Here are the 2018 speakers and general topic areas.

Thursday April 5

8:30-10:00am 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 10:30-11:45

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: Nightingale Tales: Preserving our heritage by sharing our nursing stories

Choice of Afternoon Sessions 12:45-2:00

Speaker: Kathleen Shuton RN, PHN San Francisco Dept. of Public Health – Topic: Addressing the complex needs of San Francisco’s Homeless Population

Speakers: Panel of 3 Rapid Response Team RN’s from UCSF Medical Center (Erin Espinoza, Amy Manidis, Annou Davi)- Topic: The Nurse as First Responder: Roles and expectations during critical events

2:15-3:30 Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Timothy S. Godfrey, S.J,DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC Topic Title: The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses: A Foundation for Health Policy


Friday April 5

8:30-10:00am Morning Keynote Speaker: Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD,Author of “Slow Medicine, the Way to Healing” & “God’s Hotel”. Topic Title: Slow Medicine, Nursing and Nightingale

Choice of Morning Sessions 10:30-11:45

Speaker: Hannah Snyder MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow at UCSF/Zuckerberg SFGH – Topic: Reducing the Harms of Substance Use: From Stigma to Science

Speakers: Roberta Mori RN, Director for Patient Engagement & Morgan Horwood RN, Project Coordinator, Patient & Family Engagement Team at Sutter Health – Topic: Establishing a System-Wide Patient Family Advisory Infrastructure

Choice of Afternoon Sessions 12:45-2:00

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

Speaker: Linda Blum MSN, RN, GNP, Palliative Care Program Coordinator, California Pacific Medical Center – Topic: Palliative Care: challenges and opportunties for nursing

2:15-3:30 Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Barbara DeBaun RN, MSN, CIC. Topic Title: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Engagement