Advocacy Webinars and Podcasts

The Oncology Nursing Society engages oncology nurses throughout the country, connecting them virtually to elected officials, policy leaders, and decision makers via video conferencing, telephone interviews, and podcasts. ONS is strengthening the Health Policy agenda with oncology nurse leaders who represent the important policy and advocacy issues relevant to the practice, peers, and patient community.

Listen to the different conversations on policy and the role of the oncology nurse in healthcare. To engage your local chapter in similar events, please reach out to Alec Stone, ONS Public Affairs Director at astone@ons.org or (412) 859-6401.


Upcoming Webinars:

APHON and ONS: Health Policy Legislative Conversation on the Nursing Workforce and Palliative Care
Nov 29, 2021 06:00 PM CST
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Massachusetts State ONS Health Policy and Advocacy Update
Dec 6, 2021 07:00 PM EST
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Nevada State ONS Health Policy and Advocacy Update
Dec 7, 2021 07:00 PM PST
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Kansas State ONS Health Policy and Advocacy Update
Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM CST
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ONS Virtual Capitol Hill Day 2021
Dec 14, 2021 08:00 PM EST
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Recorded versions of live webinars will be available for viewing within a few weeks of their original date.


Recorded Webinars:

Nurse Advocacy

SCOTUS and ACA: Survivorship Implications for Access and Affordability
ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Update
Recorded Nov 4, 2021

Diversity in Clinical Trials: Oncology Nurses Role in Access and Care
ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Update
Recorded October 7, 2021

Cancer and Diversity: Oncology Nurses and Symptom Management Education Awareness
ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Update
Recorded October 2, 2021

Carol Bush, Director, Impact and Innovation, Susan G. Komen® Kansas and Western Missouri
Lori RanalloRN, MSN, APRN-BC, CBCN, Breast Cancer Survivorship & Prevention Nurse Practitioner, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Spencer Culver, Advocacy SpecialistAlliance for a Healthy Kansas
Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Public Affairs Director
Cancer, Covid, and Coverage in Kansas
Recorded September 23, 2020

Stephen A. Bezruchka, MD, MPH, BSc, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health
Arlyce Coumar, MN, RN, OCN®, Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Society, Legislative and Health Policy Chair 
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, FAAN, Clinical and Scientific Affairs Liaison, Oncology Nursing Society
Alec Stone, MA, MPA, ONS Public Affairs Director
From Washington to Washington: Making the Oncology Nurses Voices Heard with Leaders
Recorded September 12, 2020

Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP, South Carolina Nurse Advocate
Beth Johnson, South Carolina Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
The Role of the Oncology Nurse in the Care Continuum
Recorded September 3, 2020

Federal Officials

Diana Harshbargar, U.S. Representative (R-TN-1) 
Health Policy and the 117th US Congress: ONS As a Trusted Resource 
Recorded May 25, 2021 

Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY)  
A Discussion on Health Policy with New York State Nurses 
Recorded May 24, 2021 

Kathleen Rice, U.S. Representative (D-NY-4)  
Cancer, Covid, and the Role of the Oncology Nurse 
Recorded December 15, 2020 

Haley Stevens, U.S. Representative (D-MI-11) 
Covid and Cancer: The Role of Nurses in Advocacy 
Recorded December 2, 2020 

Ami Bera, U.S. Representative (D-CA-7) 
Cancer, Covid, and the Role of the Oncology Nurse 
Recorded October 20, 2020 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Representative (D-FL-23) 
Covid and Cancer: The Role of the Oncology Nurse in Healthcare 
Recorded October 19, 2020 
 
Jeff Van Drew, U.S. Representative (R-NJ-2) 
Adam Taliaferro, New Jersey State Assemblyman  
Oncology Nurses are Advocates During Covid-19 
Recorded August 26, 2020 

Lizzie Fletcher, U.S. Representative (D-TX-7) 
Stephanie Klick, U.S. Representative (R-TX-91) 
Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Nurses Association  

A Conversation on the Legislative and Regulatory Environment Relating to COVID-19 and Cancer 
Recorded August 19, 2020 

Lauren Underwood, RN, U.S. Representative (D-IL-14) 
Nursing, Cancer, and Healthcare During the Coronavirus Pandemic 
Recorded June 3, 2020 

Donna Shalala, U.S. Representative (D-FL-27) 
Discussions on the Role of the Oncology Nurse in the Care Continuum 
Recorded May 20, 2020 

Jamie Raskin, U.S. Representative (D-MD-08) 
COVID-19 and the Role of the Nurse 
Recorded April 28, 2020 

Federal Agencies

CDC Cancer Division Director Dr. Lisa Richardson and ONS National President Nancy Houlihan
ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Update
Recorded September 20, 2021

National Institute of Nursing Research Director Shannon Zenk
Diversity in Clinical Trials
Recorded June 14, 2021

A Conversation with ONS President Nancy Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN®, and Dr. Richard Pazdur, Center Director, Oncology Center of Excellence at the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and ONS: Partners in Patient-Centered Care
Recorded April 7, 2021

State Officials

North Carolina ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Event 
ONS Advocacy and Health Policy Update 
Recorded June 23, 2021 
 
State Senator Adelaide Eckardt (R-MD-37) 
Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith 
Delegate Kathy Szeliga 

Covid and Cancer: The Role of Nurses in Advocacy 
Recorded February 2, 2021 
 
Celeste Williams, Nurse and Arkansas Congressional Nominee 
Cancer, Covid, and the Role of the Oncology Nurse 
Recorded October 18, 2020 

State Senator Dale Kooyenga (R-WI-5) 
State Representative Robyn Vining (D-WI-14)  
Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Nurses Association, Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA 
 
A Conversation on the Legislative and Regulatory Environment 
Recorded June 30, 2020 

State Representative Gale Adcock, RN (D-NC-41)  
Shannon Dowler, MD, FAAFP, CPE North Carolina State Medicaid Director 

North Carolina Advocacy Update 
Recorded June 17, 2020 


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