Curing the Queue

Seminar Announcement

Curing the Queue: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

27 January 2012

We cordially invite you to attend the seminar “Curing the Queue: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice” being held January 27th, 2012. The seminar is organized by the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research and will be held at the University of Twente.

The seminar includes presentations by the following guests: Prof. dr. Nico van Dijk (University of Amsterdam), Prof. dr. David Stanford (University of Western Ontario, Canada), dr. Bart Veltman (ORTEC), and Prof. dr. Hajo van Bockel (Leiden University Medical Center). The speakers will present novel research on healthcare logistics, and will focus on the implementation of these results in practice. The seminar will be followed by the public PhD thesis defense of Maartje Zonderland.


10:30 - 11:00:

Welcome and Coffee

11:00 - 11:30:

Nico van Dijk – Blood platelet optimization for blood banks: theory meets practice

11:30 - 12:00:

Bart Veltman – Observations on innovating healthcare

12:00 - 13:00:


13:00 - 13:30:

David Stanford – Addressing waiting time inconsistencies in transplantation

13:30 - 14:00:

Hajo van Bockel – Improving patient care in (L)UMC: Improving logistics and introducing decision support in surgery

14:30 - 16:00:

Public thesis defense of Maartje Zonderland

16:00 - 17:30:


Location of seminar: Ravelijn Building, Room 1501

Location of thesis defense: Waaier Building, Prof. Dr. G. Berkhoff-room

Unfortunately, the online registration deadline has passed. If you still want to attend, you can send an email to M.E. (Maartje) Zonderland,

Best regards,

Richard Boucherie
Nelly Litvak

Maartje Zonderland

Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research, University of Twente