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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. 


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  


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.

Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

in a Rapidly Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

Application to Current Practice

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy

516 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL


5:30 pm


6:00 pm

Opening Remarks

6:30 pm Introduction of

Case #1: Smoldering Myeloma Presented by: Binod Dhakal, MD, MS—Medical College of Wisconsin

7:10 pm Introduction of

Case #2: Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance Presented by: Agne Paner, MD—Rush University Medical Center

7:50 pm Introduction of

Case #3: Biochemical Relapse: To Treat or Not to Treat Presented by: Pritesh Patel, MD—University of Illinois Medical Center

8:30 pm

Closing Remarks/Q&A

Information about the Multiple Myeloma Rounds® Program

Multiple Myeloma Rounds® program has now grown to include a Committee of over 40 multiple myeloma specialists from 25 different institutions! In 2018, we will be implementing the Multiple Myeloma Rounds® program in several cities across the country.

The following medical centers have partnered together to develop this series of CME/CNE- accredited activities related to key issues in treating patients with multiple myeloma.

Each of the live activities will focus on different topics related to current issues facing healthcare providers who treat patients with multiple myeloma. Actual relevant case studies will provide an expert-led critical analysis of the most pertinent clinical trial data and perspectives on the utilization of optimal treatment options in therapeutic strategies for patients with multiple myeloma will be included in each of the programs.

We are pleased that the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) and the Amyloidosis Foundation are endorsing partners of this program.

Click here for more information and to register to attend.


Please contact PleXus Communications at info@plexuscomm.com for additional information.


FREE Nursing CEU Program:      
       Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia MATTER: Multidisciplinary Approach To Testing and Diagnosis,Evaluation of Risk, and Personalized Treatment Selection       
      THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 7:00 AM–2:00 PM     
      Marriott Marquis Chicago      
      2121 South Prairie Avenue     
      Chicago, Illinois     
        Are you recognizing and diagnosing MDS and AML early?       
        Are you confident with disease classification and risk stratification for your patients with MDS and AML?       
       GOAL OF THE SUMMIT      
       To improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Participants will actively engage in multidisciplinary, interactive small-group activities, including:      
• A case-based tumor board      
• Risk stratification      
• Diagnostic testing      
• The role of transplants      
• 7+3      
      Target Audience: Hematologists • Medical Oncologists • Pathologists        Hematopathologists • Medical Laboratory Scientists          Pathologists’ Assistants • Hematology and Oncology Nurse Practitioners • Clinical Nurses          Physician Assistants     
       For Nurses: The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.      
       ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850. This activity is awarded 6.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education for RNs.      
        Register today!       








Insurance & Finance Intensive – This comprehensive, certificate program was developed for oncology health care professionals and advocates on health and disability insurance and finances, to improve patient and caregiver access to valuable information about these legal and practical cancer survivorship issues. FREE continuing education units for nurses and social workers will be provided.




An overview of the U.S. health care system


Individual & employer-sponsored health insurance


Medicare & Medicaid


Tips on using health insurance & appeals


Navigating disability insurance & appeals


Managing finances & getting financial help


This FREE program will be offered on:



Friday, November 8, 2018

9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch will be provided)


Chicago Marriott O’Hare 8535 W Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631




Register for the Insurance & Finance Intensive today!


Free CEUs:

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. (Program #0427 is approved for up to 6 contact hours).

Non-CE Activities