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Share Your Latest Work at ONS Congress

Abstract submissions for the 47th Annual ONS Congress are closed. Hundreds of nurses submitted their research and projects for presentation. Acceptance notifications for late-breaking submissions will be notified mid-February.

Did you miss the deadline? Submissions for the 48th Annual ONS Congress in San Antonio will be open August 15-September 29, 2022.

Submission Guidelines
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What Is an Abstract?

An abstract is a summary of a project or research study that identifies its objective, methodology, findings, conclusions, and intended results. Once all abstracts are submitted for potential presentation at ONS Congress®, they are scored by oncology nursing experts and those that meet the appropriate criteria are presented at ONS Congress as either an oral abstract or an ePoster presentation. 


Do you have a project that won’t conclude until the end of the year? You will still have an opportunity to submit a research or industry-supported (non-NCPD) late-breaking abstract. The late-breaking submission period is open through January 13, 2022. Notifications will be sent in mid-February. If selected for presentation your materials will be due as early as March 10, 2022.  

Why Submit an Abstract? 

Your hard work and knowledge deserve to be recognized. When you present at ONS Congress, you are using your voice to empower and motivate nurses from all over the globe to improve their own practice. 

First Time Submitting an Abstract?

Through the ONS Mentorship Program for Abstract Writers, novice abstract writers are partnered with experienced mentors to help guide them through the process.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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Abstract Submission and Notifications

The general abstract submission window was open from August 13 to September 30, 2021. 

Late-breaking abstract submissions will open on December 13, 2021, and close on January 13, 2022. All abstract categories will be open for the late-breaking call. 

Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories: 

  • Clinical practice 
  • Advanced practice 
  • Leadership/management/education 
  • Research 
  • Quality improvement 
  • Industry-supported abstracts 
  • International 

Authors should submit their work within the category that they feel it best fits. Once an abstract has been submitted to a category, neither the author nor ONS is permitted to change the category. 

Detailed abstract information and submission links can be found here

The first author listed on the abstract submission will be the person who receives all communication from ONS regarding the abstracts. Therefore, that first/primary author will also be listed as the first/primary author in the online publication of the abstract in the Oncology Nursing Forum. The primary author is also the only author permitted to present the abstract if accepted as an oral presentation. 

When deciding whether you are going to submit your work, it is important to review the scoring criteria and make sure that you can answer all the questions. If you determine that you have enough information to answer all scoring criteria questions, you can submit a trial in progress. 

No, ONS does not accept abstracts that have already been presented at another national meeting. 

Abstract notifications for the general call will be sent in mid-November 2021. Notifications for late-breaking abstracts will be sent in mid-February 2022. You may need to check your junk or spam mailbox, as the email will come from

Once you have submitted your abstract and it has been accepted, you are not able to make any changes to the abstract, the focus of the abstract, or authorship. 

ONS will accept late-breaking research abstract submissions for 2022 ONS Congress. Submissions open on December 13, 2021, and close on January 13, 2022. 

Notifications for late-breaking abstracts will be sent in mid-February 2022. 

Please email for any withdrawal requests. 


All abstracts are scored and then ranked according to score. A review panel then determines a cut score for oral abstracts, ePosters, and declined abstracts. The highest scored abstracts are accepted as oral abstracts and placed into a session with three other similarly themed abstracts and presented concurrently. The next set of abstracts is accepted as ePosters that will be presented during the ePoster sessions. All accepted abstracts are published online in Oncology Nursing Forum. 

ePoster presentations are exactly 10 minutes long and automatically proceed to the next presentation when the allotted time has been reached. Please build in time for Q&A. 

Due to the volume of ePoster presentations, presentation slot changes cannot be accommodated. If you are unable to attend your assigned time slot, you may have another author present the poster. However, if no authors are able to attend the presentation, the poster will still be shown on the monitor for its assigned 10 minutes. 

Yes, you must attend the entire ePoster session, and please arrive at least 15 minutes before it begins to get comfortable at your monitor. 

ONS does not provide storage for handouts. However, attendees are able to access all ePosters online and can print them through the website. 

No. Only oral abstract presenters and invited speakers need to register with a speaker code. 

Oral Abstract Presentations

All abstracts are scored and then ranked according to score. A review panel then determines a cut score for oral abstracts, ePosters, and declined abstracts. The highest scored abstracts are accepted as oral abstracts and placed into a session with three other similarly themed abstracts and presented concurrently. The next set of abstracts is accepted as ePosters that will be presented during the ePoster sessions. All accepted abstracts are published online in Oncology Nursing Forum. 

Oral abstract presentations will be scheduled for 10–15 minutes, which includes time for Q&A. 

Yes. Oral abstract presenters and invited speakers must register with a speaker code. The code can be found in your acceptance email.