VHT ecosystem meeting

Dear VHT enthusiast,


We are very happy to invite you for the first ecosystem meeting on building the VHT!


Where: Palaiseau Campus of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (See below practical details: hotels, transport, access)

When:  The meeting will start on January 18th at noon (with a light lunch) and end on January 19th at 4pm.


EDITH and the VHT: The EDITH coordination & support action is working on facilitating an ecosystem-driven creation of the roadmap for the Virtual Human Twin (VHT). The Virtual Human Twin (VHT) is envisioned as a systematic, ever-growing digital and quantitative representation of the actionable knowledge available on human pathophysiology. The European VHT platform will enable the pooling of resources and assets to develop digital twins in healthcare and assess their credibility. It entails the development of a federated public infrastructure and the collection of appropriate resources (data, models, algorithms, computing power, storage etc.), driven by the engagement of a collaborative ecosystem.  With the help of the consortium, advisory boards, experts and the wider ecosystem (though public meetings and a public feedback phase), we created a first draft of the VHT roadmap. It mostly serves to indicate the different elements that need to be elaborated and supported in the scope of the VHT.


Meeting objectives and program: In this meeting we aim to further the work on the VHT roadmap, ensuring it is comprehensive in its inclusion of all necessary building blocks and considerations for realizing the VHT. Hence, the meeting will consist of a mix of plenary sessions and break-outs. Topics will include (amongst others) clinical uptake, commercialization, real-world data, AI, ethics, integration of resources, European platforms, incentivization and new use cases. At the end of the Paris meeting, we will structure the work (developing & writing) and the organization (working groups, online meetings, slack) for the coming 6 months. All of this work will be brought together and translated into a tangible 10-year plan during the second public VHT ecosystem meeting (15-16/7/2024 in KIT, Amsterdam).


Who should attend: all members of the ecosystem are welcome, including (but not limited to) colleagues from academia, industry, research institutes, hospitals, HPC centers, regulators, notified bodies, HTA agencies, legal offices, ethics societies, as well as social sciences, civil and patient organisations. Participation to the meeting and the networking dinner are free of charge. Reimbursement of travel is available for a limited number of participants, on the basis of identified needs.  Please contact Mirko De Maldè m.demalde@lynkeus.com for questions on reimbursement and all other practical matters.


Registration: As the amount of places is limited to 200, please register via Eventbrite at this link. If you are unable to attend but want to be kept informed of EDITH activities, please make sure to sign up via the EDITH contact list (www.edith-csa.eu/contact) if you have not done it yet.


Looking forward to seeing you in Paris!

Best wishes, on behalf of the EDITH consortium,


Liesbet Geris

Coordinator EDITH-CSA





The following are some of the accommodation options in the area:

(approx. €174 / night; 14 mins by car and 45 mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €187 / night; 11 mins by car and 35 mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €156 / night; 7 mins by car and 45+ mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €89 / night; 11 mins by car and 30 mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €119 / night; 10 mins by car and 25-30 mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €212 / night; 14 mins by car and 35 mins by public transport from the venue)

(approx. €100-130 / night; 5 mins by car and 21 mins by foot from the venue)


How to reach the Palaiseau Campus of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris:




Two itineraries are possible:

1. From the RER B Massy-Palaiseau station

  • At the station, take the TransEssonne 91.06 or 91.10 bus
  • Get off at: the “Les Joncherettes” (LOA and ENSTA), “Lozère”, or “Laboratoires”


2. From the RER B Lozère station

  • Pedestrian route with a good 15-minute walk (approx. 300 steps)



  • From the Porte d’Orléans or Porte d’Italie: by the A6 highway
  • From the Pont de Sèvres : by the N118

Consult the traffic status in real time



  • Orly airport (via the RER B and Orly Val)
  • Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (direct by the RER B)
  • Villacoublay airport
  • Toussus-le-Noble business airport