INFORMS Specials for Healthcare Conf
Many attendees have stopped by the INFORMS table and told me the program is excellent. Congratulations to all the organizations involved and their affiliates — INFORMS, CORS, EURO, POMS, and IIE. The mere existence of this conference speaks volumes about the spirit of partnership among the “sister” societies for the betterment of the profession. Congratulations, too, to Vedat Verter and the organizing committee for their hard work and committment.
Of course with all due respect to the other organizations, I am here reprsenting INFORMS and all we have to offer. If you are not a member, you can sign up for the rest of 2011 at half off. Many O.R. professionals have pointed out to me that this is not really a discount when you take time to think about it. (I really wish you wouldn’t do that, but you are right!) However, if you are planning on attending the 2011 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte — which, by the way, is planning to have a robust healthcare track — it is in your own best interest to sign up now as a half year member at $74 for regular members. Why? Because when you sign up for the Annual Meeting as a member, you will save over $175 that non-members pay. This is called personal revenue management, I believe! Сайт знакомств
I won’t even get into the quality of the information you’ll receve from INFORMS for the rest of the year. Well, maybe just one item — our journals. By way of introducing you to our journals, INFORMS staff with the help of members Ritu Agarwal and Brian Denton have put together a volume called “Focus on Healthcare.” This volume features 16 healthcare-related articles drawn from many of our 11 highly respected journals. If you did not get a free thumb drive containing this volume, I’m sorry, but I’ve run out. However, we did place this special volume on the web for your perusal. Please visit it at http://www.informs.org/Sites/IPOL/Focus-on-Healthcare. I’ll be closing up shop on Wednesday to head back to INFORMS HQ in Maryland, so please stop by the INFORMS table soon.