Conference Operations Research & Health Care



The Expertise Center Health Care Logistics is an initiative of iBMG, Erasmus MC and the Erasmus School of Economics at the Erasmus University to combine efforts in research and teaching in the area of logistics. With this initiative we want to contribute regional, national and international to the knowledge of care logistics.
A complete program is available here. The preliminary program book including all abstracts is now available and can be downloaded from here. A final version in paper will be handed out to all participants on November 18.
8:30-9:00 Coffee and registration
9.00-9.15 Opening and Welcome (room: Athene / M1-19) Geert Kazemier (Erasmus University Medical Center)
9.15-10.00 Plenary (room: Athene / M1-19) Chair: Albert Wagelmans
  Edwin Romeijn (University of Michigan)
  Optimization of radiation therapy treatment plans
10.00-10.20 Coffee break
10.20-11.20 Session 1 (room: Athene / M1-19) – Chair: Peter Vanberkel
  Improving hospital performance (1)
  Hans-Jûrgen Zimmermann (RWTH Aachen)
  Optimal planning and control of processes in hospitals
  Wineke van Lent (The Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis)
  Identifying success factors for the implementation of simulation results to improve the patient flow and resource utilization in hospitals
  Jan Telgen (University of Twente)
  Buying individual care through procurement auctions
  Session 2 (room: Lund / M1-18) – Chair: Jan Vissers
  Scheduling in hospitals
  Kristiaan Glorie (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  Optimizing sterile net composition
  Ivan Vermeulen (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
  Decentralized online scheduling of combination-appointments in hospitals
  Maartje Zonderland (University of Twente / Leiden University Medical Center)
  Capacity planning and scheduling for semi-emergent surgeries at a neurosurgery department
11.20-12.20 Session 3 (room: Athene / M1-19) – Chair: Peer Goudswaard
  Optimal ward management
  Arnoud de Bruin (VU University Medical Center)
  Dimensioning hospital wards using the Erlang loss model
  Rene Bekker (VU University Amsterdam)
  Bed reservation and merging for clinical wards
  Nico van Dijk (University of Amsterdam)
  On dimensioning intensive care units
  Session 4 (room: Lund / M1-18) – Chair: Ellen van Vliet
  Application of Operations Research models
  Joris van de Klundert (Maastricht University)
  Measuring clinical pathway adherence
  Erwin Hans (University of Twente)
  Individualized breast cancer follow-up - Cost-effectiveness analysis
  Paul Joustra (Academic Medical Center)
  To pool or not to pool in hospitals: a theoretical and practical comparison for a radiotherapy outpatient department
12.20-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Session 5 (room: Athene / M1-19) – Chair: Jeroen van Oostrum
  Logistical models for blood supply
  Rene Haijema (University of Amsterdam / Wageningen University)
  TIMO: A decision support tool for efficient blood platelet production, Part I – Methodology
  Nikky Kortbeek (University of Amsterdam / University of Twente)
  TIMO: A decision support tool for efficient blood platelet production, Part II – Strategies for younger platelets
  Rommert Dekker (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  Supply chain management of pharmaceuticles
  Session 6 (room: Lund / M1-18) – Chair: Arnoud de Bruin
  Optimization of hospital access
  Wim van Harten (University of Twente)
  Improving access time of diagnostic procedures
  Paulien Out (CC Zorgadviseurs / VU university)
  Optimal outpatient appointment scheduling
  Nico Dellaert (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  Hospital admission planning to optimize major resources utilization under uncertainty
14.30-14.50 Coffee break
14.50-15.50 Session 7 (room: Athene / M1-19) – Chair: Paul Joustra
  Operations Research models in Health Care
  Giovanni Righini (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  Models and algorithms for ambulances location and re-location
  Peter Vanberkel (University of Twente)
  Reallocating Resources to Focused Factories: A Case Study in Chemotherapy
  Gijs Rennen (Tilburg University)
  Sandwich algorithms for approximating Pareto frontiers to make trade-off decisions in IMRT
  Session 8 (room: Lund / M1-18) – Chair: Naomi Nathan
  Improving hospital performance (2)
  Marjolein Jungman (ORTEC)
  Data envelopment analysis in hospital benchmark studies
  Sabrina Ramwadhdoebe (University Medical Center Utrecht)
  Implementation by simulation; strategies for ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia
  Steef van de Velde (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  The stent supply chain at Erasmus Medical Center
15.50-16.30 Plenary (room: Athene / M1-19) – Chair: Albert Wagelmans
  Björn Hårdemark (RaySearch, Sweden)
  Application of operations research in advanced software in radiotherapy
16.30-17.00 Plenary discussion NGB section OR & Health Care (room: Athene / M1-19)
  Moderator: Joris van de Klundert
17.00-18.00 Drinks
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