By Dawn Jourdan, RN, BSN
Viewing posters at the ONS 41st Annual Congress is a great way to learn from your peers while earning CNE. This year, more than 300 posters will be available in four categories: clinical, leadership/management/education, research, and late-breaking research. Plus, ePosters are returning for the 2016 event. These presentations use a large TV monitor for a multimedia presentation of the poster, allowing presenters to zoom in and focus on different areas during their presentation. You can even take a sneak peek at the ePosters before the conference begins.
Posters and ePosters can be viewed in the Hall 1 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. You can check out the presentation schedule to see which day the presenter of each poster will be available to meet with attendees and answer questions about their work. This is a great way to get to know colleagues while learning about best practices, new research findings, how to address challenging clinical issues, and how others are working to improve oncology care.
One CNE contact hour will be awarded for attending a poster session, plus you can earn an additional contact hour for every 20 posters you independently review. Track the posters you view in the Conference Guide you receive in your registration bag and select them when you complete your Congress evaluation to claim your CNE.
So instead of sleeping in, make it a point to attend the poster sessions and see what others are doing. You might be amazed at the ideas you leave with and the knowledge you gain.