About Congress


Join more than 3,400 of your nursing peers in Denver for four days of learning, networking,
and advancing the oncology nursing profession.


Why Attend?

Elevate Your Passion.
At Congress, you’ll learn the latest developments in oncology nursing in sessions led by acclaimed nursing professionals. Attendees leave Congress refocused, re-energized, and  ready to reinforce their practice with the education they’ve received.

Advance Our Profession.
Congress is truly the best place to receive the education, clinical practice information, and patient resources that will heighten your practice’s level of patient care. With four specialized learning tracks, you’ll find content to meet your learning needs and professional goals.

But don’t just take our word for it—hear what past attendees have to say.

“Excellent, beyond words to describe the many opportunities ONS offers through this conference.”

“Congress is such a special opportunity to connect and network with other oncology nurses; ideas and practices of other facilities are provided to help our own.”

“It was a very inspiring experience as a first time attendee. . . . A very good fuel for the nurse’s inner heart’s fire.”


Conference Location

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Justify Your Attendance

Congress is where you need to be to learn information that will enable you to make big changes in your practice. Make sure your supervisor recognizes all of the benefits, too. Here are some tips to get them on board with your attendance.

  • Talk about the value of Congress. One change implemented because of a new finding at Congress can affect hundreds of patients’ lives. Attending can create an impact on care at your institution.
  • Be a team player. Offer to give a presentation to your colleagues upon your return, where you can give an overview of your findings and answer questions to make the investment go further.
  • Show the relevance. Review the Congress schedule and give your supervisor examples of the sessions that would be beneficial to your institution.
  • Consider status. If your institution has or is trying to achieve magnet status, remind your supervisor of the importance of continuing education in both initial designation and redesignation.
  • Be prepared. Go to your supervisor with a plan of who will cover your shifts while you are at the conference.
  • Plan ahead. Request to attend Congress while you can still take advantage of early-bird rates, and book your hotel and travel early to secure lower rates.
  • Buddy up. Offer to share a room with a colleague to cut down on hotel costs.

Download this customizable justification letter to explain why attending Congress can advance your profession.


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