As systems and complexity sciences are relatively young fields and awareness of the implications these fields hold for healthcare is limited, we are keenly aware of the sparse opportunities for systems and complexity researchers and practitioners in the healthcare field to meet with like-minded colleagues. Hence we seek all engaged in the physiological, social, environmental, clinical, prevention, educational, organizational, finance and policy domains to share their experiences and build new relationships at this conference. We aim to provide a forum where learning is fostered, connections across disciplines are encouraged, and new approaches to complexity and systems-inspired healthcare, education and leadership are explored.
The conference will be highly interactive and employ processes that will encourage creative, interdisciplinary exchange throughout plenary, interactive sessions, oral and poster presentations. Participants will explore their experiences Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice and do so in a healthcare organization with a vibrant complexity science learning community. Interspersed throughout the conference will be multiple opportunities to see first hand the many complexity-inspired innovations in place at Billings Clinic and talk with staff members who brought them to life.