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  • 1.  Reminder - CHOW 2021

    Posted 05-09-2021 18:15

    CHOW 2021 – Reminder

    The Health Care Operational Research Special Interest Group (HCOR SIG) of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) is excited to host the Canadian Healthcare Optimization Workshop (CHOW) on Monday June 7th, 2021. This online workshop brings together academics from several disciplines including operations management, management science, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Its mission is to connect academic researchers with healthcare practitioners to discuss innovative solutions, data-driven decision support tools, and best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems. The workshop also aims to promote the research of young scholars with a common interest in sharing scientific approaches to identify operational issues in the management of health services and the improvement of healthcare delivery. For additional information, please see the conference website at Registration details can be found at

    CHOW 2021 will feature three plenary and three technical talks designed to highlight three different methodological areas in healthcare operations: operations research, econometric modeling, and machine learning. The plenary talks are designed to showcase prominent researchers in the field of healthcare operations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the area. The technical talks will feature junior academics (pre-tenure faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows). All papers accepted for a technical session represent finalists in the inaugural CHOW best paper competition; the winner will be announced on the day of the conference.


    The plenary sessions cover the three leading areas of healthcare operations:

    Stochastic Modeling to Personalize Disease Screening Decisions

    • Econometric Modeling Plenary Speaker: Professor Anita Tucker

    Partnering with Healthcare Organizations on Empirical Research

    The Allegory of the OR: Ethics, Anaesthetics, and Cybernetics


    It will also feature three exciting up-and-coming researchers:

    • Operations Research Technical Speaker: Kyra Gan (Doctoral Student)

    Personalized Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

    • Econometric Modeling Technical Speaker: Jin Yiwen (Doctoral Student)

    The Cost of Task switching: Evidence from the Emergency Department

    Hospital-wide Inpatient Flow Optimization

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    All the best,
    Adam Diamant <>
    Andre A. Cire <>

    Andre Augusto Cire
    Assistant Professor In Operations Management
    University of Toronto Scarborough, Rotman School of Management and Rotman School of Management
    Toronto ON