15th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting on 9th March 2023
15th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting
Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) is a cross-cultural study primarily based on Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand, and expanding to several countries through collaboration and network.
National policies and local authorities are promoting the use of digital technology and internet among the older persons in order to maximize health, social welfare, lifelong education, and continuing employment. Therefore, getting older people online has never been more urgent. People themselves are real keys to making digital transformation come true.
In this 15th DIHAC meeting, experts from the Japan and Malaysia will share evidence and community experiences in implementing digitally inclusive, healthy ageing communities. Empowerment program created in Shibuya City, Tokyo may represent the best example of the current time. Colleagues from Malaysia will present advancement in medical practice though the application of digital apps. It is great pleasure to announce the upcoming 15th DIHAC meeting which will deliver world’s leading experiences together with evidence. We want to share this learning opportunity with our friends, colleagues, experts, scholars and researchers around the world.
Chairperson of the meeting is Associate Professor Qiushi Feng, PhD : Deputy Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), Vice President, Population Association of Singapore, National University of Singapore.
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.
9th March 2023
18:00 to 19:30 JST (Tokyo, Seoul time)
in Microsoft Team, by invitation
(Please register by 7th March 2023 if you are interested! limited seats)
Socializing (5 minutes) PI Associate Professor Myo Nyein Aung, Juntendo University, Department of Global Health Research, DIHAC study team and international participants
Opening Speech of the Chairperson
Presentation 1: Japan
Speaker: Takumi Suda MSc, PhD candidate, Department of Global Health Research, Juntendo University and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Title – The Journey of Japan Towards a Digital Society: The Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Presentation 2: Japan
Speaker: Shibuya city digital training project, Team leader Yoko Maruyama and Yasumasa Deguchi
Elderly welfare Division, Department of Social Welfare, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Title: The Digital Empowerment Program of Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan to enable the Older Persons to Use Smart Phone (2021-2023)
Discussion for session 1 (15 minutes)
Presentation 3: Malaysia
Speaker: Dr Mohd Nazrin Jamhari, MD,DrPH Kedah State Health Department, Ministry of Health Malaysia and Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia
Title: Development of Diabetes Mobile Application “My Diabetes Apps” to Improve Knowledge, Compliance and Disease Control: An Intervention Study among Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Kedah, Malaysia
Discussion and conclusion (10 minutes)
Chairperson: Professor Qiushi Feng