Invited Presentations Before 2010

  1. “Models for the Composition of Health Human Resource Teams in a Systemic Therapy Centre” (with Adriane Castellino, Graham Woodward, Nadia Berger, Matthew Nelson & Judy Burns). Presented to the Regional Systemic Therapy Leadership at Cancer Care Ontario, Dec. 15, 2009.
  2. “Forecasting Waitlists and Modelling Health Human Resources”. Presented at the meeting of the Western Canada Wait List Project, Calgary, AB, Nov. 8, 2009.
  3. “Forecasting Discharge in Patients Undergoing Neurorehabilitation” (with Tammy Sieminowski). Invited talk at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-14, 2009.
  4. “Modelling the Future of the Canadian Cardiac Surgery Workforce” (with Sonia Vanderby). Invited talk at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-14, 2009.
  5. “Evaluating the Impact of Aging at Home Strategies” (with Ali Esensoy). Invited talk at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 11-14, 2009.
  6. “Planning Tools with Cancer Care Ontario”. Presentation at the First Annual Degroote Interprofessional Health Leadership Conference, McMaster University, October 3, 2009.
  7. “Can Healthcare Engineering Models Influence Policy Decisions?” Seminar for the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative, Toronto, Sept. 11, 2009.
  8. “Bed balancing in surgical wards via block scheduling” (with Saeedeh Ketabi). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS Conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 2009.
  9. “Systemic therapy demand model in Ontario” (with Andriy Kolos, Nadia Berger, Kelly Woltman and Graham Woodward). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS Conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 2009.
  10. “HHR forecasting: Using system dynamics to model the future need for general practitioners” (with Sonia Vanderby). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS Conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 2009.
  11. “A generic simulation model for assessing efficiency improvements in endoscopy suites” (with Deb Loach, Graham Woodward, Nadia Berger and Adriane Lau). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS Conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 2009.
  12. “Evaluation of the demonstration project to direct low acuity ambulance patients to urgent care centres to improve ambulance offload” (with Ali Esensoy). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS Conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 2009.
  13. “How long will an emergency room patient wait? An estimation and analysis of factors influencing wait times” (with Pamela Chan and Tom Chan). Presentation at the 35th ORAHS conference in Leuven, Belgium, July 20099.
  14. “Modelling the Future of Canadian Cardiac Surgery Workforce using System Dynamics” (with Sonia Vanderby). CORS/INFORMS conference, Toronto, June, 2009.
  15. “CE LHIN AAH Allocation Model & System Dynamics Approach to Health System Modelling” (with Ali Esensoy). CORS/INFORMS conference, Toronto, June, 2009.
  16. “Wait Times Management: An Operations Research Perspective”. CIHR Best Brains, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 20, 2009.
  17. “OR Research in Health Care Planning and Policy Making”. Presented at the INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice, Phoenix AZ, April 26-28, 2009.
  18. “Simulation Modeling in Healthcare: Some Examples and Lessons Learned”. Presented at the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering “Introduction to Simulation” Workshop, April 18, 2009.
  19. “Operational Research in Health Care” (with Prof. John Blake, Dalhousie University). Special presentation to the Atlantic Ministers of Health, Halifax, April 3, 2009.
  20. “Delivering Better Services through Wait Time Management” (with Sherry Weaver). Presented at the Bone and Joint Canada Forum, March 28, 2009.
  21. “Operations Research perspectives on patient flow and capacity management”. Invited presentation for the “Taming of the Queue VI” conference sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association, March 26-27, 2009, Ottawa.
  22. “Operations Research in Health Care or Who Let the Engineer into the Hospital?” Invited seminar at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 2008.
  23. “Cardiac Surgery Workforce Model: What does the future hold?” (with S. Vanderby). Presented to the Canadian Society for Cardiac Surgeons at the Canadian Cardiovascular Conference, Toronto, October 2008.
  24. “Can Healthcare Engineering Models Influence Policy Decisions?” Invited seminar at Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, October 2008.
