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Gain Your Employer’s Support to Attend ONS Congress

You know that what you learn at ONS Congress®, the largest conference dedicated to oncology nursing, can make an immediate and direct impact on your patient care and outcomes. Help your employer understand that, too, with these tips and resources to facilitate conversations to justify your attendance.

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Getting Started

  • Outline a game plan to cover your duties while you’re at ONS Congress.  
  • Review the session schedule and select those that will have the most impact on your team’s practice.  
  • Pitch the benefits of your attendance and how it will improve process, strategies, and patient outcomes at your organization. For example, you will: 
    • Have access to more than 40 expert-led educational sessions spanning five learning tracks: clinical practice, advanced practice, research, radiation, and management/staff education. This allows you to create a personalized itinerary to best suit your educational needs, making the most of your time at the conference. 
    • Be able to view hundreds of project presentations from nurse leaders illustrating their work to improve processes and strategies for care at their institutions. What you learn from those presentations could directly influence positive change at your own organization. 
    • Engage in peer-to-peer networking via poster presentations; networking roundtable discussions; a Learning Hall with presentations from nursing leaders, industry, advocacy groups; and more. Those conversations with oncology nursing leaders and colleagues encourage idea exchanges, relationships, and growth.  

All of the knowledge you gain at ONS Congress can be shared with your workplace team, maximizing the impact of your attendance at this unparalleled oncology nursing event.  

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Justification Letter

Convey your enthusiasm for attending ONS Congress by sharing this customizable justification letter, complete with a cost breakdown worksheet and the official 2024 ONS Congress schedule, with your employer. These resources will aid you in highlighting the advantages and significance of attending ONS conferences to help you secure your supervisor’s support to attend ONS Congress.