On behalf of the Indonesia Oncology Nurses Association (IONA), we are delighted to welcome you all to the 6th Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) Conference, a hybrid conference which will be held in Bali for in person attendees, and in zoom for the online attendees. Firstly, we would like to extend our gratitude to AONS for choosing IONA as the host of this conference. Given the remaining uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a hybrid conference to make it more accessible for the participants. We do hope, however, that the situation will be much better in 2023. With the hybrid mode, we will strive to run a high-quality conference for all the audience, despite their chosen presence.
The theme of this 2023 AONS Conference is “Caring, partnership, and collaboration in oncology nursing.” We believe that excellent cancer nursing care can result from implementing caring as the essence of nursing care. Moreover, optimising the participation of the family and caregivers is also vital especially in the close-knit community as in Asian culture. In addition, a good multidisciplinary collaboration is also the key to quality of cancer care.
Eminent nursing scholars, leaders, and practitioners will share their insights and expertise around this theme during the 3-day conference. We also would like to invite you all to submit your abstracts to this conference. This conference is an excellent platform to share your research findings with the international audience, especially from the Asian continent.
Apart from sharing knowledge and insights as well as creating new network in the conference, we also would like to invite you to enjoy Bali as much as you can. Bali is famous for its natural beauty, with its wonderful beaches, rice fields, lakes, and volcanoes. Bali also appeals through its amazing culture and arts, as you can see pieces of arts in almost every corner of Bali. There are abundant things that Bali could offer to make your trip unforgettable.
See you in Bali on August, 2023!
Dr Kemala Rita Wahidi, SKp, Sp.Kep.Onk., MARS, ETN, FISQUA
President of Indonesia Oncology Nurses Association
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great honor to invite you to join the 6th Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) conference 2023.
This conference is a remarkable platform to gain knowledge from the international experts in oncology nursing and to share the latest findings of research or quality improvement projects on various topics in oncology nursing. It is expected that this knowledge sharing can ultimately improve the quality of care of people affected by cancer.
We would like to ensure that our three-day conference (one-day preconference and two-day conference) will be a rich educational experience. We arrange a line of renowned oncology nursing experts with interesting topics in our keynote and symposium sessions. We also organize five workshop to enhance the clinical skills, especially for the oncology nurses and other delegates including students and nurse educators. In addition, professional visit to hospitals is also an option of activity offerred to the delegates of this conference.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to accommodate those who may have barriers to attend the conference in person, AONS conference 2023 will be conducted in hybrid mode. Our plenary sessions will be livestreamed on our website platform. Our posters presentation will also be attended online. However, we hope that more delegates will come to Bali in person to meet each other and take a full advantage of the conference.
In this opportunity, I would like to extend my gratitude to Bali government and corporates who have supported and sponsored this conference.
We look forward to welcoming you in Bali on August 2-4, 2023 for the 6th Asian Oncology Nursing Society (AONS) conference. Have a fruitful conference!
Putu Oka Yuli Nurhesti
Cancer has been one of leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Globocan 2020, it was reported that the global incidence of cancer is 19.3 million and the global cancer death is 10 million (International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2021). The highest proportion of cancer incidence and death occur in Asia, where 59.5% of the global population live (Sung et al., 2021). Forty nine per cent of all cancer cases and 58.3% of cancer deaths are estimated to occur in Asia (Sung et al., 2021). This share of cancer deaths which is higher than that of cancer incidence is due to the higher case fatality rates in the Asian region.
The above figures show the magnitude of the cancer problem in Asia. Providing the care to such a large proportion of people remains a huge challenge for oncology nurses in Asia. Indeed, nurse is the largest group of healthcare workers in the oncology workforce who play crucial part in cancer care throughout the cancer trajectory, from cancer prevention to the end-of-life care. Nurses need to strive in providing the best quality care for all the people affected by cancer.
Caring, as the essence of nursing, needs to be at the heart of the oncology nursing practice. “Patients need and want deeper levels of nurse connection and caring. Healthcare depends on it. Society expects it. Nurses need it to sustain meaning in their practice.” (McClendon, 2017, pp 41). This notion rings true in oncology nursing care. Not only between the nurse and the cancer patients, the caregivers also play an important role in caring relationship. This is because they are the closest to the patients in providing care for the cancer patients in the long-term, especially when the patients need help with personal needs.
The discussions around caring of the nurse-cancer patients, the belonging of the cancer patient caregivers as a part of the care team for the cancer patients, and the collaboration of the oncology multidisciplinary team should be raised. It is pivotal as the key to more education in caring and collaboration in oncology nursing practice. The 6th Asian Oncology Nurses Association Conference aims to open up a discussion around these topics in a global stage of oncology. It is expected that more Asian oncology nurses can enhance their caring consciousness skills with the patients and can collaborate well with the caregivers, health professionals, and other collaborators in the oncology nursing practice.
Time and venue
The conference will be held on 2nd-4th August 2023 at The Patra Bali Resort & Villa Bali,Indonesia.
|Call for abstracts||01 October 2022 - 30 April 2023|
|Abstract submission deadline||30 April 2023|
|Abstract acceptance notification batch 1||01 March 2023|
|Abstract acceptance notification batch 2||15 May 2023|
|First announcement||01 June 2022|
|Second announcement||01 January 2023|
|Final announcement||01 June 2023|
|Early bird deadline for registration||01 May 2023|
|Final Registration||15 July 2023|
Register now, be a part of AONS Conference 2023 and meet colleagues .
This event will be held in The Patra Bali Resort & Villas