AMSN Annual Convention

The AMSN Convention will help you improve patient care and connect with other nurses who share your compassion and commitment.

26th Annual AMSN Convention
October 12-15, 2017
Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel
Palm Springs, CA

2017 Annual Convention Information


The AMSN Convention Grant provides an opportunity for Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) members to acquire knowledge and expertise in the specialty of medical-surgical nursing by attending the AMSN Annual Convention.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017, 11:59:59 PM.

Find out if you're eligible!

Call for Abstracts (2017)

  • Poster submissions are open until May 15, 2017, 11:59:59 PM.

Submit your abstract today.

Hotel & Transportation

Headquarters Hotel:

Renaissance Palm Springs
888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Renaissance Palm Springs has been designated as the official hotel for the 2017 Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Annual Convention. Meeting space will be at the hotel and the Palm Springs Convention Center.

A block of rooms has been secured at the special rates of $189 for single/double; $199 triple/quad. This rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.89%. Check-in is 4:00 pm and Check-out is 11:00 am.

To receive the convention rate, make online reservations using the button directly below, or call hotel reservations at 888-682-1238 and refer to the AMSN Annual Convention.

The convention rate is available through September 13, 2017 or until the room block is full. Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Make your reservations today!


  • Valet Parking is $22.00
  • Self-Parking is $12.00
  • Rates are subject to change.


  • Palm Springs International Airport is 1.5 miles from hotel.
  • Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary.
  • Estimated taxi fare: $7 one way.

Hotel is approximately 2.5 hours by car from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 2 hours from John Wayne International Airport (SNA - Orange County), and a little over 2 hours from Long Beach (LGB).


A typical day in Palm Springs during October has daytime highs in the 80s/lower 90s. Lows are in the lower to mid-60s. Please remember to pack a sweater since temperatures in conference rooms can vary.  We suggest you bring comfortable walking shoes for your conference activities.

Convention Questions

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact us using this form specifically to ask convention related questions.

Additional Information

Other information

  • Past conventions in the AMSN Online Library
  • Recent conventions
  • AMSN Photo Release - AMSN will take photos of attendees throughout the convention. These photos are for AMSN and MSNCB use only and may appear on the websites, newsletters, conference brochures, social media outlets, or other future promotional material. This also includes photos taken and/or uploaded by attendees and AMSN staff using the convention app by. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media. AMSN will have an extensive photo gallery online after the convention - so get your smiles on!

If you are not an AMSN Member, find out about all the benefits of membership, and/or join!


Join us at the 26th Annual Convention on October 12-15, 2017, at the Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel, Palm Springs, CA.

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