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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. 

Please contact Carol Knop for information about posting events or other information on our site. csknop@comcast.net



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Upcoming CCONS Events

SAVE THE DATE for the next CCONS Membership Meeting and Educational Program: April 19, 2017

Pharmacology and Legal Status of Kratom: an Emerging Botanical Agent with Stimulant, Analgesic, and Reputed Opioid-like Effects

Speaker: Walter C. Prozialeck, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University

Location: Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center

Loyola Medical Center

2160 S. First Avenue

Maywood, IL 60153 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Registration and Dinner:    6:00 - 6:45 PM

Business Meeting:    6:45 - 7:00 PM

Educational Presentation and Evaluations:    7:00 - 8:15 PM

Did you attend the Wednesday, March 8, 2017: CCONS Membership Meeting and Educational Program. Hitting the Mark: Targeted Therapies in Metastatic Breast Cancer

 Presented by Scott Wirth, PharmD, BCOP?

Click here for the ILNA Coding Information for this program.


CE Events That May Be Of Interest To Our Members


 Saturday, March 25, 2017   LLS 2017 Clinical Trials Symposium: What To DO When Standard Therapy Fails.

Click here for information and registration.

Friday, March 31, 2017   Midwest Conference on Work and Cancer.

Click here for information and registration.


Other CE Offerings

International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board offers Free CE Module

Earn 3.0 Credits/Contact hours by completing this special supplement to JADPRO.

Click on link below to access The Advanced Practitioner's Guide to Multiple Myeloma




Thursday, June 15, 2017: LRF Gibbons Walk/Run 

Click here for event information and registration: 

Click here to donate to Carol White's Team of Hope: 



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

Venclexta for Previously Treated CLL With 17p Deletion
Presented by: Kelly McCaul, MD, Avera Medical Group Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Avera Cancer Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
Date: March 28, 2017, 6PM
Location: Mastro's, 520 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for program information and to RSVP. RSVP required by March 27.

Research Study Participation Needed!

Dear CCONS Chapter Member and Nursing Colleague,

A subset of nurses has started to shift the paradigm of the profession by becoming engaged in non-traditional oncology roles, examples of which include the role of medical science liaison, medical writer, medical communications and publications, marketing/sales consultants, legal consultants, etc. As a nurse who has made this transition, you are in an ideal position to give us valuable firsthand information from your own perspective.

We are conducting a survey as part of a research study to increase our understanding of the factors that influence the change in the career path of expert oncology nurses who transition from a traditional clinical nursing role to a non-traditional nursing position. 

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.   We are simply trying to capture your thoughts and perspectives on being a nurse who has made a career decision to take on a non-traditional nursing role. Your responses to the questions will be kept confidential.  There will be no identifiers used and the survey will be completely anonymous. There is no compensation for participating in this study; however your participation will be a valuable addition to our research.   The findings could lead to greater public understanding of exploring the motivational factors that influence an oncology nurse to shift from the traditional role to a non-traditional oncology role in nursing.

If you are willing to participate in this survey please click on the attached link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nursingismorethanashift2017. We know your time is valuable and truly appreciate your participation in the survey.


Maggie Smith, DNP, MSN/Ed, RN OCN

Nominating Chair, CCONS