About the Medical-Surgical Conference

The Annual Medical-Surgical Conference is aimed at providing presentations to enhance clinical competency and to promote professional development. This annual conference is the result of the efforts of nurse educators and leaders from many local medical centers and hospitals in the San Francisco Bay area. Since 1980, this consortium has planned this conference, which has always been directed exclusively for nurses who practice in what is commonly referred to as ‘Med-Surg’ nursing. Nurses who attend this conference benefit from a variety of presentations from both local and nationally-known speakers.

Spotlight on our speakers

Tenor Goodwin

Tener Goodwin Veenema, RN, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Tener Goodwin Veenema, RN, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAN, is an Associate Professor and Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and at the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. Dr. Veenema is internationally recognized for her… Read more »


Karen Aydt Curtiss, CampaignZERO

Karen Aydt Curtiss, Founder In 2005, Karen’s father, Bill Aydt, passed away after suffering a dozen preventable medical errors following a lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A few months later, her husband, Sandy, nearly succumbed to errors in routine… Read more »