ORAHS 2015

HEC Montréal, July 19 - 24, 2015



HEC Montréal, 19 July — 31 August 2015

Welcome to ORAHS 2015, 

the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services crosses the Atlantic this year to hold its 41th annual meeting in the welcoming setting of Montreal, renowned for its of Old World charm infused with North American energy but also for the plurality of cultures of its inhabitants.

HEC Montréal will open its doors to you from Sunday July 19th to Friday July 24th as host and participant with the collaboration and support of the CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation). 

The theme of the conference is “Networking Health: Facing the Challenges in Health Services 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 ORAHS conference will take place across the Atlantic, in Montreal (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. 

We expect a wide participation joining people from OR, engineering, management and different healthcare fields. Presentations describing approaches for tackling the many challenges faced in the management of health services and discussing/analyzing their efficiency and effectiveness are welcome, as well as presentations of novel problems.

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. 

Important dates: 

Abstract Submission: June 1st, 2015
Poster Submission:  July 3rd, 2015 
Early Registration: June 1st, 2015

We look forward to seeing you in Montréal,

the Organizing Committee.