Central London, UK
The aim of the conference is to bring together health care managers, clinicians, management consultants, and mathematicians, operational researchers, statisticians, health economists, computer scientists etc from across the world with a view to bridging the gap between the respective communities and to exploring recent developments and identifying fruitful avenues for further research.
Health and Social Care systems are facings major challenges worldwide, due in part to changes in demography and advances in technology and in part to changes in the structure and organisation of the system whether they are hospitals, general practitioners or long‐term care settings. Yet running health and social care systems efficiently and effectively is crucial to improving or even maintaining our quality of life. Over the years, extensive research has been conducted to find immediate and long‐term solutions to issues that are routinely faced by health and social care professionals, such as waiting lists and bed capacity, hospital redesign, workforce planning and scheduling, patient flow, performance management, disease monitoring, and health care technology assessment. Mathematical modelling and computer simulation techniques (statistical analysis, stochastic processes, queuing theory, mathematical programming, heuristics, discrete event simulation, system dynamics, etc) have shown to be increasingly valuable in providing useful information to aid planning and management.
Call for Papers
We invite researchers in all relevant problem domains and methodologies to submit abstracts of 300 words by Friday 14th December 2012 either online at http://online.ima.org.uk or by e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Case studies and methodological papers are both welcome. Please state whether your title is intended for oral or poster presentation. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the end of January 2013. Poster presentations are particularly welcome as they stimulate discussion and feedback. We are also planning a special poster presentation session for research students and others to show their work in progress.
Thierry Chaussalet, University of Westminster – Chair
Christos Vasilakis, CORU, University College London – Co‐Chair
Sally Brailsford, University of Southampton
Simon Jones, University of Surrey
Paul Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University
Martin Pitt, Peninsula Medical School