Abstract for: Biophysical Special Interest Group (Proposed) - A Planning Meeting

The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the formation of a biomedical system dynamics special interest group (BPSD SIG). Medical research, medical education, and clinical practice each present a compelling need for deeper, actionable insight into the complex dynamics of biophysical processes at the level of the individual. Systems within the human body amenable to the disciplines of ST/SD range from the molecular to higher level complex physiological processes. Recent developments in embedding simulation models within clinical applications for individualized care have delivered significant results and clearly demonstrated the feasibility and value of biophysical modeling in healthcare. We would like to have a dialogue with meeting participants about topics of mutual interest and to receive feedback on a proposed action plan aimed at equipping healthcare professionals with the insights and skills to be gained from the application of ST/SD to individualized medicine.