Insigneo Showcase 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019, Octagon Centre, Sheffield, UK
The event is free of charge. Please register by 17 April 2019.
**Abstract submissions are now closed**

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine’s Annual Showcase event will be held on 17 May 2019 at the Octagon Centre, in Sheffield, UK. This full day event is an opportunity for our members, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, industrial colleagues, and other academic groups in the UK and worldwide to meet once a year and see first-hand the latest innovations in personalised, predictive medicine produced by our Institute.

The Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine is a research institute established as a collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where we develop sophisticated computer simulations of human physiology, in health and disease, in order to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment. With a multi-disciplinary membership of over 150 academics and clinicians, Insigneo is Europe’s largest centre dedicated to these activities, in the emerging discipline known as in silico medicine.

This year we are delighted that Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sheffield will open the Showcase event and introduce our plenary speaker Professor Liesbet Geris, President of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute and Professor of Computational Tissue Engineering at the University of Liège.

The day will feature:

  • Early Career Researcher presentations – hear about emerging research with perspectives from the next generation of researchers;
  • Talks covering the full scope of our research, with sessions addressing the role of medical imaging and innovative mathematical approaches in in silico medicine applications;
  • An Industrial Village showcasing in silico medicine’s latest commercial applications and developments from our industrial partners;
  • Networking opportunities and one-to-one discussions with funders, academics and clinicians.

Last year’s event attracted over 250 participants across all of healthcare (read more about last year’s event).

Download programme as pdf


The Showcase offers specific opportunities for:

Fellow Academics: Come and see how our research can complement your own work, and identify potential collaborations with our modellers, clinicians, physicists, mathematicians and engineers.

Clinicians: Understand the potential impact of in silico medicine in your speciality. Our focus on clinical translation provides a unique opportunity to experience how in silico medicine has the potential to support diagnostics, assessments and treatments in your area of medicine. We can actively support you in discussing your diagnostic and treatment challenges, and facilitate meetings on the day with Insigneo research staff and our guest funders. Please just make a note in the comments section of the registration form.

Funders: We’d like to offer you the opportunity to join our exhibition area to promote your funding opportunities and engage with researchers. We can facilitate one-to-one discussions, with break-out rooms available for individual and group discussions. Please just make a note in the comments section of the registration form.

Patient Groups: Our Institute is a collaboration between academics and clinicians, with a multi-disciplinary membership of over 140, focusing on understanding health and disease. Please come with questions and enthusiasm to discuss your areas of interest with our researchers.

Researchers: We invite you to submit an abstract for our poster display and competition by 22 March. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Insigneo Showcase Scientific Committee and a prize awarded for the best poster. We are keen to represent a wide range of Insigneo’s research areas. We also welcome abstracts from other departments and external researchers in the area of in silico medicine.

Poster Competition – **Abstract submissions are now closed**

Abstract format should meet all of the following conditions:

  • Contains no more than one figure or table.
  • Up to 500 words.
  • The text in the figure or table does not count towards the word limit but your abstract should fit on one A4 page.
  • The title, the name and affiliation of each author does not count towards the word limit.
  • Is one of following file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx.
  • Has a maximum file size of 2MB.

A few weeks after the submission deadline we will be in touch to provide feedback and at this point give information on the poster format, printing and displaying your poster on the day. Register for Insigneo Showcase 2019

Please note: when you register for the event you will receive a link by email allowing you to edit your registration and add up to two abstract submissions at a later date.

Pre-Showcase Workshop: Simulation in Practice: Adaptive Use of Simulation for Healthcare

This year we are excited to announce that we are co-organising a workshop with NAFEMS – the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community – on ‘Simulation in Practice: Adaptive Use of Simulation for Healthcare’ which will take place the day before the Insigneo Showcase (Thursday 16 May 2019) at Inox Dine.

Insigneo members can register for this workshop free of charge by emailing

Find out more about the NAFEMS workshop at: