Main Session 1

Time: 10:30-11:00 (local time in Taipei)

Topic: Generating Nursing Knowledge for Better Health

Tassana Boontong, PhD, RN

WANS Chairperson
President, Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council

Current Positions
Vice President (Academic Affairs) and the Dean and Founder Dean, Faculty of Nursing, HRH
Princess Chulabhorn Royal Academy; Vice President and General Secretariat of Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation under Royal Patronage; Member of University Council Boards at Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing and Sukhothai Thammathiraj Open University Chairperson Multi-professional Committee Chairperson, the World Academy of Nursing Sciences (WANS).

Education and Career Experiences
Dr. Tassana Boontong, a visionary nurse-midwife leader from Thailand, got her undergraduate nursing midwifery education in Thailand; Master of Science (Adult Psychiatry), and Doctor of Education (Health and Higher Education) from Boston University, Mass, U.S.A.

Career Experience:
She has been well-known in Thailand and internationally. Some of her key

positions included :
President, Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council; President Thailand Nurses’Association; Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Chairperson of Joint PhD in Nursing Program (a collaboration of 6 institutions)
Vice President of the Senate; Vice-Chairperson National Reform Council; Member of National Legislative Assembly.
Internationally, member of ICN board; member of WHO Global Advisory Group on Nursing; and Chairperson ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Nursing Services.


Main Session 2

Time: 11:30-12:00 (local time in Taipei)

Topic: Digital Precision Health and Intelligent Nursing Care in the 21st Century: Past, Present, and Future

Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

AAPINA President
Dean & Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing, USA

Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is Dean and Professor of the Florida State University College of Nursing, President of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, and Board of Directors at National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association.

Her research focus is on digital health and health equity, where she uses mobile and connected health technologies for high tech high touch care and aging in place, especially among underserved populations and communities. She’s an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and
Editor-in-Chief of JMIR Aging.

Wang received MSN and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, MPH from its Graduate School of Public Health, and Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science from its School of Medicine.


Main Session 3

Time: 10:00-10:30 (local time in Taipei)

Topic: From Lobbying to Impact: the TWNA’s Moving Forward With SDNM

Ching-Min Chen, RN, DNS, FAAN

TWNA President
Distinguished Professor, Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Distinguished Professor Ching-Min Chen received her Doctor of Nursing Science from the Indiana University, USA in 1995. She is the President of Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA) and Distinguished Professor of Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Professor Chen had been the President of the Office of International Affairs and Vice Director of the Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences of the university and the legislator of the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan. She was also the President of Taiwan Community Health Nursing Association. Over the years, Professor Chen has been dedicated to the areas of healthy community building, and gerontological and long-term care.