President’s Message – December 19th, 2020
Prof. Dr. Maria Müller Staub (PhD, EdN, MNS, RN, FEANS)
Dear ACENDIO members
I hope everyone is healthy, safe, and enjoyed good moments as much as possible during this pandemic. Hopefully safety measures and treatments will soon bring relief. We continue to salute all Nurses, Health Care Workers, and other essential workers for their continued efforts to keep us safe, aid recovery, and provide essential services. In our thoughts are also the ones that have lost loved-ones due to Covid-19 or other illnesses.
The Local Organizations Committee and the Scientific Conference Committee are busy in planning the 13th ACENCIO Conference with the title: SUPPORTING AND ADVANCING NURSING PRACTICE: Improving patient outcomes through eHealth.
This will be ACENDIO’s first online conference to be held on March 19+20, 2021. We also plan to offer roundtables held by the two eHealth Working Groups, and we look forward to great keynote presentations held by Gail Keenan and Peter König, along with parallel sessions and posters. The conference program will be available as soon as the new ACENDIO website goes live including registration possibilities; you will get announcements in the next weeks.
We look forward seeing you at the conference and General Assembly, which is open for all conference participants, as the conference fee includes membership. Don’t forget to check the new website as soon as its open and consider applying for the ACENDIO Research Network Award. The ACENDIO Research Committee will announce the winner at the conference.
Again, thanks for your support and to all who provide service to ACENDIO: Individual and institutional members, abstract submitters, committees, working groups and friends. We are looking forward to another challenging new year with virtual meetings.
May you and your family enjoy holiday celebrations with family and friends, even that new online or outdoor forms are needed this year to stay safe.
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Maria Müller Staub & Fabio D’Agostino
ACENDIO President & ACENDIO Secretary