Advocacy and Healthy Policy Events

ONS Capitol Hill Days

Join us September 22–24, 2019, for Capitol Hill Days! This three-day event welcomes approximately 100 oncology nurses from various chapters to Washington, DC. You will have the opportunity to learn more about advocacy and how you can make a difference in legislation that impacts your patients and your profession.

Interested in representing your chapter? Apply today to be a nurse advocate and meet with your state’s legislators to discuss key issues that require their support.

Questions? Contact Alec Stone at or the Hill Days team at


ONS Policy Summit

The 2018 ONS Policy Summit Oncology Nurse-Patient Conversations Around Access and Affordability, held on November 13 in Washington, DC, focused on topics including:

  • What oncology nurses hear from patients about affordability, cost of cancer drugs, and treatments. 
  • How nurses & nurse navigators assist patients experiencing financial challenges.
  • The basics of how private insurance and Medicare cover cancer drugs.
  • Key proposals and discussion items in HHS Blueprint/RFI Impacting drug costs for patients with cancer
  • Policy recommendations, patient protections/guardrails, nurse and patient education and resources.

Read the full agenda.

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Support for ONS Policy Summit includes non-accredited portions of the program and networking events.