September 2018 Newsletter
A Message From the President - Dean Athanassiades
Welcome to September.  This month I'd like to tell you about our social media platform at IISE Connect.  Our Society has its own content located at: have 1011 members (as of this writing on September 3).  Our SHS Community on IISE Connect is a great place to engage in discussions with other members of SHS, get the perspective of peers on a broad variety of topics, and even access the current and past issues of this newsletter.  Discussions in just the past week have included Healthcare Lean Certifications and Hospitalist Generalist Rounding.  I invite you to join me in our SHS Community.
Share Your Knowledge at the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference

Abstracts can now be submitted for next year's   Applied Ergonomics Conference as it makes its way to the Big Easy on  March 25-28, 2019.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to present your ergonomics findings, solutions, and expertise with other practitioners from around the world.

The specific educational tracks of the 2019 conference include:
  • Advancements in Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics In Action
  • Ergonomics in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)
  • Ergonomics Programs
  • Master Track
  • Multi-Skilled Ergonomics Practitioners
  • Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications
  • Posters 

    IISE Connect allows IISE members to easily interact and communicate online, empowering you to have better access to your member benefits.
Newsletters are now available in one spot to allow you easy access and frequent reference. Newsletters will be placed in the SHS connect community, click here to view the community page.
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Election Time is Here!

The SHS Nominating Committee is making a call for nominations for  two dynamic directors whose terms will begin March 1, 2019.  All nominees must be current, regular members of SHS. Students are not eligible.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to serve your society in a significant way. If not you, then perhaps someone you know is qualified to take a leadership position on the SHS Board. It is so very important to fill the outgoing positions with those that have a commitment to healthcare. Participating in a leadership role for the society is a challenging, yet at the same time, very rewarding experience. Each year, we attempt to maintain a broad distribution of board members with a balance between academic, industry and government representation.

The position is a three-year commitment with fantastic opportunities to network and give back to the profession. Generally the time commitment is three to five hours per month - about half of the time is during traditional business hours - with the term beginning March 1, 2019. Interested candidates or nominators should complete the
nomination form  by Oct. 6, 2018 , for consideration by the SHS Nominating Committee. Take a few minutes to consider submitting your name or that of a colleague to at IISE Headquarters. 

Ashley Benedict , nominating committee chair, if you have questions about the positions and responsibilities. Please consider giving back to your profession through a Society leadership position. 

Come Join Us at the ELSS Conference

Attend and learn from experts in ISE, management, healthcare and academia at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference, Sept. 24-26, in Atlanta. SHS past president Amanda Mewborn is one of the keynote presenters! Register here. Register before September 19 to get a reduced rate!
Virtual Career Fair Coming Soon - September 26th

Grow your network and get leads for open job positions at the  IISE Student Virtual Career Fair  
on Sept. 26. IISE student members can upload their resumés, browse current job openings with leading employers and chat one-on-one with recruiters to advance their job search. IISE professional members can host a booth for their organization and connect immediately with interested, talented students who are actively seeking job opportunities in the field. Mark your calendars and register for the  IISE Student Virtual Career Fair  today! Are you an  IISE Corporate Partner ?  Your organization could get a free booth at the IISE Student Virtual Career Fair!

Mark your calendars!

See you next May 18-21 for the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Where ISEs unite for education, connection, recognition and innovation. #IISEAnnual2019
Upcoming Webinars

Senior ISE Leaders Share Learnings from Career and Life Choicepoints

Presented by Columbus/Eastern Chapter-Region, CISE, Young Professionals  
Sept. 6, 12 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:  D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Kelli Franklin-Joyner, UPS, Jim Dobson, Walt Disney World, and Rudy Santacroce, CallisonRTKL  

The Fatigue Phenomenon®

Presented by Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) Committee and sponsored by Applied Ergonomics Society (AES) 
Sept. 6, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Lance S. Perry PE, principal lean director, my ergo365

Whetting your Appetite ("Aperitivo"): All you Need to Know about Industry 4.0

Presented by Columbus, OH Chapter, CISE and Manufacturing & Design Division  
Oct. 11, 12 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters:  D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Jack Feng, Commercial Vehicle Group, Curt Burnett, John Deere and Paul Cohen, NC State

From Engineer to Leader

Presented by IISE Training 
Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter:  Timothy J. Greene, Ph.D., professor, Western Michigan University

Ergo Cup® Submissions - NEW for 2019

As a picture is often worth a thousand words, you now have the option to submit  Before & After PHOTOS of your Ergo Cup® entry. The photos must be converted to a PDF document that is a maximum of 2 pages in length and no more than 10 MB.
The application deadline is Oct. 26. and the  Ergo Cup Finalists will be notified Dec. 7.
FlexSim Student Simulation Competition -  Submissions Now Open!

Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Annual HSPI Student Simulation Competition sponsored by FlexSim. Gather a team of four students (maximum) to solve a "real-world" healthcare situational case study using FlexSim's simulation software. Your team could win the first place prize of $2,500!

Each team will have approximately nine weeks to develop its solution for preliminary judging. Three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals in San Antonio, Texas at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Feb. 20-22, 2019. The winning team will be announced at the conference. Each of the three finalist teams will receive $1,250 for travel to the finals, cash awards, complimentary conference registration and certificates. For more details about the competition and entry parameters, go to the simulation competition web page .

Entry forms for the competition are due no later than Sept. 29. Don't miss this chance to show off your skills and reap the "awards".

Questions? Contact Bonnie Cameron at .  
Society for Health Systems Scholarship  

Sponsored by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico, provided: (1) the school's industrial engineering program or equivalent is accredited by an agency or organization recognized by IISE; and (2) the student is pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering and operations research with a definite interest in the area of healthcare. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 15. Read more here.
Anything New to Report?

Do you have a recent milestone in your career? Have you changed companies or changed jobs? We are excited to hear the good news.   Share your information here!
SHS Newsletter Team
Vanda Ametlli, Editor
Lauren Todd