Highlights of the 23rd Quadrennial Congress of International Council of Nurses Congress

May 21-27, 2005; Taipei, Taiwan

Barbara Sheer, DNSc, FAANP


August 01, 2005

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Taipei is a modern city with an ancient past. Arriving at the modern Chiang Kai-shek Airport was a pleasure. Before we went through customs, we saw a familiar sight -- the International Council of Nurses (ICN) logo was located on a table with information for ICN conference participants. This was our introduction to a modern city, where skyscrapers and ancient temples exist side by side. The venue for the conference was the Convention and Trade Center, which happens to be within a block of the world's tallest building, "Taipei 101." The transportation system is efficient, and much of city can be accessed by the subway system called the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). Many of the signs are in English as well, easing the way for foreign travelers. When travelers look lost, the Taiwanese citizens often offer assistance. Help offered to us ranged from help with subway tickets to offering to share umbrellas.


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