14th Asia Telemedicine Symposium (ATS2020)
Telemedicine in Global Health Crisis
-Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 14th Asian Telemedicine Symposium (ATS2020) in Conjunction with 2020 Annual Meeting of Telecare Industry Association Taiwan (TIAT) on 27-28 November 2020, at College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, in Taipei, Taiwan. The theme of ATS2020 “Telemedicine in Global Health Crisis ” shall provide a platform for speakers and participants to share their experience of using telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

2020 has been a very challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For our top piority, the safety and well-being of our participants, ATS2020 has been modified to both onsite and online virtual conferences. To provide the maximum flexibility of our participants, the ATS2020 virtual conference program will include realtime video-conferences, on demand technical presentations' materials, onsite and virtual posters/exhibitions, live plenary sessions and parallel sessions.

To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have adopted many contingency measures. For example, information and communication technologies combined with tele-medical devices and health management information systems were used for disease prevention, control and psychosocial support. Telemedicine services in many countries increased multiple folds in 2020. Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare also issued an order for medical institutions at all levels in February 2020. Those institutions were required to meet the medical needs of people during home isolation or quarantine to provide remote diagnosis and treatment. Approximately 300 hospitals, 3,000 clinics, and 200 public health centers have provided telemedicine services in accordance to the emergency requirement of telemedicine regulations.

This conference continues the past years of discussion topics and also covers topics, such as emergency medicine, rural health, personal health management, endoscopy, cardiology, hospice care and legal regulations, etc. Through this international symposium, we can come together to learn, share and gain insight into the latest innovations in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are looking forward to excellent meetings and expositions with great doctors, researchers, engineers and scientists from different countries in Asia. See you at ATS2020 onsite or through our virtual platform.

Best Regards to all!
  • Heng-Shuen Chen, MD., PhD., LLM.
  • General Chair, Asia Telemedicine Symposium 2020
  • President of TIAT, Vice Superintendent of PCH


Program Summary

Day 1: Nov 27th (Friday)

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:20


  1. Welcome Remarks from TIAT President
  2. Welcome Remarks from Kyushu University, Vice President for International Affairs.
  3. Welcome Remarks from National Taiwan University, Vice President for International Affairs.
  4. Opening Remarks from Taipei Municipal HospitalSuperintendent
09:20 - 09:50

Keynote Speech

Telemedicine in Asia: How active is Taiwan in the community?

09:50 - 10:50

Session 1

How Medical Profession face the Pandemic Part 1

  1. Telemedicine in AEG (TEMP) Chairman of Asian EUS Group, 
  2. Experience of Implementing Telemedicine Visit During Covid-19 Pandemic
  3. Telemedicine in Hospice (Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network ) 
  4. International Medical Physics Certification Board Oral Exam. 
10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:20

Session 2

How Medical Profession face the Pandemic Part 2

  1. Telemedicine in Cardiology (APSC) 
  2. Experiences of telemedical care using SNS for residents of Quarantine Centers in Taipei.
  3. Impact of safety in building resilience amidst pandemic, video
  4. Telemedicine in Emergency Department Facing COVID-19 Pandemic. 
  5. Telemedicine in Gastroenterology during COVID-19 Pandemic 
12:20 - 13:20


13:20 - 15:00

Session 3

Update on telemedicine in Asia



  1. The Era of Telemedicine, New Normal in Thailand
  2. The Telemedicine Response to COVID 19 Pandemic: The Philippine Experience
  3. Opportunities Behind a Pandemic: Momentum for Empowering Medical Eduation in Indonesia through e-learning and telemedicine transformation
  4. Current Updates on Digital Health Care in India
  5. Impact of COVID-19 on telemedicine in Myanmar
  6. Update of TEMDEC activities under COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Tomohiko Moriyama


15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:30

Session 4-1 

Telehealth in Long term care

  1. When Technology is Heartwarming: Improving Telemedicine and Health Care in Rural Areas with Tie Caring Platform
  2. Economic benefit analysis for telemedicine in long term care.
  3. Application of telemedicine in home care.
  4. Warm Technology in Dementia care.
  5. Telehealth for Long-Term Care in a ‘Hyper Aged’ Japan: Current Status and Future Prospects.

Session 4-2

Telehealth in Music Care

  1. SOLO - A.I emotional DJ for wellbeing management.
  2. A Feasibility Study to Assess the Potential Effectiveness of Music Training in Tinnitus Patients
  3. Music technology in therapeutic and health settings-New trends after COVID19.
  4. Design IoT Devices for Medical Measurement.

Session 5-1 

Rural Health and Personal Health Record

  1. Application of telemedicine in wound care.
  2. Improved Rural Healthcare by Smart Tele-medicine
  3. Resilient health care model and PHR in rural health care setting
  4. Anthropometric data associated with type 2 diabetes among rural and urban participants in Bangladesh
  5. How to use personal health record in clinics patients.

Session 5-2

Telemedicine and Big Data in Mental Health

  1. The Benefit Analysis of Hot lines and Suicide in Taiwan.
  2. Thermal Dynamic Image Sequence for Schizophrenia.
  3. Development and Validation of A Web-based Suicide-related Message Identification Model for Suicide Risk Detection.
  4. A study of Perceived stress, Burn out and Job satisfaction of Doctors and Non-Medical staff in a Medical College of West Bengal during COVID-19 Pandemic.

18:00 - 20:00 Reception Dinner


Day 2: Nov 28th (Saturday)

8:00 - 08:30



Domestic Telemedicine Engineer Work Shop

08:30 - 09:00

Keynote Speech

Taiwan Telemedicine Development (Tentative)

09:00 - 10:00


Session 6

Panel Discussion: Legal regulation on telemedicine and telehealth

Session 8

Telemedicine Experiences and Problems to be solved when Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

  1. National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch,
  2. Taipei Wanfang hospital,
  3. Twin Beans Professional Medical Video Integration Company,
  4. Taiwan Medical Intelligent Ltd,
  5. Some Technical Challenges of Tele-medicine Platform : in terms of Privacy management / IOT & AI integration / Data Security / User Experience 
  6. Facing Covid-19 Using Tele Health to connect with patients and ensure well being
10:00 - 11:00

Coffe Break

11:00 - 12:00

Session 7

Medical Device Development of Telemedicine

  1. Virtual Scrubbing
  2. Telemedicine system appilcation experience
  3. Roles of Health Information Exchange and Health Information Fusion in Telehealth
  4. Portable telecare system application
  5. Smart Care System on COVID-19


Session 9

Technical Updates:  Recent Activities and Challenges.

  1. Online System Usage in University Hospital.
  2. International Live demonstration Number of activities and challenges.
  3. Role of NREN in COVID Pandemic
  4. How to activate interaction in remote medical education.(discussion, voting, annotation, etc)
12:00 - 12:10

Closing Remark


Field work 

NTUH (TMA webinar setup) 

15:30- 16:00

Closing Remark

  • Ti-Chuang Chiang
  • Email: tcc@tho.org.tw
  • Phone: 886-910-508-052