Wong Forum in Medicine

Wong Forum in Medicine 2022

On May 31st, 2022 at 3:30pm, we will host our annual Wong Forum lecture.

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 2022 Wong Forum is Lotte Dyrbye. She is the Senior Dean of Faculty Development & Chief Well-Being Officer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • To summarize current research on physician wellness and burnout and the impacts on faculty health and wellbeing.

  • To translate research findings into wellness approaches institutions can take to address burnout at a systems level.

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."