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

Grace Benlice, BSN, RN, CCM, Director, Care Coordination and Palliative Care, Clinical Lead for Integrated Care Team, El Camino Health

Grace Benlice is a Director for Care Coordination and Palliative Care at El Camino Health, who partners with the hospitalists, clinical managers, the executive team and community providers to provide the best possible care for their patients and ensuring a… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Shauna Helene Lobre, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse IV, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Shauna began her career in 1987 as the second new graduate nurse in the PICU she quickly learned that being involved was best for her to learn & grow so she became a charge nurse at two years and a… Read more »

Athena Lendvay,​ BSN, RN, OCN, Pelvis Health/ERAS Program Coordinator, El Camino Health

Athena Lendvay is the ERAS and Pelvic Health Program Coordinator at El Camino Health in Mountain View. She implemented their first ERAS pathway and has presented nationally on the topic at Magnet, Epic and HealthCare Con. She has a Bachelor’s… Read more »