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The Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (APEDNN) Annual Conference 2019

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Building Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Vulnerabilities in Disasters

Welcome Message from the Co-Secretariat of the APEDNN

Dear participants,

Welcome to the APEDNN Annual Conference 2019! It is our great pleasure to announce that this year the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (APEDNN) Annual Conference will be held in Hong Kong, from 12 to 13 November 2019 at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The theme of this Conference, “Building Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Vulnerabilities in Disasters” is most relevant to us in the midst of the challenges of global disasters. It addresses the urgent needs to develop collaborative efforts for disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in the region from multiple professions, institutions / governmental departments, and sectors.

This two-day Conference will provide an excellent regional platform for exchanging views, sharing new ideas, good practices, visions and collaborative experiences.

We will bring together leading experts and scholars, representatives from governments and international organisations, as well as nursing and healthcare leaders from all over the world and engage participants to discuss ways to equip nurses and general populations in preparation of disasters through collaborative education, scholarly activities and research efforts.

Together with the APEDNN and the Organising Committee of this Conference, we look forward to having you joining this Conference and sharing your knowledge, practice, research findings, and strategies with us.

Hong Kong is a vibrant city reflecting the cultural mix of the East and the West. For those coming from overseas, we hope you will enjoy your stay in Hong Kong.

We are sure that all participants will find the APEDNN Annual Conference 2019 extremely rewarding.

The details of the Conference will be announced in this website when the event draw closer.

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Prof. Alice Yuen Loke
Professor & Associate Head School of Nursing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong SAR
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Dr Orapan Thosingha
Head of Department of Surgical Nursing Faculty of Nursing Mahidol University Thailand

Welcome Message from the Advisors of the APEDNN

Dear participants,

On behalf of the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (APEDNN), it is our privilege to invite you to participate in the APEDNN Annual Conference, which will be held from 12-13 November 2019, at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Natural and man-made disasters increased globally in the past decade. In 2018 alone, earthquakes, flooding and typhoons caused thousands of lives in Asia Pacific, not to mention the economic consequences of those disasters. In face of the challenges, it is crucial to develop collaborative strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters and enhance resilience of individuals, nurses, healthcare professionals, and communities.

With the theme “Building Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Vulnerabilities in Disasters”, this Conference offers a response to the pressing issues related to impact of disasters, disaster preparedness, and disaster management and nursing development. We bring together renowned experts from all over the world to share their latest research findings, research-based good practices, curriculum and course design, as well as networking and collaboration strategies. Through discussion, sharing of experience and exchanging of views, we aim to develop new ideas and strategies for educational, scholarly and research collaborations.

Capacity and resilience building is an ongoing commitment that requires cross-border, cross-sector, and multi-professional partnerships. This Conference is a good starting point for us to strengthen and demonstrate our unity for disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in the Asia Pacific region and exchange knowledge and strategies for promoting collaborations that contribute to disaster reduction and recovery in community and healthcare settings.

We are sure that this two-day Conference will give you inspiring experiences and offer you plenty of opportunities for developing solid networks and furthering collaborative partnerships.

We look forward to meeting you in Hong Kong.

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Prof. Alex Molasiotis
Angel S.P. Chan Lau Professor in Health and Longevity Chair Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing Director of WHO CC for Community Health Services The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong SAR
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Dr Yajai Sitthimongkol
Associate Professor and Dean Director of WHO CC for Nursing and Midwifery Development Faculty of Nursing Mahidol University Thailand