Thursday September 30, 2021

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

10:00 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 pm

1.25 contact hours

Opening Ceremonies/Opening Address

COVID Power Talk: Taking Stock during a Pandemic


Since March, the world of health care has been turned upside down. Patient demands, challenging work environments, and burnout have been at an all-time high. The intensity, urgency, and uncertainty are daily stressors. In this program, Terry Foster discusses some of his most meaningful experiences—both good and bad—during this pandemic. You will learn ideas for how to maintain a healthy attitude, convey positivity, and a “can do” approach in the workplace, and by all means, use humor as a proven coping mechanism—even in the darkest of times. You and your staff deserve to hear this talk. Sit back, listen, laugh, and relax. You’ve earned it.

Convention registrants may access the online recording of this session in the AMSN Online Library for 30 days after the recording of the session is made available. This session will not be available in the Online Library after that date.

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.