Dr. Donovan WONG
Queen Mary Hospital
Dr Donovan Wong graduated from St. George's Hospital Medical School - University of London and started his career in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, during which he became a member of the Royal College of Anaesthesia.
A Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, he is an Associate Consultant at Queen Mary Hospital and a clinical assistant professor with the University of Hong Kong.
His interest in sustainable practice was first piqued whilst training in the UK. Having previously presented at scientific meetings, he continues to advocate for sustainable practice due to its enormous potential for immediate and enduring positive change.
Outside of work, he is a lucky husband and a doting father. His hobbies tend to involve playing with any popular technology that features buttons and knobs, whilst his current personal challenge is learning how to turn an idea into a commercial product.
We are standing at a crossroads in human history and the choices we make from this moment on will decide how we continue as a species. No doubt to some, this would come across as verbose, but rather see it as a clarion call, which we would be wise to consider.
As anaesthetists, the luxury of being able to primarily focus our care and attention on each individual patient is certainly one aspect of practice that drew me into this specialty. Consider, what if we had the opportunity to improve the health of more, of the masses, of populations, beyond that of the individuals we see?
In this talk we’ll explore topics centred around the climate crisis and extend the conversation to linked topics from air pollution to zoonotic disease, to which I look forward to you joining.
As dark and desperate as the catastrophizing may seem, let us instead draw our resolve in knowing we are in a great age of opportunity. I hope you move to join us in this global change to do good, to strive for better.