2014 Congress International Attendees
If you’re heading to Anaheim from outside the United States, we’re honored to have you in attendance! Please join us in Room 211A, the official Congress International Attendee Room. The room will be available from 7 am–7 pm Thursday–Saturday for you to meet with your fellow delegates and colleagues. We’ll have a message board ready for you to post notes, as well as information about ONS and complementary copies of our publications.
Under current immigration laws, the U.S. State Department advises that anyone who applies for a temporary visa to enter the U.S. should plan on significantly longer processing time than in past years. With this in mind, we strongly urge all international attendees to visit the U.S. State Department website for information on how to obtain your visa.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection website has additional information about entry into the United States. Please contact us if you require a letter of registration confirmation for your consulate.
All Congress sessions are conducted in English and we do not offer simultaneous translation. However, international attendees are welcome to contact us to arrange to bring their own translators.
Host City Information
For helpful travel, dining, and tourism recommendations, check out our visitor’s site built just for Congress attendees. Download this helpful guide for general information about the United States, including its culture, business hours, weather, and emergency resources. This guide is courtesy of the American Urological Association.
For Chinese Delegates
FWS International Conference Management Co., Ltd, has offered to be of assistance for you in terms of group planning and translation.
For legal reasons within the pharmaceutical industry, exhibitors in the Learning Hall are usually only permitted to distribute marketing materials and products to U.S. nurses. However, they welcome all attendees, and many will offer information in the International Area at booths 282/284, sharing pharmaceutical information for nurses outside the U.S. as well as information for U.S. and non-U.S. nurses on travel opportunities and international cancer care organizations.
Events for International Attendees
Opening Ceremonies International Processional.
The international attendee procession on Thursday, May 1, is a tremendously fun part of the Opening Ceremonies. To participate, please plan to meet no later than 7:45 am in the back of the Arena, where there will be a sign for international attendees to line up. The opening processional will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m. as ONS gives a special welcome to you, our Board of Directors, and our local chapter members.
A Global Good Afternoon.
Visit Room 211A to meet other international colleagues on Thursday, May 1, from 10:30 am–noon. Local ONS chapter members will be present to help familiarize you with the many exciting dining and entertaining options in Anaheim. Add it to your schedule.
Private Tour of City of Hope.
Join us for a complementary tour of City of Hope, a world-renowned, leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. The bus will leave the Anaheim Convention Center at 7 am promptly on Friday, May 2, with the tour to run from 8:30–10:30 am. This tour has been specifically arranged for international attendees and will be limited to 50 participants. Add it to your schedule or sign up here.
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Across Healthcare Settings: One Size Does Not Fit All.
From 4–5:30 pm on Saturday, May 3, leaders from ONS, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), and the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO) will discuss challenges in international healthcare delivery. Add it to your schedule.