SA State Meeting 2024

We are pleased to open bookings for the next South Australian state meeting, which will be held on Tuesday 28 May 2024, 6pm at Ayers House 288 North Terrace, Adelaide.


Enjoy an evening of networking with drinks and canapes, hear from our sensational speakers; along with students and early career researchers sharing their research insights. 

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Phillips is an Associate Professor and Matthew Flinders Fellow at the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of circadian disruption.

Keynote presentation: Emerging evidence suggests that the regularity of sleep patterns plays a critical role in health. Yet, sleep health recommendations remain focused on sleep duration. Using the largest public actigraphy dataset to date (UK Biobank, N>85,000), we examined what is a better predictor of mortality: sleep duration or sleep regularity? Using light exposure patterns recorded in the same dataset, we then tested the hypothesis that healthy light exposure patterns are predictive of better mental health outcomes. Finally, we applied computational modelling to infer the effects of light exposure patterns on the human circadian clock.

6:00    Arrival and canapes 
6:35    Welcome and introductions
6:40    ASA welcome, Marcia Balzer, CEO,ASA
6:45    Keynote speaker: A/Prof Phillips at Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute
Title:  Sleep regularity and light exposure: what do they tell us about health in the UK Biobank?
7:15   Student and Early Career Presentations
8:00   Announcement of Outstanding Researcher Award, networking, and canapes
9:15pm Close 

Abstract submissions are now closed: The South Australian clinical and sleep science showcase will highlight the latest cutting-edge sleep research by our local rising stars.

When:   6pm-8.45pm, Tuesday 28 May

Where:  Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Free to members and $55 for non-members, and registration is required**.

Attendees will automatically receive 1 CPD hour credit and a certificate through the ASA Learning Centre.

Inquiries about this event should be directed to Asha Mohabir.

NOTE: To ensure you are correctly registered, make sure to checkout the cart even if you're registering for free.

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5/28/2024 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Ayers House 288 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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