13th European Simulation Multiconference
Warsaw, Poland, June 1-4, 1999
Track A2. Biomedicine

Program Chair
Prof. Andrzej Wernsky, Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS, Warsaw
Email: andwer@ibib.waw.pl


Mathematical models and simulation play an important role in various fields of biology and medecine. Physiological investigations of metabolic systems often employ tracers -substances labelled with radioisotropes or stable isotropes- which require mathematical models and methods for parameter
estimation as well as simulation for model verification.

In investigation of the action of drugs pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models are used for the description of drug distribution between body compartments and for calculation of important pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters. In both of these investigations the theory of comportemental models and non comportemental approaches are being utilized. Mathematical models and simulations are also used in description of artificial organs -patient systems to design the treatment procedure, as in hemodialysis of peritoneal dialysis treatments.

The new approach to mathematical models of physiological system and organs is to build very detailed models which would allow for computer simualtion of biological experiments and, thus, elimination of the use of laboratory animals, living tissues or cell cultures.

The above specified fields of applications of mathematical models and simulation do not comprise all application in biomedecine and papers partaining at other directions are welcome.

International Program Committee :

Professor Andrzej Werynski - Track Chair
Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS
Ul. Trojdena 4, 02-109 Warsaw, Poland
Tel : (+48-22) 658-28-77 fax : (+48-22) 659-70-30
e-mail : andwer@ibbrain.ibb.waw.pl

Professor James Bassingthwaightel
University of Washington
WD-12 Seatle, WA 98105, U.S.A

Associate Professor Leon Bobrowski
Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS
Ul. Trojdena 4, 02-109 Warsaw, Poland
Tel : (+48-22) 659-91-43 ext. 416 fax : (+48-22) 659-70-30
e-mail : Leon.Bobrowski@.ibib.waw.pl

Professor C. Cobelli (to be confirmed)
Dept. Of Electronics and informatics
Via Gradenigo 6/A
University of Pavoda
35131 Pavoda, Italy

Professor Keith Godfrey (to be confirmed)
University of Warwick
Coventry, C V4 7AL, Wielka Brytania

Professor Bogdan Lesyng
ICM, Interdysciplinary Centre for mathematical and Computational modelling
University of Warsaw
Ul. Pawidskiego 5a, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
tel (+48-22) 874-91-02 fax (+48-22) 874-91-15
e-mail : lesyng@icm.edu.pl

Professor Michael. C. Makoid (to be confirmed)
Creighton University
School of Pharamacy and allied health professions
2500 California plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, U.S.A  

Associate Professor Zbigniew Nahorski
Systems Research Institute PAS
U.l. Newelska 6,01-447 Warsaw, Poland
Tel (+48-22) 36-41-03 fax : (+48-22) 37-22-72
e-mail : nahorski@ibspan.waw.pl

Professor Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
Rector of the University of Mining and Metallurgy
Mickiewcza Av. 30, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
tel. (+48-12) 617-20-02 fax (+48-12) 633-46-72
e-mail : rtad@biocyb.ia.agh.edu.pl

Associate Professor Jacek Waniewski
Intitute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS
Ul. Trojdena 4, 02-109 Warsaw, Poland
Tel : (+48-22) 659-91-43 ext 114 fax (+48-22) 659-70-30
e-mail : Jacek.Waniewski@ibib.waw.pl

ESM'99 conference information: Helena Szczerbicka, Philippe Geril, Alexander Verbraeck. SCS Europe, 1998