Research Summit on Health-Related Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM)
Health and sustainable development are complimentary to each other. The goals of sustainable development cannot be achieved when people are sick, and population health cannot be maintained without effective sustainable development. Health is recognised as a cross-cutting outcome and a shared goal throughout the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030.
Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM) encompasses emergency and disaster medicine, DRR, community health resilience, health system resilience and impact of changing climate on health. Health-EDRM involves the systematic analysis and management of health risks in emergencies and disasters by reducing the health risks and vulnerability.
The WHO Thematic Platform for Health-EDRM Research Network was formed to facilitate Health-EDRM research activities, promote information syntheses, develop research partnerships, and promote the generation of robust and scientific evidence to support evidence-based implementation of the Sendai Framework and other national, regional and global policies, such as the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Research Summit is organized by Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) in collaboration with WHO Thematic Platform for Health-EDRM Research Network. It aims to bring together senior researchers, early faculty members and practitioners to share knowledge and experience in collaborative efforts to promote research activities and practice in Health-EDRM.
9-10 July 2018
9th Jul morning session: Lecture Theatre 104, Y.C. Liang Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
9th Jul afternoon and 10th Jul session: Lecture Theatre G04, Y.C. Liang Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
See the section "Programme Rundown"
- PhD candidates
- Early career researchers
- Experienced practitioners and policy makers with research responsibility
Speakers (in alphabetical order)
- Dr. Jonathan Abrahams | Disaster Risk Management Focal Point, Country Health Emergency Preparedness and International Health Regulations Department, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Prof. Emily YY Chan | Centre Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
- Ms Gloria KW Chan | Deputy Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
- Prof. Andrew Collins | Professor of Disaster and Development, Northumbria University
- Dr. Helen K Green | Public Health Registrar, Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England
- Dr. Alistair Humphrey | Medical Officer of Health for Canterbury, New Zealand Ministry of Health/ Canterbury District Health Board
- Dr. Ryoma Kayano | Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre
- Dr. Selina Lo | Consulting Editor, The Lancet
- Prof. Virginia Murray | Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England
- Dr. Elizabeth Newnham | Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University; FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
- Dr. Niall Winters | Associate Professor of Leaning and New Technologies, University of Oxford
- Ms Carol KP Wong | Programme Manager, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
- Prof. May Yeung | Assistant Professor, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Dr. Nevio Zagaria | Representative in Yemen, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Global strategic Framework in H-EDRM
- H-EDRM, Climate Change and H-EDRM
- Practices on Disaster Management
- Community Empowerment
- Partnership in Action
- Defining and Communicating Disaster Risks
The event is generously supported by The Mok Hing Yiu Charitable Foundation and The CUHK Research Summit Series.