ONS Connections Events


Stop By the ONS Booth!

Our friendly staff at the booth (#505) are here to answer your conference questions and help you make the most of your membership.

Get a Starbucks Gift Card

When you begin or renew your membership, you’ll get a $10 Starbucks card. Even if your membership isn’t due to expire soon, we’ll simply extend it for another year. If you’re not yet a member, join at Connections to start receiving member-only benefits.

Enter the Attendee Raffle

Drop off the ticket on page 16 of your attendee guide for a chance to win one of five great gift baskets, with goodies like a Congress registration, ONS memberships, and more. Prizes will be on display in the ONS booth. Want more chances to win? You’ll get additional tickets if you join or renew your membership, shop in the ONS store, or donate to the ONS Foundation. So, get busy and get winning.

Clinical Chats

Join us at the ONS booth for these informal, interactive opportunities to learn and network.

Friday, November 8


APN Perspectives: Gastrointestinal Cancer Tumor Board
Lorraine Drapek, RN, OCN®, FNP-BC
10:15–10:45 am

Listen as a challenging, complex case is presented, then collaborate with your colleagues to develop evidence-based care recommendations and management strategies.

Survivorship Rounds: Living With Cognitive Changes
Mary Lou Kanaskie, PhD, RN, AOCN®
12:45–1:15 pm

Join this case-based discussion highlighting cancer treatment-related side effects. You’ll discuss care coordination, survivorship planning, and the referral process.

Strengthening Practice Resources With Research and Research Utilization
Geri LoBiondo-Wood PhD, RN, FAAN
3:45–4:15 pm

Whether you’re a seasoned or a beginning researcher , or a clinician who relies on research for practice change, come network with your colleagues to discuss the issues that affect oncology patients and your career goals.

Saturday, November 9


Advocacy in an Age of Discontent:
Educating Leaders on the Nursing Environment
Alec Stone, MA, MPA
9:15–9:45 am

Take action and start advocating at the advanced practice level!  In this chat, you’ll increase your awareness of current legislation affecting cancer care.

Presentation Theaters

Held on the learning hall stage, presentation theaters are interactive opportunities to learn about new treatments and patient resources. These industry-sponsored events are always a hit with attendees, so don’t miss them!

No CNE is associated with these presentations.

Friday, November 8


Rituxan in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
10:15–11:15 am

Sponsored by Genentech BioOncology in partnership with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of ONS.

Clinical Cases From Patients With HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer
12:45–1:45 pm

Sponsored by Genentech BioOncology in partnership with ONS:Edge, Inc., a subsidiary of ONS.

Survivorship Care: Implementing the Essentials
3:45–4:45 pm

This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.

Saturday, November 9


Fundamentals of Biologic Medicines for Oncology Nurses
9:15–10:15 am

This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Amgen. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.

Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, November 9

1:15–2 pm

Connect with a small, collaborative group of your colleagues! Each roundtable will be led by a nurse scientist and clinician. You’ll tackle four priority concerns from all angles, including research, treatment strategies, patient outcomes, and practice needs.

Topics of discussion:

  • Fatigue
  • Neuropathy
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Adherence to Symptom Management
Publishing Presentation

Saturday, November 9

12:15–1 pm

Strategically Build Your Publications Portfolio (Learning Hall Theater)

Do you have a long-range publishing plan? Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Editor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, and Oncology Nursing Forum Editor Anne Katz, RN, PhD, will describe a strategic publications plan with consideration for Magnet status and tenure.