Choose and attend any sessions from any track on the day of the Symposium; no pre-selection is required.

8:00-8:30 AM Registration/Coffee   Li Ka Shing Center Lobby
8:30-9:30 AM

Welcome Berg Hall

Keynote Speaker – Celebrating the Unapologetic Deliciousness of Food that is Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable »
Dr. Christopher Gardner, Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center

9:30-9:45 AM Transition/Networking Berg Hall
  Track A – Berg Hall A
EHS Program Management
Track B – Berg Hall B
Case Studies and Best Practice Sharing
9:45-10:45 AM

Organizational Resilience »
Christy Foster, VP Sales and Marketing, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Innovations in Hospital Inspections (Panel) »
Matthew Carlson, Safety Officer, UCSF Health;
Dang Nguyen, Senior Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety, Kaiser Permanente

10:45-11:00 AM Transition/Networking Berg Hall
11:00-12:00 PM

Kaiser Permanente’s 2025 Environmental Stewardship Goals »
Joel Sigler, Senior Manager, National Environmental Health and Safety, Kaiser Permanente

Stanford’s Journey Towards Sharps Injury Reduction – Creative Approaches to Increase Staff Awareness »
Mary Spangler, Director, Occupational Health at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital ;
Allison Jouras, Senior Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch/Networking Berg Hall
1:00-2:00 PM Plenary Session Berg Hall

Workplace Violence: Cal-OSHA Regulatory Update and Case Studies »
Caryn Thornburg, S.E.M.S. Officer (Safety, Emergency Management, Sustainability), Stanford Health Care ValleyCare;
Kristie Elton, Systemwide Healthcare Risk and Safety Program Manager, University of California, Office of the President (UCOP);
Phil J. Hoffman, Executive Director of Security Enterprise Shared Services, Kaiser Permanente

2:00-2:15 PM Transition/Networking Berg Hall
2:15-3:15 PM

Diseases That Come To Work: Zika, Measles, Whooping Cough, and More. Make Your Old Pandemic Plan Into Something That Will Work For All Contagious Diseases, Too! »
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA
President, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions

Mobility as Medicine – Better for the Patient, Better for Nursing »
Ryan Rodriguez, Manager, Safety & Patient Mobilization, Marin General Hospital
Katherine Charlson, MSN, RN, CNL, Clinical Manager of Patient Experience, Marin General Hospital

3:15-4:15 PM

Hospital Construction Management (Panel)

Health Care Fire Protection and Life Safety Planning for Overlapping Regulatory Jurisdictions »
Steve Walker, Fire Protection Engineer, California; Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Remote/Real Time Cloud Based Monitoring During Construction – Minimizing Potential for Airborne Nosocomial Infection »
Bruce White, CAC, CIEC, Vice President, American Environmental
Specialists, Inc.;

Vasileios Nasis, Ph.D., CEO, Netronix

A Nurse’s Perspective on What Makes Safety Thrive »
Judi Goodin, RN, Safety Leader, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

4:15-4:30 PM Closing Session and Gift Giveaway

Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare