Why attend ONS Connections?

As an experienced clinician, nurse scientist, or student in oncology, you’re going places—and now it’s time to learn from the best and brightest in your field. ONS Connections is your time to network with the nursing leaders beside you and at the podium during three days of non-stop education.

This is a conference that’s serious about collaboration. Sessions don’t just share innovations in cancer care—they examine the trends from both the researcher’s and advanced practice nurse’s perspective, sharing how they’re tackling the challenge together. ONS Connections is a spirited, multidisciplinary forum that brings every voice in oncology to the table.

The takeaway? Professional opportunities, a firsthand look at new findings in cancer care, and a deeper understanding of how collaboration is moving oncology nursing forward—all of which you’ll need to drive practice change or deepen the quality of your research.

hotel image ONS Connections: Advancing Care Through Science
November 8–10, 2013
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX 75207

Letters of Support from Nursing Leaders

“The ONS Connections conference is the go-to place for oncology nurse leaders, educators, nurse scientists and advanced practice nurses. . . a concentration of new evidence, new approaches, and fresh ideas, all very relevant to your practice or academic setting.”

Letter from nurse scientist Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, ONS Distinguished Researcher

“One of my favorite aspects of Connections is that it offers us the opportunity to hear research presented that includes both large- and small-scale projects. It helps us see that we don’t have to write major research grants and conduct multi-site studies in order to make a difference.”

Letter from Peg Esper, DNP, MSN, MSA, ANP-BC, AOCN, Nurse Practitioner at the University Of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Who else is going?

Your fellow attendees are all changing cancer care for the better. If you’re a leader or a forward-thinker, you’ll be in good company: oncology advanced practice nurses, nurse scientists, doctors of nursing practice, experienced oncology nurses, and master’s or doctoral students will join you.

How Much CNE and CPE Can I Earn?

You can earn up to 19.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education and 4.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education if all sessions are completed in their entirety and you complete your program evaluation by midnight EST on Wednesday, December 18. The preconference workshops offer an additional 4.5 contact hours of CNE and 3.05 contact hours of CPE. All of the CNE at ONS Connections is advanced-level.

Conference Goal

To promote excellence in oncology nursing and cancer care by sharing innovative clinical initiatives, stimulating advanced educational experiences and networking opportunities, and inspiring the translation and dissemination of evidence into practice.

Conference Objectives

  • 1) Interpret complex issues and trends in cancer care and their impact on the advanced oncology professional.
  • 2) Apply new knowledge related to clinical implications of current and developing nursing research findings.
  • 3) Explore collaborative strategies to disseminate oncology nursing research and translate findings into clinical practice.
  • 4) Engage in professional and educational networking forums.


ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation.

hotel image Accreditation as an American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission provider refers only to its continuing nursing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

The contact hours earned from this educational opportunity may qualify for initial oncology nursing certification and renewal via ONC-PRO and ILNA. Visit www.oncc.org for complete details.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and ONS have collaborated for the purpose of developing and providing continuing pharmacy education for the Connections: Advancing Care Through Science conference. APhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.