AgIL Workshop

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Local: Seminar Room, Building VII, 2nd floor

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Programa com resumos em pdf (actualizado - 16.02) - Programa com resumos.pdf

Convidada especial:

Sally Brailsford

Southampton Business School

University of Southampton

Southampton SO17 1BJ


Tel  +44 (0)23 8059 3567


Sally is Professor of Management Science at the University of Southampton. Sally has worked for over 25 years in the area of health O.R. She is Vice-President 1 of EURO and chair of the EURO Working Group on OR Applied to Health Services (ORAHS). She is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the UK OR Society’s new journal Health Systems. She has twice won the UK OR Society's Goodeve Medal, in 2004 for modelling emergency healthcare services in Nottingham, and in 2006 for modelling chlamydia infection. 


Modelling human behaviour in healthcare systems: is it possible, and why should we do it?

Healthcare systems have been a popular application area for operational research modelling, in particular discrete-event simulation (DES) modelling, for more than sixty years.  This talk focuses on DES models in which the simulated objects in such models are human beings (usually patients). We argue that this is an area where it is very important to capture human behaviour. Two widely used psychological models of human health-related behaviour are presented, and their relevance and applicability to DES modelling is discussed.  The talk describes two case studies which include patient behaviour: a DES model of screening for diabetic retinopathy, and a microsimulation model of screening for breast cancer.   The key questions are: can we actually model patient behaviour, and does behaviour matter more in healthcare than other areas?





Luís Lapão, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


“Ambient Assisting Living for an Ageing Population: Quantifying the benefits for the Health System”


Sara Almeida, School of Bussiness and Economics, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


“Health at late in life: Active Ageing and the role of Ambient Assisted Living Devices”


Hugo Lopes, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


“Who are the Portuguese long-term care beneficiaries? Differences between nursing homes and community-based services populations.”


Coffee break


Sally Brailsford, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK


“Modelling human behaviour in healthcare systems: is it possible, and why should we do it?”




Carla Pereira e Miguel Fonseca, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública e Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


A divulgar oportunamente


Cristina Nobre, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


“Long Term Care Model in discrete time”


Catarina Martins, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto


“Evaluation of the functionality in the elderly”


Leg stretching with a coffee or tea


Rogério Ribeiro, NOVA Medical School, Univ. Nova de Lisboa


“Impact of the pilot use of a dedicated booklet as a tool to support self-management education in elderly people with type 2 diabetes”


Tania Ramos, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. de Lisboa


“Modelling home social care services with non-loyalty features”


Farewell with a coffee