top of page

Thu, May 14


Zoom - Link sent after registration

Dr. Ilene Wong Gregorio: Managing Burnout Through Creativity

In this session we'll talk about coping with burnout. Dr. Ilene Wong Gregorio is a practicing Urologist and the author of, THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE

Registration is Closed
See other events
Dr. Ilene Wong Gregorio: Managing Burnout Through Creativity
Dr. Ilene Wong Gregorio: Managing Burnout Through Creativity

Time & Location

May 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Zoom - Link sent after registration


About the Event

How do we separate work from our daily lives when both are happening in the same location every day? Today, we bring on Dr. Ilene Wong, the author of THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE to talk about how she managed burnout through creative writing. Dr. Wong is also a practicing Urologist and has been open about her fight with depression

This is a weekly virtual discussion forum to help you get through this challenging time. Share with us your story, and your tips on staying safe and sane. Bring a cup of tea, find your quiet space away from your close quarter, and open up Zoom to chat with us!

Event Details

Where: Zoom virtual meeting (Link will be sent out once you register)

5pm - Intros

5:10 - Symptoms of Burnout

5:20 - Group discussions: How to manage burnout? / Q&A

5:50 pm - Wrap-up & Resources

About Dr. Ilene Wong

I.W. Gregorio is a practicing surgeon by day, masked avenging YA writer by night. After getting her MD, she did her residency at Stanford, where she met the intersex patient who inspired her debut novel, None of the Above, which was a Lambda Literary Finalist, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, an ABC Children's Group Best Book for Young Readers and an American Library Association Rainbow List selection. Her next novel, This Is My Brain in Love, has received three starred reviews so far and was named a Best YA Book of April 2020 by editors. She is proud to be a board member of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Her essays have been published in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Scientific American, among others. Find her online at and on Twitter/Instagram at @iwgregorio.


Once you register, you will get a Zoom link from us on the day of the event.

If you can’t attend this session, we will have ongoing weekly sessions around different topics for COVID-19 and more throughout the month of May. 

Here are some more Mental Health Resources for AAPI Community

50% of the proceeds goes to #GetUsPPE, a community that raises funds to get PPE (personal protective equipment) for the medical workers that are facing a severe shortage of PPE. 

If you'd like to attend this session but need some financial assistance, email and we'll try our best to help.  

Follow Rock the Boat on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @rocktheboatnyc. You can reach us at


  • Donation (50% to GetUsPPE)

    This ticket reserves you a spot for the event in addition to supporting Rock The Boat Podcast production and donation to GetUsPPE.

    Sale ended
  • RSVP (limit 10)

    This is to secure your spot for the event. Space is limited to 10 people per session to ensure a small group, intimate experience.

    Sold Out



Share This Event

bottom of page