Reminder: Alvin E. Roth on Today (Friday, 6/25)

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Jun 25, 2021, 9:20:55 AM6/25/21
to INFORMS Health Applications Society Online Seminar Series
Dear all,
This is a reminder for the upcoming first webinar event of the Health Applications Society (HAS) Online Seminar Series!

Our first speaker, Professor Alvin E. Roth from Stanford University, the Nobel Memorial Prize laureate in Economics 2012, will talk about "Kidney Exchange: An Operations Perspective". Please find the details and the registration link below as well as in the attached flyer. 

Time: Friday, June 25, 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT)

Abstract: Many patients in need of a kidney transplant have a willing but incompatible (or poorly matched) living donor. Kidney exchange programs arrange exchanges among such patient-donor pairs, in cycles and chains of exchange, so each patient receives a compatible kidney. Kidney exchange has become a standard form of transplantation in the United States and a few other countries, in large part because of continued attention to the operational details that arose as obstacles were overcome and new obstacles became relevant. We review some of the key operational issues in the design of successful kidney exchange programs. Kidney exchange has yet to reach its full potential, and the paper further describes some open questions that we hope will continue to attract attention from researchers interested in the operational aspects of dynamic exchange.

Click here to register for the event (registration is required but open to everyone).

Best regards,
HAS Online Seminar Organization Team
Sanjay Mehrotra (Northwestern)
Sait Tunc (Virginia Tech)
Qiushi Chen (Penn State)
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