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Education for Every Nurse

ONS Congress® is your professional development home. Discover dynamic sessions and events covering hot topics in cancer care that rejuvenate, refocus, and revitalize your practice and your own professional development. 

You can earn nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours to put toward licensure or Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) recertification.

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Conference Outcomes

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ONS Congress brings together thousands of oncology nurses for five days of learning, enabling attendees to return to their workplace feeling more confident and energized. Take advantage of all the learning opportunities at the annual ONS Congress: 

  • Discuss opportunities to facilitate professional development and growth of current and future roles in the oncology nursing profession. 
  • Examine advancements in symptom management and cancer care delivery grounded in expert guidelines and best practices. 
  • Describe evidence-based findings from research and clinical practice to advance cancer care from etiology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, to end of life. 
  • Identify priorities and innovative approaches integral to improving access, quality, and value in cancer dare delivery across the continuum. 

Conference Session Types

  • Power sessions: hot topics relevant to every role in oncology nursing 
  • Intensive sessions: a deeper dive into the topics that matter most to you  
  • Track sessions: targeted content specific to each educational track  
  • Poster presentations: projects your colleagues are conducting to improve patient care and processes 
  • Project presentations: process improvements in a series of top-scoring abstracts from your peers 
  • Industry events: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert events presented by our industry supporters (Some may require separate registration.)   
  • Networking sessions: Structured networking opportunities to discuss hot topics in oncology nursing.  

All sessions are at the intermediate or advanced level. 

Tailor Your Conference Experience Through Educational Tracks 

Educational tracks enable you to personalize your ONS Congress schedule and find the content best suited to your practice or level of expertise. All sessions are open to all attendees, so you can create a conference that restores your mind with new strategies and knowledge to drive positive change in your practice.  

Clinical Practice

Explore the latest therapies and evidence-based care for individuals with cancer. 

Advanced Practice   

Enhance your ability to provide and coordinate optimal cancer care for patients and their families as an advanced practice provider.  


Find new ways to train, educate and manage your staff and discover new tools to further develop your leadership skills. 


Join discussions about current research findings, the nurse scientist role, data science research, and issues surrounding funded nursing studies. 


Learn about the newest trends and technology in radiation therapy, as well as the latest in managing symptoms associated with this common treatment. 

Get More Time to Learn With Recorded Sessions   

ONS Congress learning doesn’t have to end after the live event. Your registration includes access to select educational sessions to view on your own time after the conference ends. The recorded sessions library is accessible from May 23–June 19, 2023.  

Gain Your Employer’s Support  

Get your employer as excited as you are about ONS Congress—Download this justification letter and this ONS Congress brochure to garner your supervisor's support for you to attend the 48th Annual ONS Congress.

Don't Forget! Submit Your Evaluation

To earn your contact hours for the in-person ONS Congress conference, you must submit your evaluation by 11:59 pm ET on May 18, 2023.      

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ONS is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation. 

Accreditation as an American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission provider refers only to its nursing continuing professional development activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products. ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850. The contact hours earned from this educational opportunity may qualify for initial oncology nursing certification and renewal via ILNA.
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Past ONS Congress Posters 

48th Annual ONS Congress

April 26–30, 2022 
San Antonio, TX
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47th Annual ONS Congress

April 27–May 1, 2022 
Anaheim, CA
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46th Annual ONS Congress

April 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2021 
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