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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Registration

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Symposium and Dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Room: Francesca Room

240 Oakbrook Center    

                   Oak Brook, IL 60523                       

 Faculty Speaker:

Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, Ohio


RSVP to becky.griffin@cmmglobal.com



-Learn the newest therapeutic options and patient-focused clinical data to have an impact on your patients

-Educate your patients on new clinical data and rationale for using monoclonal antibodies and new-generation immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors to treat MM

-Evaluate personalized medicine strategies for unique patients

-Be proactive in the management of adverse events associated with new therapeutic options

-Manage the physical, emotional, and social challenges experienced by patients diagnosed with MM through all stages of their disease


-Understanding the Latest Data and Indications in MM Care

-Case Discussion

-MM Diagnosis and Workup: Helping Patients Cope with Their Diagnosis and Understanding Their Treatment Plan

-Patient Adherence Issues, Comorbidities, Frailties, and Psychosocial Issues

-Strategies and Resources for Educating Patients and Their Families About Their Treatment Options at Each Stage of Disease

-Putting It All Together: Take-away Resources and Discussion of Available Online Resources

-We invite you to share this event with your colleagues.




November 14, 2018--Awards Dinner


Look for more details to be posted soon. 

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