Saturday, May 23, 2015

[DMANET] ORAHS 2015 Montreal, July 19-24 ::: FINAL EXTENSION: Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to June 1st

*ORAHS 2015, July 19-24, Montréal. Canada*



• Posters will be presented during a plenary session. After the plenary
session, there will be a special poster session giving the opportunity to
further discuss with the presenters.

• For the poster presentations, an *abstract of 300 words* needs to be
submitted; this abstract will be available in the Book of Abstracts.

• Furthermore, an introduction to the poster in a PowerPoint
presentation of 1 slide needs to be submitted on *July 3* at the latest.
This slide will be presented during the plenary session, and will be
available, together with the Book of Abstracts, in an USB stick which is
handed out to all participants.

The maximum dimensions of the poster should be 80x125cm in portrait


*ORAHS 2015, 41th ORAHS Conference*
*July 19-24 2015*
*Montréal, Canada*

Web page :

We would like to announce the ORAHS 2015 Conference, the 41th annual
meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health
Services. The conference will take place at HEC Montréal, in Montréal
(Québec, Canada).

The conference theme is "Networking Health: Facing the Challenges in
Healthcare Management". Over recent years, health services in most
countries have been confronted with rising demands while having to face
more and more restrictive budgetary conditions. In addition, health
services are now increasingly conceived as networks where different
entities must be managed and coordinated. This constantly evolving
environment raises complex challenges with respect to organization,
resource and personnel planning and management, efficiency and performance
measures and improvements. This conference will provide an ideal forum to
present and discuss ways to attain these objectives. In addition, this
year's ORAHSconference will take place across the Atlantic, in Montréal
(Canada), thus providing the added opportunity to compare and exchange
European and Canadian\North American perspectives on these challenges and
the ways to deal with them.

The conference will consist of parallel sessions for invited and
contributed talks as well as a poster session. Plenary talks will be given
by researchers from the OR community and by healthcare practitioners.

As is tradition with ORAHS meetings, a series of social activities will be
organized around the strong scientific program. This social program
includes a one-day tour and a boat trip on the Saint-Laurence River from
where participants will be able to enjoy the beauty of Montreal from a
different perspective.

All researchers interested in healthcare applications are invited to
participate in this conference and to submit a presentation. For abstract
submission and registration please refer to the conference webpage:

*Important dates:*

Abstract Submission: April 17th, 2015 *EXTENDED to Monday June 1st*
Notification of Acceptance: May 15th, 2015
Early Registration: May 29th, 2015

*Organizing Committee:*

Patrick Soriano (HEC Montréal and CIRRELT)
Angel Ruiz Bartolomé (OSD, FSA, Université Laval and CIRRELT)
Nadia Lahrichi (MAGI, Polytechnique and CIRRELT)
Valérie Bélanger (HEC Montréal and CIRRELT)
Semih Yalcindag (HEC Montréal and CIRRELT)
Yannick Kergosien (Polytech Tours, France)

*International Program Committee*

Angela Testi (Italy)
Erik Demeulemeester (Belgium)
Erwin Hans (The Netherlands)
Greet Vanden Berghe (Belgium)
Jan Vissers (The Netherlands)
Margarida Vaz Pato (Portugal)
Maria Eugénia Captivo (Portugal)
Marion Rauner (Austria)
Michael Carter (Canada)
Mónica Oliveira (Portugal)
Roberto Aringhieri (Italy)
Sally Brailsford (United Kingdom)
Xiaolan Xie (France)
Yasar A. Özcan (USA)

Patrick Soriano
Professeur titulaire
Service des sciences de la décision
HEC-Montreal et/and
CIRRELT, Université de Montreal

Tel: +1 514-340-6821
Fax: +1 514-340-5634
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