General Information


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

A savings of $100, a gain of up to 18 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 18 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours
  • AMSN Online Library Access
  • Opening Reception
  • Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
  • One “Lunch and Learn”

Deals and Discounts

Continuing Education

Earn up to 18 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours (includes 2 contact hours for poster viewing) 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 nursing continuing professional development 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.

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 National Office prior to the convention, youmay 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 refundyour registration fee, less a $75 administration fee, if received prior to September 22, 2020. No refunds will be made after this date.

AMSN membership dues are non-refundable. 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 in the convention and association.

Opening Reception, Exhibit Hall, and Poster Presentations

Join us Thursday evening, October 22, 2020, 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 to enhance your practice.

Poster presentations will spotlight the efforts of colleagues and 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 the evening of Thursday, October 22, is $60. Guest badges may be purchased using the registration form found at the end of this document or at the Convention Registration Desk.

Photo Release

AMSN occasionally uses photographs of convention participants in promotional and marketing 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 inthese materials.

2020 Convention Planning

2020 Program Planning Committee

Virginia Hallenbeck, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, Chairperson
Gail Daleiden, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, ONC, RNBC, Chair-Elect
Valarie Thomas, DNP, RN, CMSRN
Virginia Hallenbeck, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC
Dianna Copley, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC
Yvonne Lyn-Siagian, MSN, RN, CNML Andie Melendez, MSN, RN, CHTP, HTCP, HSMI, RM, Board Liaison
Michele A. Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Education Director

2020 Oral Abstract Review Team

Brooke Brush, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC
Chris Conn, RN, CMSRN
Monica Johnson, DNP, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN, CMSRN, ONC, LNC
Donna Martin, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CDE, CNE
Melanie O’Neill, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Cindy Tynes, DNP, RN-BC
Rebecca White, BSN, RN, NE-BC