Barcelona VPH Summer School 2017, May 22nd – 26th, 2017

by Cecília Nunes

Barcelona VPH Summer School 2017, May 22nd – 26th, 2017

Flow Phenomena in Biomedicine

Dept. Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Virtual Physiological Human Institute

Information and registration:

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.

The Summer School is jointly organised by the Philips - UPF CardioFunXion Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate Program and The Virtual Physiological Human Institute, and the support of the Spanish Network of Excellence in Biomechanics.

Students and Technicians Early Registration. 100 EUR

Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHI) / European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) members. 100 EUR

Regular Early registration: 200 EUR

Confirmed Speakers:


Day 1: Pathophysiology - Basic Science and Clinical Understanding

- Gemma Vilahur (Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences - ICCC)

- Xavier Trepat (ICREA, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia - IBEC)

- Javier Bermejo (Gregorio Marañón Hospital)

Day 2: Input Measurements - Acquisition, processing, quantification

- María Pilar Arroyo de Grandes (i3A - University of Zaragoza)

- Alberto Gómez (King's College London)

- José Rodríguez (Vall d'Hebron Hospital)

Day 3: Multiphysics/Multiscale Models - Organ, cell, molecular

- René van Donkelaar (Eindhoven University of Technology)

- Miguel Ángel Martínez Barca (University of Zaragoza)

- Kristin McLeod (Simula Research)


- Tina Morrison (Deputy Director, Division of Applied Mechanics, FDA)

Flow modelling for device and therapy regulation (18:00-19:00). Session in streaming

Day 4: Computational Aspects - Implementation, Validation, Coupling

- Eugenio Oñate (International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering - CIMNE)

- Pablo Lamata (King’s College London)

- Hernán Morales (Philips)

Day 5: Applications - Understanding, Decision-support, Therapy support

- Bindi Brook (University of Nottingham)

- Óscar Cámara (DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Parallel activities:

- Poster session & contest

- Hands-on sessions