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Annual Conference

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response (ACDPR) is the signature event of the HKJCDPRI, which offers an interactive and stimulating platform for sharing of knowledge and experience, presentation of research findings and exchange of new ideas. Speakers and participants from diverse background, including disaster management practitioners and researchers from all around the world, network and build new partnership at our Annual Conferences. Apart from a core scientific programme, side events such as workshops, poster presentations, focused meetings and field visits also enrich the conference.


Since 2015, three Annual Conferences on different themes were organised with a wide range of collaborating organisations and attended by over 1,000 participants.


For more information, please visit our Annual Conference 2018 websites.


Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018: “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”

Our Annual Conference 2015 and 2016 had raised territory-wide interests among frontline responders/practitioners, public sector, academia and the general public, on fundamental disaster-related concepts, knowledge and best practices. The third ACDPR 2018 will keep the momentum going, to bring about insights into innovative and practical solutions for tackling emerging disaster risks, especially in a context of and perspectives from metropolitan cities as where we are living in.


Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2016: “Building a Resilient Health System”

The Annual Conference 2016 was co-organized by the HKJCDPRI and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (HKCCM). The HKCCM is committed to advocate principles and practice of community medicine, with a focus on disaster prevention and community health promotion for over 25 years.


The 1-day conference touched upon 5 building blocks towards a resilient health system and attracted 25 speakers and over 300 participants. A wide spectrum of stakeholders from multiple sectors grasped this golden opportunity to exchange knowledge and enhance communication with each other.


Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2015: “From Community to Emergency Room”

Co-organised by the HKJCDPRI and the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM), the 3-day event successfully brought together 61 speakers and over 300 participants from a wide range of backgrounds including government representatives, healthcare professionals, NGO practitioners and academics working in the field of disaster preparedness and response.