  25. “Evaluation of Ambulance Transfers into UCCs to Improve Ambulance Availability & Reduce Offload Delay” (presented by A. Esensoy). INFORMS conference, Washington, DC, October 2008.
  26. “You Can Do It, We Can Help: An OR Toolkit for Patient Scheduling” (presented by S. Weaver). INFORMS conference, Washington, DC, October 2008.
  27. “A Generalised Perioperative Simulation-based Decision Support Tool” (presented by D. Sniekers). INFORMS conference, Washington, DC, October 2008.
  28. “A Case Study of a Simulation-based Decision Support Tool”. Invited presentation in the Sloan Industry Studies session at the INFORMS conference, Washington, DC, October 2008.
  29. “Population Based Allocation for Aging at Home Strategy” (presented by Ali Vahit Esensoy and Agnita Pal). Project Update for CE LHIN, Sep. 31, 2008.
  30. “A Case Study of a Simulation-Based Decision Support Tool for Surgical Scheduling”. Invited presentation at the Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operational Research in Health Care, Rochester, MN, September 2008.
  31. “Simulation modeling in health care: some examples and lessons learned”. Invited lecture at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 2008.
  32. “Improving Health Care Operations or Who Let the Engineer into the Hospital?” Invited public lecture at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 2008.
  33. “Queueing Theory, Simulation and a Systems Approach to Better Management of Flow, Wait Times and Access”. Invited talk at the Orthopaedic Expert Panel Conference, Toronto, September 2008.
  34. “Improving Hospital Flow by Smoothing Demand”. Invited presentation for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Flo Collaborative Learning Session 3, Toronto, June 3, 2008.
  35. “Evaluation of Ambulance Transfers into UCCs to Improve Ambulance Availability & Reduce Offload Delays” (presented by A. Esensoy). CORS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 2008.
  36. “Saving Patients Time in an Outpatient Cancer Treatment Facility” (presented by S. Sadat). CORS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 2008.
  37. “Utilizing Discrete Event Simulation for Colon Cancer Surgical Capacity Planning” (presented by P. Li). CORS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 2008.
  38. “A Simulation-Based Perioperative Decision Support System” (presented by D. Sniekers). CORS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 2008.
  39. “Operations Research in Industrial Engineering”. Invited lecture, Cornell University School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, April 30, 2008
  40. “Introduction to Systems Dynamics Modelling”. (with S. Sadat and S. Vanderby). Presented in a “Lunch and Learn” session in Healthcare for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, April 22, 2008.
  41. “Flex-Capacity Modeling: Climate Change and Health Care Capacity in Canada” (with S. Hahn-Goldberg). Presentation for Health Canada, Ottawa, April 9, 2008
  42. “Operations Research in Industrial Engineering”. Invited lecture at the University of Michigan Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, April 2, 2008
  43. “Introduction to Systems Dynamics Modelling” (with S. Brailsford and S. Vanderby). Presented in a “Lunch and Learn” session in Healthcare for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, March 28, 2008.
  44. “Location of Cancer Treatment Facilities Based on Catchment/Demand Forecasting” (with A. Iverson, A. Kolos and G, Woodward). Discussion session at the ICES Annual Symposium “Health Care 2008”, January 21, 2008.
  45. “Operations Research in Queue Management: Development of Scheduling Systems for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery” (with T. Noseworthy). Presented at the CIHR Invitational Workshop on Access to Care, January 17, 2008.
  46. “Industrial Engineering in Health Care or Who Let the Engineer into the Hospital?” Invited presentation at the IEE Student conference, Toronto, January 11, 2008
  47. “Introduction to Queueing” and “Introduction to Demand and Capacity Management”. Presented for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Local Health Integration Networks day on Queue Management for a High Performing Health System, facilitated by M.W. Carter and Dr. Michael Rachlis, November 21, 2007
  48. “Evaluation of Ambulance Transfers into UCCs to Improve Ambulance Availability & Reduce Offload Delay” (presented by A. Esensoy). Informs Annual Conference, Seattle WA, November 4-7, 2007.
