To address travel restrictions from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic while delivering important learning and resources ONS members rely on, during its March conference call the ONS Board of Directors made several decisions to host its meetings and content virtually throughout 2020.

Virtual Meeting in Lieu of ONS Congress

Following the March 11, 2020, decision to cancel the 45th Annual ONS Congress in San Antonio, TX, the ONS Board considered several options to continue to provide educational content to attendees. They decided on a virtual meeting format, spread out over three weeks in September to allow attendees to participate in tracks. 

Virtual Chapter Leadership Content

The Board also decided to cancel ONS Hill Days (originally planned for June 2020) and Chapter Leadership Weekend (originally planned for July 2020). ONS will provide virtual learning and leadership content to chapters throughout the year. Visit Voice’s advocacy page to stay up to date on the latest ONS health policy priorities and advocacy work in 2020.

Virtual Business Meeting 

The ONS annual business meeting is typically held during ONS Congress and marks the transition between Board of Directors’ terms. Because the terms end at Congress, the Board approved holding a virtual business meeting on April 30, 2020, to transition to the new Board term.

Look for more information on the virtual meetings and content in the coming weeks. Visit ONS’s website for more details on the decisions the ONS Board of Directors made during its March 2020 conference call.