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]g

Spotlight on our speakers

Mary E. Foley,​ RN, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing

Mary Foley, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. She is Interim Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and served as Assistant Director since 2014. Mary taught… 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 »

Rachel Baker, RN, MSN, PHN, PCCN, University of California San Francisco Health

Rachel is a certified clinical nurse at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, where Rachel cares for acutely ill cardiac, vascular, and thoracic medical and surgical patients including such specialties as heart/ lung transplants, ventricular assist devices, and limb salvage surgeries. At the University of California San Francisco, Rachel has… Read more »

Heather E. Jackson, MS, RN-BC, University of Rochester Medical Center Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry

Heather Jackson works as the Nurse Manager for the Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she has worked for the past 6 years. She earned her bachelors of science in nursing degree from… 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 »