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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.


CCONS 2016 Leadership

Seated: Lisa Hartle, Gina Menyah, Carol Knop, Maggie Smith

Standing:  AnnMarie Keenan, Katharine Szubski, Joseph Tariman, Tara Gehring, Mary Lappe

Not pictured: Kurt Kausch, Denise Friesema, Maryjo Osowski, Bev Caraher


Upcoming Events

     CCONS Presents

"The Role of the Nurse in Promoting Shared Decision Making for Patients with Multiple Myeloma"                                 

   a CE certified live activity at ONS Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Maggiano's Little Italy

Bellagio Room

516 N Clark St

Chicago, IL 60610

6:30-7pm Registration and Dinner

7-8pm Presentation

Please RSVP to Andrea.Calkins@cmmglobal.com  and reference CCONS May 10

This activity is jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC.  Annenberg is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the ANCC's COA

1.0 Contact hour has been approved


CCONS presents


"Tastes From Around the World: A Nursing Celebration"


Thursday, May 19, 2016
 Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Drive Chicago, event will be held in the Ballroom
free parking lot behind the ballroom, and street parking also available 


May is oncology nursing month and what better way to celebrate us than by hosting “Tastes Around the World.”  Last year our palates had the pleasure of tasting Cuban and Spanish dishes prepared by Bar Takito; this year we will continue this tradition and sample various culinary delights from other countries on May 19th at the Parkway Ballroom. 

My goal for us is to network, have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime; so there will be no formal presentation at this event. We will raffle a free one year ONS membership, raffle winners must be present and employers must not reimburse for membership. The winner will be chosen via Facebook so be sure to like our Facebook page for details:  Chicago Chapter Oncology Nursing Society.  

What to do next? 

Register for this event by sending an email to, CCONSPC@gmail.com  or select RSVP tab at top of this page

CCONS Members will be wait listed after the first 80 members RSVP and will be contacted if space becomes available.  


I would like to display any posters presented at Congress or any other meeting this year during this event from 6-6:45pm, if you are interested in displaying and willing to provide a brief (2-5 minute) top-line overview please complete the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NursingCelebration


Maggie A. Smith, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN, OCN 

CCONS President



ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Grant Park, Chicago

6:25 pm start

Join CCONS Member Carol White's team

Go to http://gibbons5k.com

and choose Carol's Team of Hope

The password is runhappy

If you cannot join the team, but want to lend your support to Carol in this effort, go to 


Donate and show up to cheer if you can!



 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Annual Vendor Fair and Program

Ivy Room at Tree Studios, 12 East Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Details to come!


 Wednesday, November 16, 2016  Chapter Awards and Program

Petterino's 150 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601 


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


Lymphoma Rounds Chicago

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

6:30-9 pm

The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro

733 W Madison St

Chicago, IL 60661

Free CME dinner program for health care professionals but pre-registration is required

To register, go to 


 oncREACH presents

"Advance Care Planning"

focusing on skills and knowledge necessary for the oncology team to support patients and their families with establishing goals of care, particularly in the palliative setting

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Green River Restaurant

259 E Erie St

Chicago, IL 60611

Free dinner and valet parking*

to RSVP, contact your Genentech Clinical Specialist Melanie Sparks at 773-501-6410 or email sparks.melanie@gene.com

*note Federal entities have restrictions on receiving meals, parking at company sponsored events, and federal employees are accountable for understanding such restrictions and complying with them.


ASCO Annual Meeting

Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research

June 3-7, 2016

McCormick Place


for more information or to register, go to


"Epidural Growth Factor Receptor and NSCLC 3.0"

June 3, 2016

Sheraton Grand Chicago, Grand Ballroom  

301 E Northwater St   Chicago, IL 60611  

6pm Registration and light dinner  

7-9pm Program  

The Biomedical Learning Institute designates this educational activity for 2 contact hours.  To receive CE contact hour credit, attendance at the entire activity and the successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form is required.  

The Biomedical Learning Institute is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the ANCC's COA.  

To register for this activity, go to https://www.bmli.com/live/egfr3/registration.php?x=502c





Northwestern Medicine and Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center present

11th Annual Pain and Palliative Care Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2016

8:30 registration and breakfast

9am - 4 conference

Prentice Women's Hospital

250 E Superior St

Chicago, IL

Visit cancer.northwestern.edu/pain for more details and to register

CE credits have been applied for and cost to nurses for this conference is $25 for Northwestern affiliates and $50 for non-Northwestern affiliates.  Cost for students is $20




Best of ASCO 2016 Meeting

June 24-25, 2016

Palmer House Hilton Chicago

for more info or to register, go to




OCTOBER 28-30, 2016




or call 800-500-9976








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