Welcome Message

Sugianto Kusuma

Dear Delegates, Colleagues, and Friends

Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) Annual Conference is a routine TIMA international event that is held in different TIMA branch countries each year. After successfully held in San Dimas, California, the United States in 2019, the 2020 TIMA International Conference will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 13 – 15 November 2020, coinciding with the Opening Ceremony of Tzu Chi Hospital in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta.

Tzu Chi International Medication Association (TIMA) is an organized global service network under the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation with more than 10,000 members consisting of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical personnel. They always use the utmost care and attention to treat the poor and the sick, providing total medical care. During disasters, TIMA volunteers cooperate with the Tzu Chi Disaster Relief Committee by going to the disaster area to help to treat the sick and wounded victims. Today TIMA has spread in 13 countries; in Indonesia, TIMA was established on November 10, 2002, and has more than 1,200 members.

Tzu Chi Hospital in Jakarta is a hospital with a capacity of 520 beds. The hospital was built with the principle of saving life, safeguarding health, and upholding the spirit of love. The mission is to become an ideal patient-centered hospital that can be a good role model in medication with the concept of high-tech and high-touch.

Aligned with the concept of Tzu Chi Hospital, the 2020 TIMA Conference theme is “High Technology and Humanity in Medicine.” The conference will be a platform for speakers from Indonesia and foreign medical professionals to share experiences and knowledge on the use of advanced technology and the humanistic culture of gratitude, respect, and love.

The conference goal is to enhance 2020 TIMA Conference participants’ insight into the latest technology and humanistic culture application in healthcare and bring together TIMA members.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Jakarta, and we hope that you will enjoy the conference and have a memorable time.