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


Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, Dominican University of California

Barbara DeBaun has over 30 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and quality improvement.  She is currently an Improvement Advisor for Cynosure Health.  In this role, she provides vision and leadership in the development, implementation and facilitation… Read more »


Eileen Spillane, RN, HNP, MA

Eileen brings a deep and rich background of twenty-five years in the nursing profession. Her vast experience includes critical care, oncology, medical-surgical nursing, High Risk Obstetrics, and PACU. Eileen is also trained as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a holistic/integrative… Read more »