Announcing the “Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Research Awards”
In 1915, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh co-founded the Chinese Medical Association which has become the largest medical association in the world with membership of half a million in China today. Dr. Wu went on to set-up more than 20 key medical institutions and laid a solid foundation for the modernization of public medical care in this populous nation.
To promote Dr. Wu’s medical legacy in public health, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society has decided to allocate a special fund to award and recognize students and scholars who excel in their medical researches annually. We would like to invite the press and the public to attend this event to remember this great son of Penang.
Time & Date: 10:30am, Sunday, 8 March 2015
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Lebuh Gereja (Church Street), George Town
Enquiries：264-2631 or 016-4175258
10:30am Press Conference: Announcing the setting up of “Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Research Awards”
11:00am Documentary Film show: Dr. Wu Lien-Teh in China 1911-1937 – Medical foundations, the building of hospitals, the relentless advocacy of medical education and the regaining of China’s quarantine sovereignty.
12:15 pm Tea break and fellowship
01:30 pm End
Co-organised by Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society and Penang Heritage Trust
地点：槟城古迹信托会，26 Lebuh Gereja（义兴街26号）
询问电话：264-2631 或 016-4175258
上午11:00放映中文纪录片：1911年至1937年 – 伍连德博士在中国各地建设医院，不懈推广医疗教育和回收中国的检疫主权。
THE Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society is celebrating the legendary Malaysian plague fighter by sponsoring the Research Awards in the National Conference for Clinical Research.
The conference, which will be held in Penang from May 27 to 29, will see more than 400 scholars and practitioners from all around the world sharing their experience and medical knowledge.
Society chairman Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal said there would be two categories — Young Investigator Award and Best Poster Award.
“Dr Wu was the first Malaysian Chinese medical doctor to study at the University of Cambridge and the first Malaysian Chinese to be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
“His birthday was on March 10 and to mark his birthday, we wanted to do something that would benefit others in the medical field,” he told a press conference at the Penang Heritage Trust in George Town on Sunday.
Dr Anwar said that RM2,350 had been allocated to be given away as the six prizes.
“Young medical practitioners can submit their research papers to stand a chance to win these awards,” he said.
He said the awards would go to Malaysian scholars and the deadline for submission was April 3.
“We need to mould more legends just like Dr Wu who gave so much for our nation and to the medical field,” he added.