ONS Congress

The Oncology Nursing Society's Annual Conference

May 17-20, 2018

Washington, DC - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Registration is Now Open

Come together with more than 4,000 of your nursing peers for the ONS 43rd Annual Congress.

At Congress, you'll learn the latest cancer treatments and symptom management strategies, help to advance the science of cancer care, and stand as an advocate for your patients and your profession.

Impact your patients, your practice, and your future and make plans to join us in DC. Register by March 29 to receive early-bird pricing!

Educational Tracks

At Congress, you'll find content that meets your learning needs, no matter your experience level or position.

View the Congress schedule by track and start planning the education you receive.

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Clinical Practice

For Nurses Working in Acute Care or Ambulatory Settings Treating Oncology Patients

Get evidence-based solutions to your practice challenges and learn about new treatments and management techniques that will help you help your patients. Sessions will provide practical, implementable information for nurses working in oncology-specific settings or other locations.

Leadership Management Education

For Current or Future Nurse Leaders, Administrators, Managers and Educators

Get information and tools to help you support the nursing staff you lead and work with. Speakers with extensive leadership experience will share insight on topics such as succession planning for the bedside, professional incivility, and linking patient care data to outcomes through electronic health records.

Advanced Practice

For Advanced Practice Nurses

Looking for more advanced content related to treatment and treatment-related side effect issues while at Congress? This track is for you. You’ll also explore issues related to immunotherapy side effects, the second victim, and complementary therapies.


For Doctorally-Prepared Nurses Involved in Research Science, Doctoral Students, and Nurses Interested in Research

Join hot topic discussions about current research findings and issues surrounding conducting research studies. You’ll explore issues including the future of nursing science and the visibility of big data and data science research.

Specialty Track: Radiation

For Nurses Working in Radiation and Nurses Who Care for Patients Who Have Received or Will Receive Radiation Treatment

Come and find out about new trends and technology in radiation therapy with content ranging from radiation basics to where radiation therapy is headed in the future.  With a variety of topics including symptom management, survivorship, palliative care, and HDR brachytherapy, all nurses, from novice to expert, are sure to benefit from this track.

Abstracts for the 43rd Annual Congress

Notifications for abstracts accepted for podium or ePoster presentations have been sent. Late-breaking research abstract notifications will be sent out in February.

In the meantime, you can still access all 500+ ePosters from the ONS 42nd Annual Congress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about abstract submission or ePoster presentations for the ONS 43rd Annual Congress? Find answers and general information quickly using the links below.

Abstract FAQs

Reach Oncology Nurses From Around the Globe

Exhibiting at Congress is a great way to reach oncology nurses, who, as the main point of contact with patients

and their families, influence and transform cancer care in all practice settings.

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