  49. “A System Dynamics Resource Allocation Model of an Emergency Department” (presented by S. Vanderby). Informs Annual Conference, Seattle WA, November 4-7, 2007.
  50. “A Simulation-based Peri-operative Decision Support System” (presented by D. Sniekers), Informs Annual Conference, Seattle WA, November 4-7, 2007.
  51. “Evaluation of Ambulance Transfers into Urgent Care Centres To Improve EMS Availability & Reduce Offload Delays”. Ambulance 2007 Conference, Toronto, ON September 27, 2007.
  52. “Evaluation of Ambulance Transfers into Urgent Care Centres To Improve EMS Availability & Reduce Offload Delays” (with Ali Esensoy). Presented to the Ontario Emergency Department Expert Panel, Toronto, September 17, 2007.
  53. “Tutorial: Operations Research Applications in Health Care”. Invited tutorial at the German OR Society Meeting, September 3-7, 2007
  54. “Using Operations Research Models for Cancer Policy Decision Support”. Operating in Healthcare Conference, Vancouver, BC, August 16-17, 2007
  55. “Simulation modeling in health care: some examples and lessons learned”. Invited Tutorial at the Operations Research in Applied Health Services, ORAHS conference, France, July 16-20, 2007.
  56. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. Informs Annual Practice Conference, Vancouver BC, April 30-May1, 2007.
  57. “Assessing Applications of Computer Simulation Models for ED Processes Management”. The Canadian Institute’s Improving Emergency Care Efficiencies 2007, April 23-24, 2007.
  58. “Operations Research in Canadian Health Care Management”. Presented to a delegation of visiting Russian Health Care Representatives, Toronto, March 5, 2007.
  59. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. University of Toronto Engineering Class of 5T3 lunch speaker, November 8, 2006
  60. “S4HARA: System for HIV/AIDS Resource Allocation”. Informs Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, November 6-8, 2006
  61. “Simulating Resource Allocation at the Ottawa General Hospital: A System Dynamics Approach”. Informs Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, November 6-8, 2006
  62. “A Case Study of a Simulation-Based Decision Support Tool for Surgical Scheduling”. Informs Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, November 6-8, 2006
  63. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. University of Maryland, October 19, 2007.
  64. “Queueing Theory and Simulation Modelling for Managing Hospital Wait Lists”. CIHI/Stats Canada Data Users Conference, Vancouver BC, September 2006
  65. “A Case Study of a Simulation-Based Decision Support Tool”. Operations Research in Applied Health Services, ORAHS, Wroclaw, Poland, July 23-28, 2006
  66. “Flow Management: Modeling, Simulation and Other Efficiency Tools for Better Patient Flow, Bed Utilization and Queue Management”. Insight 5th Annual Conference on Emergency Care, June 19 and 20, 2006, Marriott Yorkville Hotel, Toronto.
  67. “Improving the Decision-Making Process for HIV/AIDS Resource Allocation in South Africa” (with Arielle Lasry and Gregory S. Zaric). Presented at the CORS Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2006.
  68. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. Presented at the CORS National Conference, Montreal, QC, May 2006.
  69. “Straightening the Lines of Care” (with B. Montreuil). Presented at the Quality Healthcare Network Symposium, King City, ON, April 2006.
  70. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. Seminar presented at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, April 18, 2006.
  71. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. Seminar presented at the De Groote Business School, McMaster University, March 21, 2006.
  72. “Applying Operations Research in Improving Quality of Inpatient Surgical Care” (with K. Campbell). Presented at the 7th National Conference on Quality sponsored by the Quality Healthcare Network, Toronto, ON, February 17, 2006.
  73. “Allocating funds to HIV interventions in sub-Saharan Africa: how many lives could you save?” (with Arielle Lasry and Gregory S. Zaric). Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2005.
