UCSF Health at Dreamforce

By Marissa Kraines

UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology, and pioneering research. They are one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a century, they have offered the highest quality medical treatment.

Today, their expertise covers virtually all specialties, from cancer to women’s health. The compassionate care provided by their doctors, nurses and other staff is a key to their success. Salesforce is proud to be part of this success.

Learn more about UCSF Health and how they will be involved in Dreamforce from CEO, Mark Laret

UCSF Health, which includes UCSF Medical Center, Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and additional health care entities that help improve health around the world, is a proud partner of the Salesforce Foundation. UCSF utilizes the Salesforce platform across many departments and groups, in many ways: contact/person management, case management, contract management, crowd-sourcing/idea generation, and collaboration. In benefiting from the Salesforce 1–1–1 model, they are also provided with thousands of hours of volunteer time by Salesforce employees. These hours have made awesome programs possible on the UCSF Health campuses, including prom and Halloween activities for those people who would otherwise miss these experiences because they are in the hospital.

This year at Dreamforce, you will have many opportunities to get to know UCSF Health, learn about how they are pushing healthcare forward, and donate/give back to their cause.

UCSF Benefit Concert

We’re thrilled that The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is held in conjunction with Dreamfest at Dreamforce. This year, the concert will be on Thursday night in an all-new location, at Pier 70. Multiple bands will be rocking out to help us raise $10M for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. It’s an amazing event to raise critical funds and awareness for children’s health. Over the past few years, we’ve raised over $32M for the children’s hospitals. To sponsor, purchase tickets, or make a donation to help us hit this year’s $10M goal, you can go to www.theconcertforkids.com


Don’t miss these sessions to learn more about UCSF Health, the healthcare industry, and how Salesforce is being utilized in these areas:

Translating a Trillion Data Points into Therapies and New Insights into Disease
Wednesday, September 16, 9am
Moscone South — Gateway Ballroom

Meet Dr. Atul Butte, Director of ICHS and Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. At his lab at the University of California, San Francisco, he builds and applies tools that convert trillions of points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data — measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade and now commonly termed “big data” — into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. Dr. Butte, a computer scientist and pediatrician, will highlight how publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs including drugs for inflammatory bowel disease and cancer, discovering new diagnostics for complications during pregnancy, and how the next generation of biotech companies might even start in your garage.

UC San Francisco: Ensuring Health Equity is Within Reach
Thursday, September 17, 9am
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum

Using the same scientific rigor, collaborative work, and creative problem solving that allowed UCSF to tackle the AIDS epidemic, our scientists, educators, policy experts and clinicians are leading the way to address the health care injustice epidemic. UCSF is committed to identifying, studying and solving the root causes of this epidemic so that all who reside in this country receive high-quality care that leads to the best possible health outcomes. Our panel will showcase current and future generations of UCSF faculty and physicians who have identified promising strategies to eliminate health disparities using education, biomedical science, public health, policy and other disciplines. Their commitment and groundbreaking work exemplifies UCSF’s commitment to its advancing health worldwide mission.

Customer Theater: Behind the Scenes on How UCSF Pioneered a Modern Health System
Wednesday, September 16, 4:30pm
Moscone West, Customer Success Theater

What if you could streamline operations, improve research, and engage your staff more effectively across the patient journey? Imagine doing this all on a single platform integrated with your EMR. Joshua Newman MD, Chief Medical Officer at Salesforce hosts a fireside chat with Kristin Chu, Deputy Director of IS from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as she describes how they are using Salesforce to transform operations across the medical school and its hospitals.

Marc Benioff’s Keynote Featuring Dr. Laura Esserman

Wednesday, September 16, 1pm
Moscone South, Main Keynote Room, Halls ABC

Dr. Laura Esserman, M.D., M.B.A, is a surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist practicing at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center where she has also held the position of Director since 1996. She co-leads the Breast Oncology Program, the largest of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary programs. Dr. Esserman will join Salesforce Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff during his main keynote to discuss how she is using the Salesforce platform to research breast cancer.

Get Involved

Tours: On Thursday and Friday of Dreamforce you can register in the Agenda Builder to visit and take a tour of the UCSF Mission Bay campus, biotech capital of the world, and home to the all-new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. The $1.52 billion medical complex opened on February 1, 2015, and it aims to set new standards in patient care, support groundbreaking partnerships between basic science and clinical research, and speed the delivery of therapies and care. Join our guided tour and take a behind the scenes peek of this state-of-the-art facility for children in Mission Bay, the all-new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco!

Volunteer: Thursday, on the Dreampark, bring out your inner artist, and help us create murals for UCSF Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Let’s brighten the walls of the hospital with Splashes of Hope.

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