Getting the Facts Straight About Obesity

photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® A lot has been publicized about initiating a conversation with patients about smoking cessation. We’ve all been taught that the single best thing someone can do for their health is to quit tobacco use. However, I learned some surprising information at the […]

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Make Connections That Count at Congress

By Jessica Thompson, ONS Digital Marketing Coordinator How can you connect with thousands of like-minded oncology nurses over the course of four days? If you scrambled around introducing yourself to everyone, you’d be exhausted and burnt out by 9 am. So how can you make meaningful and engaging connections? By tweeting, posting, pinning, and sharing! We’re talking […]

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Making Strides in Survivorship Care

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN The number of cancer survivors grows every year, and with their increasing numbers comes an increasing need to provide them with care in this phase of the cancer trajectory. The 2006 Institute of Medicine report, “Lost in Transition,” highlighted the importance of survivorship care, and the Commission on Cancer […]

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Five Ways Congress Can Work for Your Certification

By Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE, Executive Director, ONCC Looking to get more out of your ONS Congress experience? Attending Congress can be a win-win situation for nurses who are oncology certified or interested in becoming certified. Whether you’re certified now or still thinking about it, here’s how you can make Congress work for […]

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Share Your Latest Research Findings at Congress

We’re now accepting submissions for late-breaking research abstracts to be presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress. This special call for abstracts allows you to present your most current data in Orlando. An abstract is a form that summarizes your work, submitted for potential presentation. The 60 top-scoring abstracts will be presented during a Congress podium […]

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Taming the Elephant in the Room

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN On the very last day of Congress, I have the honor and pleasure of presenting about a topic that has been a passion of mine for a long time. As nurses, we’ve all had to have a challenging or sensitive conversation with a patient and/or family. Many of us have […]

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The Advantages of Non-CNE Events at Congress

By Gena Middleton, MS, RN, CNS, AOCNS®, Account Manager, ONS:Edge Improving patient outcomes is the common goal of all oncology nurse education, yet sometimes important disease state and product-specific information is not discussed during CNE offerings. Industry-sponsored events provide critical information related to cancer treatment options, new and expanded indications for FDA-approved products, safe administration […]

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Come Out on the Winning End of Oncologic Emergencies

photo credit: Lombardi Trophy aloft via photopin cc By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® Oncologic emergencies are clinical conditions resulting from metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, hematologic, and/or infectious changes caused by cancer or its treatment. They are emergent situations, which can sometimes occur quite abruptly, and require immediate intervention to prevent the loss of life or quality […]

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Two Years on the ONS Congress Planning Team: What an Experience!

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® I clearly remember the email from Nonniekaye Shelburne, the ONS Congress Planning Team chair, welcoming me on board for Congress 2014. I reread it several times in disbelief. I was hesitant to apply because I didn’t consider myself an expert in oncology nursing. I didn’t publish frequently. I didn’t […]

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