14th DIHAC study cross-cultural exchange meeting: 14th December 2022


14th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting

Cross-cultural exchange of the research and experiences in “Digital Inclusion” and “Healthy Ageing” is the breakthrough that DIHAC study team is advocating. In this 14th DIHAC meeting, experts from the Netherlands and Singapore will share evidence and professional experiences in implementing healthy ageing.  It is great pleasure to announce the upcoming 14th DIHAC meeting. The cross-cultural exchange of the lessons will lead us to learn firsthand experiences from the field.

Chairperson of the meeting is Professor Hans Hobbelen, PhD who is Professor in Ageing and Allied Healthcare, Research group Healthy Ageing, Allied Health Care and Nursing, Centre of expertise Healthy Ageing Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the President of the International association of Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP, official subgroup WCPT).

Participants are multi-disciplinary researchers, global health researchers, epidemiologists, sociologists, medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, NGOs, NPOs, and PhD students from Japan, ROK, Singapore, Thailand, Kenya, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, South Africa, Ukraine, the Netherlands, U.S.A and the UK.

Time: 14th December 2022
20:00 to 21:15 JST (Tokyo, Seoul time) / (19:00 to 20:15 Singapore time)/

(18:00 to 19:15 Bangkok time)/ (12:00 to 13:15 Netherlands time)
in Zoom, by invitation

Meeting Access to register

(Please register by 12th December 2022 if you are interested! limited seats)

Socializing (5 minutes) Principal Investigator Associate Professor Myo Nyein Aung, Juntendo University, Japan, DIHAC study team and international participants

Professor Hans Hobbelen, PhD

Professor in Ageing and Allied Healthcare,Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Opening Speech of the Chairperson

(5-10 min)

Presentation 1: The Netherlands

Dr. Steven Bunt PhD  Senior lecturer, researcher and project leader at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Title – Social Frailty in Older Adults
(20 minutes)

Presentation 2: Singapore

Mr. Nelson Chong , R4 Coach, CEO & Founder of Functional Training Institute, Singapore

Title: The Functional Way to Anti-ageing and Pain-free Living 

(20 minutes)

Discussion (20 minutes)

Conclusion:  Professor Hans Hobbelen