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28th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference

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Are you looking to connect with other med-surg nurses, to learn the latest evidence-based research, and obtain the latest in clinical practice? If you said YES, then the 28th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference in San Francisco will meet your needs. There will be accomplished speakers, posters and abstracts that present the latest in med-surg nursing.


April 5th and 6th, 2018, San Francisco, California

Call For Posters

Poster presentations will be done on both the 5th and 6th in sessions. Lynn Dow is the contact person.

If you are interested in presenting a poster, the educational tracks are as follows:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Leadership
  • Health Policy
  • Performance Improvement
  • Research
  • The Primary presenter will receive 50% off the cost of registration

Call For Abstracts

Are you working on an evidence-based practice project, quality projects, or research? The planning committee is looking for abstracts that have new, innovative and practical approaches that can be used in a variety of fields. Categories are the same as for posters. Send submissions to info@med-surg.org by Oct. 15th, 2017. Use subject line "Abstract Submissions 2018". You must be present at the conference, and will be notified by Nov. 6th, 2017. The primary presenter one co-presenter will receive 50% off the cost of registration. Requirements can be found at the website.

Educational Tracks

  • Clinical Practice
  • Leadership
  • Health Policy
  • Performance Improvement
  • Research

Keynote Speakers


Victoria Sweet, MD, PHD

Author of "Slow Medicine, the Way to Healing God's Hotel"

Discussion of concept of slow medicine

Deb Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM

President of Diabetes Education

"Diabetes 101 - Getting to the Nitty Gritty"

Tina Mammone, PHD, RN, CENP, NEA-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

"Today's Nursing Leader"

Location and Lodging

South San Francisco Conference Center255 South Airport Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA. 94080

Shuttle Times

Parking is free at the conference, however, at the hotel it is $9.95 per night.


Holiday Inn

275 South Airport Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA. 94080


Rate: $139 per night for single or double

Discount code is MSN (exp. 3/7/18)

The hotel is adjacent to the conference center; on the second floor is a skywalk walkway. Conference center has 25,000 square feet of conference space. Staff members speak Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Pundai, Spanish, and Tagalong.


Early bird registration (Ends March 5th)

  • One day (either April 5th or 6th) - $200
  • Both days - $350

Register Online


300 nurses are expected from California and all over the country. Most are from the hospital setting.

Still Trying to Decide?

Here are some slide shows presented at the 2017 conference. Click on the link or go to the conference website to observe.

Lissa Gray MS, RN, FNP, AOCNP

"The Basics of Cancer Immunotherapy"

Eileen Konieczny RN

"Cannabis Medicine What Nurses Need to Know"

Twyila Lay MS, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

"The Science and Art of Managing Traumatic Brain Injury"

Ed Lor, Pharm D

"An Owie, A Treat, and Ooh So Good: An Opioid Epidemic Story"

Teri Mills RN, MS, CNE

"A National Nurse for Public Health - Trusted Leadership for a Healthier America"

Ruth McMyn MS, RN, CWOCN

"Basics of Pressure Ulcer/Injury Management"

Kelly Nguyen MSN, RN

"Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis in the Adult"

Enjoy what San Francisco has to offer. Visit Alcatraz or see Yosemite National Park, part of the city's history and natural wonders. Other attractions are the Zoo, the Aquarium on the Bay, and the San Francisco museum of Modern Art. There is something for everyone, make sure to leave time to enjoy the city. Learn while having fun at the 28th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference. Network and be refreshed while making new friends. Check the website for a finalized brochure.

Edited by Joe V

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