First impressions of the healthcare conference
Some of my favorite things about the healthcare conference so far:
1. Networking lunch. This is a great idea to get us all together. Maybe this is only possible at a smaller conference like this where everyone has similar interests (instead of the full-blown INFORMS conference). We all have to eat, so this was a nice opportunity to meet some new people.
2. Presentation quality. I know it’s only the first day, but I think the quality of presentations is slightly better than at the regular INFORMS conference. Perhaps the more comprehensive abstract submission and the 30 minute talk format has given us more fully-developed talks.
3. Attendance. I think attendance is better: I was surprised to see almost 25 attendees at an 8:30 am session on the first day.
What do you think? Was I wrong? Do you have other suggestions?