Primary authors must be either a registered nurse, a licensed healthcare professional from another discipline (physician, pharmacist, physical therapist, etc.), or a doctorally-prepared individual.
For abstracts with more than one author, the primary author is the sole contact person and presenter. A primary author may only submit one abstract for consideration. Institutions or groups submitting more than one abstract with common authors must designate a different primary author for each abstract. Abstracts may not have more than six total authors.
Authors (including students) or institutions cannot submit multiple abstracts on the same topic or from the same topic. If data are from a multi-site study, each site may submit one abstract.
Abstracts submitted must be of the author’s own completed work, work in progress, or work previously presented at the local or regional level. However, abstracts may not be submitted that contain information that has been previously published or presented to national or international oncology nursing audiences.
All abstract submitters will need to complete the following forms order to meet the ONS CNE Provider Unit requirements. These forms are available in the abstract submission system.
- Full Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
Financial relationships are relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual fund(s), or other financial benefit. Financial relationships can also include “contracted research” where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the individual is the principal or named investigator on the grant. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ANCC considers relationships of the person involved in the CNE activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or significant other. A relevant financial relationship is any relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months (as of the date that the form is completed) that creates a conflict of interest. There is a lot of press recently on commercial influence over continuing education in medicine and nursing. It’s important to identify potential conflicts to the planning team as well as to the audience. Without this information, there is not full disclosure. Without full disclosure there is the implication there is information to hide and bias is inherent in hiding information.
- Warranty & Indemnity Form
Warrant that you are the author of your presentation, that the presentation is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted material included with the permission of the copyright owner and that you indemnify or release ONS against any and all liabilities, claims, or damages that would arise. You agree that the presentation is your own work, excerpts of copyright of materials are used with the expressed permission of the owner, presentation has not been developed as part of another presentation, and that it may be included within the ONS marketing materials.