  74. “Resource allocation for HIV and AIDS: the case of kwaDukuza” (with Arielle Lasry and Gregory S. Zaric). Presented at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 2005.
  75. “Allocating funds for HIV/AIDS: the case of kwaDukuza” (with Arielle Lasry and Gregory S. Zaric). Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2005.
  76. “Modeling Patient Flow in a Cardiac Surgery Department for Operating Room Management” (with Hannah E. Yong). Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2005.
  77. “Ontario’s ICT Infrastructure” (with Sam Marafioti). Presented at the Ontario Hospital Association on Health Achieve 2005, Toronto, October 31, 2005.
  78. “Modelling Healthcare Resources”. Presented at the Canadian Audiology Association Workshop on Decision Making, Mississauga, ON, September 28, 2005
  79. “Operations Research in Healthcare”. Presented on IIE Awareness Day at the Ryerson University IIE chapter, Toronto, September 21, 2005.
  80. “Evidence for Improvement vs. Evidence for Judgment: Choosing the Appropriate Tools for the Task” (With Michael Rachlis). Presented at the International Conferences on the Scientific Basis of Health Services, Montreal, September 20, 2005.
  81. “Overview of the Healthcare Resource Modelling Lab in Toronto: Computer Simulation of Patient Flow Through the Health System: Linking Operations and Health Services Research”. An exploratory workshop co-funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Vancouver BC, August 29-September 1, 2005.
  82. “A Distributed Algorithm for Sensor Localization”. Presented by Holly Jin with Michael Saunders presented at the IFORS Conference, Hawaii, July 2005.
  83. “Sensor localization in 3D” (presented by Holly Jin with Michael Saunders). Siam Optimization conference in Stockholm Sweden, May 2005.
  84. “System Dynamics in Health Care” (presented by G. Adaikappan, C. Chan and S. Vanderby with S. Sadat). CORS Annual Meeting, Halifax, May 2005.
  85. “Switching between Demand Rates in a Blood Bank” (presented by R. Kopach with B. Balcioglu). CORS Annual Meeting, Halifax, May 2005.
  86. “Operations Research in Healthcare or Who let the Engineer into the Hospital?” Presented at the Kingston General Hospital Department of Anesthesiology Rounds, February 2005, Kingston ON, at Laval University, Quebec, QC, May 2005 and at the University of Ottawa, May 2005.
  87. “Operations Research: Some Wait List Examples from Ontario”. Quality Healthcare Network Spring Forum, London ON, April 2005.
  88. “Operations Research: Decision Support Tools to Reduce Wait Times”. Presented at the “Taming of the Queue II” meeting sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa ON, April 2005.
  89. “Industrial Engineering in Health Care”. CSIE conference, Toronto, January 2005.
  90. “Operations Research in the Health Care or Who Let the Engineer Into the Hospital?” Presented at the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research, University of Waterloo, December 2004.
  91. “Using information and technology in the measurement and evaluation of healthcare processes”. Presented at the Improve-IT Institute workshop, November 2004, Toronto.
  92. “Operations Research Applications in the Health Care Industry”. U of T MIE Department seminar, November 2004, Toronto.
  93. “Operations Research / Management Science in Health Care”. CORS section dinner lecture, Saskatoon SK, November 2004.
  94. “An Introduction to Operations Research Tools in Healthcare: A Different Look at Process Knowledge”. Presented at the Quality Healthcare Council Fall Forum, Niagara Falls, October 2004, and to the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, November 2004.
  95. “Resource Allocation in General Internal Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital: A System Dynamics Model” (presented by H. Wong). INFORMS Conference, Denver, CO, October 2004.
  96. “Moving Sensor Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks” (presented by H. Jin with M. Saunders). INFORMS Conference, Denver CO, October 2004.
  97. “An Introduction to Operations Research Tools in Healthcare: Simulation and Queueing”. Presented to the Clinical Resource Utilization Management Steering Committee at Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton ON, October 2004.
