Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations and workshops from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to System Dynamics and Systems Thinking.  2019 was the 21st annual conference.

Annual Conference 2019

THEME : System Dynamics: Uncovering connections – delivering insight
VENUE: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN
DATE: 4th / 5th April 2019


Thursday 4th April:

  • Early Registration for Optional “Introduction to SD” – 9:45
  • Formal Conference Registration – 12:15 – 13:00
  • Wine Reception – 17:30
  • Optional Dinner – 19:00

Friday 5th April:

  • Registration – 8:15 – 8:45
  • Conference Close – 16:30


Thursday 4th April

Optional Morning Session (Early registration 9:45 to 10:30)

  • Getting started with System Dynamics – Concepts and applications

Afternoon Session (Registration from 12:15 to 13:00)

  • Introduction to the Conference
    • Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)
  • Antibiotics Prescribing Decision-making Process in Secondary Care: a System Dynamics Approach
    • Nina Zhu (Imperial)
  • The Export Support System Model – Building System Models with Economists
    • John Medhurst (Larrainzar Consulting Solutions Ltd)
    • Hala Elsayed (Department for International Trade)
  • Embedding System Dynamics modelling into healthcare strategic planning – a case study
    • Kate Doughty (Darzi Fellow, Kent County Council)
    • Mark Gilbert (Senior Commissioner, Kent County Council)
    • Jo Tonkin (Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council)
  • Using System Dynamics in the Legal Arena: a modeller’s and lawyer’s perspective
    • Professor Susan Howick (University of Strathclyde)
    • Ralph Goodchild (White & Case)
  • Annual Awards
  • Wine Reception
  • Optional evening dinner

Friday 5th April

Morning Session (Registration from 8:15 to 8:45)

  • Introduction to the day
    • Jonathan Moizer (President of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society)
  • Practical Lessons from applying System Dynamics in consultancy
    • David Exelby (Decision Analysis Services Ltd)
  • How to engage clients in simulation projects – A tutorial on PartiSim
    • Antuela Tako (Loughborough University)
    • Kathy Kotiadis (University of Kent)
  • Workshop: Deliberate creativity and systems thinking
    • Dennis Sherwood (Silver Bullet)

Afternoon session 

  • UK Chapter Annual General Meeting

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