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The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) Committee is excited to announce that our annual conference will be held at Disneyland, Hong Kong from 25 - 27 February 2019.

Our conference theme this year is “Online threats, offline lives: Reality and Practice of Online Threat Management”. This is a highly relevant theme to today’s society and reflects current advancements in the use of technology and social media in assessing and managing global, local, and individual-level threats.

We invite all mental health, law enforcement, security, workplace health and safety, and other professionals tasked with the prevention and response of behavioural risks to join us in this learning and networking opportunity.
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Wednesday, February 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
New Today, Obsolete Tomorrow: A Toolbox for Dealing with Media Impact in Today’s World

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Twitter threats, YouTube and radicalization, Tough Talk on Facebook — new media and new ways of interacting with the media appear every few months. New Media developments can spread with “viral” speed when they appeal to needs that we did not even know people had. Staying informed requires a particular attitude towards new developments.

This keynote aims to provide an overview of psychological processes and theories that offer a framework for understanding media use effects that can be applied to old, new, and coming developments.

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Jan Van den Bulck

Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies
As a social scientist, with a PhD from the University of Leuven in Belgium (1996), Jan Van den Bulck is interested in involuntary and incidental media effects. He has studied how the entertainment media in general, and fiction in particular, affect our perception of the real world... Read More →

Wednesday February 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am HKT
Sleeping Beauty Ballroom, Conference Centre, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel