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



Focused Workshop on Differential Equation Models in Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Modeling and Simulations

As part of its ongoing NIH-NHLBI T15 grant effort, The Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity will hold a short course on Computational and Mathematical Modeling Applications in Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Dynamics to occur October 15-18, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. Details on upcoming and previous workshops can be found at the following link. Course Schedule

This advertised workshop component will focus on differential equations applications and their analysis as applied to cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary dynamics. This short course is meant to introduce clinician and biomedical scientists to the application of appropriate theoretical and computational models and simulation methods to problems arising in cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular dynamics. These problems range from bio-molecular and cellular scale topics such as calcium transport and cell cycle dynamics to larger scale problems such as mechanical biophysics and fluid dynamics. The short course offers intensive modeling and simulation mentoring allowing participants to interact directly with seasoned researchers in their respective fields and thereby creating an environment for the development of longer-term collaborative interaction.

In the mornings, participants will attend technical lectures in modeling and simulation analysis. Coffee breaks and networking and continued discussion breaks will allow the students to interact with each other and with presenters, in order to further dialogue on topics of interest and to develop potential collaborative and mentoring relationships. After lunch, course participants break into groups for afternoon hands-on instruction and tutorials on variety of specialized topic areas delivered by expert guest lecturers. Students are invited to bring their own simple code models with them.

Attendees are expected to arrive with a 1st year college-level background in physics and calculus. Don’t panic if you don’t remember it all. We will help refresh you.

Registration, scholarship, travel and related information may be found at the course registration web site

This activity is approved for AMAPRA credit. CEU credits available for non-physicians.

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
Course Director
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Director of Research & Development,
Associate Professor, Biological Complexity and Emergency Medicine
Phone: (804) 827-7371   Fax: (804) 828-1961   Email: tmwitten@vcu.edu
http://www.vcu.edu/csbc/ and http://www.people.vcu.edu/~tmwitten
PO Box 842030, Suite 111, 1000 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2030.