Share Your Own Big Changes From Congress

The ONS 41st Annual Congress is all about “Big Change” in oncology nursing. Through speaker sessions, poster presentations, learning hall exhibits, and many other educational presentations, we hope you’ll leave Congress energized and excited to make big changes when you return home. That’s why we’re announcing the 2016 Congress Blog Contest: Bringing “Big Change” Back Home. It’s an […]

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Travel Tips and Tricks

By Una Kilberg, ONS Director of Meeting Services You’re likely gearing up for your trip to San Antonio right now. Before you head to the airport, here are some helpful hints to ensure a successful experience. Make sure to pack any medications in your carry-on bag, and keep in mind that any liquids or gels […]

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Keep Your Congress Schedule in the Palm of Your Hand

Tired of lugging around papers and shuffling through them to find what you need? The ONS Congress mobile app is here to solve your problems! By downloading the app, you’ll have your personalized schedule, exhibitor listing, convention center map, and speaker directory all at your fingertips throughout the conference. Even getting the app is easy. […]

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Attend Industry-Sponsored Events to Stay In the Know

You likely know all about the educational sessions at Congress, but are you aware of the many industry-sponsored events that will be taking place at Congress? Industry-sponsored events provide critical information related to cancer treatment options, new and expanded indications for FDA-approved products, safe administration guidelines, strategies for managing potential side effects, and patient education […]

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What to Wear and Pack For Your Congress Trip

By Stefanie Wenger, RN, San Antonio Chapter Member As you prepare for your journey to the ONS 41st Annual Congress in San Antonio you might be thinking, “What in the world should I pack?” Well, no need to worry because here are some tips on what to bring for a successful trip. We have been getting […]

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Keeping Up With Quality Metrics

By Dawn Jourdan, RN, BSN We all know that healthcare is rapidly changing—including treatment methods, how and where care is provided, and how we are reimbursed for the care we provide. At times, it can seem a bit overwhelming to keep up with the latest information, let alone think about what may happen next. One […]

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Be Prepared for Congress With Your Session Slides in Hand

By Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN Not sure how and where to find the Congress slides? By following the instructions below, you’ll have your slides in hand and be ready to start attending Congress sessions! To access the session handouts, visit the Congress schedule or open the Congress mobile app. At the bottom of each session’s description, […]

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Spot the Slip Up and Speak Up for Safety!

By Tracy Wyant, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN®, CHPN, and Laurl Matey, MSN, RN, CHPN As part of the #SpotlightonSafety initiative, ONS wants to empower nurses to adopt and achieve a culture of safety in practice. Why? Because oncology nurses are vital contributors to assuring safety in a hazardous, complex care environment. Individual core values, evidence-based behaviors, […]

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Taking Technology Up a Level at Congress

By Rich Maloney, ONS IT Infrastructure Manager If you’re a longtime attendee of the ONS Annual Congress, you probably remember waiting in lines at the ONS Internet Café to check your email. Fortunately, technology at Congress has come a long way since those days. This year, the ONS 41st Annual Congress will be the most […]

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Earn CNE While Connecting With Colleagues

By Dawn Jourdan, RN, BSN Viewing posters at the ONS 41st Annual Congress is a great way to learn from your peers while earning CNE. This year, more than 300 posters will be available in four categories: clinical, leadership/management/education, research, and late-breaking research. Plus, ePosters are returning for the 2016 event. These presentations use a […]

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