Sleep in individuals with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury

Sleep is especially impaired in individuals who have a Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury. However, sleep disorders in both groups are under-recognized, underdiagnosed, and untreated for a substantial majority of patients. This webinar aims to drive an increase in awareness and improve sleep disorder management in these patient populations.





Sleep in children and adolescents who sustained traumatic brain injury
Prof Suncica Lah, PhD, FCCN, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, The University of Sydney

Prof Lah has carried out research and clinical work with children and adults who sustained brain damage through a variety of causes as well as with patients with developmental disorders since 1986. She is also a Consultant Neuropsychologist (Medical Dispute Assessor) for the Motor Accidents Authority and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.

Sleep in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Dr Marnie Graco, BPhysio(hon), MPH, PhD, Physiotherapist and Implementation Scientist, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health

Dr Graco’s PhD (University of Melbourne 2019) investigated the clinical management of obstructive sleep apnoea in people with high spinal cord injury. Her program of research aims to enhance the lives of people with neuromuscular diseases through understanding and improving the delivery of their health care.

What are the 3 key points that the audience will take away after attending this webinar?

  • Understand and recognise the presence of sleep difficulties in patients with traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury
  • Understand the mechanisms by which sleep disorders occur in these patients
  • Understand the complexities relating to sleep disorder management in these patients

Who would benefit from attending this webinar?

Researchers, clinicians, and students


This webinar is free for healthcare practitioners. To register you will need to log in with your member details, or create an account on this website if you're not a member.

The webinar will be recorded and made available online afterwards. By registering to attend, you are giving your permission to be recorded.

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  • This email will include your unique link to take you straight to the webinar

Enquiries about this webinar should be directed to Mischka Yates.

: Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Time: 5:30pm - NSW, VIC, ACT and TAS
     5:00pm - SA
     4:30pm -QLD
     4:00pm - NT
     2:30pm - WA
     7:30pm - NZ

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