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
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 April.

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

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 »

Nicole E. Bellisario,​ MSN, RN, CNL, San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital (UNI) Emergency Psychiatric Unit & Crisis Recovery Unit

Nicole Bellisario​ ​is a workplace violence consultant and a psychiatric clinical nurse leader at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. She has demonstrated experience in psychiatric nurse leadership, crisis response and stabilization, pharmacological intervention and management, dual diagnoses, chemical dependency recovery,… Read more »

Ruchika Mishra, PhD, Sutter Health Bay Area’s Program in Medicine and Human Values based at CPMC, San Francisco

Dr. Mishra is the Bioethics Program Director for Sutter Health Bay Area’s Program in Medicine and Human Values based at CPMC, San Francisco. She completed a Bioethics Fellowship at CPMC. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, specializing in Medical Ethics,… Read more »

Allison Magyar, ​RN, BSN

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