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Modelathon 2020: Solving Multiscale Modelling Challenges for the MSK system

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    Register for MultiSim/OATech+ Modelathon
    A one-day symposium (free of charge) followed by a three-day modelling competition on combining experimental and computational research on multi-scale approaches to patient- specific musculoskeletal and finite element modelling.
    Dates: Monday -Thursday, 13-16 January 2020, Diamond Building, University of Sheffield.
    Audience: Researchers in bio-mechanics, computational modelling or image based solutions.
    Purpose: An opportunity to discuss, network and practise multi-scale research modelling skills with support from academics, industry software and modelling experts from Ansys, Dassault Systemes, Synopsys and Materialise, and compete to win prizes.
    Register at our online store by 20 December 2019 to book your place.

    Dear Colleague,

    Please disseminate this invite to researchers in bio-mechanics, computational modelling or image based solutions
    We would like to invite you to our four-day EPSRC funded ‘Modelathon’ event that brings together the very best of theory and practice in the area of multi-scale modelling.

    All respondents to our last event survey said they would recommend this event to their friends!

    This year it will focus on the role of multi-scale modelling for new treatments of osteoarthritic joints. This will be followed by a three-day multi-scale modelling competition. Our symposium may be attended as a standalone event or as a pre-session for our modelling competition.

    Symposium programme
    Our symposium on day 1 explores Experimental and computational approaches to optimise the treatment of osteoarthritis

    Through expert keynotes, a round-table discussion, and three-minute-researcher presentations we will explore cutting-edge research on how new potential treatments are being tested, evaluated and optimised by using a combination of experimental and multi-scale computational, models and methods.

    We hope that this event kick starts dialogues and collaborations across disciplines on the use of multi-scale modelling in research. To help us coordinate our round-table discussion, on registration, please let us know of any topics you would like covered. The discussion will be about the evaluation and development of new treatments for osteoarthritic joints by combining computational modelling and experimental methods.

    Multi-scale Modelling competition
    The competition is based on the concept of a hackathon where different teams work on a challenging problem to ‘hack’ computer code. This event, however, uses ‘modelling’ and ‘simulation’ rather than ‘hacking’.

    Our multi-scale modelling competition on days 2-4 includes leading companies** such as: Ansys, Dassault Systemes, Synopsys, and Materialise who will provide hands-on support by sending an expert for the duration of the event to ensure participants utilise their company’s software to its full potential in a competitive environment. Our event is powered by Google Cloud.

    This is an ideal opportunity to:

    • gain practical experience of working with professionals in a multi-scale research modelling team that is likely to include clinicians and modellers;
    • enhance your computer simulation skills by using technical software on challenges based on the subject of multi-scale biomechanics supported by industry and academic experts;
    • have access to state-of-the-art techniques and software (including Abaqus, Ansys, Simpleware, Mimics, Matlab and OpenSim) as your team works through this multi-scale challenge;
    • network and make friends in your research area;
    • win Amazon gift vouchers of £100 as a member of the winning team!

    Day 1 is free for internal and external participants
    Day 2-4: £180 for external participants. Costs include 3 nights accommodation and all meals.
    Day 2-4: £40 for internal participants. Costs excluding accommodation and breakfasts.
    This event is endorsed by the European Society for Biomechanics (ESB), whose members will receive a 20% discount.

    Find out more about our event and take a look at the agenda at

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Prof Claudia Mazzà, Director of MultiSim
    & Dr Enrico Dall’Ara, Senior Lecturer in Multi-scale Imaging
    Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine,
    The University of Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK

    The Modelathon is jointly hosted by EPSRC funded MultiSim and OATECH Network+ projects.
    *MultiSim *OATECH Network + To take a look at an overview of last year's Modelathon visit our Modelathon webpage.