Healthcare Stream

This stream focuses on the application of OR methods in the healthcare sector.

12:30 - 13:30 | Thursday 17 September 2020

A wide variety of OR methods, from optimisation and simulation modelling to systems thinking and stochastic processes, are used in the healthcare sector. This stream features an expert panel discussion on how each of those OR methods have been used to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This highly topical stream will hone your understanding of OR in healthcare, whether you work in the sector or want to keep abreast of current issues.

Panel session:

Opportunities for OR and health modelling in a COVID & post-COVID world

This panel discussion will explore the many opportunities for OR in responding to the various challenges facing healthcare organisations during, and following, the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will assess the use of OR methods to date and consider how innovative methodological advancements and applications could further the utility and visibility of OR in this field.

Our invited panellists have a broad range of experience and expertise in health modelling. They will discuss these timely, important issues from an academic, consultant, and practitioner standpoint.


Meet the expert panel delivering an entertaining, informative look at health modelling and COVID-19:

Sally Brailsford, 
University of Southampton

Stacey Croft, 
NHS Strategy Unit

Peter Lacey, 
Whole Systems Partnership

Richard Wood, 
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

Martin Pitt, 
University of Exeter


Organisers & Chairs:

Richard Wood- [email protected]
Antuela Anthi Tako (chair) - [email protected]

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