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EURO Mini Conference on Improving Healthcare

Faculty of Economics (FEUC) University of Coimbra * | Coimbra, PORTUGAL
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Title: EURO Mini Conference on Improving Healthcare
Specialty: Clinical Biochemistry
Dates: From Mar, 30, 2015 to Apr, 1, 2015
Location: Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 100 to 300 EUR
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Faculty of Economics (FEUC) University of Coimbra *

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  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
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Welcome message:

Recent advances in medicine allow us to live longer and healthier lives. These advances have been made possible through the joint contribution of very different scientific fields. Healthcare is nowadays better understood as a multidisciplinary field, with increasing number of challenges that can be better tackled by joint collaboration of researchers with different scientific backgrounds.

The challenges that Healthcare is facing have not only to do with the ability of providing better services to all (treatments, preventive medicine, better diagnosis tools), with an increased focus on improved personalized treatment options, but also with the need to tackle an increased pressure felt by Healthcare systems: increased number of patients, some of them requiring expensive treatments, with a consequent increase in the workload for health institutions that most of the times have to deal with important budget restrictions.

The Conference will provide a forum in which researchers coming from different scientific disciplines can discuss and share their experience regarding methodological approaches to tackle different Healthcare challenges. Contributions from operational research, industrial engineering, medicine, medical physics, management, computational biology, bioinformatics, health economics among others are welcomed.

School of Management University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ | United Kingdom

Sally is Professor of Management Science at the University of Southampton. She obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Kings College London, and then worked as a nurse in the UK National Health Service before obtaining an MSc and then a PhD in Operational Research from Southampton. Her research is in the area of healthcare simulation modelling: to evaluate treatments and screening programmes, or to redesign and improve service delivery. Sally has worked for over 25 years in many different disease fields including diabetes, cancer, mental health and HIV/AIDS, in addition to emergency care and end-of-life care. She is a Vice-President of EURO, the Association of European OR Societies, and chair of the EURO Working Group on OR Applied to Health Services (ORAHS). She is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the UK OR Society’s new journal Health Systems and is on the editorial boards of Health Care Management Science, the Journal of Simulation and Operations Research for Health Care. She has twice won the UK OR Society's Goodeve Medal, in 2004 for modelling emergency healthcare services in Nottingham, and in 2006 for modelling chlamydia infection.


Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital | Department of Radiation Oncology
30 Fruit Street - Boston, MA 02114 | USA

David is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology.
He obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (solid mechanics) from Brown University (Summa Cum Laude, 1996) and then a PhD in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004).
His main areas of interest are Multi-criteria optimization in radiation therapyand Mathematics and statistics (more information about David can be foundhere).



Erasmus MC Cancer Institute and Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus University | Netherlands

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE | 1978-1984: BSc and MSc experimental physics at the Catholic University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; 1984-1988: PhD-research (4 days a week) at the department of Molecular and Laser Physics (supervisor Prof. Dr. J. Reuss). Title thesis: Photo-excitation and dissociation of small molecular clusters; 1 day per week: teaching of physics to physics and chemistry BSc students; 1988-1992: Resident medical physics in radiotherapy at the Erasmus MC Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center (supervisor A.G. Visser, PhD);1992- : Faculty member / medical physicist at the department of Radiation Oncology of the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center (part of the Erasmus MC); 1999-: Director of the training program for medical physicists; 2002-2005: Associate Professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam; 2003- : Research Director of Medical Physics, division of Medical Physics of the department of Radiation Oncology; July 2005- : Full professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES | Directing the division of Medical Physics of the department of Radiation Oncology of the Erasmus MC regarding physics support of patient treatment, R&D activities, and all training programs; Project leader of externally funded research projects in the areas of electronic portal imaging (EPID), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and inverse planning, beam angle optimization, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with a stereotactic body frame or the Cyberknife robotic treatment unit; PhD supervisor of physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and physicians; Director of the 4 year training program for medical physicists.


Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar
Oporto University | Portugal

Alexandre Tiedtke Quintanilha was born August 9, 1945 in Lourenço Marques (Maputo) Mozambique. Read physics and mathematics at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, completing his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 1972. He spent the next two decades in California at U.C. Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as professor of cell physiology and director of a Center for Environmental Studies. At Berkeley he was on the search committee for the selection of the first director of the Human Genome Centre and on the Life Sciences advisory team for the design of Advanced Light Source. He comes to Portugal in 1991, to become professor of biophysics at the Biomedical Faculty and, until 2010, director of both the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He has managed for ten years the Associated Laboratory that integrated those two institutes. He has published over 130 papers in several international journals, has been editor/author of 6 volumes in the areas of Biology and Applied Physics, has been editorial consultant of Enciclopédia de Física Aplicada and has written dozens of paper and reports in books, journals, magazines, being also the author and coordinator of several works in the area of Biology, Environment and Applied Physics. His current interests are in the areas of biological stress, risk perception and public understanding of science. He has chaired several working groups in European Science Foundation (ESF), European Commission, OECD and he is member of several scientific societies as well as the Council for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society. He currently is member of the President’s Science & Technology Advisory Council of the European Commission, secretary of the Council of Associate Laboratories, President of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research in Portugal and member of the National Council for the Medical Assisted Procreation and National Council for Science and Technology.

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The full registration fee includes lunches, coffee-breaks, conference dinner, welcome package and social program. The student registration fee does not include conference dinner.

Participants of weak currency countries can apply for funding. This support can cover the registration fee of these participants, but not the cost for the conference dinner. For more details, please get in touch with us.

Payments can be made by bank transfer, using the following information:


NIB: 0035.0671.0001.2286430.83

IBAN: PT50003506710001228643083



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At Coimbra you can find a broad range of accomodation choices, for all tastes and budgets. All the questions related with this issues are adressed to travel agency Passepartout.

Your main contact is Carla Simões using e-mail

Av. João de Deus Ramos, 129 - Solum
3030-328 Coimbra
+ 351 239 704 558+ 351 239 704 562

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Submission Info

Authors are invited to submit an abstract with not more than 350 words or a full paper to be published in theconference proceedings. You can submit your work at EasyChair for EUROMini2015.

The conference proceedings will be published by IOP Publishing. The number of pages should be between 4 and 10. Authors should follow the formatting guidelines available at IOP Publishing website.

After the conference, authors of accepted abstracts and papers can submit extended versions of their work to be published in international journals (see publication opportunities).

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