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Last Revised: 12-13-2017

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It is our privilege and pleasure to invite you to APSNA’s 27th Annual Scientific Conference.

The conference is being held Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, in Palm Desert, California.

At the 27th Annual Scientific Conference, the Program Committee will showcase the growth and future state of pediatric surgical nursing. The conference is intended for a dynamic, growing body of members representing various nursing roles including bedside nurses, operating room nurses, clinic nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse managers, and nurse educators.

Attendees will benefit from a wide range of topics and faculty presenting on original evidence-based, research findings as well as on innovative ideas for successful approaches to clinical application of pediatric surgical nursing.

Special sessions at the 2018 Conference:

  • Preconference Workshop: Nuts & Bolts of Pediatric Surgical Nursing - Mon., April 30, 2018
  • Joint APSNA/NAPNAP Session
  • Joint APSA/APSNA Session


Conference Registration will open in January 2018.


APSNA’s Program Committee is seeking abstract applications for the 27th Annual Scientific Conference.

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts page for more information and the abstract submission link.

Call for Abstracts has closed. 

CONTACT HOURS: This program is not yet accredited for NAPNAP CE contact hours or AAPA Category 1 CME. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined. Pharmacology and Trauma credits yet to be determined.


JW Marriott Room

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, a beautiful location in the heart of Palm Desert, offers an exceptional venue for the 2018 APSNA Conference.

Special room pricing has been secured for the conference. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. Conference attendees are encouraged to make their travel arrangements early.

For details and more information please visit our Housing & Travel Information page.  


The APSNA exhibit program is developed to give exhibitors optimum contact with the leaders in pediatric surgical nursing.  A detailed prospectus will be available for download shortly. Our Exhibitor Page is under construction -- check often to obtain more details, along with exhibitors already committed to the event, on our Exhibitor Page.

Check back often as the content of this page changes.

Please contact the APSNA Director of Program for questions related to the Annual Scientific Conference or content on this page.

Last Revised: 10-24-2017