Anthony Wong was born in China in 1947 and moved to Brazil in 1951. He obtained his medical degree from the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo in 1972. He undertook a paediatrics residency from 1973 to 1975 and has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital das Clinicas in São Paulo since 1976. He obtained his PhD in Paediatric Toxicology in 2000. Dr Wong was chief and medical director of Brazil’s first Poisons Control Centre (CCI) from 1976 to 1991, participating actively in the International Programme of Chemical Safety (IPCS of the WHO from 1987 to 2002). In 1991 he was appointed Director of the Poison Control Centre (CEATOX) of the university, a position he continues to hold. Besides poisoning, the centre also dealt with drug safety and pharmacovigilance. As Director of the CEATOX Dr Wong has participated in nearly all the Annual Meetings of the participating national centres of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1994, chairing seminars and giving conferences. Dr Wong has participated actively in the organisation of the DIA in Brazil. He has been a full member of the CONATEM (an advisory group to Brazil’s regulatory agency) from 1997 to 2000 and since 2007 is a member of CATEME, the advisory board to ANVISA, of the ministry of health in Brazil. Dr Wong is the scientific director of MaxiLabor, an ISO-accredited analytical laboratory for bioequivalence studies of generic drugs and a reference centre for toxicological analysis and workplace drug testing of licit and illicit drugs. He is the chair of IBET (Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos de Farmacologia e Toxicologia) and several other international associations. He is the author and co-author of many scientific papers of original research, review papers and chapters of textbooks
As a volunteer consultant to the UMC, he reviews the results of the regular computerised screenings of ADR reports of drugs classified in the ATC group 'Musculo-Skeletal system'; and ADRs in (among others) the following system organ classes: cardiovascular and heart rate and rhythm disorders, reproductive disorders, foetal, neonatal and infancy disorders and poison-specific terms.
Anthony Wong page last updated 24 April 2009
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