About Congress


ONS will be there.

As your field advances and the oncology nursing profession evolves, we will continue to grow as an organization to support your ever-changing needs as an oncology nursing professional. Come to Congress and let’s grow together.


Why Attend?

At Congress, you’ll learn new cancer treatments and symptom management strategies, further develop your professional skills, and advocate for your patients and profession. You’ll share the discoveries you’ve made, the advances you’ve made in your practice, and the transformations you’ve seen in your field.

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 five specialized learning tracks,  you’ll find content to meet your learning needs and professional goals.


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 help you grow as a professional and aid in transforming your practice.


Conference Location

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Experience world-renowned attractions, dine like a foodie, sip award-winning craft beers and specialty cocktails, revel in vibrant nightlife—choose your own sun-soaked Southern California adventure. Visit the Anaheim visitor’s site to plan your trip to sunny California by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay.