Online | 5th Annual Patrick & Marguerite Sung Symposium: Resiliency & Well-being

This event looks at resilience, adapting to challenges or setbacks, and finding well-being.

Resiliency is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resiliency involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.

The 5th Annual Patrick and Marguerite Sung Symposium: Resiliency & Well-being will explore this topic with lectures from healthcare thought leaders, a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A.  The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022.

The speakers are Francoise Adan, MD, Chief Whole Health and Well-being Officer, UC Connor, Outgoing Pres. of the Academic Consortium; Lorenzo Norris, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, GW Medical Enterprise, medical director, GW Resiliency & Well-being Center, and associate dean for student affairs and administration and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SMHS; James Gordon, MD, founder and CEO of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that has become a worldwide leader in making self-care, group support, and community-building central to all healthcare, the training of health professionals, and the education of children.

The Sung Symposium promotes the use of Integrative Medicine. This annual event teaches health care providers and consumers about Integrative Medicine.  It encourages and supports research into the benefits of combining conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies to promote optimal health and wellness.  This approach adopts a whole health approach to patient care with the widest array of evidence-based health, wellness, and disease prevention and treatment options available.  Integrative Medicine goes beyond treating symptoms and works to find the root cause of illness and disease to engage the patient in prevention and treatment. 

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm



Janette Rodrigues, administrative director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health