Workshop on Population Imaging March 25, 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands
The importance for setting up the European Population Imaging Infrastructure (EPI2) in the Netherlands was underlined during a workshop held on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Key representatives from Dutch medical sciences, industry, government, and research councils discussed the initiative of EPI2 in the Netherlands, also in the context of Euro-BioImaging, a project on the roadmap led by EMBL and EIBIR. There was general agreement on the importance of population imaging, building on the strong position of the Netherlands both in population studies and biomedical imaging. EPI2 will be embedded in a strong knowledge infrastructure encompassing also public/private partnerships like CTMM, TI Pharma and Ti-GO. The latter was considered as one of the key factors for success.
All participants agreed on the basic principles laid down in a position paper called: ‘European Population Imaging Infrastructure. A Proposal for the Netherlands’. In the coming months this position paper will be finalized and a consultation process will be initiated to discuss funding opportunities and further steps.
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