Special report | the 20th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) was successfully held in Hong Kong, China

September 29th, 2016 in Conference Features

Authors: Bo Xu, Yong-yi Chen

Affiliations: Oncology Nursing Committee of Chinese Nursing Association



The 20th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) was held in Hong Kong, China from September 4-7, 2016. Nearly 400 experts, who come from the United States, UK, Australia, Panama, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Zambia and other countries in the world, gathered together to share new developments on cancer nursing.

The theme of this conference was ‘Embracing globalization through leadership and partnership in cancer care’. The main contents covered 18 modules: the palliative care, nursing education, distance education, ethics, symptom management, quality and patient safety, policy, human resource, health system improvement, informed consent, clinical trials, etc.

The conference set various forms which contained oral presentation, rapid fire, keynote address, poster, etc. There were 70 participants from mainland China attending the conference, including 32 oral presentations, 10 rapid fires, 21 posters. Nurse education, symptom management, palliative care, quality safety and other oncology nursing aspects were involved.

Bo Xu and Yongyi Chen, the director and vice director of Oncology Nursing Committee of Chinese Nursing Association, respectively made oral presentations which showed the progress of cancer nursing in mainland China to scholars from all around the world.

The convening of the ICCN 2016 will help to promote the development of cancer nursing, disseminate new knowledge, promote international information exchange, further impetus the specialized development of cancer nursing and enhance the professional level of cancer nursing in China.


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