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PenCHORD 13th Seminar, Showcase and Workshop Event


The University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Baring Court 112
19th April 2016
10:00 - 16:00
Category: Seminar

Our 13th PenCHORD Seminar will take place on April 19th at the St Luke's Campus, Baring Court 112.

Our first guest speaker will be Dr David Worthington from the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School. Dr Worthington will be talking about some work his team has undertaken modelling care pathways for people with bipolar disorder. He will talk about this project, and some of the challenges when trying to model the resource implications of national clinical guidelines.

Our second guest speaker will be Andrew Dobson, an independent Operational Research analyst from London.  Andrew will be talking about work he has undertaken building Operational Research capacity in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of you will have attended our own capacity building initiatives (such as our training programme and our workshop series), and we are very excited to hear more about how building capacity in remote rural Uganda has been helping to create impact to improve the delivery of healthcare in this region.

For our afternoon workshop session we will be running our postponed Christmas workshop looking at route optimisation. In this workshop we will show you ways in which shortest route calculations can be made for those problems where you have to visit a number of different people or places.

The full itinerary is as follows :

  • 10:00-10:30 - Arrival (Tea and Coffee)
  • 10:30-10:45 - Welcome (Dr Daniel Chalk)
  • 10:45-11:30 - PenCHORD Seminar A : Modelling care pathways for people with bipolar disorder (Dr David Worthington)
  • 11:30-11:45 - Break (Tea and Coffee)
  • 11:45-12:30 - PenCHORD Seminar B : Building Operational Research Capacity in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa (Andrew Dobson)
  • 12:30-13:00 - PenCHORD Showcase : Our New Health Service Modelling Associates (PenCHORD Team)
  • 13:00-13:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45-15:30 - PenCHORD Workshop : Route Optimisation – How to calculate shortest routes (Dr Sean Manzi and Dr Daniel Chalk)

As always, attendance at this event is free of charge, but we do ask you to register for this event for catering purposes. We also ask that you provide us with at least one week’s notice if you are unable to attend, as late cancellations and non-attendance can result in us incurring significant wasted costs.

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