ICM & ICTR successfully conclude first Symposium on Computational Medicine
September 28, 2012
On Monday, September 24, over 50 members of the Hopkins research community met in the Chevy Chase Conference Center at the newly constructed Zayed Tower, Johns Hopkins Hospital to hold the first Symposium on Computational Medicine. The goal of the symposium, and future events, is to inform faculty across the University of the intellectual expertise and technical resources available at Hopkins to tackle data intensive clinical problems in hopes of increasing interdivisional collaborations and working towards joint discoveries.
Drs. Raimond Winslow of the Institute for Computational Medicine and Daniel Ford of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research hosted 10 highly successful and innovative investigators who represent a broad range of disciplines from both the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. The presentations were grouped into three sessions on the following topics:
- Modeling Networks: Learning Molecular Signatures of Cancer
- Modeling Physiology: Perturbed Functions in Disease
- Modeling Populations: Spread of Disease
Dr. Ford said in his closing remarks, "This has been a very important day. We would look to all of you who spent the day here with us to [ask] how can we advance this at Hopkins—how can we make the people who aren't using models learn more about them and for those [who] are modeling data to be able to find the collaborators so that they get more out of the work that they have done."