Thursday, October 22, 2019

9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Registration Open


2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


Convention Orientation

Learn how to navigate the convention and get the most from your experience.


3:15 pm – 4:00 pm



Join AMSN and MSNCB staff, board members, and fellow attendees for a casual networking event after the orientation session. Win some awesome prizes, enjoy some light food and refreshments, and make forever friends!

4:15 pm-6:30

Opening Ceremonies and Opening Address

1.25 contact hours

Coming Up for Air: Resiliency, Self-Care, Healthy Boundaries and YOU!

Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Self-care in the 21st century requires a new approach with the advent and proliferation of screen devices. Establishing healthy boundaries is essential to avoid “work-life imbalance.” In fact, healthy boundaries are the cornerstone selfcare tool for digital detoxand “work-life harmony.” This presentation invites you to do a course correction for personal resiliency and become empowered as you embrace the vitality of 21st century self-care strategies, with a few laughs along the way.

6:30 pm – 8:45 pm


Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

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. 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.

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Poster Viewing

Poster presentations will spotlight the efforts of colleagues and medical-surgical units around the world.