1. What is OCS?
The Oncology Care Summit (OCS) is intended to be an annual educational initiative organized by the Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS). This is the GLAONS 1st Annual Oncology Care Summit. OCS will takes place every year on a Saturday in early September. OCS contributes to success in oncology nursing by orchestrating leading edge presentations by distinguished oncology thought leaders and learning resources from other oncology collaborators. The mission of the GLAONS OCS is to provide a world class oncology CEU educational opportunity to the greatest number of oncology nurses (RNs and Advanced Practice RNs) at the lowest possible cost.

2. When is OCS 2018?
OCS 2018 is scheduled on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 6 am to 6 pm.

3. Where is OCS 2018?
OCS 2018 takes place in the First Floor Gold Ballroom at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE, 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (tel. # 213-765-8600)

4. Is there an OCS website?
The conference website will go live in late August 2018. Visit:www.oncologycaresummit.com to view the Agenda, faculty photos, bios, CVs, presentation objectives and slide decks. Documents are posted as they are received from the presenters. We hope to have everything posted and downloadable by one week before OCS. 

5. Do I have to sign in when I arrive at the hotel?
Nurse registrants must go to the desks in the Foyer outside the Gold Ballroom (Salons 3 & 4) to sign-in and pick up a conference badge and a Passport for the Learning Resource Center Exhibitors must go to the GLAONS table just inside the Learning Resource Center (Gold Ballroom Salons 3 & 4) to sign-in (starting at 5:30 am). The Learning Resource Center opens at 6:00 am. The Conference Meeting Room opens at 7 am.

6. What rooms will be used for the conference?
Nurse Sign-in: Foyer outside the Gold Ballroom (Salons 3 & 4)
Exhibitor Sign-in: GLAONS display just inside the Gold Ballroom (Salons 3 & 4) OCS Conference: Gold Ballroom (Salons 1 & 2)
Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch: various
Learning Resource Center (Exhibits): Gold Ballroom (Salons 3 & 4)

7. Who is participating in OCS 2018?
Approximately 450 nurse registrants from 100+ institutions and practices throughout California (and AZ, TX, and NV), 8 faculty from throughout the US/Canada, 1 bonus presentation, and over 150 representatives from 50+ collaborators (exhibiting companies and organizations) along with Breakfast and Lunch Product Theater speakers will be participating in OCS 2018.

8. Will OCS feature Product Theaters?
Yes. Takeda is sponsoring the Breakfast Product Theater at 7 am in the Conference Meeting Room. Breakfast will be provided to all nurse attendees who attend the presentation. Exelixis is sponsoring the Lunch Product Theater at 12:10 pm in the Conference Meeting Room. Breakfast will.be provided to all nurse attendees who attend the presentation. No other breakfast or lunch option will be provided by OCS. Alternative food option may be  purchased at the hotel restaurants.

9. What do I have to do to get my CEUs?
Nurse registrants who attend the entire OCS 2018 and turn in completed evaluation forms will receive a certificate for 8 CEUs. Nurse registrants may be able to receive additional CEUs through The American Academy of CME and from Clinical Care Options by completing the hard copy questionnaires and/or online evaluations for the  respective presentations. No CEUs are provided for partial attendance of OCS 2018 or for Product Theater presentations. The bonus presentation will provide 1 additional CUE through the France Foundation.

10. Where do I collect my scholarship?
Nurses who have paid a reservation fee (and are not reimbursed by their employer) and who have signed in at the conference in the early am will receive a check for $100 along with their CEU certificate at the end of the  conference (Foyer outside Gold Ballroom).  Checks and/or certificates will not be available until the conference ends. Anyone eligible for a scholarship check must be present to collect the check. Checks will not be provided to “no shows” or to nurses who plan to depart before the conference ends.

11. Where can I find more information on OCS 2018 (e.g. the agenda, presentation objectives and slide decks as well as the speaker resumes)?
All conference information (agenda, speaker bios, presentation objectives, slide decks, etc.) will be available online at the OCS website (site will launch in mid-August.) You can download information from the site (hardcopy will not be provided at the conference.) Visit: www.oncologycaresummit.com

12. Will the internet be available?
Free internet access will be available in the hotel lobby only. Internet access will not be available in the Gold Ballroom. We strongly recommend that attendees download (or print) the conference agenda, slide decks, and any additional information to their laptops, iPads, and/or cell phones before coming to OCS 2018.

13. What will seating be like in the conference room?
Theater seating configuration (with no tables) will be used in the Conference Meeting Room (Gold Ballroom Salons 1 & 2) in order to accommodate the approximately 400 nurse registrants. (There will be very limited seating available for exhibitors.)

14. Will breakfast, snacks, and lunch be provided?
A continental breakfast (Takeda Breakfast Product Theater) and a gourmet box lunch (Exelixis Lunch Product Theater) will be provided to all nurse attendees in the Conference Meeting Room (Gold Ball room (Salons 1 & 2). AM and PM Break snacks will be available in the Learning Resource Center (Gold Ballroom Salons 3 & 4).
Alternative food options may be purchased at the hotel restaurants.

15. What is the Learning Resource Center?
The Learning Resource Center contains exhibits sponsored by 50+ pharmaceutical and other organizations. Registrants will have opportunities throughout the day to visit the exhibits and learn about the latest oncology treatments and services.
The Learning Resource Center will be in the Gold Ballroom. (Salons 3 & 4 ).

16. What is the Passport and how does it work?
Each nurse registrant will receive a Passport at sign-in. Nurse registrants must visit and collect stamps for their passport from all 50+ exhibitors.. Completed passports will be entered into a drawing for valuable prizes at the end of the conference. One entry per nurse registrant. You must be present to win. Prizes are provided by GLAONS.    GLAONS Board Members and Industry Nurses are not eligible to participate.

17. Does OCS 2018 follow the ONCC OCN Blueprint?
OCS attempts to follow the ONCC Blueprint for the OCN certification exam when deciding on presentation topics and content. For more information on the ONCC OCN Blueprint, visit http://www.oncc.org/files/ocn_blueprint.pdf

18. Do OCS 2018 presentations provide ILNA points?
The OCS 2018 presentations have been submitted to ONCC for consideration for ILNA points. As soon as the results are received they will be posted on the OCS website. For more information on ILNA points, qualification criteria, and how to determine appropriate qualification for your specific needs, visit  http://www.oncc.org/resourcecenter/ilna-renewal

19. Is parking available at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE?
Ample valet parking will be available at the hotel. There are two drop off points for valet parking at the Marriott: at the front of the hotel on Olympic Blvd. and at the Georgia Street side entrance. Because of the Emmy Awards you must valet park your car at the front of the hotel at 900 W Olympic Blvd. You will not be able to valet park your
car at the Georgia Street side entrance. GLAONS will provide discounted validation vouchers for on-site valet parking for the time period of the conference. Be sure to get a discount validation voucher. Self-parking is available at garages in the LA LIVE area.
We encourage attendees and exhibitors to carpool or take mass transit if possible.

20. What is the Bonus Presentation?
For those attendees who only want 8 CEUS (conferred by GLAONS), the conference will end at 5 pm. Certificates and scholarship checks will be available for them immediately after 5 pm. The France Foundation is sponsoring the bonus presentation on Biosimilars which starts at 5 pm and confers 1 additional CEU. Information on how to
obtain the bonus CEU will be provided at the presentation. Attendees who attend will pick up their 8 CEU certificates and scholarship checks at 6 pm. The bonus CEU certificate will be provided electronically or by mail.

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