Advanced Disaster Responses Course 2018


Advanced Disaster Responses Course 2018

Posted by administrator in Courses, News 28 Jun 2018

September—November 2018

HKJC Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building

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Disasters, natural or man-made, foreseen or without warning, with intensive or extensive risks, affect people and result to varying health effects and conse-quences. Survival rates of victims depend on array of factors especially the surge capacity of hospitals and health care facilities to manage the expanded de-mand of mass casualties for services and resources, as they manage the emergen-cy incident. Cognizant of the need of hospitals to be prepared to ensure con-tinuous operations during and even after a disaster strikes, and in times their ser-vices are needed most,

a group of experts in the field of health emergency management globally have been working with the Hong Kong College of Emergen-cy Medicine (HKCEM) to develop and implement Advanced Disaster Response Course (ADRC) in 2016. ADRC is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of administrative and medical personnel to prepare health care facilities to respond effectively, to ensure continuous operations during or even after disasters, and to recover for better from the impacts of disasters.

Survival rates of victims depend on array of factors especially the surge capacity of hospitals and health care facilities to manage the expanded demand of mass casu-alties for services and resources, as they manage the emergency incident.


  • Experienced Clinicians
  • Clinician leaders
  • Public health practitioners
  • Health services administrators
  • Professionals involving in hospital planning, development and construction


Shih Fuh Yuan 

Former CEO of Emergency Medical Operation Center in Taipei Region, Ministry of Health

Assistant Professor, Emergency Department, National Taiwan

University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan



Lam Chiu Ying

Chairman, HKSAR Environmental Campaign Committee

Ex-Director, Hong Kong Observatory


Jenny Yeung

Chief Geotechnical Engineer/Slope Safety

Geotechnical Engineering Office

Civil Engineering and Development Department

HKSAR Government


Katherine Handerson

FRCP FRCEM Consultant in Emergency Medicine,

Clinical Lead (Service Lead) Emergency Department,

St. Thomas’s hospital, UK


Justin Cuckow

University of Surrey, Business Continuity Manager

An Energetic Crisis, Risk and Business Continuity Manager


Alistair Humphrey

Public Health Physician and Family Doctor in Christchurch, NZ

Medical Officer of Health (Canterbury), Canterbury District Health

Board, New Zealand



The course is currently offered in English only. Extensive reading and participatory learning methods are used. Participants will receive pre-reading materials before arriving at the course site. Interactive simulation exercises throughout the course give participants opportunities to use the skills and knowledge learned during the course. Participants should be fluent in reading and speaking English.

Class dates

The course spans for 3 full days (ALL Saturdays):

  • 29 September 2018
  • 20 October 2018
  • 24 November 2018


A minimum attendance of 2 out of 3 days is required for the completion of this course.

Participants are assessed through:

(1) Active participation in teaching activities; and

(2) Short Online MCQ written assessment on the subject matters covered in the course.

Satisfactory performance in both the attendance and the assessments is required for the completion of this course.


Preparedness for Natural disaster in Hospital Planning

  • Enhancing landslide disaster preparedness and response
  • Preparedness for the impact of global warming and the change in weather

Disaster Leadership and Community Engagement

  • Public Health and its role in Emergences
  • Health Consequence of natural disasters
  • Incident Management in Crisis
  • Leadership and Communication in a crisis
  • Command and control in disasters using coordinated Incident Management System
  • The Sendai Framework and progress on health targets

Community Emergency Medical Preparedness System

  • Emergency management and real challenges of true events in Taiwan
  • Fundamental process for medical care in MCI field
  • Tools for evaluating emergency performance
  • New challenges and potential solutions for emergency room MCI preparedness in Taiwan

Business Continuity in Disaster

  • All Hazard response
  • Incident and consequence planning
  • Management Systems for Resilience
  • Process for Effective Business Continuity Plan
  • Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Critical Communication Systems




About the Programme

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJC DPRI) was officially launched on August 20, 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. The establishment of HKJCDPRI was supported by a generous funding from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. HKJC approved a grant of HK$271M over five years for the HKJC DPRI. Housed in and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, HKJCDPRI aims to establish Hong Kong as a regional and international leader in disaster preparedness and response training, and to promote local community resilience.


ADRC 2018 Registration