AMSN Annual Convention

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

28th Annual AMSN Convention
September 26-29, 2019
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL, 60605

View/download the Convention Registration Brochure!

2019 Annual Convention Information:

Hotel & Travel

The Hilton Chicago is the official hotel for the 2019 AMSN Convention.

Find the most-recent information about hotels, travel/airport, parking and even the weather on the Official AMSN Convention Website.

Important Notice: Hotel reservations should be made through the AMSN reservation link above or directly with the hotel. AMSN does not use a housing agency to handle hotel reservations, and no one will call and ask you to make your hotel reservations by phone. Anyone who calls you or sends an email to you who wants to make your reservation is working a SCAM. Hang up or delete the email and do not give them any information.


Join us at the 28th Annual Convention at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago IL, September 26-29, 2019.

View the most recent information regarding:

Information will be added as it becomes available.

For additional questions contact Heidi Perret.

Just for Students!

Suggested Student Track Sessions:

  • 115 - Know Your Arthritis: OA vs. RA
  • 124: Back to Basics: Nursing Fundamentals Promote Best Patient Outcomes
  • 132: Opioids, Addiction, and the Med-Surg Nurse
  • 214: The Hope Floor
  • 222: Public Health Pests and Nursing Nightmares: Practical Strategies for Managing Bed Bugs and Other Creepy Crawlies
  • 225: Law and Order for Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • 313: Nursing and Social Media: What Would Florence Nightingale Say?
  • 322: Improving Post-Op Care by Educating Clinical Nurses on Intra-Op Positioning
  • 333: Navigating Cybersecurity within Patient Care

Do you have any questions? Please drop us a line and we will help you.

Register now and receive a special student rate for 2019 AMSN convention!

More to come - stay in the know!


Activities & Fun at the Convention!

Chicago Architecture River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews!

Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? For more than 25 years, the CAC's expertly trained docent volunteers have led the river cruise, sharing fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years. In just 90 minutes, you'll get the best overview of Chicago's architecture and its history.


  • Twilight Departure – September 27th, 7:30 pm
  • Duration – 1.5 hours
  • $61 including tax and fees – food & beverage not included, but boat does have a cash bar with food on-board for individual purchase
  • Departs at the Michigan Avenue crossing (Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive; look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance)
  • About 1 mile (20 minute) straight walk down Michigan Avenue from Hilton Chicago.
  • Please arrive at the dock 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Cruises depart rain or shine
  • Reserve early! Tickets are based on first come, first served basis
  • Please remember to choose the 7:30 pm option on September 27th

Order your tickets!

A Night at the Museum
Join the Chicago Chapter #317 & Nurses and The Humanities for a special evening session about Resilience on September 27th, 2019 at 6pm-9pm. Contact Cora Palmer to secure your spot! (, (312) 961-6515). Fee: $80.00 AMSN Membership /$25.00 Students/$100.00 non member. Download the flyer.

AMSN Store
The AMSN store will have all our fun items for sale like pop sockets, t-shirts, etc. Dates and times to come.

Our Convention App is so Good, It's Addictive (And you can win prizes!)
The more you interact, the more points you'll win. If you're among the top 20 users of the app each day, your name will be put in a drawing. The feed also shows the day's news, events, photos, and more.

Strike A Pose!
You'll be tempted to blow up your Instagram feed with pictures from our photo booth. We understand. Gather your friends and those oversize pizza hats and strike a pose. (Don't forget to post your pic in the app!)

Make Your Mark
We love seeing where you traveled from and how many years you've attended the convention. Grab a push pin and show us on the map posted in the registration area.

This Graffiti is Legal
Frustrated artist? Unleash that creative energy on the graffiti board. You can also show off in front of your friends when you correctly answer the Question of the Day.

W9 Form

The W9 Form - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification is available for download.

The form is pre-populated with 2018 Conference information for your employer. Please note, this form is still valid for 2019.


Additional Information

Other information

  • Past conventions (Sessions) in the AMSN Online Library
  • Recent conventions
  • AMSN Convention Grant* offers the opportunity for Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) members to acquire knowledge and expertise in the specialty of medical-surgical nursing by providing recipients with $1,000 to be used for registration and expenses to attend the convention. *See if you qualify, and application dates.
  • 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.

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2020 & 2021 Convention Info

The 2020 and 2021 convention locations are set!

29th Annual Convention, October 22-25, 2020, Las Vegas, NV, Westgate Las Vegas. Watch for the Call for Speaker Abstracts for the 2020 Annual Convention soon.

30th Annual Convention, September 23-26, 2021, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.