  98. “Workload Assessment of Clinical Managers at Hamilton Health Sciences”. Presented by Natasha Lalani, Zahra Rejali, and Ivan Yuen to the Hamilton Health Sciences Clinical Management Steering Committee, Hamilton, ON, October 2004.
  99. “Operations Research in Health Care or Who let the Engineer into the hospital?” Presented at the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology Rounds, Cleveland, OH, August 2004.
  100. “Canadian Medicine – Health Care Delivery in the Great White North”. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, August 2004
  101. “System Dynamics Simulation for Resource Allocation in Trillium Health Center” (with Caroline Chan and Somayeh Sadat). Presented at the 29th Annual ORAHS Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2004.
  102. “System Dynamics Simulation for Resource Allocation in Trillium Health Centre”. Presented by S Sadat with C. Chan, CORS/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Banff, AB, May 2004.
  103. “Simulating Multiple Emergency Departments to Better Understand Crowding” (with D. Fernandes, M. Schull, and G.S. Zaric). CORS/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Banff, AB, May 2004.
  104. “HIV Resource Allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa” (presented by A. Lasry, with G.S. Zaric). CORS/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Banff, AB, May 2004.
  105. “Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Network Localization” (presented by H. Jin, with M. Saunders and Y.Y. Ye). CORS/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Banff, AB, May 2004.
  106. “Operations Research in Healthcare or Who let the Engineer into the Hospital?” Seminar presented at Rounds at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, May 12, 2004.
  107. “Generalized Simulation of Ontario Emergency Departments: Toward a Better Understanding of Patient Length-of-Stay: The CROWDED Study” (with D.J.T. Fernandes, M.J. Schull, G.S. Zaric and G. Geiger). presented at the McGill e-Health Challenge Workshop, Montreal, QC, April 2004.
  108. “Redesigning the Medication Ordering, Dispensing and Administration Process in an Acute Care Academic Health Science Centre” (presented by C. Busby, with G. Geiger, C. Wong and Y, Derman). Winter Simulation Conference, New Orleans, December 2003.
  109. “The Canadian Healthcare Research Scene”. Presented at the NSF/NIH Workshop on O.R. in Healthcare at the AHRQ, Rockville MD, December 2003.
  110. “A Decision Tool for Negotiating Home Care Funding Levels in Ontario”. Presented by C. Busby at the Canadian Home Care Association Conference, November 2003.
  111. “Simulating Different Emergency Departments Toward a Better Understanding of Patient Length-of-Stay”. Poster session presented by D.J.T. Fernandes with M.J. Schull, G.S. Zaric and G. Geiger at the CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research National Symposium, Montreal, QC, November 2003.
  112. “Resource Allocation for HIV Prevention in a Multi-Level Decision Making Framework” (presented by A. Lasry, with G.S. Zaric). INFORMS conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.
  113. “Redesigning the Medication Ordering, Dispensing and Administration Process in an Acute Care Hospital” (presented by C. Busby, with G. Geiger, Y. Derman and C. Wong). INFORMS conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.
  114. “Modelling the Healthcare System: A Discussion Paper”. INFORMS conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.
  115. “Modelling the Healthcare System: A Discussion Paper”. 28th ORAHS Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2003.
  116. Keynote Speaker: “Operations Research/Management Science in Health Care”. 17th International Conference in Industrial Engineering, Universidad des Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, February 2003.
  117. “Operations Research/Management Science in Health Care”. Invited seminar, University of Ottawa, Health Administration, December 6, 2002.
  118. “A Decision Support Model for Home Care Resource Allocation” (presented by C. Busby). INFORMS, San Jose, November 17-20, 2002.
  119. “Operations Research Applications in the Health Care Industry: Why don’t more O.R. professionals work in Health Care?” Invited seminar, Southampton University, July 17, 2002.
  120. “EXAMINE: A General Examination Scheduling System” (with G. Laporte). Invited CORMSIS lecture, Southampton University, July 15, 2002.
