Attendee Information

We Can’t Wait to See You in Sunny Anaheim!

Are you ready for four days of learning, networking, and celebrating the oncology nursing profession with almost 4,000 of your nursing peers? Keep an eye on this page for all of the most up-to-date attendee information. Have a question that’s not addressed here? Contact the ONS Help Center.


When you arrive in Anaheim, you can register for the conference and receive your name badge
and conference bag at the Anaheim Convention Center in the Hall A/B Prefunction.

Anaheim Convention Center: Hall A/B Prefunction

This year, we’re offering even more education! Wednesday sessions are now included
with your full Congress registration at no additional fee.

Wednesday ● 11 am–8 pm
Thursday ● 6 am–4 pm
Friday ● 6:45 am–3 pm
Saturday ● 6:45 am–3 pm
Sunday ● Closed

Mobile App

Sponsored by

The Congress App is now live!

Download the Congress mobile app, sponsored by Celgene, by searching for “ONS Congress 2019” in the AppStore or Google Play. Here, you can view all Congress sessions, activities, exhibitors, and maps, and create a personalized schedule to meet your education and networking needs. You can even message fellow attendees to build connections. If you have any questions when you arrive, stop by the Information Station in the North Building Plaza Level or the ONS Booth (#436) in the learning hall. We’d be happy to help you get started.

Create your personal conference schedule.

Preview the speakers presenting at Congress.

View a map of the learning hall.

Connect with fellow attendees.


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Connect to the Congress WiFi network to enjoy free service throughout the convention center.

Network Name: ONS2019


Attendee Mailer

Check your mailboxes! If you did not receive your Attendee Mailer, please contact

CNE Contact Hours

Earn your Congress CNE at 

Deadline: May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST 

You can earn up to 30 contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) if all sessions are completed in their entirety and you complete your program evaluation by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Wednesday sessions, now included with your Congress registration, offer up to four additional contact hours of CNE. All sessions are at the intermediate or advanced level.   

 Congress Packing List

Congress confirmation email

Print out this email and bring it to the Express Check In line at Registration for an expedited experience.

Mobile device

Use the ONS Congress mobile app to avoid lugging around paper and participate in Congress social media fun to make virtual connections. We’ll even have a charging station for you to get a battery boost throughout the day.

Session handouts

Prefer paper and pencil? Print the session handouts and bring them with you to Congress so you can jot down notes as the speakers present. To access the handouts, visit the schedule, click on the session you want to attend, and scroll to the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a PDF link to click, opening the session handout.*

Comfortable shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking during Congress, so be sure to pack a pair that don’t hurt your feet.


We try to keep session rooms at a comfortable temperature, but bring a sweater in case you’re chilly

Business cards

Swap these cards with fellow attendees to keep track of the connections you make.


Lace up for the ONS Foundation/Pfizer Oncology Fun Run/Walk and Wheelchair. If you didn’t sign up during your online Congress registration, stop by the Pfizer booth to register.

*Please note: Most speakers provide only key slides for session handouts, and some do not provide any slides. If you would like a full slide deck from a speaker, please use the contact information provided on the session handout to contact them directly.

Symposia Events

Keep hearing about symposia events? These are industry-sponsored breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs held outside of the official Congress schedule. They are produced completely independently of ONS. Check out the Industry-Supported Track on the online scheduler to browse this year’s events. Symposia events are held off site and usually require a separate registration through the organizer. Check the online schedule for your desired events and click the green Register button to reserve your space. Don’t delay, these industry events often fill up!


You’ll have the chance to view more than 500+ ePosters that will be presented at this year’s Congress prior to arriving on site! You can earn 1 contact hour of CNE at each poster session held during Congress. You can earn additional contact hours by independently reviewing the posters. Every 20 posters reviewed is worth 1 contact hour.

View this year’s ePosters

Have a Question? Stop by the Information Station for Assistance.

North Building Plaza Level

Wednesday ● Noon–6 pm
Thursday ● 6:45 am–6 pm
Friday ● 6:45 am–6 pm
Saturday ● 6:45 am–6 pm