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    Dear Colleagues:
    "STEP: A Strategy for the EuroPhysiome" is a Coordination Action
    funded by the European Commission which designed to provide coherence
    to European activities related to the human physiome by creating an
    integrated framework which can accelerate the progress of the
    European teams by reducing redundancy, enhancing compatibility and
    encouraging community action and the common development of resources.
    STEP commenced in January 2006 and will deliver its final roadmap for
    future European physiome-related activity in March 2007.

    As part of this process, STEP is running a conference, "Towards the
    Virtual Physiological Human", on 5-7 November 2006 in Brussels, which
    will be open to all. This conference will be preceded by
    Internet-based discussions which will identify the contentious or
    intractable issues to which the majority of the time of the
    conference should be devoted. Thus, full details of the programme
    will not be available until shortly before the conference.
    It is assumed that there will be a mixture of plenary and parallel
    session and that the precise timetable will be fairly fluid to allow
    time to cover particularly "hot" topics that may emerge during the

    We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support already offered
    to the project by many eminent figures. We expect a dynamic and
    memorable event, far removed from a conventional conference. There
    will be no registration fee, but the number of delegates will be
    limited by the physical capacity of the venue.

    If you wish to be kept fully informed about the start of the
    Internet-based discussions, how you can participate in them and
    monitor their progress, and the opening of the conference
    registration, please join the STEP mailing list by contacting Prajay
    Kamat at

    The home page of the STEP project can be found at

    We hope to meet many of you at the conference in November.

    Gordon Clapworthy
    STEP Project Coordinator

    Marco Viceconti
    STEP Scientific Coordinator

    Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica tel. 39-051-6366865
    Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli fax. 39-051-6366863
    via di barbiano 1/10, 40136 - Bologna, Italy

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