Symposium Announcement: International Perspectives on Healthcare Logistics

28 april 2011 

We cordially invite you to attend the symposium “International Perspectives on Healthcare Logistics” being held May 27th, 2011. The symposium is organized by the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research and will be held at the University of Twente.

The symposium includes presentations by the following international guests: Prof.dr. Rainer Kolisch (Technische Universität München, Germany), Dr. John Blake (Dalhousie University, Canada), Dr. Anneke Fitzgerald (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Prof.dr. David Stanford (University of Western Ontario, Canada). The speakers will present healthcare logistics research and improvement projects happening in their region. The symposium will be followed by the public PhD thesis defence of Peter Vanberkel.


10:30 - 11:00: Welcome and Coffee
11:00 - 11:30: Rainer Kolisch, Hospital-wide flow management of elective patients
11:30 - 12:00: John Blake, Using Operations Research to Plan Logistics for Canadian Blood Services in Atlantic Canada
12:00 - 13:00: Lunch
13:00 - 13:30: Anneke Fitzgerald, Patient Journey Modelling: a patient centric approach to heal (f)ailing healthcare systems
13:30 - 14:00: David Stanford, A New Paradigm for Priority Patient Selection
14:30 - 16:00: Public thesis defence of Peter Vanberkel
16:00 - 17:30: Reception

For further information on the program and registration details, see

We look forward to seeing you in Twente.

Best regards,

Richard Boucherie
Erwin Hans
Johann Hurink
Peter Vanberkel

Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research, University of Twente