Nowadays, the practice of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing in Indonesia and Asia-Pacific countries has demonstrated significant improvement as indicated by huge increase in ETN number, along with the supporting ET products availability. Consequently, the quality of service for patients with wound, ostomy and continence has improved. Moreover, there is a high demand from ETNs seeking for update to refine their skill and practice. As The recognition from different health care profession has gradually developed, it is essential for ETNs to stay up to date with the latest practice evidence.
Accordingly, there is a huge need for Indonesian ETNs to have a scientific meeting that involves ET clinician from both local and international to share their knowledge and experience. By doing so it is expected that there will be a massive knowledge sharing among ETNs in Asia pacific region. Considering cultural variability and different political situation among Asia Pacific countries, it is important to develop a mutual understanding about each countries’ unique characteristics, which may enable ETNs to develop a broader perspective in shaping their practice.
Accordingly, the Asia Pacific ET nurse association (APETNA) proudly convene the third APETNA congress and scientific meeting in Indonesia. This event is fully supported by ETN associations from Indonesia and Malaysia. Therefore the third APETNA congress will be conducted in a series of scientific meetings along with the third JEIM (Joint Effort Indonesian Malaysian scientific meeting), and the third ISM WOC (Indonesian Scientific Meeting Wound Ostomy and Continence)