There has been growing use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology in disaster preparedness and response trainings and it has been increasingly recognized as one of the innovative training modalities. To introduce the use and examples of VR in disaster preparedness training, the Hong Kong Jockey Club...Read More
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A FREE and new Public Health Course (CMED6231) ‘Emergency Medicine for Disaster and Humanitarian Crises Responders’ (22 Jul–10 Aug 2017) organised by Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and...Read More
The Chinese Government marked 12 May as the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Day since the devastating earthquake struck the Sichuan province of China on 12 May 2008. A series of community campaign and activities were supported by the Chinese Government, community groups and private...Read More
A study tour took place from the 8-12 May 2017, jointly co-organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and University of Manchester Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). The trip consolidated HKJCDPRI’s initial collaboration with...Read More
The 20th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress was convened on 24–28 April 2017 in Toronto, with more than 900 disaster and emergency medicine professionals in attendance. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI...Read More
The Government Flying Service (GFS) of Hong Kong is responsible for providing 24/7 emergency helicopter and fixed-wing flying support. The GSF and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists collaborated to organize the Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation Refresher Course for the Aircrew Officers...Read More
With the increasing popularity of using virtual reality (VR) in training, there has been a paucity of studies showing that content retention in memory is better1, and compared to other simulations, VR bridges the gap of inconsistency of trainings, while allowing participants to be trained in a...Read More
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) in inviting tenders for conducting the mid-term review of the “Establishment of a Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute” Project, between March - October 2017.
The HKJCDPRI was established in...Read More
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute launches annual “Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience” to enhance community resilience through a range of public education activities.
As part of the campaign, a microfilm production competition under...Read More
On 8 April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the newly set up Global Foreign Medical Teams Registry which would enable WHO to build a global roster of foreign medical response teams (FMT) ready to be deployed in sudden onset disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones,...Read More