Young to OR conference
In April 2017, consultants and data analysts from ORH attended The OR Society’s biennial Young to OR conference in London. Here they were involved in workshops, technique tasters and keynote sessions. They also attended talks from OR academics and practitioners on a wide range of subjects, including “Robust Optimisation”, “Working with Uncertainty” and “Decision Analysis for Decision Making”. ORH analyst Dr Lauren Petrie gave a presentation on “Modelling Access to Healthcare in the Australian Outback”, which related to ORH’s ongoing work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. A team challenge was also undertaken which required participants to use inter-disciplinary networking and problem solving to design and present an OR solution to a real-life complex problem. ORH staff were placed in both the winning and runners-up teams.