3rd Annual UCSF Health Improvement Symposium

UCSF Health Improvement Symposium

Call for Poster Submissions: Share Your Improvement Work!


Why are we hosting our 3rd Annual Improvement Symposium?
The opportunities to learn from each other, share best practices and innovations, and build a community for improvement work are critically important for our patients and the success of UCSF Health. An annual poster symposium provides a vehicle to recognize great work and foster our culture for continuous improvement.

What types of improvement work should be submitted?    
All improvement work is welcome and we encourage them to align with our True North pillars:

  • Patient Experience (e.g., improving communication, coordination, engagement, etc.)
  • Quality & Safety (e.g., improving clinical outcomes or reducing harm/complications)

  • Our People (e.g., improving provider and staff experience)
  • Financial Strength (e.g., cost-saving initiatives)

  • Strategic Growth (e.g., increasing access and building new partnerships/affiliations)
  • Learning Health System (e.g., trainee-led initiatives, advancing knowledge, etc.)

Who is invited to submit projects for the symposium?
Any provider, nurse, staff, or trainee (e.g. students, residents, fellows, postdocs) who worked on a project within a UCSF Health setting is encouraged to submit a poster. Projects that have already been presented at other conferences are welcome; this event is an inclusive opportunity to celebrate teams and their work within our UCSF Health community.

How do we submit our team’s project for the symposium?
We’ve attached a poster template that provides guidance on the desired content but also in a size and format that is both cost- and space-efficient for printing. Requiring this poster template is the best way to assure we can accommodate all poster submissions in our event space.

What is the deadline for submission?
All posters should be submitted electronically to Dhemy Padilla by Wednesday, May 16th. This will allow time to organize the poster symposium, create a program booklet, and identify awards for exemplary improvement work. Teams will be responsible for printing their posters and we will provide additional logistical information following their submission(s).

When is the poster symposium and reception?
The event  will be hosted on Wednesday, May 30th, from 4-7p, in the Robertson Auditorium at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Additional details about the event will come closer to its date.

See poster flyer for information.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Robertson Auditorium
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143-3008



Contact Info

Dhemy Padilla


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Connie D'Aura

Connie D'Aura left a positive review 5/29/2018

Once again the genius of UCSF shines! Staff, students, faculty are fostering a genuine culture of improvement.