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Publications & Research

We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management.

The Blog sub-section provides a platform where our team and peers share news and updates, as well as opinions and experiences in building disaster preparedness for the communities.


The blog posts are written by the author in his own personal capacity / affiliation stated. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the post belong solely to the author and does not necessarily represent those of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.

All resources listed here are freely and publicly available, unless specified otherwise. We ask users to use them with respect and credit the authors as appropriate.


(The link to the abstract is under "To Know More" on the right) Volume 32, Issue S1 (Abstracts of Scientific Papers-WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017) Authors: Thomas C. Hughes1, Anisa J.N. Jafar2, Chrissy Alcock3, Brigid Hayden3, Philip Gaffney4, John Simpson3 and Anthony Redmond2 1 Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford/United Kingdom 2 University Of Manchester, HCRI, Manchester/United Kingdom 3 UK Med, Manchester/United Kingdom 4 Xenplate, Cambridge/United Kingdom  
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 to enhance their medical skills for search and rescue missions. In order to enhance learning outcomes, this training made use of high fidelity simulation search and rescue scenarios.
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 realistic yet safe environment2. In view of the first electric motor race in Hong Kong, the Federation Internationale d'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Hong Kong ePrix held in October 2016, a training for the medical community for such events was thus organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. The aims of the course were to enhance command and coordination with different parties, including the marshal team, Chief Medical Officer, first aid team, extrication Team, and fire services. In the scene coordination session, participants were immersed in interactive simulated motor accident scenes created by a VR game-based tool to interact with each other to communicate.


In order to assist the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and other disaster management players in Hong Kong in identifying priority areas for research, training  and  partnerships, HKJCDPRI launched a Scoping Study titled “Disaster Preparedness in Hong Kong – A Scoping Study” to assess the current disaster preparedness situation in Hong Kong. The FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health took the lead in coordination with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Emergency Medicine Unit at the University of Hong Kong, and the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), in undertaking an extensive survey of a whole array of stakeholders in Hong Kong.