Applications of OR/MS in Healthcare: Patient-centered Examples

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 14:00to15:45
Room 360, Bronfman Building, CA

On June 17ththe CREATE HOIM program will be hosting this special seminar marking the end of the NSERC funded portion of the 6-year program. We will be celebrating with a seminar by the internationally renowned researcher Professor Pinar Keskinocak and will conclude with a short presentation by Professor Verter about the achievements and progress of the CREATE HOIM Program. The lecture will take place in the McGill Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke Street W, Room 360).

Pinar Keskinocak

Professor & William W. George Chair

Georgia Institute of Technology


In this talk we will give a high level overview of OR/MS applications in healthcare, and then discuss examples which focus on patient-centered decision making. The examples include vaccine catch-up scheduling decision support tools for children, adolescents, and adults; decision support tools for transplant surgeon and patients regarding when to accept or reject a high-risk organ; prenatal screening considering women’s preferences; and suggestions for physicians regarding who should be monitored by cEEG and for how long to detect seizures in the brain. The contents of the talk are based on collaborations with various faculty, students, and partners from organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair andProfessor, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems in the Stewart School of Industrial Engineering, and the Associate Director for Research at the Health Systems Institute at Georgia Tech. She also serves as the College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor. Her research focuses on the applications of operations research and management science with societal impact, particularly health and humanitarian applications, supply chain management, and logistics/transportation.

PLEASE RSVP to kristen.oliver [at] mcgill.ca by June 10th

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