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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


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 supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), is now open for application.


The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response (ACDPR), themed "Building a Resilient Health System", was held on 8 October 2016 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. The Conference was co-organised by HKJCDPRI and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine (HKCCM)...
A newly developed Master of Public Health module on disaster response is to be delivered under the Master of Public Health programmes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Designed for professionals and disaster and humanitarian workers with emphasis on practical applications and state-of-the-art knowledge, the module, which consists of two courses, is offered as part of postgraduate study programmes and alsoavailable as an individual short course. The module is a joint achievement of the Collaboration Centre for Oxford University and the CUHK for Disaster and medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Faculty of Medicine of the CUHK, the Harvard University, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI).   
With the support of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, the Emergency Medicine Unit of The University of Hong Kong developed a course on "Ultrasound-assisted Clinical Skills for Disasters". This course was geared towards the goal of updating participants with the latest ultrasound knowledge in a field setting, and a repertoire of skills regarding the contemporary practice of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) on trauma casualties in disaster management.   The first cohort of students of the “Ultrasound-assisted Clinical Skills for Disasters”course graduated on 24 July 2016. This cohort included 22 medical students and 10 practicing emergency physicians.  


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