General Information


As an AMSN member, you receive a $100 registration discount.

A savings of $100, a gain of up to 15.25 contact hours and the added benefit of a few days of learning from your peers and our practice experts.

Please take the opportunity today to become a member*, gain the discount and secure your seat. It only happens once a year!

*you must become a member before you register to gain the $100 member discount, please visit our join page

Full registration includes:

  • Up to 15.25 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours
  • AMSN Online Library Access
  • Opening Reception
  • Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
  • One “Lunch and Learn”

Deals and Discounts

Planning for the AMSN Convention... What you need to know and do before you register and go

Thinking about or planning to attend this convention? For inside tips from the Planning Committee, watch this YouTube video.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 15.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours for your professional development, recertification, and relicensure.

This convention is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

Conference App

The AMSN Convention app is designed to make your learning experience more enjoyable. You’ll be able to plan your schedule, view session information and Poster Presentations, connect with other attendees, post pictures, chat among attendees, contact speakers, and more!

We've created an infographic that contains the necessary, detailed instructions for downloading and installing the conference app on your phone or other device that you're taking with you!

Download the App

Payment Policy, Fees, and Confirmation Notice

Registrations will be processed only when accompanied by full payment. If a check is returned by the bank for insufficient funds, full payment must include an additional $30 for bank processing charges and must be paid with a cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. If payment is not received by the AMSN National Office prior to the convention, you may pay the full amount onsite. If you do not receive registration confirmation one week prior to the meeting, contact the AMSN National Office at 866-877-2676 or e-mail Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. (All fees are in U.S. dollars.)

Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations and substitutions must be requested in writing. We will be happy to refund your registration fee, less a $75 administration fee, if received prior to August 14, 2018. No refunds will be made after that date.

AMSN membership dues are nonrefundable. All other monies will be returned to the party who originally issued payment. If you are unable to attend, a substitution may be made. If your substitute is not an AMSN member, additional fees may apply.

In the event AMSN should find it necessary to cancel or postpone this convention or sessions for any reason including but not limited to registration responses, strikes, or acts of God, AMSN will not be liable for registrants’ expenses. In whatever manner the cancellation/postponement is ultimately resolved, AMSN will act responsibly to protect members’ and registrants’ investment the convention and association.

Opening Reception, Exhibit Hall, and Poster Presentations

Join us Thursday evening, September 13, 2018, for the Opening Reception. Enjoy light food and beverages as you network and visit with exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. The vendors will show you the latest products, technologies, and publications will enhance your practice.

Poster presentations will spotlight your colleagues who want to share what they are doing on medical-surgical units around the world.

Be sure to visit the AMSN Booth in the Exhibit Hall and discover more about the association and member benefits. The AMSN Booth also features information from the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), the affiliate certification organization of AMSN.

Guest registration for the Opening Reception on Thursday evening, September 13, is $40. Guest badges may be purchased using the registration form or at the Convention Registration Desk.

Photo Release

AMSN occasionally uses photographs of convention participants in promotional materials (print and digital). By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your image in such media. Additionally, any photos made public and shared through the official AMSN Annual Convention App are the property of AMSN and may be used in promotional materials.

2018 Convention Planning

2018 Program Planning Committee

Jennifer Palmer, BSN, RN, CMSRN Chairperson
Gail Daleiden, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, ONC
Virginia Hallenbeck, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC
Maureen Murphy, BS-HCA, RN, CMSRN
Wendy Sullivan, RN
Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC,
Education Director

2018 Oral Abstract Review Team

Sarah Bologna, MS, RN, CNS, ACNS-BC
Elizabeth Fuchser, MSN, APRN, CCNS
Susan G. Hopkinson, PhD, MSN, RN-BC
Nicole L. Keating, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Denise S. Korn, MSN, RN, OCN
Amy Marie Manderscheid, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Angela Mulcahy, PhDc, MS, RN, CMSRN
Gordon B. Natal, Jr., MSN, MHA, RN, CCRN, CMSRN, NEA-BC
Beth Norman MS, RN, CNS, ARNP, ACNS-BC
Alice Poyss, PhD, CNL, APRN-BC
Donna Rebelo, RN, NE-BC
Cynthia M. Steinwedel, PhD, RN