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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.


Chicago Chapter Upcoming Events

Wednesday 3/25/15 at 6:00PM CDT
CCONS and CWSCONS Combined March 25 CE Dinner Program
CCONS and CWSCONS Co-present "Expert Perspectives in Ad...

Thursday 5/28/15 at 6:00PM CDT
Chapter Meeting and Program - New Agents
New Agents - Teresa Knopp, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center ...

CCONS and CWSCONS Co-present

"Expert Perspectives in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Practical Issues and Considerations for Nurses" A CNE-Accredited Dinner Program

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6-8:30 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy

Francesca Banquet Room

240 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL

Faculty- Leonard Gomella MD FACS Bernard W Goodwin Jr Pofessor of Prostate Cancer Chairman, Dept of Urology, Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia PA

Anthony Delacruz NP Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY

6 pm- Registration/Dinner

630 pm "The Evolving Landscape for Treatment of Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer"- Dr Gomella

715 pm- "Nursing Considerations for patients with mRPC: Challenges and Practicalities for Nursing" - Anthony Delacruz NP

-Case #1- Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patient with Metastatic Disease

-Case #2- Relapsed Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer Patient

8 pm- Q&A/Discussion

Provided by Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), Maximum Medical Solutions (MMS), and PleXus Communications.

To register, go to plexuscomm.com/PSN or call 1- 866-607-4333 and leave your name, location of meeting and your phone number

There is no fee to participate in this educational activity

Program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Dendreon corp, Janssen Biotech, Medivation and Sanofi Aventis

This activity will provide2.0 contact hours, which includes 1.0 CH of Pharmacy credit

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accredidation

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP 5556

Upcoming Events


Bev Caraher bcaraher@msn.com or Jan Golick janetgolick@comcast.net

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presents

1st Annual Illinois Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Symposium on Hematologic Malignancies:

What to do when standard therapy fails 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:00 am – 1:15 pm

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University 303 East Superior Street, Baldwin Auditorium, Chicago, IL 60611 

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing. 

ONS Congress Pre-Conference Session 

The Survivorship, Rehabilitation, and Quality of Life SIG is sponsoring a Pre-Conference Session entitled: LIFE- Living in the Future Cancer Survivorship Course. This program was designed by Dr. Carol A Rosenberg (Program Director and Founder) and Carol Flanagan (Program Clinical Coordinator) from the NorthShore University HealthSystems to educate healthcare professionals about survivorship care. Program attendees will receive a copy of the comprehensive LIFE cancer survivorship manual (on flash drive) to utilize within their individual practices. Dr. Rosenberg and Ms. Flanagan have presented this program to oncology and primary care providers and received rave reviews!

Following attendance at this session, participants will be able to:

1)      Anticipate the needs of the post treatment cancer survivor

2)      Identify the problems which may face cancer survivors 

3)      Address those needs and issues in dynamic partnerships with cancer survivors and their families  

4)      Design an individualized wellness plan for cancer survivors

The session will be held at the Convention Center on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 0930 until noon. This session is being underwritten by the Colman Foundation and ONS/Lily SIG Special Project Funding so there is no registration fee. However, seating is limited to the first 150 people who register. Attendees will earn 2.25 Continuing Education Credits.

Please use the following link to register electronically to attend the session. The link will remain live until the maximum occupancy is achieved. Registrants will receive a reminder email and further communication about the exact room location.


We hope you will join us!!!


Jamie S. Myers PhD, RN, AOCNS                               Carol Flanagan RN, MSN, OCN    Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP

SIG Coordinator                                                                SIG Member and Presenter        Presenter


The link for registration is below.







2014 CCONS Membership Awards

 2014 CCONS Membership Award Winners!

Professional Development Awards

Jacqueline Lippe

Karen Matijevich

Olatokunbo Olorunfemi

Ima Garcia

 Nursing Education Scholarships

Rebecca Buring

Evelyn Gallinaitis

Rachel Ochoa

Sandy Purl Spirit of CCONS Award 

 Mary Lappe

Sandy Purl Mentorship Scholarship Recipient

 Kelly Bass



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