Plaque Fighter Dr Wu Lien-teh
International Conference and Exhibition.Conference in English and Chinese.Date: Apr 5, 2014 Saturday
Time: 9am to 6pm
Venue: Level 2, Ballroom,
Chui Huay Lim Club.醉花林俱乐部
。No 190 Keng Lee RoadWeek-Long Exhibition
Date:Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 April 2014
Venue: Level 4, Chui Huay Lim Club
No 190 Keng Lee Road.
7.00pm: Welcoming Dinner by the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society and Dr. Wu Lien-Teh family reunion. (Venue: Bayview Hotel George Town, Premier Lounge 16th Floor)
Sunday 9th March
8:30am gather at Bayview Hotel lobby. 9.00am to 1.00pm: Tour-The Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Historic Trail (include a visit to the Batu Gantong Columbarium to pay respect to Mr. & Mrs. Wu Lien-Teh). Lunch break at Penang Free School.
2:00 pm Unveiling of the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh’s bronze bust and memorial at Penang Medical College, Sepoy Lines Road, Penang
3.30pm to 5.00pm: The Inaugural Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Lecture by Professor Dr. Anthony Capon, Director of the Institute of Global Health, United Nations University (UNU-IIGH), Malaysia. (Venue: E&O Hotel)
7.30pm: Official State Government of Penang Dinner (Venue: E&O Hotel, New Annex – Fullerton Room). Dress Code: Formal or Batik suit
Monday 10th March
Bus pick-up from Bayview Hotel at 8:15am
8.30am to 2.00pm: International Symposium on Global Health Challenges-Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium. (Penang Medical College)
Arrival of guests and registration
8.30am – 9.00
Welcome address by President of PMC
9.00 – 9.15
Opening speech and officiating of the inaugural WLT symposium by the representative of the Minister of Health
9.15 – 9.30
Dr Alex K H Ooi – The Legacy of WLT
9.30 – 9.45
9.45 – 10.15
Prof Stan Fenwick – a Short History of Animal-Associated Epidemics Zoonoses and human disease
10.15 – 11.30
Prof Richard Loh – Tuberculosis- Still a scourge of mankind
11.30 – 12.15pm
Professor Ooi Eng Eong – Dengue prevention and the elusive sustainable solution
12.15 – 1.00
Close of symposium
1.10 – 2pm
Note: Dr. Wu’s bust is placed at the Penang Medical College, Sepoy Lines Rd, NOT at the State Museum and Art Gallery in Macalister Rd as announced in the newspapers.
The Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society, Penang (wulientehsociety.org)
Penang Institute (penanginstitute.org)
Penang Medical College (www.pmc.edu.my)
Institute of International Global Health, United Nations University (iigh.unu.edu)
Venue: Penang Medical College Lecture Theatre, Jalan Sepoy Lines
Born in Penang on 10th of March 1879, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh had his early education at Penang Free School and became the first medical student from Malaya to study at University of Cambridge on Queen’s scholarship and was also the first ethnic Chinese nominated to receive a Nobel Prize in Medicine. He was vocal in the social issues of the time, founded the Anti-Opium Association in Penang and advocated cutting of the Manchu hair queue among the Malayan Chinese. In the winter of 1910, Dr. Wu was invited to Harbin in northeast China to investigate a plague pandemic which claimed more than 60,000 lives. His swift action to isolate infected victims and compulsory use of face-masks saved millions and he went on to introduce major medical reforms in China for the next two decades.
In 1937, Dr. Wu moved back to Malaya where he worked as a General Practitioner in Ipoh. Dr. Wu tirelessly collected donations to start the Perak Library in Ipoh and he was known to give free consultation and treatment to the poor. He died in Penang on 21st January 1960, aged 81. A road named after Dr. Wu can be found in Ipoh Garden South. In Penang, Taman Wu Lien Teh is located near the Penang Free School. A historical trail to follow the footpath of Dr. Wu Lien-Teh in Penang will be be conducted on 10th March 2013.
Dr. Wu Lien-Teh is regarded as the first person to modernise China’s medical services and medical education. University departments and hospital buildings in Harbin and Beijing are named after him and a museum dedicated to Dr. Wu with his bronze bust constantly reminds the people his great contributions in promoting public health, preventive medicine and medical education.
This commemorative event is a prelude to the “Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Commemorative Symposium and Public Health Congress” scheduled to be held in Penang next year.
Plague Fighter Dr Wu Lien-Teh, A Penang Hero who modernized medicine in China by Ong Lay Hong
19 May 2012
Wawasan Open University
THINK CITY SDN BHD (TCSB) is a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, and an urban regeneration agency operating in the historic city of George Town. It manages the George Town Grants Programme (GTGP), which is a public grants programme designed to protect and preserve George Town’s Outstanding Universal Values. These include the city’s multiethnic and multi-cultural living heritage, architectural legacy and intangible heritage as a historic port city in the Straits of Malacca. Think City’s involvement in this project provides focus on the cultural mapping process (documentation and outreach activities involving local histories and heritage) and the intangible heritage of the city. THE PENANG HERITAGE TRUST (PHT) is one of Malaysia’s most successful nongovernmental organizations championing the heritage conservation with special emphasis on Penang and George Town. The PHT played a pivotal role in the nomination of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was also a key partner in the 2001/02 Penang Story Project bringing together local communities through a celebration of cultural diversity.
GEORGE TOWN WORLD HERITAGE INCORPORATED (GTWHI) is the area manager of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. It provides consultation and public awareness regarding the World Heritage Site. GTWHI also provides advice to the State and Local governments regarding heritage conservation issues and assists private property owners about best practices in conservation. UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (USM) is Malaysia’s Apex University with wide ranging research programmes. USM initiated several projects directly related to heritage conservation work in Penang and elsewhere.
Dr. Wu Lien-Teh (伍连德, Wu Liande, Gnoh Lean Tuck, Ng Leen-tuck, 1879 – 21 January 1960) was a Malayan-born Chinese and the first medical student of Chinese descent to study at University of Cambridge. Continue reading →
Celebrating the life of the man who brought modern medicine to China, who fought the Manchurian plague, and who set the standard for generations of doctors to follow. 伍连德博士 : 斗疫防治，推进医学 , 歌颂国士无双