Wong Forum in Medicine 2020

The keynote address for our event has been sponsored by the generous donation by Dr. Henry & Mrs. Sylvia Wong. We are very grateful for their support in this area. This year's Invited Speaker for the 2020 Wong Forum is Dr. Dimitrios Papanagnou. He is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. In this talk, he speaks about the Future of Faculty Development, which we thought was very apropos, since he presented at our first ever virtual conference.

Watch the Keynote

More About the Wong Forum in Medicine

As former students of McMaster University, Henry and Sylvia Wong believe it is one of the best schools in the world, and have provided the financial support to establish an annual forum for the advancement of research and public education in medicine. Dr. Wong, who was part of the second MD class to graduate from McMaster in 1973, said he and his wife established the forum in repayment of both the education and enjoyment they had as McMaster students. Mrs. Wong graduated in 1969 with a BA in psychology, and worked in the Health Sciences library. The couple now lives in California.

"I really enjoyed the problem-based learning method, where we used our leaders as resources, and studied on our own and with the help of fellow students in small groups," said Dr. Wong. "We wanted to set up an annual lecture that would enhance our university."

In honour of Dr. & Mrs. Wong we have invited a guest speaker this year to help us look forward towards the future and think about how we might develop our faculty so they guide students to face an uncertain and ever-changing future.