18th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting on 29th August 2023


18th 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.

Human resources are essential need and increasing challenge to provide health and social care in the counties which are facing rapid population ageing. Systematic response to population ageing required sufficient and qualified human resources that range from long-term care workforces at the fore-front such as caregivers, social workers, care managers, allied health professionals such as nutritionist, physiotherapist, physical exercise trainers, and health care professionals such as community health workers, nurses, doctors, family physicians, geriatricians and many others.  In this meeting, we will learn selected programme and project in Thailand investing to develop human resource for health and long-term care in responding to its fast-ageing population.

Chairperson of the meeting is Dr. Romdej Phisalaphong PhD, Minister Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo. 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.

It is a great pleasure to announce the upcoming 18th DIHAC meeting which will deliver interesting experience of Thailand. We want to share this learning opportunity with our friends, colleagues, experts, scholars and researchers around the world. Join us for an informative and engaging discussion. 


29th August 2023

14:00 to 15:15 JST (Tokyo, Seoul time) 

(12:00 to 13:15 Bangkok Time)

in Zoom, by invitation

Meeting Access to register

(Please register by 27 th August 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

 Dr. Romdej Phisalaphong, PhD, Minister Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo

Opening Speech of the Chairperson

(5-10 min)

Presentation 1: Thailand

Speaker: Professor Siripen Supakankunti, PhD, Centre of  Excellence for Health Economics, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 

Title – The skill needed for the Thai long-term care workforce, a project with International Labour Organization

(20 minutes) 

Presentation 2: Thailand 

Speaker:  Associate Professor Peerasak Lerttrakarnnon, MD and Associate Professor Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish,MD Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai,Thailand 

Title- Geriatric education in Thailand

(20 minutes)

Discussion and conclusion (15 minutes)

Chairperson: Dr. Romdej Phisalaphong, PhD