Professor Samuel Y.S. Wong

Professor Samuel Y.S. Wong

Professor and Head, Division of Family Medicine
and Primary Healthcare
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care
The Chinese University of Hong Kong



A Roundtable Discussion On Conducting Complex Intervention Trials In Primary Care Settings
Date: 22 September 2017, Friday
Time: 10.45am – 12.45pm
Synopsis: Conducting complex intervention trials in primary care requires a multidisciplinary team consisting of health professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists and social scientists. This workshop will bring together a team of Family Medicine/General Practice researchers from Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore sharing their experiences in conducting complex intervention trials in primary care settings. It will be delivered in the format of a roundtable whereby 5-6 speakers will give a 5-minute brief on their experiences in conducting such trials in general practice/family medicine and other primary care settings. Challenges and barriers including funding support and what to do with a negative trial will also be shared. It will be an interactive session with active participation from attendees who will be called upon to comment and ask questions of the speakers. It is envisaged that the outcome of this workshop will be the formation of an Asia-Pacific research leadership initiative to build primary care research capacity in the region.


Professor Samuel Wong received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency training in Family Medicine in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Practice and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has also completed the Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, USA and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He is the current Head of the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare and the Associate Director in Undergraduate Education of the School of Public Health and Primary Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an honorary Consultant in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine of the New Territories East Cluster of the Hospital Authority. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Primary Care Directory, Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Preventive Care for Children and for Older Adults in Primary Care Settings of the Department of Health. He is also a member of the Health and Medical Research Fund Grant Review Board as well as the Health Care and Promotion Sub-committee.

Professor Wong’s research interests include evaluating and developing mindfulness based interventions and other mental health interventions for common health problems in primary care, evaluating primary care health services and developing primary care service models for elderly people with multiple chronic conditions. He is an editorial/advisory board member of three international scientific journals in primary care.