First-Time Attendee FAQs
Heading to IOL for the first time? We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your conference experience a memorable one. Here are some FAQs to help you make the most of the conference.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ONS Resource Area?
The ONS Resource Area will be located near the registration area and it is where you can meet with representatives from ONS and the ONS Foundation. It's your one-?stop information shop. You can learn more about your member benefits, check out ONS's new social networking site, donate to the Foundation, and much more. Need to check your email? Visit the Internet Café in the ONS Resource Area. It will provide you with free Internet access so that you can check your email remotely.
I would like to find the career resource center. Where will it be located?
The career resource center is located in at the ONS Booth #520 in the exhibit hall. The exhibit hall is where exhibitors will feature new products, services, and technologies in cancer care. You can meet with representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, advocacy groups, and more. The ONS will also lead you to find loads of continuing nursing education, publishing information, and a career resource center.
Where can I buy the latest volume in the Site-Specific Cancer Series?
You will need to visit the ONS Store to buy that book. The ONS Store is where all of the Society's publications are discounted for attendees. You can also get ONS gear, including t-?shirts, mugs, and more.
Where can I network with other first time conference attendees?
Check out the chatter online! The ONS Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube channel all feature conference information.
How do I get CNE for the conference sessions I attended?
Complete your conference evaluation on the ONS Evaluation Center. This quick and convenient format allows you to enter your evaluation data and comments from the comfort of your office or home. By completing the online evaluation you will get your conference CNE certificate immediately. You will have until December 9 to complete your evaluation if you use the online system.
How can my colleagues get the information I just learned?
Sessions will be captured live and will be available online via the ONS Live Learning Center. You and your colleagues will be able to view the sessions at your convenience and earn up to 15 contact hours. Experience these multimedia recreations with synchronized slides, handouts, and more. You can even download the sessions in MP3 format to your iPod or other MP3 player to listen on the go. Recordings will also be on sale outside the ONS Store at the convention center and online after the event. Don’t miss this chance to continue the learning at home or in the office. Curious? Check it out now.
I am interested in volunteering at this conference.
Interested in serving as a room monitor or at the local chapter booth, please contact the Central Florida chapter, or you can also contact ONS toll free at 866-?257-?4ONS or email us.
If I am registered for the ONS Institutes of Learning, can I also attend the ONS Advanced Practice Nursing Conference?
Registration for the conferences is separate. You would need to register for the APN conference if you would like to attend. Day registrations are available for those who would like to attend portions of the APN Conference. Register online now. IOL-registered attendees are welcome to browse the APN posters when the round table presentations are not in session. Please note that no CNE for this session will be awarded to IOL attendees. For complete poster session and round table discussion details, please refer to the APN schedule.
Don't Forget To...
Check out the satellite symposia offered at IOL. You can earn extra contact hours through satellite symposia, independent educational events held in conjunction with ONS conferences. They are not official ONS events and are held outside of the hours of regular ONS activities. Contact hours earned through these events are free, and many include breakfast, lunch, or dinner as part of the program.
Plan Your Schedule Now!
The Syllabus and Itinerary Builder is a resource that allows you to generate your own customized schedule and syllabus online. You can access syllabus materials online with the Syllabus and Itinerary Builder. Simply print only the portions of the syllabus that interest you. That's right. No heavy booklet to carry around! Do you use an iPhone or Android? Try our mobile version at http://m.ons.org/IOL.