It is my great pleasure to announce that the Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA) will host “2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN)” with the theme of “The Vital Roles of Nurses in Global Health” on September 9-12, 2020. The Conference theme is set to reflect the facts that nurses take the vital and leading roles in addressing global health challenges in the healthcare systems and are the fundamental and backbone to achieve the vision of Health for All.
TWNA has held its Nursing Research Conference annually since 1983 and the Asia-Pacific Nursing Research Conference triennially since 2014 as part of ongoing efforts to improve nurses’ research competencies and to facilitate networking amongst nursing communities nationally, regionally, and globally.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” in order to showcase the extraordinary and innovative role of nurses in making health services increasingly patient centered and to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Also in 2020, nursing organizations around the world will be celebrating the achievements of the Nursing Now Campaign. Thus, in order to recognize the special significance of 2020 to the nursing profession, TWNA took the decision to scale up its conference for 2020.
We are very grateful that 2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference has been endorsed by the ICN, a federation of more than 130 National Nurses Associations (NNAs) representing more than 20 million nurses worldwide. It is also a great honor that high-profile nursing experts, scholars, and leaders from across the globe will be sharing their views and expertise during the plenary keynotes, main, and panel sessions of the conference. Furthermore, the Conference Scientific Committee will select over 700 of the best symposia, oral, and poster submissions on key health and nursing issues for presentation during the 3-day conference, providing a multifaceted approach for participants to gain nursing knowledge and contribute to the nursing profession through the professional interactions and sharing of research findings that are critical to equipping nurses for the challenges of the present and future. In addition, the Conference Organizing Committee will organize professional visits that give conference participants opportunities to visit community and regional hospitals, medical centers, and long-term care facilities.
On behalf of the TWNA, I cordially welcome you to take advantage of this great opportunity to submit your abstract and share your research findings, and to register to attend the “2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by ICN” in the beautiful country of Taiwan. At the conference, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet, interact, share experiences, and cement new friendships with the over 1,000 clinical nurse, researcher, educator, administrator, and policymaker attendees, all of who have devoted their careers and lives to advancing the nursing profession in their own professional settings and countries. Take this chance to enjoy Taiwanese hospitality, our beautiful nature, and rich and diverse culture.
Your attendance is greatly anticipated and important to making the conference a great success. For more information about the 2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference, please visit the official website: http://www.twinc2020.tw. We sincerely welcome and look forward to seeing you in September 2020 in Taiwan!
Hsiu-Hung Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA)
Chair, 2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference (TWINC)
Professor, College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan