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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
"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
516 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
6:30-7pm Registration and Dinner
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
"Tastes From Around the World: A Nursing Celebration"
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
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
IF YOU WOULD LIKE CCONS TO POST AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT, PLEASE FILL OUT THE CCONS VC EVENT POSTING FORM BY CLICKING HERE AND SUBMIT IT TO
Bev Caraher email@example.com or Carol Knop firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
"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 email@example.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
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
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
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
ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON LYMPHOMA
OCTOBER 28-30, 2016
FOR MORE INFO
or call 800-500-9976