Student Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 1
4 - 5 p.m.
Oceana Grand 12

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.


Coaching Session for Students – Starting Strong!

Thursday, March 2
7 - 7:30 a.m.
Timor Sea 1

Professional coaching session for students, offering advice on how to make the best out of the conference and other professional advice. 

View the presentations from this exciting student simulation competition at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2017!


Thursday, March 2
1:35 p.m.
Hibiscus 2

The competition is sponsored by FlexSim Software Products Inc.

Teams of ISE students solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. This case study is prepared by FlexSim. 

There were 19 teams consisting of 76 students and faculty advisors that submitted applications to participate in the 2017 SHS/Flexsim Model Building competition. The teams represented schools from six countries. Of the teams that submitted final models and supporting papers, three were selected as finalists. Those teams are:

  • Bulacan State University
  • University of Washington
  • Western Michigan University

All that remains to determine the overall winner of the competition is to evaluate each finalist team’s formal presentation of their work.

Final presentations will take place on March 2 beginning at 1:35 p.m. in Hibiscus 2. 

Society for Health Systems Graduate Student Paper Competition

March 2
3:25 p.m.
Hibiscus 2

The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2017 Graduate Student Paper Competition Winner!

Jia Yan, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present the winning paper - Age-Specific Risk-Cutoff Values in Prenatal-Integrated Screening for Down Syndrome Considering Fairness.

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