Join this one-day clinical masterclass for sleep clinicians to strengthen your skills in providing compassionate and personalised care to treat obesity and sleep disorders. Local and international experts cover the latest international guidelines, brief assessment and intervention tools, pharmacotherapy options and other treatment options.
The day includes a detailed exploration of hormonal adaptations to obesity and weight loss interactions between sleep health and obesity as well as plenty of case studies on weight loss and sleep-disordered breathing.
Please be advised that following the move to a fully virtual meeting format the Sleep DownUnder 2021 program times are now advertised in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
This course is AUD$220 for ASA and ANZSSA members AUD$75 for ASA students. Non members registration fee is AUD$350.
If you would like to register for this short course and Sleep DownUnder 2021 at the same time, please register here
08:45am-09:00 Welcome and introduction by Chair
09:00am-09:20 Obesity and Sleep Disordered Breathing- Why raise the topic?
Prof Matthew Naughton, Head, General Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Service, Deputy Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Monash University
09:20- 09:50 Hormonal adaptation following weight loss leading to weight regain, Prof Joe Proietto, Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne, Chair, Clinical Care&Committee, World Obesity
09:50-10:20 Overcoming the barriers to effective obesity care, A/Prof Lee Kaplan, Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
10:20-10:50 Refreshment Break
10:50-11:05 What can we learn from the new obesity Canada management guidelines? Prof Arya Sharma, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine & Past-Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Founder and Scientific Director of the Obesity Canada
11:05-11:25 The role of sleep physicians in weight management – can it be more than CPAP?
Dr Deborah Inman, Staff specialist physician, Chronic Disease Unit, Obesity Management Service, Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Canberra Sleep Clinic
11:25-11:55 Weight loss and sleep disordered breathing- some case studies
Dr Carol Huang, Lead physician, Sleep Medicine, The Canberra Hospital. Lead physician, Canberra Obesity Management Service. College of Health & Medicine, Australian National University
11:55-12:15 Brief assessment and intervention for nutrition and physical activities
Dr Liz Cayanan, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney; Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
12:15- 13:15 Lunch
13:15-13:35 What is intensive lifestyle intervention? Current guidelines and can we use technology smarter?
Dr Emily Lewis, Canberra Health Services OMS
13:35-14:05 Working with the mind: Psychological interventions for weight management
Dr Natalie Chan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Canberra Obesity Management Service, ACT Government, Australia
14:05-14:25 What is VLED and the role of VLED in obesity management
Dr.Tim Greenaway, Director Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acting Director Chronic Disease Management, The Canberra Hospital
14:25 -15:00 A new era in anti-obesity pharmacotherapy
A/Prof Lee Kaplan, Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
15:00-15:20 Patient selection for bariatric surgery- who do you pick?
Prof Arya Sharma, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine & Past-Chair in Obesity Research Management at the University of Alberta, Founder and Scientific Director of the Obesity Canada
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