Welcome Address/Outline of Conference

6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN)
Jointly held with
10th Annual Conference of Japan Academy of Public Health Nursing (JAPHN)
As a Memorial Conference to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of JAPHN

Greetings

We are delighted to announce that the 10th Annual Conference of Japan Academy of Public Health Nursing (JAPHN), as a memorial conference to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of JAPHN, will be jointly held with the 6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) on January 8 to 9, 2022 from Osaka, will be held virtually, under the theme of “Stay watchful in health time! Positive health to prepare for risks, so as to protect LIFE.”

The term “LIFE” in this theme implies “life,” “living,” “production,” and “right to live” according to the wisdom of our ancestors involved in public health. The core mission founding the basis of all professionals engaged in public health nursing, including public health nurses, is to protect the “life” of people. In real world, there exist lots of both foreseeable and invisible risks and in fact, we may suddenly encounter a risk. That’s why we need to stay watchful in health time to predict potential risks so that we can take appropriate action to handle them once they occur. At that time, taking full advantage of the specialty of our profession, we not only focus on the negative aspect by working hard to “eliminate harmful things” but also focus our attention to the positive aspect by making things “move in positive directions.” Thanks to the specialty of our profession, we can fulfill our duties “as colleagues working in collaboration together” and “by doing so, have fun too.” We do hope that this jointly held scientific conference will give you an opportunity to deliberate our specialty and restore our energy and spirits towards the future.

History has witnessed that professionals engaged in public health nursing, including public health nurses, have acted day after day to take care of people who live under totally different social situations and are in individually different health conditions, with the aim of making their health better. These activities have steadily improved with their own creativity and originality to provide professional services for people from the cradle to the graveyard. We have taken over their spirit and are continuously improving our activities according to changes in society. We will keep moving forward and will never stop our progress. For the purpose of reinforcing the confidence and pride with which we protect the life of people, the programs provided at this jointly held scientific conference focus on the theme of “Positive health to prepare for risks, so as to protect LIFE” that is widely applicable to a variety of sciences from the field of maternal and child health to the area of health risk management. It will be held virtually as the corona virus pandemic continues, we sincerely hope that we can make the most of the advantages of holding the conference online, and that will be life-giving for you. We expect that many people will participate in this joint conference.

Reiko Okamoto
President of Joint Conference (GNPHN)
Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Section of Public Health Nursing
Tamami Matsumoto
President of the Joint Conference (JAPHN)
Associate Director of Public Health, Health Promotion Department, Health Bureau, Osaka City Government
Staff of the Planning Committee and of the Secretariat

Conference Name

6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN)
10th Annual Conference of Japan Academy of Public Health Nursing (JAPHN)

Dates

8th-9th Jan. 2022, Osaka, Japan

Congress Chair

6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing
Chair: Reiko Okamoto
Vice-Chair: Tamami Matsumoto

10th Annual Conference of Japan Academy of Public Health Nursing
Chair: Tamami Matsumoto
Vice-Chair: Reiko Okamoto

Theme

Stay watchful in health time! Positive health to prepare for risks, so as to protect LIFE.

Secretariat

Department of Public Health Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
1-7 Yamadaoka Suita city, Osaka, Japan, 565-0871
TEL: +81-06-6879-2550 E-Mail: phn10j6g@sahs.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Congress Secretariat

c/o Osaka Corporate Sales Headquarters MICE Dept., Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
Yamaguchigen Bldg. 6F, 3-4-1, Bingomachi,
Chuo-ku, Osaka-City, Osaka, 541-0051 JAPAN
E-Mail: 10th_japhn@nta.co.jp

Supported by

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Japanese Nursing Association; Japan Public Health Association; Japan Association of Public Health Nurse Directors; Japanese Association of Public Health Nurses for Occupational Health; Osaka Nursing Association; Osaka Public Health Association; Osaka Prefecture; Osaka City; Sakai City; Osaka Association of City Mayors; Osaka Association of Town and Village Mayors; Osaka University. (in no particular order)

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