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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.


Upcoming Events


Chicago Chapter of ONS Presents

New Cancer Drugs 2014/2015

Thursday May 28, 2015

Teresa Knoop RN MSN AOCN
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee


Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Loyola Medical Center

2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

6:00p - 6:30p Registration

6:30p - 7:00p Business Meeting

7:00p - 8:00p Presentation & Dinner

8:00p - 8:15p Evaluation

Please RSVP to:


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  




It is hard to believe that we have been in existence for 35 years; we are celebrating by giving back to our members. CCONS members, you have spoken and your Board has heard you loud and clear! We will have our first of many celebrations for oncology nurses, where we will have the opportunity to network with our peers, enjoy a fun evening with food and drinks, and create some new memories.

We will only be able to accept the first 80 current CCONS Members who RSVP for this event, so I encourage you to do so ASAP.  As your President, I personally look forward to the opportunity to meet and mingle with everyone at this event.  Hope to see you there!

Maggie A. Smith, MSN/Ed, RN, OCN, DNP(c)

President, CCONS


When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Where: Bar Takito, 201 N. Morgan, West Loop

Time: 6pm-8pm

What to do next? Register for this event by sending an email to CCONSPC@gmail.com

*Street parking is available; Valet parking also available $12

* CCONS members will be waitlisted after the first 80 members RSVP & contacted if space becomes available. 



The 21st Annual Leukemia Research Foundation
ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K Run and 3 K Walk
Join Carol’s Team of Hope
Jim Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk Benefiting the Leukemia Research Foundation
Thursday June 18th , 2015
 (Registration and Packet Pickup at 4:30p)
Grant Park Lower Hutchinson’s Field, Chicago
(Special Parking Panda Fee-Find Link on the Jim Gibbons LRF Website)
Carol White has been a hematology-oncology nurse for 30 years, caring for patients with blood cancers. She has been an active member of our CCONS chapter during that time, and has been involved with the Leukemia Research Foundation since 1997.
Carol is proud to sponsor a walking/running team in the annual Jim Gibbons race. This year is the 21st anniversary of the race.
On a personal level this race is special as Carol’s husband Jim has been battling primary CNS lymphoma for the last two years. Jim was in remission for more than a year after an autologous transplant but recently the lymphoma has returned. He is back in treatment and determined to continue his fight.
Carol’s family and friends would like the team to dedicate this race to Jim and all the true heroes out there –the Survivors!
Please consider joining us on June 18th as part of the team by registering at https://register.racepartner.com/Gibbons5k/register. Select your desired Team level (walk, fun run, timed run) select Join Team and search for Team Name: Carol’s Team of Hope, enter   (password: run happy)
or if you prefer, just come out and cheer,
or donate through Carol’s fund raising page at: http://gibbons5k.racepartner.com/Jim-Gibbons-5k-2015/Carolwhite

 For any questions,  please email Carol directly at  cwhitern1@sbcglobal.net


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

Please join Greater Chicago INS Chapter

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs:

 Best Clinical Practice to Reduce Unintentional Exposure

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Speaker: Seth Eisenberg RN, BMTCN*, ONC*

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

1775 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL

10-West Special Functions Dining Room

Sign in: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Meeting and Dinner: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Please take either the A or B Elevators to the 10th Floor and turn left to 

Special Functions Dining Room.

GCINS members FREE, Visitors $10

Please RSVP to our web site by July 6http://insgc.nursingnetwork.com

This is not a CCONS sponsored event, but the Chapter has been invited to attend by the Greater Chicago INS Chapter.

For any additional questions regarding this event or information on our chapter, please email us at: greaterchicagoinschapter@gmail.com