Emergency Care By the Bay

Repeating last year’s highly successful conference we are again merging the Annual San Diego Emergency Medicine Summit with the California Emergency Nurses Association Annual Education Conference into one dynamic conference.

We will cover the current State of Emergency Care, the future of emergency medicine, infectious diseases, disaster medicine, ethics, and other topics affecting emergency care. You won’t want to miss the always engaging Terry M. Foster, RN, national speaker, ENA member, and frequently featured RN on “Untold Stories of the ER”; or Dr. Kevin Menes, the attending in charge of the Sunrise Hospital ED the night a shooter opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert.

Make your hotel reservations email by October 6th to secure the ENA rate of $199. Reservations can be made by emailing Susan Smith at susansmithena@gmail.com, or by using this Reservation Link: or by calling the reservations department at 1-800-566-2524 and mention you are with the “CA Emergency Nurses Association. Make your reservations soon, availability at the ENA rate cannot be guaranteed once our block of rooms fill.


Exhibitor Information


Walk-in Registration

Date: November 8, 2018
Location: San Diego
Venue: Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Read Dr. Lev’s description of the 2017 Emergency Care By the Bay conference: Article

2017 Topics and Speakers: Topics and Speakers

Committee Report to State Council

November 2018
A very successful Educational event at the Kona Kai Nov 8th with 200 plus attendees. Great speakers and exhibitors and venue. Thanks to all that made it happen so smoothly. Plans for 2019 Educational Event TBD. BOD approved an addition to the State CE policy requiring at least a months notice with Flyer to the Education Committee Chair, followed by all CV,s, Objectives, Agenda, Powerpoints no later than 2 weeks before. It remains 30 days after the event to submit copies of the sign in sheet and summary of course evaluations.

August 2018
Emergency Care By the Bay in conjunction with San Diego Medical Society is November 8,2018 in San Diego at the Kona Kai. Registration information can be found on our website. Speakers include the amazing Terry Foster,RN,MSN, California’s own Matt Powers,MS,BSN,RN,MICP,CEN, Dr. Kevin Menes, and Dr. Eric McDonald. A complete list and topics coming soon. Accepting all donations for event opportunity drawings from Chapters, Committee’s and BOD. Please let the BOD know if you are interested in the Education Committee Chair position in 2019. Bring your friends to San Diego in November!

May 2018
The committee discussed the speaker line-up for November’s education event. Suggested that in addition to the physician from Las Vegas we include a nurse who was working the night of the mass shooting. Mindy Potter and Kathy VanDusen attended the Loma Linda presentation and have contact information on the physician/nurse team that presented, we will follow up on adding this portion of the presentation at the November conference. Brainstormed ways to advertise the November event in San Diego. The flyer is complete and will be up on the CaliforniaENA website shortly. Will look into creating half sheet to include in the National Conference Assembly material and placing our conference information on ENA’s website. We reviewed current vendor status for November. Ideas were provided and we will reach out to these additional vendors. If you have vendor suggestions please email Dianne Idman-Gervais so they can be added to our spreadsheet and we make sure to contact them.

March 2018
We are actively planning our second annual educational event in conjunction with The Doctor’s Group. It will be held Thursday November 8 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. Two amazing ENA speakers have already been confirmed. We are very honored to have Terry Foster,RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN and Matt Powers,MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN presenting. Both are dynamic speakers. Additional details will be on www.Californiaena.org soon. SAVE the DATE!!

Our historic first partnership with the San Diego Medical society in presenting “Emergency Care by the Bay 2017” was quite a success. Excellent attendance and amazing speakers. (Check out the article published in the December San Diego Physician magazine, page 8: https://issuu.com/mamsden/docs/sd_physician_1217_v5 or read it here: https://www.californiaena.org/blog).

Already working on speakers for the event in 2018. It will again be held at the Kona Kai resort in San Diego on Thursday November 8,2018. We will have plenty of space in 2018. Details to follow in upcoming months.

May 2017
Plans continue for our annual Educational event November 16, at the Kona Kai in San Diego. This year we are partnering with the San Diego Emergency Medical Oversight Committee. They will be providing some additional excellent speakers. More information to follow in regards to registration and associated events. Remember if you are using the California ENA CE form you must follow the CE Policy. Policy

March 2017
The date for the 2017 State Educational Event has been changed to Thursday November 16 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. We will be co-sponsoring with the San Diego Medical Society. It should be an exciting adventure with a variety of speakers and break out sessions. Planning is in the early stages more details to follow. Please review the SOP for the Use of California ENA CE number. The policy is on the website. Policy

January 2017
Cal ENA on the Bay II was another successful Educational Day. The speakers were very informative and dynamic. A very heartfelt thank you to all of them. Many kudos to all that helped put the event together, as well as working so hard the day of the event to make it all run so well. A special thanks to our amazing vendors and their great support. It was another beautiful San Diego day! Next year’s event has been confirmed at the Kona Kai as well. Save the Date – November 9,2017, followed by the State Council meeting on the 10th.

The Committee is working in conjunction with many Cal ENA members who are planning an incredible “Disaster Drill/Educational Event” May 11,2017 at Universal Studio. More details in the near future. That event will be followed by the State Council meeting on May 12th.

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