ORAHS 2021

The 47th annual meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS 2021) will take place online organized by Marion Penn from the University of Southampton (GB) and Sandy Rutherford from Simon Fraser University (CA), from 5th — 9th July,2021.


The theme of the conference is Applications of OR to Healthcare Adversity.

Booklet and Conference Program

  • Booklet [PDF]


This year, the conference offers the opportunity to share research ideas in discussion sessions (i.e. short talks followed by plenty of room for discussion) to pitch ideas, or in regular talks (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions, limited in number) with typically time for one or two questions from the audience in the end.

In order to promote interactive discussion in the online format, we plan to replace some of the usual parallel sessions with discussion-based sessions. These would begin with 2-minute elevator talks by all of the speakers in the sessions. Each speaker would then have 30 minutes in a breakout room to expand on their talk or engage in interactive discussion. Participants would be able to choose which breakout room to attend and have the ability to switch between breakout rooms.

For PhD students: the PhD poster session - including the Steve Gallivan Award for PhD students - would be replaced by a dedicated discussion session.

Plenaries are scheduled with keynotes from renowned speakers. Abstracts will be shared on the conference website.

Despite the conference being fully virtual, we encourage participants to engage in the social program. Details will follow in due course, please check the website regularly.

Call For Papers

  • Call For Papers [PDF]