ONS Hosts First All-Virtual Conference
Monday, September 12, 2011
Nurses from across the country gathered for the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) Radiation eConference: Radiation Then and Now, and they never had to leave their hometowns. The Radiation eConference is ONS’s first all virtual event.
“We know it might seem a little unusual to ‘attend’ an ONS conference from home, but that’s exactly what this is,” said ONS Director of Education Michele Galioto, RN, MSN. “The Radiation eConference included educational sessions from content experts. It also allowed for networking, an exhibit hall experience, continuing nursing education, and Q&A with speakers the same way that a live program would.”
The eConference, which was held September 9-10, featured detailed information on radiation-related issues, emphasizing how the specialty has progressed over the years. Sessions included new technology updates, quality assurance, survivorship, symptom management research, palliative care, and hot topics.
In addition to educational sessions, attendees were able to interact virtually in real time with other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and more.
ONS is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public-awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer-care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at www.ons.org.