Update your knowledge and earn 6 CE’s per day in the field of Medical-Surgical Nursing at this Conference presented by Bay Area Educators and Healthcare Facilities

About Us


After much thought, we regret to inform you that we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 conference due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

We are hoping to plan for a 2021 Conference in some format, and will update the website as soon as we are able.

We would also like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all of you who are at the forefront of this outbreak. Many of us on the Planning Committee are in the same situation at our own organizations. Whilst none of us can predict how this will play out, please know that your hard work and dedication to patients is always appreciated.

Please email us at [email protected] for any questions.
Stay safe,

For 30 years the Medical Surgical Nursing Conference has been an annual event in the Bay Area. The conference was first held in 1990, the brainchild of a group of volunteer nurse educators who wanted to contribute to the professional growth of bedside nurses working in the med-surg specialty. Their mission was to provide an opportunity for these nurses to update their knowledge, to network with one another, and to have an occasion to celebrate their profession.

The mission of the succeeding conferences has remained unchanged but over the years the participant base has broadened to include nurses from around the nation and even international attendees. Amazingly, some of the educators involved in the very first event remain on the planning committee for the 2020 conference.

We encourage you to take a look at the upcoming agenda and register early for the conference.
Looking forward to seeing you in September.

The Planning Committee
Medical Surgical Nursing Conference, 2020
For general info please email [email protected]

Spotlight on our speakers

Jackie Keane, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, El Camino Health

Jackie Keane, MSN, RN, NPD-BC is the General Clinical Educator for the Los Gatos Campus at El Camino Health. She is ANCC board certified in Nursing Professional Development and is a Site Coordinator for the hospital’s ANCC PTAP (Practice Transition… Read more »

Susan Barbour, RN, MS, FNP, CWON, ACHPN, UCSF Medical Center

Barbara is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at UCSF Medical Center. Her work focuses on supporting and educating nurses at the bedside in advancing primary palliative care. She previously worked for many years at UCSF as the CNS… Read more »

​Laura Perez, BSN, BA, RN, PHN, PCCN, UCSF Health and Stanford Health Care

Laura is a Clinical Nurse at UCSF Health and Stanford Health Care. She is Chair of the Unit Based Council for 10CVT at UCSF and passionate about empowering frontline staff to improve nursing practice and patient care. Co-Presentation title​: ​The… Read more »

Allison Magyar, ​RN, BSN, University of California, San Francisco

Allison Magyar has worked at several top ranked institutions and teaching facilities across the country as a travel nurse. She has an extensive work history in critical care settings, specifically in Cardiovascular, Trauma and Neurological Intensive Care Units. She is… Read more »

Barbara DeBaun,​ MSN, RN, CIC, Improvement Advisor, Cynosure Health

Barbara DeBaun has over 40 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and quality improvement. She is currently an Improvement Advisor for Cynosure Health where she provides vision and leadership in the development, implementation and facilitation of infection… Read more »