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Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019

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Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019

The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019 to be held on 29 June 2019 (Sat) at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building is the fourth of this series of conferences, following previous successful events in with the themes of From Community to Emergency Room in 2015; Building a Resilient Health System in 2016 and Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead in 2018. 

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban cities and the figure will surge to 68% by 2050 according to the United Nations. Many metropolitan cities are still growing and changing rapidly, creating more natural and technological threats complicated by the structural, social, energy and environmental development. If defenses fail, the human and economic toll can be enormous.  The emerging disaster risks should not be the concern for disaster management practitioners only but for all industries that might be affected by the impact of catastrophes. It is imperative that we embrace the concept of resilience and adapt our management practice to meet the demands of an environment with evolving threats in a multi-sectoral and collaborative approach.

With a theme of “Reduce Risks · Build Resilience”, the 2019 annual conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, information exchange, discussion of latest developments, networking and partnership building across different sectors of players in disaster risk reduction work. The conference will bring together experts and practitioners, government officials, social services, businesses and researchers to share experience and ideas on reducing risks and building resilience!

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To put together a conference of this diversity of participants and topics is not a small task. We are very honored to have the support of the Scientific Committee for providing their wisdom and guidance to the design of the programme. Our special thanks also go to the Hong Kong Observatory for offering a guided tour as a post-conference event as well as the following list of Supporting Organisations who help promulgate our messages to their members.

(Listing in no particular order)

  • Ambulance Service Institute (Hong Kong Branch)
  • Auxiliary Medical Service
  • Civil Aid Service
  • Civil Engineering and Development Department
  • Department of Health
  • Drainage Services Department
  • Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
  • Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
  •  Hong Kong Council of Social Service
  • Hong Kong Fire Services Department
  • Hong Kong Institute of Security Professionals
  • Hong Kong Observatory
  • Hong Kong Police College
  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • Hong Kong Red Cross 
  • Hong Kong St. John Ambulance