Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of ONS!

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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 Denise Friesema (jdfriesema@comcast.net) or Carol Knop (csknop@comcast.net) for information about posting events or other information on our site.


To make a request to post an announcement, complete the required form and provide any attachments such as program flyers.  

Click here to download the form.




CME/CE Partners:  The CCONS 2018 CE programs calendar is already full. Please email Eric Zack and Katharine Szubski (Program Committee Co-Chairs) to see if there are any last minute changes/cancellations that would allow for your CME/CE program. 


The CCONS Board and Committee Chairs conduct an annual planning around the 1st week of January 2019. The Program Committee plans all CE programs 1 year in advance. Any CE program suggestions you may have should be sent to Eric Zach @Eric_Zach@rush.edu and Katharine Szubski (klszubskiocn@gmail.com) on or before December 31, 3018 to be considered for 2019 CE Program.


Non-CE programs/Promotional talks:  At the present time, CCONS does not utilize promotional talks for CCONS meetings.  Promotional programs may be posted on the virtual community no more than 30 days prior to the program.  E-mail Denise Friesema at jdfriesema@comcast.net with the program details. 


Upcoming CCONS Events

Annual Vendor Fair & Educational Programs

Date:  Saturday, September 22, 2018

Topics & Speakers:
1) Genomics and the Implications for Oncology Nursing Practice

Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN, Research Geneticist

Center for Cancer Research, Genetics Branch

National Cancer Institute


2) Charting A New Course in Blood Cancer Treatment with CAR T Cellular Therapy         Jacklyn Gideon, MSN, AGPCNP-BC Advanced Practice Nurse

Outpatient Cellular Therapy, Section of Hematology Oncology

 University of Chicago



Rush University Medical Center

Searle Conference Center, 5th Floor, Professional Building II

1725 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60612

Parking is available in the Rush Garage

$13 for <6 hours or $18 for < 8 hours



7:00am-8:00am: Registration and Vendor interactions

8:00am-9:30am: Keynote speaker: Kathy Calzone

9:30-11:00am: Vendor interactions

11:00am-12:30pm: Second speaker: Jacklyn Gideon 

12:30pm-1:00pm: Evaluations and Vendor interactions

A continental breakfast buffet & a gourmet boxed lunch will be provided as well as Vendor Bingo raffle prizes. 

Please RSVP to cconspc@gmail.combefore Friday September 14, 2018

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association  
for approval to award contact hours. ONA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.
3.0 contact hours have been requested.

Vendors Click Here for Information 2018 ccons EXHIBITOR letter V1[1].doc (2).docx




November 14, 2018--Awards Dinner


Look for more details to be posted soon. 

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See the "Educational Opportunities" Tab above for all CE and nonCE Educational Events