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The Chicago Chapter invites you to browse our Virtual Community site

and participate in our events and other offerings.  This is your local ONS connection. 

Find out about our membership, leadership, meetings, events, newsletter, and much more.

Our Summer 2015 Member News and Reports can be downloaded from the "Chapter Newsletters" Tab on the left!

Upcoming Events


CCONS Members have been invited to join our neighboring Chicago West Suburban Chapter of ONS (CWSCONS) at their Annual Vendor Fair and Meeting


Smoking Cessation and Bills on the Hill: Political Advocacy at the Local, State & National Level

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Program: 3.0 CNE Applied for

(free of charge for CCONS members!)


4:30- 6:00 P.M.  Registration & Vendor Fair
6:00 Dinner
6:00-6:45 P.M.   Carol Southard, MS, RN - Northwestern Medicine
6:45 -7:00 P.M.  Vendor Fair
7:00-7:45 P.M.   Eric Hart, MD - Northwestern Medicine
7:45-8 :00 P.M.  Vendor Fair
8:00-8:30 P.M.   Maggie Osborne - American Cancer Society
8:30-9:00 P.M.   Kim Rohan, MS, RN - Edward Cancer Center


Location: The Abbington

3S002 Route 53 (Corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road) Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Ph. 630.942.8600

Cost: Free to all ONS members & $30 fee for non-members

RSVP: Cwscons1@gmail.com OR www.facebook.com/cwscons

For further information, contact: Marianne Huml
Program Committee Chair Marianne.huml@cadencehealth.org



ONS and CCONS presents

Peripheral TCell Lymphoma:  New Advances for a Difficult Disease

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Osteria Ottimo

16111 S LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 

Barbara Rogers, CRNP, MN, AOCN, ANP-BC

Adult Hematology-Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Fox Chase Cancer Center

5:30 pm Registration

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Presentation

There is no fee for this activity.

You can register for this activity by logging onto


Medical Learning Institute, Inc

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15106 for 1.0 contact hour.

This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 1508341

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Celgene Corporation.

To download a flyer, click here



Join CCONS in supporting "Light the Night" for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Grant Park-Arvey Field at 4:30 pm on October 24, 2015

Joseph Tariman, a CCONS Director-At-Large, has formed a team to honor his niece, a lymphoma survivor, and her hematologist.

Click here to join Joseph's team or donate to this worthy cause!

CCONS presents

An ONS Edge Program

Jakafi (Ruxolitinib): A First In Class Drug to Treat Patients with :

Intermediate or High Risk Myelofibrosis

Polycythemia Vera who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of hydroxyurea 

Thurseday, October 29, 2015

Patricia Manea, RN, OCN, CRC

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas, San Antonio, TX

6:00 - 8:00 pm

McCormick and Schmick's - The State Room

1 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

to register, download this flyer, fill out and return by email or fax by October 22.




Tuesday 11/10/15 at 6:00PM CST

CCONS Chapter Meeting and Educational Program

Speaker: Nausheen Akhter, MD 

Nacional 27

325 W Huron

Chicago, IL 60654


Bev Caraher bcaraher@msn.com or Carol Knop csknop@comcast.net 

You may attach your own flyer for us to provide a hyperlink, but you must also fill out the required posting form. 



Other Events that may be of interest to our members

"Year in Review:  A Multitumor Regional Symposium Focused on the Application of Emerging Research Information to the Care of Patients with Common Cancers"

Saturday, October 17, 2015

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Westin Chicago River North

320 N Dearborn St

Chicago, IL 60654

Breakfast and Lunch provided

This Event is Free of Charge

Moderator:  Neil Love, MD

Topics: Hodgkins and NHL, GU Cancers, Multiple Myeloma, Colorectal, Gastric, and Pancreatic Cancer, Dermatologic Cancers, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

CNE This educational activity for 6.8 contact hours is provided by Research to Practice

Research to Practice is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

 Space Limited:  Register now at
  Implantable Pain Therapies
Cancer Pain Management Course - PMC-CNE
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6-9 pm
Francesca's Vicinato
12960 LaGrange Rd
Palos Park, IL 60464
Free Dinner and 1.5 CNE credit awarded
to register, download the flyer here