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


We regret to inform you that we made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming conference due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are planning on holding the conference later this year on September 17 & 18 in the South San Francisco Conference Center.

This was not an easy decision but after consulting the CDC, the San Mateo County guidelines and our own circle of clinical experts, we feel this is the safest and most responsible option.
You will be fully refunded through Eventbrite in the coming days, to the same card that was used to pay the registration fee.
For those of you who had reserved rooms at any local hotels, please reach out to them directly to cancel your reservations.
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

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 »

Pamela Leonard, RN, MS, CPPS, Senior Director for National Patient Care Services at Kaiser Permanente

Pamela leads Quality, Safety and Experience as a Senior Director for National Patient Care Services at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, she is accountable for driving the nursing strategy to deliver industry-leading performance and reduce unwarranted variation in member experience… Read more »

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 »

Elisabeth Tove Gundersen, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CHPN, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Elisabeth works as an inpatient nurse practitioner with a surgical oncology service at UCSF, and has had a passion for palliative care since nursing school. She helps teach palliative care and communication classes and is currently helping to develop workshops around… 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 »