Committee on Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation in Healthcare - MSM 2014

The Committee on Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation in Healthcare ( is an initiative started under the IMAG and MSM stemming from discussions at previous years’ MSM Consortium meetings, and monthly IMAG/MSM meetings. Throughout these discussions it became clear that research activities in computational medicine are growing at a significant rate and notable discoveries are being made. However, the mechanisms or processes necessary to appropriately translate these research activities and discoveries in computational methods to clinical practice are lacking. Moreover, there is substantial research diversity in the field such that subject matter experts within and across mathematical and biological disciplines tend to have their own interpretation of credible practice in M&S. Additionally, tools and good practice guidelines established by individual disciplines or research areas do not readily transfer across other disciplines or are not adopted by different fields. To help fill these critical gaps, the "Committee on Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation in Healthcare" was established.

The charges of the Committee are to:

i) adopt a consistent modeling & simulation terminology,

ii) define accreditation procedures for modeling and simulation practice,

iii) demonstrate workflows for credible practice, and

iv) promote good practice.

The goal of the Committee's involvement in MSM 2014 are to present the current progress of the Committee, and to solicit input from the MSM community on key areas that will help advance the Committee’s pursuits to establish credible practice guidelines for M&S in healthcare.

Ongoing activities of the Committee can be accessed at the Committee wiki at Bi-weekly meeting minutes are available at The updates in this section will serve to highlight key developments.

Please provide comments, general or specific to 2014 MSM Consortium Meeting presentations below.