larger scale, it will be discussed how brain states differ from the viewpoint of the whole brain, using electro-encephalogram and intracranial recordings in humans.
From a modeling perspective, workshop participants will learn how cellular data can be used to build model networks of spiking neurons and how mean-field techniques are used to derive population models of different brain states from those network models. Such population models can be integrated in The Virtual Brain environment to yield simulations at the level of the whole brain.
Together, these techniques can bridge scales, from neurons to the whole brain and provide an integrated view of brain states and their responsiveness.
In the framework of the BioMedaqu Project, the University of Liege and partners are offering a training course covering:
- • Fish skeletal development and anatomy
• Advanced visualisation technique for fish skeletal research
• Image analysis, machine learning and automation
• Skeletal pathologies in humans
• Leadership, research impact, grant funding, entrepreneurship, product development & market, and economic modelling.
For more information, email: email@example.com, specifying in the subject line 'BIOMEDAQU Summer School'.
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Join a major event on rare diseases in 2020: The RE(ACT) Congress and IRDiRC Conference, 11-14 March 2020, Meliá Berlin Hotel, Berlin.
Young and professional scientists, patients & patient representatives, and other rare diseases stakeholders are welcome to discuss latest cutting-edge research, innovation, and policy with the rare disease leaders.
The scientific program -inspired by IRDiRC principles, achievements, and activities foreseen in 2020- encompasses topics like diagnosis & artificial intelligence, molecular etiology, innovative clinical trials, patient engagement and drugs for all.
Blackswan Foundation and IRDiRC in collaboration with EJP RD organize this exceptional joint edition.
They will present a range of opportunities for engagement of researchers in the project’s activities. These presentations will be coupled with talks by Dutch researchers, that may be interested in using HBP facilities in the near future. The event will be open for the wider research community.