  121. “Modelling the drug order entry process for in-patients” (with G. Geiger and D. Fernandes). IFORS, Edinburgh, July 8-12, 2002.
  122. “Predicting Hospital Bed Availability for the Following Day” (presented by Y. Derman). CORS Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 2002.
  123. “Predicting Waiting Time in Home Care” (presented by C. Busby). CORS Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 2002.
  124. “Optimization Applications in Health Care”. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 2001.
  125. “A Goal Programming Approach to Strategic Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospitals” (with J.T. Blake). 27th ORAHS Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 2001; Monash University, Clayton, Australia, September 2001; Melbourne University, Melbourne Australia, September 2001.
  126. “Managing Home Care Resource Utilization and Waiting Lists” (with R. Chan, E. Chung, C. Hancharek, L. Imanirad & L. Lakats). CORS Annual Meeting, Quebec, May 2001.
  127. “A Comprehensive Course Timetabling and Student Scheduling System at the University of Waterloo”. Presented at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, November 2000.
  128. “Managing Home Care Resource Utilization and Waiting Lists” (with R. Chan, E. Chung, C. Hancharek, L. Imanirad & L. Lakats). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio Texas, November 2000.
  129. “A Discussion of Modelling Issues for Nursing Human Resources in Ontario”. 26th ORAHS Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, August 2000.
  130. “Optimization in Health Care”. Canadian Mathematical Society-Math 2000, Hamilton, Ontario, June 2000.
  131. “Operational Research in Health Care”. Tutorial, Canadian Operational Research Society, 42nd National Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2000.
  132. “A Lagrangian Relaxation Approach to the Classroom Assignment Problem”. Canadian Operational Research Society, 42nd National Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2000.
  133. “An Analysis of Emergency Room Wait Time Issues via Computer Simulation” (with J. Blake). Canadian Operational Research Society, 42nd National Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2000.
  134. “EXAMINE: A Practical Examination Scheduling System” (with G. Laporte). Canadian Operational Research Society, 42nd National Conference, Edmonton., Alberta, May 2000.
  135. “The Canadian Health Care System”. Invited Lecturer, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, Los Angeles, February 2000.
  136. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). University of Texas at Dallas, October 1999, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Beijing, Chung, August 1999.
  137. “Managing Home Care Therapy Patient Waiting Lists” (with M. Gendreau, L. Lakats and P. Soriano). Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, July 1999, International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Beijing, China, August 1999.
  138. “A Discussion of Modelling Issues for Nursing Human Resources in Ontario”. 16th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, Gold Coast, Australia, July 1999.
  139. “Managing Home Care Therapy Patient Waiting Lists” (with M. Gendreau, L. Lakats, and P. Soriano). INFORMS Conference, Seattle, Washington, October ’98; CSIE Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jan.’99; CORS Conference, Windsor, Ontario, June 99.
  140. Keynote Speaker: “Resource Utilization in Health Care”, Health Care Day, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Montreal, March 1999.
  141. “The Canadian Health Care System”. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, February 1999 and February 2000.
  142. “Operations Research in Health Care”. Engineering Management, Royal Military College, September 1998.
  143. “Industrial Engineering in Services Sector”. CSME Forum, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 1998.
  144. “Analyzing Policy Options with Operations Research: Examples from Ontario” (with J. Blake). CORS/INFORMS, Montreal, April 1998.
  145. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). CORS/INFORMS, Montreal, Canada, April 1998.
  146. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). AACROA, Chicago, IL, April 1998.
  147. Keynote Speaker: “Industrial Engineering Opportunities in Health Care”. 12th International Conference in Industrial Engineering, Universidad des Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, February 1998.
  148. “Operations Research Opportunities in Health Care”. Presented to the Ottawa Chapter of CORS, Ottawa, Ontario, November 1997.
  149. “Graph Colouring Applications in Timetabling”. Seminar, Combinatorics Research Group, Computer Science/Mathematics, University of Toronto, November 1997.
