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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


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.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) was officially launched on 20 August 2014, in the face of a global upturn in the frequency and severity of disasters, as an operational centre of excellence in disaster preparedness and response in Hong Kong. Over 300 guests gathered at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine at the launch to celebrate the establishment of HKJCDPRI under the generous funding support of HK$271 million over five years by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust.