On behalf of the Taiwan Oncology Nursing Society (TONS), I am honored to welcome you all to the 2021 Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference (AONS 2021) held in Taiwan. During this 3-day conference, prominent nursing experts, scholars and leaders of oncology nursing will share insights and perspectives on patient care experience as well as innovative research from their respective countries, with the ultimate goal of mutual learning and growth to improve the quality of care for cancer patients.
During this period of COVID-19, medical staff all over the world devote themselves to patient care with professionalism and dedication; however, due to the high uncertainty of epidemic relief, fear of cluster infection and rigid international travel restrictions, AONS 2021 will be held as a virtual conference. Although COVID-19 does not extinguish the professional devotion and enthusiasm of cancer care staff, I believe that the 9 member countries of AONS, including Taiwan, will enthusiastically share their valuable and high-quality oncology care knowledge and experience during this conference.
I would like to thank AONS for choosing the Taiwan Oncology Nursing Society as the responsible host of this 5th International Conference in Taiwan. TONS will strive to enhance the experience of all conference guests, despite this difficult period of COVID-19, so that all attendees achieve their learning objectives and have the opportunity to connect with international researchers and caregivers in the field of oncology.
On behalf of TONS, I welcome you to take advantage of this great opportunity to submit your abstract and share your research findings and nursing experience at this international cancer care conference; your attendance is greatly anticipated and your support is important to making the conference a great success. I express my sincere gratitude to all participants and supporters.
Prof. Shwn-Huey Shieh, PhD, RN
Conference Chair, AONS 2021
President, Taiwan Oncology Nursing Society (TONS)
Professor, College of Public Health, China Medical University
Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join the 5th Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference (AONS 2021), which will be held from November 17th to 19th, 2021. The pandemic of COVID-19 has a huge impact on the health care system not only in Asia but also around the world. For safety concern, we have decided to have a virtual conference for the AONS 2021.
AONS 2021 will be co-organized by the Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) and Taiwan Oncology Nursing Society (TONS). The purpose of this conference is to provide a high-quality platform for international experts in oncology nursing to exchange knowledge on clinical practice, research, education, and policy issues, and to achieve the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their family members.
The central theme of the conference has been determined to be “Innovations of Science and Art in Oncology Nursing.” Given the advancement of science and technology of our time, we must discover more innovative ways to acquire new knowledge and incorporate the art of nursing into the process of evidence-based care. To help us better achieve this goal, some of the brightest and internationally renowned oncology nursing experts from across the globe will attend as our honored guest speakers. More than 400 researches are expected to be publicized in the form of oral and poster presentations during the conference.
In addition to your participation, the success of AONS 2021 heavily relies on government support and corporate sponsorships. On behalf of all supervisors and the entire preparatory committee of AONS and TONS, I sincerely call for your help to support this meaningful event by sponsoring us. With your generous contribution, participants from across the world will have the opportunity to feel the academic energy of this conference.
We look forward to welcoming you on November 17-19, 2021 for the 5th Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference (AONS 2021)!
Prof. Woung-Ru Tang
Conference Chair, AONS 2021
Director of international affairs, Taiwan Oncology Nursing Society
Professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University
Honored International Professional Medical Workers,
I am thrilled to be a part of the 5th ANOS (Asian Oncology Nursing Society) Conference, where we share evidence-based practices, education, and research findings on oncology care. Medical advancements and breakthroughs have been made possible by the selfless exchange of medical and nursing experience and skills. The compassion, wisdom, and care of health care professionals provide encouragement for many cancer patients. We are thankful for your unity and collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic, and your respect for life and concern for people have saved many lives and protected global citizens' health.
I am dedicated to improving global citizens' complete health--physical, mental, and spiritual health--with the combination of Tai Ji Men qigong and Daoist yin-yang philosophy. The ancient method of health care, which allows the body and mind to follow natural rhythms and achieve balance with nature, has been proven to be effective in treating cancer. Health is a delicate balancing act. The mind and the body are inextricably linked. Medical practitioners must uncover the root causes of a patient's disease and eliminate the fundamental problems to cure the illness. A disease's core cause can be located both inside and outside the body, as well as through a mix of various causes. When medical practitioners treat the patient on both physical and mental levels, they have a good chance of eradicating the fundamental cause and curing the illness. There is no shortage of so-called "miracles" in medicine, which are the result of the patient's optimistic attitude, strong willpower, joyful heart, and positive energy, coupled with professional diagnosis, appropriate medical treatment, care, and compassion. There are three forces: Heaven, Earth, and human beings. To ensure its continued existence, humanity should follow the laws of Heaven and Earth. We must follow the way of Heaven, keep up with the times, and stay balanced while dealing with people and things. The same principle can be applied to the cultivation of the heart, qigong practice, and health promotion on a daily basis, which is a wonderful Eastern preventive medicine that allows individuals to achieve desired outcomes with half the effort.
I would like to thank you for your efforts, which have improved oncology care and strengthened the nursing profession. We wish the event great success and look forward to a fruitful exchange that enhances oncology care for the benefit of more people all around the world.
May you all be blessed with health, peace, and happiness.
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze
Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men