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vsjserge39
08-03-2005, 03:45 AM
Dear all,

Last monday, during a special session organised at the ISB congress in Cleveland, we had a interesting discussion related to the possibility of intercontinental collaborations that would define and promote long terms goals needed to enhance and optimize collaboration in our field (mainly related to the Physiome project).

Main actors from clinics, fundamental research and the industry presented their view on current problems and future challenge.

Some of you told us afterwards that they were slighly dissapointed by the discussion ... we were not because we did not of course expect all problems in a one-hour unstructured discussion!

But a very positive thing happened: two very large consortium (one from Europe, one from the USA) agreed to work together on a White Paper that will define the next steps necessary for such collaboration. An australian project also showed up. This is probably the first time such thing occured.

Now, it is up to ourselve to make this real, and the writing of this White Paper will occur next fall to be then submitted to our research community.

So, please be patient, and stay tuned !

Bye for now,

Serge VAN SINT JAN (1) and Allison S. ARNOLD (2)

(chairs of the special session)

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(1)Department of Anatomy (CP 619)
Faculty of Medicine
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
European Union (Belgium)

(2)Biomechanical Engineering Division.
Mechanical Engineering Department.
Stanford University.
United States of America