Softec, the Central Coast’s premier software and technology association, invites you to attend a fun and informative evening touring and learning about technological innovations in anesthesiology, operating room technologies, and electrophysiology.

copeland health medical pavilionLearn medical technology advances to enrich our community with a presentation from Dr. Chris Porterfield, Electrophysiologist.  Tour the Simulation Suite in the Copeland Health Education Pavilion where doctors, nurses and first responders learn hands on training with simulated real life medical procedures. Learn about French Hospital’s Advanced Surgical Hybrid Suite that hosts procedures using state-of-the art technology including; angioplasty, electrophysiology studies for heart rhythm disorders, implantation pacemakers and AICSs, stent placement and treatment of atrial fibrillation.

“Softec is all about highlighting the advanced technology treasures along the Central Coast,” said Stewart Morse, president of the board for Softec. “This event is going to be enlightening and informative to all of us about how fortunate we are to have high level medical care right here in San Luis Obispo.”

copeland health medical pavilionHors d’ouevres and refreshments will be served. Bring your business cards for a chance to win raffle prizes. Event is 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free of charge. Please RSVP for the event. Parking and entrance to the event are behind French Hospital in the Copeland Learning Pavilion.

Softec is a non­profit organization with over 2,000 members committed to creating and promoting technology events for enthusiasts of all ages throughout the community to connect, network, educate and learn.

Our goal is to cultivate relationships, advocacy, and economic development for the software and technology industries here on the Central Coast by aligning local businesses, individuals and educational resources in our community to produce a thriving hub of innovation. Softec hosts monthly Tech Brews in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria spotlighting the community’s latest technologies, an annual Robotics Expo, Women In Technology monthly events and an annual dinner, and open houses.


French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), a member of Dignity Health, is a not-for-profit hospital serving our community with lifesaving services, regardless of ability to pay. French Hospital has earned the distinction of being both a Top 50 Cardiac Hospital and Top 100 Hospital in the nation, as ranked by Truven Health Analytics.

FHMC offers a broad array of general and specialized services, notably the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, Women’s Health and Imaging Center, Stollmeyer Family Birthing Center, and Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center. FHMC pursues a commitment to provide the most current and advanced technologies for our community, ensuring superior quality of care.