It is my great pleasure to announce that the Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA) will host the “2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN)” on September 9-11, 2020. The theme of this conference, The Vital Roles of Nurses in Global Health, reflects the important and, oftentimes, leading roles that nurses take within healthcare systems to address global health challenges as well as recognizes the critical role that nurses will surely play in achieving the ultimate objective 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 Ms. 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. Based on the tremendous support that we are receiving both nationally and internationally, the 2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference offers significant immediate and long-term benefits for Conference Partners.
On behalf of the TWNA, I cordially invite your excellent company to be a Conference Partner of the 2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by the ICN. This international platform provides the opportunity to introduce and promote your brands and products directly to more than 1,000 clinical nurses, researchers, educators, administrators, and policymakers and to build and maintain your high profile among nurses, who are highly regarded as the heart of most healthcare teams.
The Conference Organizing Committee offers multiple, high-value sponsorship categories for you to select from and support, and looks forward to collaborating with you to create strong, win-win outcomes. Your presence and generous support is a critical ingredient to making the 2020 Conference a great success and to accomplishing the conference theme. 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