  150. “Operations Research Opportunities in Health Care”. Presented to the Australian Operations Research Society, Melbourne, Australia, November 1997.
  151. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). Invited Seminar at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, November 1997.
  152. “A Goal Programming Approach to Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospitals” (with J. Blake). INFORMS, Dallas, TX, October 1997.
  153. “Performance Measurement in Hospital Supply Management” (with L. Dacosta Claro, S. Lapierre and C. Schaffnit). INFORMS, Dallas, TX, October 1997.
  154. “EXAMINE: A General Examination Timetabling System”. Second International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling”, PATAT’97, Toronto, August 1997.
  155. “Recent Developments in Practical Course Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). Presented at the Second International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, PATAT ’97, Toronto, August 1997.
  156. “Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospital Using Goal Programming” (with J. Blake). Presented at CORS Annual Conference, Ottawa, May 1997 and Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1997.
  157. “The Hot Strip Mill Scheduling Problem: A Tabu Search Approach” (with L. Lopez and M. Gendreau). Presented at CORS Annual Conference, Ottawa, May 1997.
  158. Keynote Address: “Operations Research Opportunities in Health Care”. Presented at the CORS Ottawa Operations Research Day, March 15, 1997.
  159. Keynote Address: “Operations Research Opportunities in Health Care”. Presented at SWORD ’97 (South Western Ontario Operations Research Day), February 7, 1997.
  160. “Continuous Caster Scheduling: An Optimization Approach Using Column Generation” (with Keith Jawahir). Presented at INFORMS, Atlanta, November 3-6, 1996.
  161. “Applications of Integer Programming to Operating Room Scheduling” (with John Blake). Presented at INFORMS, Atlanta, November 3-6, 1996.
  162. “Physician Scheduling in an Emergency Room” (with Sophie Lapierre). Presented at INFORMS, Atlanta, November 3-6, 1996.
  163. “An Improved Branching Scheme for Constructive Branch and Bound Algorithms for the Maximum Clique Problem” (with M. Gendreau). Presented at GO-III, Loéche-les-baines, Switzerland, August 1996.
  164. “Hot Strip Mill Production Scheduling” (with L. Lopez, and M. Gendreau). Presented at IFORS/CORS, Vancouver, July 1996.
  165. “Hot Strip Mill Production Scheduling” (with L. Lopez). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, May 1996.
  166. “Continuous Caster Scheduling: An Optimization Approach Using Column Generation” (with K. Jawahir). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, May 1996.
  167. “A Goal Programming Approach to Resource Allocation in Acute Care Hospitals” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at INFORMS, Washington DC, Spring 1996, and at Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, May 1996.
  168. “Flexible Staff Scheduling at a Sports Clinic” (with M. Kiragu). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, May 1996.
  169. “Recent Developments in Practical Examination Timetabling” (with G. Laporte). Presented at the 1st International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1995.
  170. “A Hospital Room Allocation Algorithm: Maximizing Profit from Preferred Accommodation” (with M. Kiragu). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 1995.
  171. “Strategic Aspects of Advance Surgical Scheduling” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 1995.
  172. “A Decision Support System to Meet the Fluctuating Needs of a Hospital Nursing Unit” (with A.Y. Asa & L.M. Nagle). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 1995 and at Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, May 1996.
  173. “Application of Tabu Search in Production Scheduling in the Steel Industry” (with L. Lopez). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1995 and the CORS National Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 1995.
  174. “Twin Strand Continuous Slab Caster Scheduling: An Optimization Approach Using Decomposition and Column Generation” (with K. Jawahir). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1995.
  175. “A Discussion of Vehicle Routing Software Packages” (with G. Laporte). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1995.
  176. “A Goal Programming/Compromise Programming Approach to the Strategic Allocation of Surgical Resources” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1995.
  177. “A Simulation Based Operating Room Scheduling Analysis Tool” (with J.T. Blake and L.L. O’Brien-Pallas). ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Detroit, MI, October 1994.
