Symposium on US-China Collaboration
in Nursing Education and Research

Changing to Virtual Event - November, 2020 - Details to be Posted Soon

Contact Info and Details Below May Change


The Symposium on US-China Collaboration in Nursing and Research provides nursing researchers and practitioners in the US and the Chinese-speaking world an opportunity to share their experiences working together, suggest methods for improved cooperation, and, most importantly, build and cement relationships that can lead to further progress in the field. 

Below you will find the symposium schedule, call for proposals, registration link, and lodging information. 


A.  Symposium Tracks

Possible topics for proposals include:

  • Short-term training/study abroad
  • Teacher/student exchanges
  • Joint research projects
  • Degree programs: joint degrees, articulated/pathway programs
  • Visiting scholar programs
  • Other cooperative projects

B. Formats

Prospective presenters are invited to submit proposals for presentations in the following formats:

1. ) Individual Presentation

  • Long format = 45-minute presentation + 15 minutes Q&A
  • Short format = 20-minute presentation + 10 minutes Q&A

2) One-hour Facilitated Interactive Discussion/workshop

Presenter(s) facilitate an interactive experience among symposium attendees, e.g.,

  • Small group discussions of a topic followed by outcome sharing
  • Role-playing best practices for cross-cultural cooperation
  • Analysis and discussion of challenges in the field of US-China nursing collaboration
  • Introduction of new practices/processes

3) Panel discussion

Submitter creates a panel of 3-4 discussants talking for 45 minutes on a single theme, one discussant serves as panel moderator, tying together panel threads and moderating 15-minute Q&A session

4) Other format

Submissions for activities in a format not described above that can be blocked in 1-hour increments are also welcome.

C. Proposal Submission

To submit a proposal, please:

1)     Indicate the relevant symposium track (from A above)

2)     Indicate the format (from B above)

3)     Describe the proposed activity in 500 English words or fewer

4)     Email to Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu ( and Dr. Patrick McAloon (


Each attendee – including presenters – is asked to register for the symposium. Symposium registration is $130/individual attendee.

The registration page resides on the EMU Professional Programs and Training registration system. In this system, symposium registrants are referred to as “students” and the nursing symposium is a “class”.



After submitting the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt for your payment. Within two business days, EMU Professional Programs and Training will send a welcome email containing a link with follow-up questions for participants. If you do not receive this welcome email, please contact Julie Newland at


This symposium covers collaboration between American and Chinese-speaking partners anywhere in the world. This is an apolitical event created for the ultimate benefit of patients.

Presenters requiring interpretation are asked to provide their own interpreter.



Upon request, the USHCA can provide an invitation letter for those who have paid the registration fee.

Lodging & Transportation

Participants are invited to reserve their own lodging near the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.

When searching for lodging, some useful websites include:,,,,

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is the nearest major airport to Ypsilanti. The airport is located in Romulus, Michigan, only an 18-minute car ride away from Ypsilanti and EMU. Shuttle, taxi and car rentals are available at the airport. Taxis cost about $60 plus tip. We recommend international travelers have cash in hand as well as on credit/debit card to pay the taxi in case your credit/debit card does is not recognized.

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