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Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response
The Annual Conference is a flagship event of the HKJCDPRI. It provides an interdisciplinary platform to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in quest for a better disaster management. It brings together policy makers, disaster and health professionals, academics and NGO practitioners to share their expertise and experience on tackling disaster risks. It fosters cooperation among stakeholders for better disaster preparedness and response.
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The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019 - “Reduce Risks · Build Resilience” took place from 28-30 June 2019. The conference provided a platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders in both governmental and non-governmental sectors involved in disaster risk reduction and resilience to come together to discuss, share and exchange ideas and form partnerships. The conference drew over 250 delegates from different sectors, and saw three days of workshops, visits, plenary, parallel sessions and round-table discussion.
The 2018 Conference with the theme of "Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead" was the third time of the series since 2015. Supporting organisations of the Conference included the Ambulance Service Institute (HK Branch), CCOUC of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong Disaster Medicine Association, Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association, Hong Kong Red Cross, Hong Kong Society of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Hong Kong St. John Ambulance and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong. The event attracted over 400 participants.
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 one-day conference touched upon five building blocks towards a resilient health system and attracted 25 speakers and over 320 participants. A wide spectrum of stakeholders from multiple sectors grasped this golden opportunity to exchange knowledge and enhance communication with each other.
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.