Informed Health 2015 - UCSF Informatics & Digital Health Conference

Leveraging digital health to empower research and clinical care innovation

We are pleased to announce our second UCSF Informatics & Digital Health Day. This event will showcase digital health initiatives and clinical data sources for use in basic, translational, and clinical research.  Over the past few years, UCSF has significantly invested in its informatics and IT footprint, providing expanded critical services to support basic, translational, and clinical research. Informatics & Digital Health Day 2015 will give you the opportunity to learn about the partnerships, systems and tools available to support your digital health research.


8:00 — 9:00      

REGISTRATION – (Pre-meeting networking, coffee/tea)

9:00 — 9:05        Welcome, Intro to ‘Informed Health 2015’  Aenor Sawyer, MD
9:05 – 9:20         Health Innovation: Leveraging the intersection of informatics, digital health and collaboration                 Michael Blum, MD

9:20 — 9:35      Data and Digital Technology: Powering the Learning System of Healthcare
                          Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD
 9:35 — 10:30   KEYNOTE: Precision Oncology powered by Informatics and Digital Technology 

                         Warren Kibbe, Director, NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology 

10:30 — 10:45   BREAK + EXHIBITS

10:45 – 11:45    SAMSUNG: The Digital Health Playground: SAMI and Simband - Accelerating research into preventative health sensors, software and algorithms      Ram Fish, Luc Julia, PhD,                           Julien Penders
11:45 — 12:00    UCSF: Leading Health Innovation and   Transformative Partnerships
                           Sam Hawgood, MBBS
 12:00 — 12:45    Frontline Innovations in Informed Health 

                            Pierre Gourraud, PhD - MS Bioscreen, 
                            Michael Gropper, MD – Emerge, Critical Care Innovation  
                            Adam Gazzaley PhD - Glass Brain 


1:30 — 1:40     UC–wide Innovation and Informatics Opportunities                                                                                                   Regis Kelly, PhD
1:40 — 2:40    PANEL: Breakthrough Models Informing Health
                      from data to impact: defining the key problems to be solved. Tom Goetz, MPH, Alvin Rajkomar, MD, David Shaywitz, MD               

2:40 — 3:45     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (concurrent)

                         1. Get in touch with your ‘Inner Data Scientist’: Resources available at UCSF

                                     led by Doug Berman, Sorena Nadaf

                        2. Idea to Impact – Frontline Innovators navigate the arc of development

                                   led by Rhona Snyman, Stephanie Marrus

                        3. Let’s All Integrate with Epic! Interoperability of health information Session

                                    led by Aaron Neinstein, Ed Martin 

                        4. Digital Health and Vulnerable Populations 

                                   led by Urmimala Sakar, Dean Schillinger

                        5. Digital Heath Innovation Lab – Opportunities for R+D with SAMI, Simband,  DHIL

                                   led by Andrew Auerbach, Tej Shah

3:45 — 4:00     BREAK + EXHIBITS

4:00 — 4:30     Informed Health - in the ‘Hospital of the Future’                                                                                                        Seth Bokser, Aenor Sawyer, MD

4:30 — 6:00    NETWALKING: TOUR of New UCSF Mission Bay Hospital 



Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

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

Event Type

Conference, Lecture/Seminar, Special Event, Panel Discussion, Academic


UCSF Medical Center


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients


Mission Bay, Mission Center Building



Free for UCSF Faculty, Staff & Students, $50 for non-UC employees

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