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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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