History of the conference
To promote the traditional nursing care, a group of Asia-Pacific nursing specialists held the first nursing conference in Kyung Hee University (Korea) in 2004. Nursing specialists from China Medical University (Taiwan), Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China), Toyama Medical ＆ Pharmaceutical University (Japan) and Mahidol University (Thailand) are invited to present special topics and other papers and posters. An agreement was reached and a memorandum was signed among representatives from five countries that the conference will be held every two years in different countries. Subsequently, the conference was held in Beijing in 2006 and in Japan at Fuji university in 2008. The fourth Asia-Pacific Nursing conference will be held in China Medical University in Taiwan in November 11 and 12, 2010. The theme of this conference is “When traditional care meet with contemporary care：Evidence-based in traditional nursing.” In addition to poster sessions, traditional nursing specialists from other four countries and from home institution are invited to speak on special topics.
Purposes of the conference
1.To enhance the academic communication and exchange of traditional nursing and to further strengthen the evidence-based nursing foundation.
2.To modernize the traditional nursing care and to elevate the research quality of the traditional nursing in Asia-Pacific region.
3.To promote practical traditional nursing exchange and to establish the clinical standard operation procedure.
●Date：11-12 November, 2010
●Place：China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Lifu Hall, B1F
●Office of Organizing Committee：
School of Nursing, China Medical University,
91 Hsueh-Shuh Rd., Taichung, Taiwan, 40402, R.O.C