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TEH-TUBE Meeting News

Consortium Meeting, Bordeaux, 25th & 26th July 2016

For this two-day summer meeting, the project consortium met in Bordeaux, home of partner Rescoll. Reviewing progress made within each Work Package, the team examined data provided by each research partner and noted the excellent work being performed.

Consortium Meeting, Brussels, 28th & 29th April 2016

The partners met at the end of April in Brussels with this meeting hosted by project partner Celyad. The consortium was offered a tour of the state of the art company facilities ahead of the two day meeting. Day 1 was attended by the EC Project Officer and at least one representative of each partner, and as always was full of discussion and updates from all parties. Day 2 involved intense planning for the next stages of the project. The consortium plan to meet again in the summer.

Consortium Meeting, Berlin, 28th & 29th January 2016

The first project meeting of 2016 took place in Berlin, hosted by Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) at their research institute. The project is now in its third year of research and the consortium is continuing to work hard towards the final objectives. The meeting, well attended by all partners and the technical officer, was held across two days and fully updated the consortium on all of the current work underway by each partner. There were important decisions to be made on timelines and strategy for the project, but most importantly many fruitful discussions took place across the two days.

Consortium Meeting, London, 2nd November 2015

The final TEH-TUBE project meeting of 2015 took place at the UCL School of Pharmacy in London. The project is now approaching the halfway point of December 2015. The team had some useful discussions relating to timelines for the work to be carried out ahead of the next meeting planned for January 2016 in Berlin.

Consortium Meeting, Paris, 15th June 2015

The third meeting of 2015 took place at the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris, hosted by project coordinator, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP). The meeting was well attended with at least one representative from every partner, and the Project Technical Advisor was also in attendance.

Timelines of the project were discussed at the 18-month stage of the project in order to achieve important project goals. All partners updated the team on their progress since the last face-to-face meeting in March, and interesting discussions were held around the research activity for the project moving forwards.

Consortium Meeting, Paris, 27th March 2015

The spring face-to-face meeting was organized by Statice at the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris was very successful, with lots of in depth discussions in terms of the plan forward for the project.

We welcomed Sarah Snykers as new member of the team from Cardio3 BioSciences, and the individual partners updated the consortium on their progress made since the January meeting.

The next meeting will be held this summer in the same location, hosted by the coordinating institution, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP).

Consortium Meeting, Paris, 15th January 2015

For the first meeting of 2015, the project partners met at the Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris, the base of the project Coordinator, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP). Rescoll kindly organized the evening consortium dinner, and the meeting lunch and refreshments.

The meeting was a success, with the 20 attendees presenting their significant research progress and discussing upcoming plans with the team. The Project Technical Advisor was present at the meeting, offering useful advice and feedback to the consortium.

Following completion of the first year of the TEH-TUBE project, the consortium is very happy with the progress that has been made, and the successful collaboration between the European partners.

Consortium Meeting, Berlin, 10th October 2014

The TEH-TUBE consortium were warmly welcomed in Berlin by our hosts at HZG, an excellent meeting venue. It was great to visit the Brandenburg gate on the 10th anniversary of Berlin’s festival of lights, which illuminates Berlin’s main attractions for part of October.

This was our fourth face to face meeting, and the project is progressing extremely well. During the meeting, the team considered existing data and also discussed how this will shape future plans and decisions. A large amount has been achieved so far and there is much interesting work ahead!

Consortium Meeting, Brussels, 27th June 2014

The consortium were joined by the EC Project Technical Advisor at the third face-to-face meeting. The latest scientific advances were presented and the next steps to maintain progress were identified and agreed.

Consortium Meeting, UCL, London, 4th April 2014

This meeting was hosted by UCL in London at the beginning of Month 4 to report and discuss the progress of the technical Work Packages so far. Activities and actions related to Dissemination/Exploitation and Project Management were also discussed.

TEH-TUBE Kick-Off Meeting: 16th & 17th January, 2014

The TEH-TUBE Consortium gathered for the first time during the project at the Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, home of the Coordinator, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP). With an excellent attendance of 23 representatives from all seven participating organisations and research institutions, the inaugural meeting allowed an opportunity for each project partner to introduce themselves to the group and to describe their role over the four years of development to come.

Dr David Kalfa and Prof Phillipe Menasché welcomed the group to both Paris and to the project and established the value that will be generated by their successful partnership in terms of clinical excellence and in European innovation. The work to be undertaken over the following few months was discussed, with a particular focus on the effective initiation and long-term management of research activity.

The two-day meeting was considered a great success and the consortium is eagerly anticipating the results of their fruitful collaboration.