EURO PhD Summer School ‘Operational Research for Value-based Health Care’

Posted by: Ines Marques

Dear ORBEL members,

It is open the call for applications for the
EURO PhD Summer School ‘Operational Research for Value-based Health Care’

- Opening of applications: 14th January 2019
Closing of applications: 14th February 2019 (Greenwich time)
- Announcement of results: 14th March 2019
- Summer school: 1st-8th September 2019

SUMMER SCHOOL SCOPE: This EURO PhD summer school aims to be a unique forum for PhD students and young researchers working in operational research in health to get acquainted with relevant topics to address health decision-makers needs and to generate sound operational research methods, knowledge and tools aligned with value-based health care. The school is sponsored by the Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) and promoted by the European Working Group of Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) and by the Portuguese and Spanish Operational Research societies (APDIO and SEIO). The scientific programme was shaped so that participants have the opportunity to learn and interact with renown scholars, as well as with real hospital decision-makers involved in the school organization.

I. From modern health care challenges to OR methods and approaches.
II. What is and how to measure value in health? How to model decision-makers and other stakeholders’ views for OR modelling?
III. How to use simulation to produce key information for health decision-making?
IV. How to achieve decision-makers objectives through mathematical programming?
V. How to properly combine methods to solve real health care challenges and promote value-based health care?
TARGETED PARTICIPANTS: PhD students (or early career researchers) that are interested to get an in-depth understanding of concepts, methods and tools to the development of OR for value-based health care; are motivated for developing impactful research; may be interested in presenting and discussing their research ideas; and are interested in building a research network.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a CV with picture, a synopsis of research field, problem and name of academic supervisor, a motivation letter, and one reference letter to the email Applications need to be sent before the 14th February 2019.
Summer school email:
Summer school Chairs: Mónica Oliveira (; Fermin Mallor (
All info about the summer school can be accessed in:

Best regards,

Inês Marques