Virginia Chun-Nei Wong

University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong

Virginia Wong is born in Hong Kong, graduated in the University of Hong Kong (HKU)(1979) with Distinction in paediatrics. She had postgraduate training in UK (Glasgow)(1984) and London (1985). She was appointed as Lecturer (1980) and promoted to Senior Lecturer (1991) and Professor (1996). She pioneered the establishment of Child Assessment Centre (1987) and Children’s Habilitation Institute (1998) in Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and as Team Leader won the outstanding Teams Award of Hospital Authority (HK) in 2000 and 2006–2009 in various programs including neurometabolic, reeding rehabilitation, and comprehensive epilepsy program. She had been honored by Faculty Teaching Medal (2001). Professor Wong participates actively in both local and international professional bodies. She was elected as Vice President and President of the Hong Kong Neurological Society in 1994 and 1998, respectively. She was the Founding President of Hong Kong Epilepsy Society (2002–2005) and initiated this society as a chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy in 2003. She was Founding President of Paediatric Neurological Association of HK (2009–2011). In 2006, she was elected as Executive Board Member of ICNA and Chairperson of ICNA Research Task Force group. She served as the Chairperson of Institutional Review Board of HKU/HKWC(2009-2013).Her research interests are in the fields of child neurology, developmental paediatrics, and neurohabilitation, especially in epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, traditional Chinese medicine(acupuncture). She has pioneered research in the field of integration of traditional Chinese medicine and neurohabilitation for children in 1999.

Biography Updated on 17 April 2011

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