PIC - Your digital heart Learn how computers are shaping the future of cardiovascular healthcare. Credits: Arcadi García and PIC fellows (specially Cristobal Rodero). TEDxYouth@EEB3 The "École Européenne de Bruxelles 3" (EEB3) hosts annually the TEDxYouth@EEB3 event, to expose its 3,000 pupils to new ideas and, thus, build upon the foundation received in class and stimulate critical thinking. Jorge Corral Acero, our PIC fellow, was invited this 2020 edition to give a TEDx talk. "Welcome to the grey zone" is the metaphor he uses to introduce the human world of doubts, the future and the fear of making decisions. EU Researchers' Night in Zaragoza On 27th September 2019, PIC fellow Syed Hassaan participated in the EU Researchers' Night in Zaragoza (Spain). I was so excited to present my work at Zaragoza, the land of beauty. I was surprised to see so many people and their motivation towards science, especially children and their super pertinent questions. We brought animal and plastic hearts to explain the cardiac anatomy and ECG recorder to record and view the cardiac signal in real time. Each child who volunteered received a certificate of participation. It's such an honor to speak to such an enthusiastic crowd at the ERN2019.– Syed Hassaan Native Scientist Workshop On 19th October 2019, PIC fellow Cristobal Rodero participated in the Native Scientist workshop at the Embassy of Spain in London. The goal of Native Scientist is to engage with kids whose mother tongue is not English, showing them that science has no borders. I had the pleasure to talk to over 20 kids from 6 to 12 years old about the importance of 3D modelling in game-like activities involving MRI scans of daily objects. These kids were mainly from parents either both Spanish or one English and one Spanish. It's always nice to talk about science to kids, but also relieving them making them feel that they are not alone in a foreign country and that "cool things" are being done here in science, it's amazing. Cardiac Mechano - Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias Workshop From 4th to 7th of September 2019, PIC fellow Francesca Margara participated to the Cardiac Mechano-Electric Coupling and Arrhythmias workshop in Freiburg (Germany) as poster presenter, entitled "A Novel Human-Based Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Framework of Cardiac Electromechanical Function to Investigate Drug Safety and Efficacy". From 23rd to 26th of September, she also participated to the Safety Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting in Barcelona (Spain) as a poster presenter, entitled "Simultaneous Assessment of Drug-Induced Effects on Contractility and Electrophysiology Using Human in Silico Trials". She was awarded with the Safety Pharmacology Society Student Travel Award to attend this meeting. EU Researchers' Night in Lisbon Earlier this month, PIC fellow Joao Filipe Fernandes engaged families with the Personalised In-silico Cardiology Project, in his home town of Lisbon. It was truly a huge honour to be able to present the work I do in my home country, but mostly it was hyper gratifying to see so many people, no matter the age to be truly interested in it and asking super pertinent questions.– Joao Filipe Fernandes Big Heart Data Presentation at the Science Gallery London Protecting the health and wellbeing of the entire King’s community is a priority for the university. For our latest updates and safety guidance, please refer to the Keeping King’s safe together webpages. How do I study on campus safely? In order to be physically on campus, you will need to have conversations with your supervisors using the return to campus policy. If you are planning to come to campus, you should complete our online risk assessment tool. You will need to use your King’s account to complete the form. The form will explain the measures that we have put in place to support you and identify if any further steps are required. What should I do if I am identified as high or medium/high risk and planning to come to campus? Please discuss the results with your supervisor who will advise you about the next steps and ask you to complete an individual risk assessment. What should I do if I am identified as high risk but am not planning to come to campus? If you are not planning to come to campus, then you do not need to take any further action on risk assessments. However, it is advisable to let your supervisor know as early as possible so that adequate support can be put in place for when you join us on campus. NTNU's Electronikk & Teknologidagen PIC fellow Andy Gilbert, representing GE Healthcare, flew to Trondheim to engage some of Norway’s best young engineers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Electronikk & Teknologidagen. The event was held for the ~300 students in NTNU’s System Design and Innovation program. The program, which emphasizes instruction on the frontiers of new technology across everything from medical equipment to space technology, organized the day to feature exhibits with work from 24 leading Norwegian and international companies including Texas Instruments, Kongsberg Satelite, GE Healthcare and others. Andy, currently conducting research with GE Healthcare’s Cardiovascular Ultrasound R&D department, demonstrated some of GE’s scanners and talked about some of the latest research being conducted in ultrasound imaging. He discussed with students how they could get involved in similar research, relaying his own experience finding work with labs around the world, and possible positions within teams at GE.