Saturday, October 2, 2021

AMSN is in the process of switching our Convention schedule to an easy-to-follow navigate, engaging virtual platform. We want your experience to be as smooth and interactive as possible. For more information on our digital platform visit The Virtual Experience page

All times listed are in Eastern daylight time (EDT) zone.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Town Hall

1.25 contact hours

AMSN's 30th Anniversary and Charting the Future of Med-Surg Nursing

Jennifer Kennedy, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CNE-cl, NPD-BC; Jacqueline Savalle, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Charles “Wes” Foster, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, OCN

This session will feature a town hall discussion about the future of medical-surgical nursing and how AMSN has and continues to meet the changing needs of the medical-surgical nurse in their practice environment.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Poster Viewing

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

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.25 contact hours

Am I a Psychiatric Nurse Too?


Cherie Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI; Nicole Heimgartner, DNP, RN, COI

This presentation discusses the evolution of psychiatric-mental health needs in the medical-surgical patient population and equips the med-surg nurse with tools to recognize, react, and refer patients appropriately.


A Multi-Modal Approach to Improve Communication in the Inpatient Setting during COVID-19


Courtney Brumit, BSN, RN; Alissa Schick, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Deborah Gordon, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC

Explore how a large urban academic medical center piloted and implemented a standardized virtual communication model to improve patient care on an acute care telemetry COVID-19 containment unit.

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.25 contact hours

Working with Risk Management


Maureen Murphy, BS-HCA, RN, CMSRN; Sarah Bush, MBA, CPHRM

This session will discuss working with risk management issues in the nursing practice environment.


Telehealth: An Emerging Frontier of Medical-Surgical Practice


Julie Alban, DNP, MPH, RN-BC, CCCTM

One of the big health services that has grown with the COVID-19 pandemic is the use of telehealth. This session will discuss care coordination and transition management (CCTM) and highlight utilization of telehealth as a care modality. Discussion will include medical-surgical nurses’ knowledge and awareness on CCTM and role of telehealth.
This session is sponsored by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

30th Anniversary Paint Party

Help AMSN celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a painting party! If you registered for the Convention by September 15th, you will receive a painting kit in the mail. You will be receiving an email from Paint the Town that includes information like a tracking number for your paint kit. AMSN will provide the Zoom link for the event. A painting supply list has also been emailed to all attendees. Join us to paint a relaxing beach scene and have some fun!