ONS Congress Code of Conduct


The Oncology Nursing Society Congress fosters engagement, collaboration, community, and conversations in a diverse and open learning environment.   

Nursing is seen as one of the most trusted and ethical professions. As such, we hold our attendees to a high standard and expect them to demonstrate integrity, courtesy, and respect for others throughout the conference.  

ONS believes that everyone—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion—should be free from inappropriate behavior. ONS will not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, whether in-person, online or via social media, or in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local laws.   

Inappropriate behavior includes but is not limited to harassment, offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, derisive comments regarding technical background, unwelcome sexual attention, and unwelcome solicitation/sales. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior is also considered inappropriate behavior. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.  

ONS reserves the right to take actions in its sole discretion to ensure Congress is a welcoming environment for all, including but not limited to expulsion from the conference with no refund.