WONG, Dr William
SIG Health Equity convenor (Hong Kong)
Dr William Wong is the Convenor for the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Health Equity.
Graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 1993, Dr Wong completed
his GP Training in London having worked in the UK, Australia, China and
Hong Kong. In 2007-10 he was appointed Director of GP and Primary Care
Education at The University of Melbourne, Australia and a member of
RACGP National Standing Education Sub-committees on Education and
Quality Assurance. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor &
Chief of Research at Department of Family Medicine & Primary Care,
The University of Hong Kong.
Dr Wong conducts research on sexual health and health equity amongst
marginalised groups such as sex workers and African refugees, and
published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including BMJ,
Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness,
Epidemiology & Community Health, Family Practice etc. He is
Associate Editor for Sexually Transmitted Infections and BMC Infectious
Diseases. He was appointed Temporary Advisor for WHO on HIV issues
(2012-2014). He is a board member for WONCA Research Working Party
representing the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012 he was elected Council
Member of Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and now chairs its
Research Committee. In 2004 he was awarded Hong Kong Medical Association
Community Service Gold Award in recognition of his contribution to the
profession and the marginalised groups in the community.
He believes, having the SIG platform in WONCA and, shared experience and
forces from GPs around the world, together we could support and sustain
continuing engagement to make a difference presented by the challenges
of health equity at structural, interpersonal and individual levels.
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