Society for Complexity in Acute Illness

I had a chance to listen Dr. Andriy Batchinsky about his approach to study complexity of acute Illness using application of nonlinear analysis techniques to investigation of cardiovascular regulatory complexity during hemorrhagic shock, burn shock and resuscitation, combined trauma animal models, as well as for non-invasive assessment of trauma patients.  He mentioned me another group have heavily using simulation and modeling methodology in medicine. Society for Complexity in Acute Illness. There are many applications of simulation in medicine need further developed and integrated.

Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care

Join us August 19-20th at the Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care in Rochester, MN. This unique conference provides you with opportunities to learn from and network with health care professionals, operations research practitioners, and academic faculty and students.

Keynote speakers include Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, and Kathy Kilmer, Director of Industrial Engineering for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Other invited speakers include Bobby Milstein, Ph.D. (Center for Disease Control), François Sainfort, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Victor Montori, M.D. and Barry Gilbert, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic).

General Sessions:
Future Directions for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Being an Engineer in a Health Care World

Concurrent Sessions:
Systems Engineering in the Delivery of Nursing Care
Teaching Systems Engineering to Health Care Professionals & Vice Versa
Models for Cancer Screening
Patient Flow Modeling
Building an Infrastructure for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Systems Engineering and Quality Health Care

For additional information and registration, please visit the course Web site.
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The ACS NSQIP provides a good model to systematic collect, analyze and act on outcomes data from daily practice. A paper published by Annals of Surgery gave a detail metrics to measure surgical quality and safety.


Society for Academic Emergency Medicine just host a Consensus Conference regarding the National Agenda for Simulation Research in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Medical Education. Those meeting topic tracks include: Individual/ Cognitive Expertise: global Provider Competency; Group Expertise: Effective Teamwork and Communication; Technical Expertise: Procedural and Surgical Skills and System Expertise:Effective Simulation at the Organizational Level. This is a very dynamic field and growing very fast.

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