Advocacy Webinars and Podcasts

ONS 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 or (412) 859-6401.

Upcoming Webinars:

Stay tuned for more webinars coming soon!

Recorded Webinars:

Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08)
"COVID-19 and the Role of the Nurse"
Recorded April 28, 2020

Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27)
"Discussions on the Role of the Oncology Nurse in the Care Continuum"
Recorded May 20, 2020

Rep. Lauren Underwood, RN (IL-14)
"Nursing, Cancer, and Healthcare During the Coronavirus Pandemic"
Recorded June 3, 2020

Rep. Gale Adcock, RN (D-41)
with North Carolina State Medicaid Director 
Shannon Dowler, MD, FAAFP, CPE

"North Carolina Advocacy Update"
Recorded June 17, 2020

State Senator Dale Kooyenga (District 5)
State Representative Robyn Vining (District 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

Advocacy Podcasts:

NINR Director Discusses Nursing Research Amid COVID-19

U.S. Representative Donna Shalala on How Nurses Advocate for Peers and Patients

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Recognizes Oncology Nursing Month

How Will Nurses Affect Health Policy in 2020?

Nurses Influence Health Policy at ONS’s Capitol Hill Days

Financial Toxicity Legislation

The Youth Vaping Epidemic

Nurses Are Crucial in Local Advocacy Efforts

Advocating for Palliative Care and Hospice Education

Industry Challenges Contribute to Financial Toxicity

How Washington Is Tackling High Prescription Drug Costs

What Oncology Nurses Need to Know About Affordability, Cost of Cancer Care