17 September 2014
Every two years, the Virtual Physiological Human-Community comes together at its conference. Then, methods and technologies are picked out as a central theme, which enable a common view of the human body by using virtual models of mechanical, physiological and biochemical processes.
This year, Dr. Kerstin Denecke (DPM) and Jan Gaebel (DPM) contributed to the knowledge exchange through the organization of an own workshop. The workshop entitled „Models for surgical decision support” started with a presentation of the Digital Patient Model – as it is currently in progress at the ICCAS. About 20 participants encouraged the productive exchange of experiences, which informed about the current state of the art in digital patient modeling for surgical decision support. Challenges and requirements were discussed together relating to the acquisition and integration of appropriate information and the medical knowledge for such models. The scientists established contacts and gathered important information to define new targets for their further project work.