North Star


HWG Conf 2019

Call for Registration

The INCOSE Conference on Systems Engineering in Healthcare enables participants to share the best practices in the latest Systems Engineering topics as applied to Healthcare. The conference theme is “How SE Can Reduce Cost & Improve Quality.”  Previous conferences focused on applying Agile methods to systems with hardware and software. The 2019 conference will broaden the topics to include systems methods for healthcare delivery (direct patient care).

Keynote HWG Conf 2019

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen L. Frisbee, PhD, MPH, 
Veterans Health 
“The Digitization of Healthcare”

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GELogoPGaryStrong_gelenary Speaker: Gary Strong, CT and PET Engineering GM, GEHC-Retired “So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n Roll Star;  Maximizing Your Impact as a System Engineer”

The audience for this conference is Systems Engineers, product developers and testers, Certifiers, and leaders of organizations developing complex healthcare products and services, from large Healthcare IT systems to medical devices to healthcare delivery organizations.

Conference Theme / Description
For this small and interactive conference, we seek practitioners to share their knowledge and experience through presentations and collaborative sessions. We encourage sessions on experience reports and case studies, Interactive panel sessions, and instructional tutorials. There will be invited tracks on

Agile & Lean Methods                   Cybersecurity                    Modelling and Simulation
Healthcare Delivery: Simulation, Systems approaches, UX, and Home Healthcare

See the draft conference agenda at Listen to 2018 attendees:

This two-day conference includes multiple session learning tracks as well as collaboration session opportunities to advance the state of the community.

EASILY REACHED LOCATION: The conference venue is Crowne Plaza Aire, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN

55425 near to the MSP airport and the Mall of America.  A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided at the meeting facility each day and there is a banquet included on the first night.


CONFERENCE HOTEL: A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel. Reserve at or 800-227-

6963 and ask for the “INC” rate before April 9th.


Registration and Conference Information

Registration is open now, at: Early registration ends March 30th.

Conference site: Contact for more information

FULL FLYER:  5th Annual Systems Engineering in Healthcare Conference

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SWE and NSC Joint Networking Meeting March 25, 2019

Women in EngineeringSWE
University of Minnesota
Room 151, Ford Hall 224 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join us for a meeting with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The North Star Chapter (NSC) of  the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) will provide several short presentations on experiences as a Systems Engineer and how it relates to the engineering society, INCOSE.  The NSC will also present information about the INCOSE initiative, Empowering Women as Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE) which has the vision, "... to live in a world where men and women are equally represented as leaders in systems engineering." 



6:00-6:20 Networking

6:20-6:40 Presentations

6:40-7:00 Q&A, Adjourn

Working Groups

INCOSE working groups are a great place to meet individuals who are looking to overcome similar challenges.  These groups often span multiple regions and industries, so we can really look at these topics in a broad, informed way.   In the North Star Chapter, we have several members Chair/working in different groups like the Measurement, SE in Very Small Enterprises (VSE), Handbook as well as others. There are many topics to choose from.  Finding the groups and joining is easy!

To join any working group:

1. Login to your account at INCOSE.ORG

2. Click on Welcome, <your name>, from the pull-down menu, select from the  “Profile Home” link at the top of themenu.

3. Scroll down to “My committees/Working Groups and click on the link “Browse/Join a Working Group”

4. This will result in a list of Working Groups under the header Committees.  (The terms are interchangeable)

5. Scroll down until you see find a committee that you are interested in.  Click the link and then on the right click on the (view) link.

6. This will result in a roster of current WG members.  

7. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and under “Committee Tasks” click on "Join this Committee"

Working groups are a great way to learn more about a subject, grow your network, and share your knowledge about a subject. 

Get Started TODAY with this link to the Working Groups page!


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