Deana Callipare, Marketing Coordinator

We have a lot planned for you at the ONS Annual Congress in Anaheim, and packing for the different events can be challenging. Here’s a quick and easy packing list to use as a guide.

 Congress confirmation email

Want to expedite your Congress registration on-site? Print your confirmation email out and bring it to the Express Check In line at Registration to start your Congress experience faster. You will receive your Congress confirmation email on Thursday, April 4. If you did not receive your confirmation email, please contact

 Mobile device

Download the ONS Congress mobile app, sponsored by Celgene, by searching for “ONS Congress 2019” in the AppStore or Google Play. Use the app to avoid lugging around paper and participate in Congress social media fun to make virtual connections. Battery die easily? We have you covered with a charging station to boost your phone’s life 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, which will open the session handout.

 Comfortable shoes

Walking from session to session can be hard on your feet, so packing comfortable shoes is a must!


Session rooms can get a bit chilly even in sunny Anaheim. We try to keep session rooms at a comfortable temperature but pack a sweater or light jacket just in case you get cold.

 Business cards

Relationships made at Congress can surpass the conference and last for years to come. Swapping business cards with fellow attendees can help you keep track of the connections you make while networking.


Sneakers are perfect if you plan on attending the Oncology Nursing Foundation’s Wake Your Warrior Yoga event or the Oncology Nursing Foundation/Pfizer Oncology Fun Run/Walk and Wheelchair. If you didn’t sign up during your online Congress registration, you can still register at the conference. Stop by the Oncology Nursing Foundation’s booth located on the North Building Plaza Level to register for Yoga. Register for the Oncology Nursing Foundation/Pfizer Oncology Fun Run/Walk and Wheelchair at the Pfizer Oncology booth (#525) in the Learning Hall.

 Business Casual Clothes

Congress attire is business casual, so dress for success. It is important to dress well but be comfortable.