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Upcoming Events & Training Courses

Upcoming Events & Training Courses

We train and equip individuals with professional skills in disaster preparedness and response through various programmes

Upcoming Events & Training Courses

2015

Community Disaster Preparedness Event
29/08/2015
Hong Kong has suffered its fair share of extreme disaster events owing to the climate change. Yet, most of us are unaware how prepared Hong Kong is for the impacts of disasters. To enhance the awareness and understanding of general public on various hazards and their related risks to Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) will launch a series of public education campaigns jointly with different community-based organisations, hoping to raise the community’s preparedness and resilience of natural and manmade disasters.
Disaster Field Responder Course
20/08/2015
Supported by six organisations, Ambulance Service Institute, Civil Aid Service, Fire Service Department, Hong Kong Disaster Medicine Association, Hong Kong Red Cross, and Hong Kong St John Ambulance, the first session of the Disaster Field Responder Course was held on 15 August 2015. A total of 45 participants from the six supporting organisations attended the first training class on 15 August 2015. The course aims to enhance first aiders’ disaster response capacity with updated knowledge and essential practical skills in disaster situations. It covers topics on command and coordination, practical first responders’ practical skills in disaster situations, special situations and scenarios, as well as psychological support.   
20/08/2015
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPR) organized an Ebola Preparedness Seminar on 20 August 2014, jointly with the Hong Kong Medical Association. The seminar was supported by the Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières Hong Kong.
20/08/2015
19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 21-24 April 2015. WCDEM is a bi-annual congress providing opportunities to share disaster and emergency medicine experiences and network with colleagues from healthcare and non-governmental sectors. The theme of the conference this year was “Creating Capacity, Building Resilience”, emphasizing the impact of humanitarian disaster to health systems, prehospital and crisis response. During the 3.5-days conference, six plenary sessions and more than 20 related topics were discussed, including disaster risk management, resilience building, disaster training and foreign medical teams.

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