2018 experiMental Conference

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experiMental Conference | Nov 3, 2018
UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA



We are very pleased to announce that, UCSF in collaboration with HTF will host the inaugural “experiMental Conference” on Nov 3rd, 2018 in Byers Auditorium at Genentech Hall.

At the Health Technology Forum experiMental conference, we will explore emerging technologies that are transforming the mental and behavioral health landscape. With multiple global activities during 2017-2018, experiMental aims to accelerate real world outcomes for the behavioral health population – a community severely underserved and underrepresented.

Conference schedule: 9AM--6PM, Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Venue: Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco California.

Stay tuned for this unique event happening in fall 2018, exploring:

  • AR+VR, AI for preventive care and addiction recovery
  • Remote Care and Monitoring
  • Neurological Research, Innovation and Professional Sports
  • Care Community Engagement

Program mix: keynotes, panels, demos, expo, and networking reception.

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Public Transit

*Preferred Parking Lot(Closest Paid Parking): UCSF Mission Bay / 3rd St Garage

The UCSF Mission Bay campus is served by the Muni T-Third Street line, which stops at the UCSF Mission Bay Station located on Third Street near 16th Street. This applies for both north- and southbound travel - that is, going downtown or out to San Francisco's southeast neighborhoods.

For further public transit information, contact the San Francisco Municipal Railway directly at 415/673-MUNI or visit the:

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Website

Shuttle timetables

Map of Mission Bay campus (PDF Format)

Mission Bay Public Parking Fee Lot

Campus Maps

Featured Speakers




Virtual Reality for Opioid Abuse Reduction.

Care Community Engagement

How an app can facilitate patients, families, and caregivers more control of their healthcare choices.

Remote Care and Monitoring

Telepsychiatry and Monitoring data from wearables.

Sports, Neurological Research and Innovation

Pro athletes take on neurological health care and wellness. New approaches to CTE, Parkinson’s, PTSD.


Startup Demo Registration

In collaboration with UCSF, the "experiMental conference" will explore emerging technologies that are transforming the mental and behavioral health landscape. With multiple global activities underway, experiMental aims to accelerate real-world outcomes for the behavioral health population – a community severely underserved and underrepresented.

Startups selected to present at the Innovation Showcase will have a unique opportunity for collaboration and to cultivate relationships from HTF’s extensive network of healthcare practitioners, industry executives, advisors, and investors.

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November 3rd

09:45 - 10:00 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Welcome to ExperiMental
Pronoy Saha, BSEE, MBA / Ioana L. Aanei, PhD / Aenor J. Sawyer, MD, MS /

10:00 - 11:00 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Leveraging Digital Data in Mental Health: Extending Reach and Improving Shared Decision-Making
Jason Satterfield, PhD / Madan Dharmar, MBBS, PhD / Sibel Demir-Deviren, MD / Alexa Curtis, MSN, MPH, PhD /

11:00 - 12:30

Startup Pitches and Demos
Amul Patel / David Haddick / Sachin Chaudhry / Kristian Ranta / Cynthia Benjamin / George Eleftheriou / Kouris Kalligas / Amol Avasare / Min Lee / Patrina Mack / Ali R. Alemozafar, Ph.D., Esq. / Aenor J. Sawyer, MD, MS / Grace Castillo-Soyao / Nina Vasan, MD, MBA /

12:30 - 13:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall


13:30 - 14:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

“Getting Grounded” – Lessons learned from Kaiser Permanente’s patients and clinicians as we stand up an ecosystem of digital emotional health and wellness tools
Estee Neuwirth, PhD / Trina Histon, PhD / Chris Browning /

14:30 - 15:15 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Mapping the Digital Mental Health Territory: A Strategic Overview
Craig DeLarge, MBA, CPC / Thomas Z. Lauritzen, Phd /

15:15 - 15:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Break – 15 minutes

15:30 - 16:00 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Transform Healthcare
Walter Greenleaf, PhD /

16:00 - 16:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Technology Solutions to the Unique Mental Health Needs of Veterans
Shannon McCaslin, Ph.D. / Julia Hoffman, Psy.D. /

16:30 - 17:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Integrative Medicine: Mind + Body for Healthy Behavior Change
Amy Li / Ananta Ripa Ajmera / Katherine Curtin, PhD /

17:30 - 18:30 | Byer's Auditorium, Genentech Hall

Networking Reception


Conference Co-Chairs


Program Co-Chairs


Conference Co-organizers





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