ED Workshop 2018

International Workshop on ED Optimisation in Kooperation with the University of Twente

Date: 11th and 12th of December 2018

Venue: VU Medical Center, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

Link to the Choir Group of Twente: https://www.utwente.nl/en/choir/

The aim of the International Workshop on ED Optimisation is to bring scientists from different research areas together to create an informal setting where we openly discuss the opportunities and challenges for providing emergency care in hospitals now and in the future. We invite selected practitioners working in the field as well as academic researchers from different disciplines to join the workshop and stimulate discussions and ideas for interdisciplinary approaches.


The workshop will consist of two parts:

  • Tuesday December 11th will have a scientific focus with scheduled talks and open discussions.
  • Wednesday December 12th will be used for working in groups on ED-related challenges defined by the VU Medical Center.

Please find the programm overview here. 

Topics of Interest

  • ED simulation and patient flows
  • Forecasting ED demand
  • Design and layouts of EDs
  • Comparison of ED models
  • Staffing models and personnel scheduling
  • Design of information systems, user-assistance, apps etc.
  • Health services research for emergency care
  • Other disciplines and topics related to EDs

Important Dates


  • Melanie Reuter-Oppermann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Maartje van de Vrugt (Amsterdam UMC, University of Twente)
  • Cameron Walker (University of Auckland)