Enter this exciting student simulation competition at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016!


The competition is sponsored by FlexSim Software Products Inc.

Teams of a maximum of four IE students solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. This case study is prepared by FlexSim. Student team members and their faculty advisor are not required to be members of IIE or SHS to enter the competition, but they will become SHS members, for one year, if they are one of the three teams selected to compete at the finals courtesy of FlexSim. The finalists must be able to attend the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, Feb. 17-19, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

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Society for Health Systems Graduate Student Paper Competition

The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2016 Graduate Student Paper Competition!

The winning submission will receive a cash award, complimentary conference registration and the opportunity to present your project at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, held Feb. 17-19, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

The submission deadline is Dec. 18, 2015. Paper submissions can include multiple student authors and should describe applied projects, research results, case studies, class projects or other work efforts in which industrial engineering skills were applied to a problem arising in healthcare systems engineering. The first author on the paper must be a student. Submitting student must be an SHS member. Judging criteria are based on originality, technical merit, relevance, organization and quality of the paper.

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Student Networking Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 17
4 - 5 p.m.

Meet other student attendees and get a jump-start on your conference networking. This event is sponsored by the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute at Northeastern University.


Volunteer Opportunities

Interested students: Volunteer your time in exchange for a discounted conference registration. The time can be prior to the conference (e.g., kit stuffing and/or setting up registration) or during the conference (e.g., registration, room hosts, etc.). There are a limited number of slots available, so this opportunity will be offered to volunteers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to review a list of volunteer opportunities for various events at the conference, please contact Bill Gibbs at

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