  178. “Checkmate: An Airline Check-In Desk Reservation System” (with R. Weston). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Montreal Quebec, May 1994.
  179. “Surgical Suite Management: A Conceptual Framework” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Montreal Quebec, May 1994.
  180. “Supervisory Control and Recovery System for Healthcare Appointment Scheduling” (with H. Jin). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Montreal Quebec, May 1994.
  181. “Hospital Operating Room Scheduling” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at the CORS Scheduling Workshop, Montreal Quebec, May 28, 1994.
  182. “Scheduling a Hot Rolling Steel Mill” (with L. Lopez-Garcia). Presented at the CORS Scheduling Workshop, Montreal Quebec, May 28, 1994.
  183. “EXAMINE: A General Examination Timetabling System” (with G. Laporte and J.W. Chinneck). Presented at the TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Boston MA, April 1994.
  184. “Data and Applications Architecture for Hospital Information Systems” (with D. Gordon, S. Marafioti, H. Kunov, A. Dolan and H. Bolley). Presented at the COACH Conference, Vancouver BC, April 1994.
  185. “An Analysis of Emergency Room Wait Time Issues via Computer Simulation” (with J.T. Blake). Presented at the COACH Conference, Vancouver BC, April 1994 and at the CORS National Conference, Montreal Quebec, May 1994.
  186. “A Classroom Assignment Algorithm”. Presented at the 80th AACRAO Annual Meeting, Boston MA, April 1994.
  187. “Scheduling Final Examinations: What Systems are Available?” Presented at the 80th AACRAO Annual Meeting, Boston MA, April 1994.
  188. “A Component Reel Arrangement Problem” (with S.X. Hu). Presented at the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Detroit, MI, July 1993.
  189. “An Introduction to EXAMINE: A Flexible Examination Scheduling System” (with G. Laporte and J. Chinneck). Presented at the Annual AACRAO Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 1993.
  190. “Operations Research in Health Care” (with J. Blake). Presented to the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Operational Research Society, October 1992.
  191. “An Optimization Model for a Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Problem” (with S.X. Hu). Presented at the CORS National Conference, Toronto, June 1992.
  192. “An Overview of the Operating Room Scheduling Project” (with L.L. O’Brien-Pallas, J. Blake and L. McGillis). Presented at Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1992, at the CORS National Conference, Toronto, June 1992, to the Professional Nursing Association Interest Group (PNAIG), Toronto, March 1993, at the Quality of Nursing Worklife Research Unit Conference, April 1993 and at the IFORS Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1993.
  193. “Bounding the Expected Number of Operations in Branch and Bound Algorithms for the Maximum Clique Problem” (with M. Gendreau). Optimization Days, Montreal, May 1992.
  194. “A General Examination Scheduling System” (with G. Laporte). Presented at Optimization Days, May 1992 and the CORS National Conference, Toronto, June 1992.
  195. “Simulation Scheduling and Operating Rooms” (with L.L. O’Brien-Pallas, J. Blake, L. McGillis and S. Zhu). Paper presented at the Simulation in Health Care and Social Services Conference, Newport Beach, California, January 1992.
  196. “On the Use of Optimization in Circuit Board Manufacture”. In-house seminar presented to employees at IBM, Austin, Texas, May 1989 and to staff at the Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, May, 1990.
  197. “Optimal Component Sequencing to Minimize Total Production Time” (for a Single Circuit Board) (with Xiaodong Hu). Paper presented at the CORS/TIMS/ORSA Joint Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., May 1989.
  198. “People are Typically Poor Decision Makers”. Seminar presented to the Toronto Section or CORS, September 1988, the Quebec City Section of CORS in November 1988, and the Ottawa Section of CORS in September 1989.
  199. “A Lagrangian Relaxation Approach to the Classroom Assignment Problem”. Paper presented at the TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, St. Louis, MO, October 1987.

 

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