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

Download the Convention Brochure

Go to the Official AMSN Convention Website and Register

2017 Annual Convention Information

Planning for the AMSN Convention... We have two videos what you need before and after you register!

Thinking about or planning to attend this convention? For inside tips from the Planning Committee, watch this YouTube video.

Convention Orientation Video - Make the most of your convention experience.  Watch this video for valuable information before you go!

Convention Brochure

Download the Convention Brochure.

Hotel & Travel

AMSN does not use a housing bureau for hotel reservations. No one from AMSN or the conference hotel will ever call you to make a hotel reservation. Only make reservations through the AMSN Convention Website > Hotel & Travel page at The links on the Hotel & Travel page will connect you to the hotel and travel information that AMSN is using for the convention.

The Renaissance Palm Springs is the official hotel for the 2017 AMSN Convention.

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


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

View the most recent information regarding:

View Exhibitors who are participating in the 2017 AMSN Annual Convention.

For additional questions contact Heidi Perret.

Convention App

Attention AMSN convention attendees - please check your Registration Confirmation email for the official notification regarding all of the information you need to download and set up your AMSN convention app!

View the example of what to look for, and all the information needed to download and install your app!

PS... once you have your app installed, go to the Engage section, and check out the Convention App GIVEAWAY!

Convention Handouts

Go to the AMSN Online Library to download your Convention Handouts. Once there, click the "Handouts" tab.

(You will need to log in to access handouts.)

Convention Information Contact Form

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact us using the Convention Information Contact Form specifically to ask convention related questions.

W9 Form

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

The form is pre-populated with 2017 Conference information for your employer. Please note, this form is still valid for 2017.


Additional Information

Other information

  • AMSN 2017 Annual Convention: Discover the Possibilities - brief highlights of the convention.
  • Past conventions (Sessions) 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!

AMSN Convention 2017 Tours – Palm Springs, CA

Celebrity Home Tour

Travel through the beautiful city of Palm Springs, California, and learn history and facts about the playground of the stars. Your entertaining guide will drive through the famous neighborhood of Las Palmas, regale you with stories and play a fun and often hilarious game of "Guess the Stars Homes." This area is comprised of all custom homes and boast an amazing collection of fascinating architecture including the popular mid-century modern homes in such great demand today.

Incorporated in 1938, Palm Springs has a rich and colorful history. Once a tent city serving as a sanatorium...learn how Palm Springs became the playground of the rich and famous. Did you know Palm Springs had at least two other names before it was finally dubbed Palm Springs?

Your professional guide will treat you to dozens of celebrity homes all right in the City of Palm Springs. Your guide will add fun and spice with stories and vignettes...and maybe a secret or two along the way. Why did Hedy Lamarr, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, George Reeves and Dorothy Dorothy Lamour all live on the same street?

Elvis Presley not only honeymooned here but also owned a lovely estate where he and his "posse" could enjoy the warm and dry desert weather. Frank Sinatra built "Twin Palms" and is buried locally. Dean Martin, Liz Taylor, Dinah Shore, Liberace, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Lowe, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alan Ladd, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe...and dozens more came to bask in the warm sun and soak in the free and easy desert life style.

Since some residential streets in Palm Springs are closed to large buses, we use smaller less intrusive vehicles that are free to roam even the narrowest passageway and have complete access to all city roads.

So, whether you are interested in local architecture or history...or just want to have a great fun, relaxing time...this tour is for you! This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

For your convenience, we’re offering two dates for this tour, Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. Select the date that suites your schedule.

  • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Pick up at the front lobby of the Renaissance Hotel
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Advance registration by September 29, 2017 is required
  • Register by calling Christy at 760-320-1365 (Be sure to mention that you are with AMSN Group)
  • Or register online:
  • Note: Tours have a 20 person minimum. If the minimum is not reached, the tour will be canceled and your payment will be refunded.

Tramway Tour

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.

During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

We'll spend about an hour at the top where you can have lunch and take in the sheer beauty of the area.

  • Date: Sunday, October 15th, 2017.
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm - Pick up and drop off at the front lobby of the Renaissance Hotel.
  • Cost: $65 per person (includes transportation to and from the hotel/tramway and tramway admission).
  • Register by calling Christy at 760-320-1365 (Be sure to mention that you are with AMSN Group)
  • Or register online:
  • Advance registration by September 29, 2017 is required.
  • Be sure to mention that you are with AMSN Group.
  • Note: Tours have a 20 person minimum. If the minimum is not reached, the tour will be canceled and your payment will be refunded.

About the Tour Company

The Best of The Best Tours is Southern California's premier entertainment and informational tour service. Our tours have been voted among the 100 best tours in the world!

While based in the beautiful Coachella Valley, people visiting and living in Southern California journey to our area to take our tours. The tours are fascinating and educational. They offer photo opportunities galore. We accommodate groups and conventions with advance notice and reservations, regardless of group size or age of participants.

Our professional, courteous and eager to serve team has been assisting travelers to the Palm Springs area for over 20 years.

Convention Specific FAQ

We have asked and answered a lot of the most-frequently asked questions regarding the convention. The categories included are,

  • Registration
  • Hotel/Palm Springs
  • Sessions/Handouts
  • Contact Hours
  • Exhibitors
  • Certification Review Course
  • Convention App
  • Financial Questions

View the AMSN Annual Convention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

2018-2019 Future AMSN Conventions

September 13-16, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel
Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL.

Speaker abstracts are due by October 30, 2017. Poster abstracts are due by May 15, 2018.

Visit the online AMSN Abstract Management System to register and submit your poster for review.

September 26-29, 2019
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

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