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Sim4Life Workshop @ Neuroscience 2017

ZMT Workshop at Society for Neuroscience Meeting on November 14, 2017 in Washington DC

ZMT is pleased to announce its workshop ‘Sim4Life - In Silico Solutions for Advanced Electroceuticals’ to be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington DC on 14 November 2017 during the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Meeting. The workshop will feature in-house experts and external guests to illustrate current efforts and perspectives concerning in silico multiscale modeling in the context of bioelectronic medicine.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 18.30 – 20.30 hrs
Venue: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, DC / Room Archives (right beside SfN 2017 venue)

The workshop will start with an overview of ZMT’s multiphysics simulation platform Sim4Life which combines computable human phantoms with various physics solvers and tissue models to directly analyze biological real-world phenomena and complex technical devices in a validated biological and anatomical environment. We will then demonstrate how Sim4Life ensures the accurate modeling and optimization of electroceuticals and neuroprosthetics, and cover future trends and roadmaps for addressing emerging scientific, industrial and regulatory needs.

 Stimulation of the vagus nerve with a multi-element cuff electrode array.

Stimulation of the vagus nerve with a multi-element cuff electrode array.

Invited speakers from the IT’IS Foundation will provide an overview and progress update on two important ongoing research projects related to the modeling of neuromodulation: the NEUROMAN and the o2S2PARC projects. The aim of NEUROMAN is to create the first human (male and female) and monkey computational phantoms that take anatomical and physiological phenomena into consideration for studying the interactions of neurons and electromagnetic fields. The focus of o2S2PARC (part of SPARC NIH Initiative) is the development of an interactive, open-access, and user-friendly online simulation platform that facilitates the integration of organ models and simulation of nerve-organ interactions within the complex environment of the body. The workshop will be concluded with a presentation given by Wolfgang Kainz from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on verification, validation, and uncertainty assessment aspects of EM-NEURO modeling.

Registration to the workshop is open and free of charge, but space is limited, and seats will be allocated on a “first come, first serve” basis. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at to register by email.

We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop!

The ZMT Zurich MedTech Team

Detailed Workshop Agenda








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