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FINAL MEETING REPORT Media:IMAG_Futures_Report.pdf
Editorial in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
- Editorial: What Biomedical Engineers can do to Impact Multiscale Modeling (TBME Letters Special Issue on Multiscale Modeling and Analysis in computational Biology and Medicine: Part-2)
The Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) held an IMAG Futures Meeting on December 15-16, 2009 on the NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center. This meeting was open to the public to share the discussion of a working group who deliberated on the impact of biomedical, biological and behavioral modeling.
IMAG is comprised of program directors from eight government agencies in the U.S. and Canada. IMAG has promoted and supported a wide variety of modeling over the past six years, notably the multi-scale modeling initiative (originally a multi-agency FOA, and continued on by the different IMAG agencies through separate FOAs). This meeting was an opportunity for IMAG to assess to what extent computational modeling has succeeded or failed to make a difference in the broader research endeavor, and to discuss these issues in the context of current challenges and opportunities for biomedical, biological and behavioral modeling, see meeting Charge. Meeting discussions were grouped by five biological scales: 1) Population; 2) Whole-Body; 3) Cell-Tissue-Organ; 4) Pathways and Networks; and 5) Atomic and Molecular. Please see the Agenda.
All were invited to participate in this roundtable discussion through webcast and interactive media. Interested members of the community were also welcome to attend in person. The archived Videocast and all meeting presentations (Agenda) and reports (Feedback) are available.