Dr Tan Jit Seng was invited to share in a 2 day conference organized by Arizona State University College of Health Solutions:

Integrated Health Care Online Conference – Fall 2021

Conference Agenda


Day 1 (9/28/21 USA, 9/29/21 Asia)



Deborah Helitzer, Dean and Professor, ASU College of Health Solutions
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, Vice Dean and Professor, ASU College of Health Solutions



Introduction to the 2021 Integrated Health Care Conference and Research Collaboration Results. Ronald O’Donnell, Ph.D. Clinical professor and 2021 IHC conference chair, ASU College of Health Solutions; Shiyou Wu, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University; Jenn Rolfes, M.S. Statistics, MBA, DBH

5:05 PM AZ


China: Social worker-led healthcare program for low-income women elderly: a pilot trial. Xueji Wu, MD, Department of Primary Public Health, Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Integrated Health Care from Perspectives of Health System and Economics. Chengxiang Tang, Associate Professor, Guangzhou University. Future of wearable heart sound and ECG device in community heart failure patient management. Yi Lin, CEO, Fuzhou Wenxin Electronic Technology, Co.,Ltd, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

5:20 PM AZ


Vietnam: Mental Health Issues of Cancer Patients: The Role of Psycho-Oncology. Assoc. Prof. Tran Thanh Huong M.D, Ph.D, Vice Director, Viet Nam National  Cancer Institute, Head, Depart. of International Collaboration & Research, National Cancer Hospital, Chair,Department of Ethics and Medical Psychology, Hanoi Medical University;  NCD Management: The Role of Family Medicine in Vietnam. Ho Thi Kim Thanh, MD, Head of Family Medicine at Hanoi Medical University, Director of the Center for Community Health Care at Hanoi Medical University Hospital.

5:50 PM AZ


Virtual Reality Program for Caregivers of Patients Diagnosed with Dementia. Miyae Yamakawa, BNS, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Evidence-Based Clinical Nursing, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan

6:10 PM AZ


Cambodia: Collaborative Care to Build Capacity Among Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses, and Psychiatrists to Integrate Diabetes and Mental Health Care in Phnom Penh. Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH. Research Scientist at University of Washington Departments of Family Medicine and Global Health.

6:20 PM AZ


Vietnam: Task-Shifting Behavioral Activation for Primary Care in Vietnam.  Victoria Ngo, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Social Sciences, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, Deputy Director, Center for Innovation in Mental Health; Depression Treatment in Vietnam. Nguyen Thanh Tam, Country Director, BasicNeeds  Vietnam. Psychiatric Nursing. Pham Thi Thu Huong, MSN, RN, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hanoi Medical University

6:30 PM AZ


Vietnam: A model of technical assistance for a HIV/SUD program in Vietnam. Vu Thi Tuong Vi, MPH, South Vietnam HIV and Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VHATTC), Coordinator, Master Trainer on Counselling, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City; Nong Thi Thuong, MBA, PhD Student in Social Policy (Behavioral Health Policy), The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Barrier of Diabetes type 2’s patient in integrate behavioral care in primary care of LMIC such as Vietnam: Pham Le An, MD, Ph.D  Associate Professor Pediatrics, Vice Chairman  Vietnamese Association Family Physician , Director of  Grant and Innovation Center, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City. 





Day 2 (9/29/21 USA, 9/30/21 Asia)



Singapore: Effectiveness of a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme for diabetes patients with poor glycemic control in Singapore. Wang Wenru, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore; Harry Nguyen, PhD, CBE, MCTS, SCWCD, SCJP, Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow Singapore



Taiwan: The New Phase of Smart Hospital Bridging Human Relations Together—a decentralization reflection over the COVID-19 pandemic threats. Duujian Tsai M.D., Ph.D. Chair Professor and Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Medicine, Pingtung Christian Hospital, President, Social Empowerment Alliance & President, Healthy Asia Co. Ltd.

5:15 PM AZ


Thailand: Integrated Health in Thailand: Home-based care for people with schizophrenia living in the community. Pattraporn Tunpunkom, Ph.D., MSN, APPMH., RN, FAAN, Associate Professor & Director,, The Thailand Center for Evidence-Based Health Care, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University;

A Community-based Geographic Health Information System via Mobie Phone. Decha  Tamdee, BNS, MSc., Ph.D. Assoc.Prof., Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University.

Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems in Thailand. Hunsa Sethabouppha, PhD, RN, Lecturer, Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing.

5:30 PM AZ


Japan: Mindfulness for Eating Disorders. Tomomi Noda Ph.D, Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.



Cambodia. Integrated Psychiatric Services in Cambodia. Kim Savuon, MD, Deputy Director, Department of Hospital Services, Ministry of Health, Professor of Psychiatry

Virtual Mental Support for COVID-19 patients: Lesson Learned. Dr. Koy Virya, RN, MNSc., MHPEd., PhD, Deputy Director of Department of Hospital Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Focal Person in Cambodia for WHO-WPRO, Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Omega-at-Large), Fellowship Researcher, Chulalongkorn University 

6:00 PM AZ


Panel: Social Work and Integrated Health Care in Southeast Asia

Thailand: Social Work and Integrated Health Care for the Aged during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Puchong Senanuch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Associate Dean, Academic & International Affairs, Director, B.A Social Policy & Development (International Program), Faculty of Social Administration, Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand.

India: Role of Medical Social Workers in India:  Dr.Durgesh Valvi, MSW, DLL & LW, SET, PH.D, Assistant professor; Dr. Kalindi Ranbhare, MSW, Mphil, PhD, Assistant Professor; G Naga Raju, MSW, Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research (CSIBER)  D.K. Shinde School of Social Work, India

Vietnam: Response of Social workers to Pandemic COVID-19 in Vietnam. Bui Thi Xuan Mai, Ph.D; Asso. Prof. University of Labor and Social Affairs, HCM City

Vietnam: An Integrated Health Curriculum for Social Workers in Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai An, Lecturer of Social Work Faculty, University of Labor and Social Affairs, Hanoi.

6:15 PM AZ


Digital Health, Globalization and COVID-19

What Does the Future of the Mental Health Pandemic Hold? Rahul Goyal, President and CEO (Yubi Health, Inc.).

Elder Care, Assistive Technologies and COVID-19. Dr Tan Jit Seng, Director, Senior Home Care Physician. Lotus Eldercare Private Limited.

6:50 PM AZ


Closing and ASU Student Global Research Mini-Presentations

The ASU USAID Global Development Research Scholar Integrated Behavioral Health Project: 2017 – Present. Mohamed Abdalla, DBH,
Program Manager, USAID Global Development Research, The Office of Global Social Work (OGSW).

Developing a Curriculum and Textbook: Integrated Health Care for Social Workers in Vietnam. DBH student/graduate group presentation.

Integrated Behavioral Health in Hanoi, Vietnam. Christina Clarke, DBH.

The Happy Heart App for Health Promotion and Wellness. Jennifer Stanga, CSW, DBH candidate; Alex Stanga, MBA.

Closing and Thanks: Ronald O’Donnell, Ph.D. Clinical Professor, College of Health Solutions, ASU.

7:05 PM AZ