Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of ONS!

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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. 


It’s time again to recognize our members! 


CCONS has several awards available this year.

Nominate yourself or a colleague.


The deadline for all award applications is October 15.


To download Award descriptions and application instructions, click here


Award winners will be announced at the membership meeting on November 3.


For Questions contact

Carol Knop, CCONS Director at Large




Click here to read about the 2016 ONS Leadership Weekend held in Pittsburgh July 29-31.




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 CCONS Events

CCONS Presents
Educational Program and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, November 3, 2016
"Moon Shot and the Oncology Nurse"
Deborah K Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Member, Blue Ribbon Panel for Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Petterino's Restaurant
150 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601
6pm Registration
6:30 Business Meeting/Awards
7pm Presentation and Dinner
8:15 pm Evaluation
Space limited:  RSVP ASAP to cconspc@gmail.com
This activity has been submitted to the Oncology Nursing Society for approval for contact hours.
ONS is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA
1.0 contact hours have been requested

Other CE Events that may be of interest to our members

 Chicago Multiple Myeloma Rounds

"Innovative and Developing Therapeutic Approaches in the Management of Multiple Myeloma:

Focus on the Non-Transplant Eligible Patient

Pritesh Patel, MD  University of Illinois Medical Center; David Sumoza, MD  Stroger Hospital of Cook County; Rose Catchatourian, MD Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Maggiano's Little Italy

516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Antorini Meeting Rm

5:30-8:30 pm

Rush University Medical Center designates this Live Activity for 2 CE credits.

Rush University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

There is no charge for this activity.  Register online at www.plexuscomm.com/mmrounds

or email Name of person(s) attending, date of meeting, and phone number to mmrounds@plexuscomm.com


 OCTOBER 28-30, 2016




 or call 800-500-9976

 2016 Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) Annual Meeting 

November 3-6, 2016

Washington, DC

Earn up to 18 CE credits/contact hours

To register go to www.jadprolive.com

 19th Annual Oncology Nursing Conference

"Inspiring Leadership in Oncology Nursing"

Friday, November 18, 2016

8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Feinberg Pavilion

251 E Huron St

Chicago, IL 60611

Topics include: Nursing Leadership: Competencies and Lifelong Learning,Oncologic Emergencies, Cancer Employment Rights, OCN Certification, Cancer Genetics, Melanoma, Oral Oncolytics, Survivorship, Sexuality, Radiation, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information or to register go to



Other Non-CE/Promotional Programs That May be of Interest to our Members

Eisai invites you to attend a live presentation on Halaven (eribulin mesylate)

"Patient Journeys"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Presented by: Anne Courtney, NP   Texas Oncology, Austin, TX

Monastero's Ristorante

3935 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 

6pm Registration

6:30 Program and dinner

Please RSVP to http://goo.gl/DibhoF or by calling 412-432-6969, or by emailing events@americanmedicalcomm.com