Here are the 2018 speakers and general topic areas.

Thursday April 5

Morning Keynote Speaker: Deb Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM, President Diabetes Education Services, UCSF, San Francisco Topic Title: Revisiting Diabetes 101—Getting to the Nitty Gritty

Choice of Morning Sessions

Speaker: Gayle Swift, RN, MSN, CNS, founder of EduCARE – Topic: The Integrative Healing Arts, Restoring Health at the Point of Care

Speaker: Lynn Dow, RN, MSN, author of The Nightingale Tales – Topic: The Nightingale Tales: Putting a story together

Choice of Afternoon Sessions

Speaker: Kathleen Shuton RN, PHN San Francisco Dept. of Public Health – Topic: Street Medicine

Speakers: Panel of 3 Rapid Response Team RN’s from UCSF Medical Center – Topic: The Nurse as First Responder

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Timothy Godfrey, S.J, RN, DNP Topic Title: The ANA Code of Ethics as a basis for Health Policy for Nurses


Friday April 5

Morning Keynote Speaker: Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD,Author of “Slow Medicine, the Way to Healing” & “God’s Hotel”. Topic Title: A Discussion on the concept of Slow Medicine

Choice of Morning Sessions

Speaker: Hannah Snyder MD – Topic: Exploring the concept of Harm Reduction related to patients with acute illnesses and opioid addiction in hospitals

Speakers: Roberta Mori, Director & Morgan Horwood, Project Coordinator, Patient & Family Advisory Councils Sutter Health – Topic: Implementing Patient & Family Advisory  Councils

Choice of Afternoon Sessions

Speaker: Natalie Centurioni  MSN, RN, CNL – Topic: Caring for the psychiatric patient on a Med Surg unit

Speaker: Linda Blum MSN, RN, ACHPN, Palliative Care NP and Program Coordinator, California Pacific Medical Center – Topic: Caring for patients at the end of life

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Barbara DeBaun RN, MSN, CIC. Topic Title: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Engagement