Orlando Chapter September 2016 Meeting - Orlando VA Tour (in place of our monthly meeting).
Attandance is limited to 20 for the full tour.
|What: Tour of the Orlando VA Medical Center|
When: Thursday 15 Sept 2016
|Where: Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona
13800 Veterans Way
Orlando, FL 32827
|Park in the West Parking Garage
Meet at the concierge desk on the first floor
Driving directions: www.orlando.va.gov/locations/directions.asp
If you encounter difficulties, call Michael Goodman (937-830-3000).
RSVP: Space is limited to 20 people - a free tour reservation is required.
Membership: You are invited to become a member of INCOSE (go to http://www.incose.org/about/Membership ‘join or renew’ tab) but the meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend.
The INCOSE Orlando Chapter hosts regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are open to everyone; you do not have to be an INCOSE member to attend. Dinner is provided and there is no cost to attend. We do request that attendees RSVP via the link above so we can plan for the proper amount of food. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested in this topic or Systems Engineering.
About the tour:
The challenges of designing, developing, and maintaining complex systems are unlike the challenges associated with their complicated but relatively straightforward predecessors. Complex systems and these challenges have captured the interest of many disciplines, including Systems Engineering. Systems within the medical sector have been as much a part of the trend in growing complexity as any, and medical facility designs are evolving to support this growth. On the 15th of September, our chapter will be afforded an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the recently opened and very complex Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Lake Nona, Florida.
The tour will not include stairs. Due to time constraints, a brisk walking pace will be necessary to cover the planned area in the time available.
If the tour is full when you attempt to register, you may provide Kelly Neville your contact information via e-mail to be placed on an alternates list. Kelly Neville's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are any cancellations, Kelly will contact you to inform you the opening in the order e-mails are received.
Michael Goodman has volunteered to lead a second tour at the same time, with a little less access than the official tour, for anyone in excess of the 20 person limit. If you find the tour is full you will still have the opportunity to see this wonderful facility or bring friends, colleagues, and/or family members who may not have made a reservation in time.
NOTE: Since the tour is scheduled on the same night as our usual meeting, the regular Orlando Chapter monthly meeting will NOT be held the month of September.
When & Where
The mission of the Orlando chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of World Class Systems Engineering in industry, academia and government.
We host monthly meetings and tutorials that provide a wide range of technical topics important to engineers in the Orlando area from aerospace and defense to bio-medical.