19th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting on 31st October 2023


19th 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. We organize bi-monthly cross-cultural meetings in order to make trans-disciplinary learning opportunity for researchers, professionals and students.

Healthy ageing encompasses dignity of older people by addressing their social, financial and health security. The 19th DIHAC meeting is a collection of precious presentations stemmed from three Asia countries. The meeting will allow us to learn whether owning a mobile phone can influence financial inclusion of older adults in Thailand, how an innovative idea creates a new plan of socially connected living in Singapore unlike traditional nursing home and retirement home elsewhere and how telemedicine helps primary healthcare service to preserve the demanding health care in the edge of population ageing in rural area in Republic of Korea.

Chairperson of the meeting is Professor Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, MD,PhD, Professor, Head of Department, Public Health Medicine Specialist & Epidemiologist, Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, President, Malaysian Association of Epidemiology. He is international collaborator of DIHAC study and appeared many times on stage for presentation and moderation about healthy ageing. Participants are multi-disciplinary researchers, global health researchers, epidemiologists, sociologists, economists, 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 19th DIHAC meeting which will exchange evidence, initiatives and experiences from Thailand, Singapore and Republic of Korea cross-culturally. We want to share this learning opportunity with our friends, colleagues, experts, scholars and researchers around the world.  Ww would like you to join us for an informative and engaging discussion.


31st October 2023 

18:00 to 19:30  JST (Tokyo, Seoul)

17:00 to 18:30 Singapore and Kuala Lumpur 

16:00 to 17:30 Bangkok 

in Zoom, by invitation or by registration

Meeting Access to register

(Please register by 29th October 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

 Professor Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, MD, PhD Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia

Opening Speech of the Chairperson

(5-10 min)

Presentation 1: Thailand

Speaker: MinhTam Thi Bui  PhD, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)-UK PSF, Assistant Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Srinakharinwirot University

Title – Financial inclusion for the older adults in Thailand and the role of information communication technology

(20 minutes) 

Discussion 10 minutes

Presentation 2: Singapore

Speaker: Joshua Goh EMBA, MArch, Founder and CEO of Red Crowns Senior Living, Singapore

Title- Seniors’ co-living in Singapore

(20 minutes)

Discussion 10 minutes

Presentation 3: Republic of Korea 

Speaker: Seokmi Hong, RN, MSc (International Politics) Saje primary health care post Wonju, South Korea 

Title – Telemedicine and mobile health care of primary health care post in Korea 

(20 minutes) 

Discussion and conclusion (15 minutes)

Chairperson:  Professor Mohd Rohaizat Hassan MD,PhD,