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Dr. Julielynn Wong

Physician-Scientist, Innovator & Educator

Julielynn Wong is a Queen’s and 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 remote, off-grid communities.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

How Technology is Enhancing Our Future
We build technology to benefit humanity.  From the unique perspective of a leading physician, scientist, and innovator, Dr. Wong examines rapidly emerging, game-changing and converging technology trends, how these are transforming society and how these changes will be interpreted in our everyday lives.

Trailblazing Women in Technology
Girls and women are leaders in today’s technology sector.  Dr. Wong’s experiences as a woman working in a non-traditional field and a male-dominated industry offers a unique perspective that empowers girls and women to embrace exciting careers and leadership roles in science, technology, and engineering fields.

Might a Doctor’s Bag be a 3D Printer?
What would you make with a Star Trek Replicator?  3D printing pioneer Dr. Julielynn Wong shares her inspiring stories on using 3D printers to make affordable life-saving medical supplies.  She explains how using technology with empathy can support environmental stewardship, poverty reduction, social justice, human rights, disability, and accessibility issues.

Drones for Social Good
If you can operate a drone then you could save a life. Dr. Julielynn Wong, a medical doctor, pilot and drone racer, shares astonishing stories on how drones are saving lives, creating new jobs, and transforming our society.

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

Platform Plus

Innovator’s Workshop

Innovation matters. With 3D printing, everybody can be an innovator. Now it’s possible to take an idea, create a digital design, and make it physically real by clicking “print.” In this hands-on design workshop, 3D printing pioneer Dr. Julielynn Wong empowers you to harness open-source 3D printing technologies and user-centered design principles to build sustainable solutions to impact over 1 billion lives. Suitable for all ages and backgrounds.

Creator’s Workshop

Lifelong learning is essential for personal fulfilment and self-enrichment. Step beyond your comfort zone and expand your mind, skills, and creativity through this unique hands-on workshop. Professional puppeteer and tech educator, Dr. Julielynn Wong can guide you step-by-step on how to perform Muppet-style puppetry, suture a wound, make your own customized robot jewelry, 3D print your own personalized object, or even build your own flying drone. Suitable for adults of all backgrounds.

Panelist/In Conversation

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

2014
Distinguished Fellow | United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

  • 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

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.

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.

Medical_Makers is launching our #drone pilot squad thanks to @x4drones! #UAVs4Good #drones #deliveries #3dprinthttps://t.co/0wPGRCxVg5 (2017-06-18 05:10:46)
RT @LaurissaBR: Pilot in the making: Drone operator training, check! Thanks @x4drones @Medical_Makers! #NotBadForASaturday #DroneTraining #… (2017-06-18 04:09:38)
RT @EDITDX: Glitter-blasting prosthetics. Drone-delivered blood. @JulielynnWong's #Care exhibit explores new possibilities in the world of… (2017-06-18 02:00:51)