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HKWDA Webinar – Building Inner Resources and System Thinking to Flourish in Medicine

8 June, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm AEST

8 June Webinar - HKWDA Academic and Education Committee


Dear MWIA WPR Members. How to help doctors to de-stress? This webinar may enlighten you.

A webinar organized by HKWDA Academic and Education Committee will be held on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, and you are welcome to attend this Scientific Symposium.


Building Inner Resources and System Thinking to Flourish in Medicine.


  1. To demonstrate three major scientific principles and their evidence showing that wellbeing is supported by trainable skills.
  2. To develop inner resources through cultivating trainable skills that strengthen our resilience in face of adversity.
  3. To develop system thinking skills through looking deeply into the systemic and structural factors contributing to physician distress.
  4. Cultivating, practicing, and sustaining these trainable skills to flourish in medicine



Professor Agnes Wong
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Psychology
University of Toronto, Canada

Brief Bio

Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Agnes Wong is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an active staff Ophthalmologist at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Wong received her MD degree from McGill University and PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. She is the former Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital For Sick Children, as well as the former Vice Chair of Research in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, where she held the inaugural John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neuroscience. In her career as a physician-scientist, Dr. Wong has published extensively in the field of Ophthalmology and vision sciences.

Recently, Dr. Wong received chaplaincy training at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, USA from Roshi Joan Halifax. Her work currently focuses on physician well-being, integrating mindfulness, compassion, reflective practices, and system thinking as tools for physicians to enhance their own well-being, as well as to improve the healthcare system.


To Register

Please register your interest here.

Information about the meeting and the meeting link will be sent to the registered participants by email.

The Objective of the Talk and Biography of Professor Agnes Wong are attached for your reference. Look forward to seeing you all!



8 June, 2021
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm AEST
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