lunes, noviembre 20, 2006

Fifth International Conference on Quantitative Modelling in the Management of Health Care

2-4 April 2007,
Goodenough College,

The management of Health and Social Care constitutes an important area for the application of concepts and techniques from the disciplines of mathematics, operational research and statistics. Problems such as management of waiting lists and bed capacity, hospital redesign, workforce planning and scheduling, patient flow modelling, performance management, disease monitoring, and health care technology assessment have been tackled using quantitative techniques including statistical analysis, stochastic processes, queuing theory, mathematical programming, heuristics, discrete event simulation and system dynamics.

The aim of the conference is to bring together health care managers, clinicians, management consultants, and mathematicians, operational researchers, statisticians etc from across the world with a view to exploring recent developments and identifying fruitful avenues for further research. The list of keynote speakers reflects this aim:

Andrew Dillon. Chief Executive, National Institute of Clinical Excellence, UK
Nigel Edwards. Director of Policy, NHS Confederation, UK
Professor Mike Pidd. Associate Dean, Management School, University of Lancaster, UK
Professor Steve Gallivan. Director of the Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, UK
Professor Nick Barber. Head of Department of Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, London, UK
Professor Yasar Ozcan. Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Professor Stephen Chick. INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
Más información aquí.