The 40th Annual Convention of American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses will be held October 10-13, 2014 at The Westin Chicago River North.

The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN), Inc., is an international nursing specialty organization committed to the enhancement of quality nursing care delivered to the patient undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery. The organization supports and encourages the collaborative relationship between nurses engaged in the areas of clinical practice, education, administration, and research. ASPSN recognizes its responsibility to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing practice and provides a broad spectrum of educational opportunities to promote personal and professional growth of members.

Plastic surgical nursing is a diverse multidisciplinary field that encompasses various practice settings and educational backgrounds including pediatric reconstruction, skin care, aesthetics, burns, adult reconstruction, craniofacial, operating room, post anesthesia care, office settings, management, nurse injectors, independent practitioners, advanced practice nursing, nurse educators, physician assistants, surgical technicians, licensed practical nurses, and industry. ASPSN helps enhance the practice of plastic surgical nursing by providing information about current trends, patient safety initiatives, and legislative updates. ASPSN encourages members to take full advantage of the many benefits membership has to offer. From continuing education and discounts on educational opportunities, publications, and certification to free special interest discussion groups, ASPSN has something for everyone. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1975, ASPSN has a growing membership of approximately 1,000 plastic and reconstructive surgical nurses who support the philosophy, mission, and objectives of the Society.