Workshop funding and support is provided by the following grant: NIH/NHLBI T15 HL088517-01,
Computational Modeling Applications to Cardiopulmonary Dynamics - 4/01/2007 to 3/30/2011
Also supported by the
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University



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Workshop on Computational and Mathematical Modeling Applications in Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Dynamics

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) short course on Computational Modeling Applications in Cardiopulmonary Dynamics, to be held February 23 - March 2, 2008, in Richmond, Virginia, will introduce clinician and biomedical scientists to the application of appropriate theoretical and computational models to cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular dynamics, ranging from cellular and biomolecular scale topics to mechanical biophysics and fluid dynamics. Course registrants will attend modeling concept lectures in the morning and break out into smaller groups for afternoon hands-on instruction and tutorials on specialized topics. Students will have the opportunity to listen to expert guest lecturers and to interact with them in areas of interest. Evening sessions will highlight successful integration of computational modeling into cardiopulmonary research to illustrate possibilities and practical considerations. One evening will address preparing grants in response to NHLBI funding opportunities that involve computational modeling, and another will provide instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research. VCU faculty are drawn from the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC), School of Engineering (biomedical, mechanical, chemical & life sciences, computer science), School of Medicine (emergency medicine, internal medicine), School of Pharmacy (pharmaceutics), as well as from national and international experts in a variety of related disciplines. The course will last 7 days (recognizing time constraints due to patient care obligations), and attendees will only be expected to arrive with college-level background in calculus and physics. Continuing medical education and graduate course credit will be awarded. The course will be offered twice a year, with one session held in conjunction with the Annual Systems Biology Summit , also sponsored by CSBC. The short course will offer intensive modeling mentoring in Richmond and create a database of computational modeling expertise throughout the US that will allow all course participants to identify local mentors who can reinforce the training received. All course materials and presentations (synchronized audio-PowerPoint presentations) will be made available for Web-based and DVD dissemination at the conclusion of the course. Web streaming, Internet broadcasting, and pod-casting methods will be used where appropriate. We look forward to your joining us here in historic Richmond for this exciting opportunity.

Tarynn M. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA
Principal Investigator
Director, Research & Development and Senior Fellow
Associate Professor, Biological Complexity, Emergency Medicine
http://www.vcu.edu/csbc/ and http://www.people.vcu.edu/~tmwitten
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