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Dr. Julielynn Wong

Physician-Scientist, Innovator & Educator

Julielynn Wong is a Harvard-educated physician-scientist, innovator, and educator whose life’s mission is to take technology to the extreme to benefit the world.  She is internationally recognized as a 3D printing, drone, robotics, telemedicine and digital health pioneer who uses cutting-edge technology to deliver healthcare solutions across diverse environments, from outer space to remote communities with limited access to healthcare resources. She was the first to 3D print medical supplies on the International Space Station and she designed a solar-powered ultra-portable 3D printing system that can make medical supplies in off-grid communities.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

How Technology is Enhancing Our Future
From the unique perspective of a leading physician, scientist, and innovator, Dr. Wong examines rapidly emerging, game-changing and converging technology trends including 3D printing, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars, how these are transforming society and how these changes will be interpreted in our everyday lives. 

From Fax Machines to 3D Printers: Digital Health at Warp Speed
What would you make with a Star Trek Replicator? Dr. Julielynn Wong shares her inspiring stories on using 3D printers to make affordable life-saving and life-changing medical supplies.  She explains how using technology with empathy can support environmental stewardship, poverty reduction, social justice, human rights, and accessibility issues.

Trailblazing Women in Technology
Dr. Wong’s experiences as a woman working in a non-traditional field and a male-dominated industry offers a unique viewpoint that empowers girls and women.  Discover how your company can provide opportunities for women and minorities to diversify your workforce and gain new perspectives which can help you grow your business.

 

Dr. Wong provides a unique and customized approach to her presentations.  View a complete list of her presentations here.

Platform Plus

Medical Make-A-Thons

Anybody can be a Medical Maker and learn 3D printing technology skills to make healthcare better. Today it's possible to take an idea, create a digital design, and make it physically real by clicking "print." In this hands-on workshop, 3D printing pioneer Dr. Julielynn Wong empowers you to harness open-source 3D printing technologies to make life-changing solutions for communities in need. Suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Proceeds support Medical Makers humanitarian projects.

UAVS4Good Program

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) can save lives, time, and money. In this unique drone education program, you'll learn cutting-edge skills for innovative humanitarian solutions, racing competitions, and career opportunities in the drone sector. This 2 hour program for ages 4 and up includes the fundamentals of good airmanship and hands-on drone flight simulator training. Participants will earn an e-certificate and log their flight time in their logbooks. No prior flight experience required. Proceeds support Medical Makers humanitarian projects.

Panelist/In Conversation

Dr. Wong brings her playful personality, provocative insights & powerful storytelling skills to a wide range of conversations on 3D Printing, Drones, Future of Medical Devices, Digital Health, Women in Technology & more.

Awards

2016
Life Sciences Biomedical and Engineering Branch Research and Development Innovation Award | Aerospace Medical Association

2015
Best in 3D Printing Award | Toronto Inclusive Design A11Y Hackathon

  • Your presentation was the “talk of the evening” and left an enormous impact of its own. We had multiple positive comments from our attendees, including our faculty and Board members, who noted how impressed they were with your “fantastic and very inspiring” talk.

    - Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • It was an honour to have such an exceptional speaker, present and showcase your work (which we are very appreciative of). The attendees enjoyed your presentation, and were fascinated by your work. You helped inspire a large group of attendees to pursue their passions in scientific research. - RISE Toronto 2016 Coordinator
  • I heard a lot of very positive comments about your keynote presentation. Attendees really enjoyed it. - Senior Program Manager | Information Services and Technology University of Alberta
  • I feel that your research and work will ignite the innovation spirit of the young (and possibly the not so young) engineers in the room. My hope is that they never become complacent and, continuously challenge themselves to find new ways to move us to new frontiers. I really enjoyed your speech and so did everyone.

    - Chief Engineer & Vice President of Operations | London Hydro Inc.
  • Wow wow wow and thanks! Thank you so much for taking the time to join us in Pittsburgh!

    - Medical Director | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Lemieux Sports Center
  • Mind-blowing presentation… She’s awesome.

    - Chief Information Officer | Memorial University
  • Everyone loved the talk and was blown away by the subject matter and how futuristic it all sounds, while also being practical and taking place right now in the world we live in. Julielynn did a great job relating it back to the hear and now, with current and practical stories on how her work was impacting real lives today.

    - London Public Library
  • Thanks for your amazing presentation today. You've buoyed my optimism and hope.

    - VP of Professional Services, Colorado Hospital Association
  • Wow, where did you find her? It's great to hear a keynote speaker who is actually doing things, and who is making the world a better place.

    - Alberta Technology Leaders in Education Convergence Conference
  • Your presentation was the “talk of the evening” and left an enormous impact of its own. We had multiple positive comments from our attendees, including our faculty and Board members, who noted how impressed they were with your “fantastic and very inspiring” talk.

    - Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute

Summary Profile

Dr. Julielynn Wong is a brilliant, captivating, and unforgettable speaker who infuses powerful storytelling with a playful personality.  She brings an unrivaled passion for ideas that inspires audiences to embrace innovation and engage technology to solve big challenges.

Following medical school at Queen’s University, Dr. Wong received a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to complete her Masters of Public Health degree studies at Harvard University. She is dual board certified in aerospace medicine and public health and general preventive medicine, has authored over 35 scientific and technical publications and has 14 patents pending for medical devices.

She is a passionate educator who has taught courses and workshops for thousands of grade school, university, and postgraduate students. She founded Medical Makers, a program to inspire, educate, and empower a global community of innovators, patients, and healthcare providers to make sustainable solutions to save lives, time, and money.

Additionally, Dr. Wong is an avid pilot and drone racer, has flown as a microgravity researcher with NASA’s parabolic flight program, and served as an analog astronaut for NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog IX and Crew 183 Mission Commander at the Mars Desert Research Station.

Dr. Wong is a highly sought-out dynamic speaker and has spoken at the UN, Google Canada, Smithsonian, multiple TEDx’s and leading international conferences. She is a contributor for ABC World News, Forbes and the Huffington Post, and has appeared on CNN, ABC News, CTV, CBC News, Global National TV, CP24, Discovery and Space Channel.

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