50 participants attended the fourth Avicenna event, identifying and discussing the challenges faced by in silico clinical trials and taking on responsibility for authorship and editing of the various sections of the Roadmap.
The Avicenna project’s fourth Event took place in Thon Hotels EU and the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, Belgium on 19th and 20th February 2015.
The two meeting days had a different structure and purpose:
The first day was spent identifying the research, technological, and development challenges that will be faced by in silico clinical trials technology and was followed by a social dinner in the evening.
The second day was a larger meeting of delegates who discussed the work required to further the goals of the Avicenna project. Split into three groups they discussed the research challenges in:
- Medical Devices
- Socio-Economic Challenges
ranking each challenge in terms of potential impact and delivery timescales.
Delegates also attended a session focused on communicating the potential impact of in silico medicine, developing ‘elevator pitches’ about in silico medicine and presenting them to the group. You can read the elevator pitches here.
The most recent version of the draft Roadmap can be found here: Avicenna Roadmap 5v1
The outputs of the Research Challenges exercise can be found here: Research Challenges Exercise