Welcome to the 13th NOVO symposium!

Latest update 

3rd December: The proceedings are ready and include abstracts, program and practical information. 




We have accepted 28 quality abstracts and are looking forward to two days of interesting presentations and discussions.

Please remember to registre at: https://www.conferencemanager.dk/NOVOsymposium2019

Deadline for registration is the 12th November 2019.


We recommend the The Scandic Eremitage Hotel, close to DTU and where we are planning the social program:  https://www.scandichotels.com/eremitage  

Ibsens Hotel, https://ibsens.copenhagen-hotel.net/en/ is in central Copenhagen very close to Nørreport Station (a large public transport hub) approx. 35 minutes from DTU.


The symposium is held at

Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Building 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby Denmark


Getting there




Original call for Abstracts:


Welcome to the 13th NOVO symposium!


The theme of this year’s symposium is

“Sustainable work and inter professional collaboration in health care”


Date: 12-13 dec 2019

Place: Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark


The core idea of the NOVO - Nordic research network is to integrate perspectives of work environment, efficiency and quality of care (the NOVO-triangle) - to support sustainable health care systems.


Novo Symposium 2019

Our health care systems are dynamic and ever changing trying to satisfy increasing demands for services while meeting economic constraints. New treatments are developed as well as new care paths moving elements of care and treatment from hospital to municipality. Another major development is value based health care where the patients’ value perception is sought integrated in the planning of care and treatment. Our health care systems have a constant focus on optimization. Tools and methods from operations management are no longer an exception but used on a regular basis to increase productivity. These and other development have implications for employees, patients and society. With the increasingly shortage of professional staff and high absenteeism in health care, it is increasingly important to consider the integrate the perspectives of efficiency and quality of performance with the development of beneficial working conditions.


We welcome presentations in these aspects from a wide range of disciplines!


Topics of Novo 2019

  • Care integration
  • Care path optimization
  • Sustainable management and leadership
  • Health care innovation
  • Consequences of new health care technology
  • Inter professional collaboration
  • Efficiency and employee conditions


We prefer abstract on these topics, but other options are also welcome.


We further call for workshop proposals on methods for health care research. A workshop is a 1,5 hour interactive session.


Instructions regarding abstracts and workshops

Abstracts in English, maximum 350 words apart from title, authors and affiliations (TimesNewRoman 12, spacing 1, left and right margins 2 cm, header and footer 2.5 cm). Abstracts should contain:

  • Title, names of authors, name of presenting author bolded, affiliations of authors
  • Introduction, Aim, Material and methods, Results, Conclusions (or similar).
  • Indicate if oral- or poster presentation is preferred


Workshop proposals should be maximum 500 word and describe purpose, format and content of the workshop.


Submit as a Word file, to kaed@dtu.dk



Organizing committee

Kasper Edwards (kaed@dtu.dk)
Peter Hasle (hasle@business.aau.dk)


Important dates and practical information

Abstract and workshop proposals to kaed@dtu.dk, deadline: 20th September

Decision of abstract acceptance: 4th October

Deadline for registration: 25th October



Hotel reservation & social program: information in the 3rd announcement

Schedule: Day 1: 9.00- 17.00, dinner 19.00. Day 2: 9.00–16.00.

Conference Fee approx. 350 € incl coffee, lunches, dinner, social program


Novo Network

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