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Upcoming Events


Bev Caraher bcaraher@msn.com or Carol Knop csknop@comcast.net 

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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

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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



CCONS is Looking for Volunteers
Help Support the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s
4th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration!


We are looking for all available CCONS members; we need your help to support the 4rd Annual Kentucky Derby in a BIG way!! I am looking for volunteers to help donate their time on Derby Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the House of Blues, located at,329 N Dearborn Street.

We are looking for shifts in 2 hour time blocks from 1:00 – 7:00pm so it won’t be the whole day; I’m hoping to a lot of volunteers. We have had such good turn outs in the past and it has not gone unnoticed by the Lymphoma Research Foundation!  We need volunteers to help with the following areas of responsibility: registration, selling raffle tickets, managing the silent auction area, managing the raffle area, silent auction check-out, VIP bag distribution and event tear down.

Please send me an e-mail ASAP if you are interested in volunteering. I have gotten a few volunteers already but we need more to make this another successful year! Please find 2 hours of your time on Saturday May 2, 2015 to help the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s 4th annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration! 

Please email Gina Menyah, CCONS DAL Community Outreach, if you are interested in volunteering!                                                                                    gina.menyah@gmail.com


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



Chicago Chapter Upcoming Events

Thursday 5/28/15 at 6:00PM CDT
New Cancer Drugs 2014/2015
Chicago Chapter of ONS Presents New Cancer Drugs 2014/201...

Professional Accomplishments of CCONS Members April, 2015

Presentations at the 40th Annual ONS Congress in Orlando, Florida - April, 2015


Joseph D. Tariman, PhD, ANP-BC 


“Case Studies in Myeloma: Nursing Implications of Evolving Treatment Paradigms.”   

“Advocacy in Action: Implementing Shared Decision Making in Multiple Myeloma” 




Carol Flanagan, RN, MSN, OCN®  


“LIFE-Living in the Future Cancer Survivorship”  

Survivorship SIG Meeting- Panel Presentation:  “Survivorship Care Planning: One Size Does Not Fit All.”  



 Congratulations to  Jean Ridgeway, DNP, ANP, NP-C, AOCN® 


Jean has graduated from Villanova University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Her research project was titled: “An Interdisciplinary Educational Checklist for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Patients.” Jean presented and will be presenting her results at the following: 

  • Villanova University Research Conference- March, 2015
  • University of Iowa’s Evidence Based Conference –April, 2015
  • Nurse Practitioner Symposium (Keystone, CO)- July, 2015
  • International Conference of Cancer Nursing- July, 2015
  • Sigma Theta Tau Meeting- August, 2015


Congratulations to Jean on her accomplishments and dedication to oncology nursing.



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