Short Courses 2018

To eat or not to eat? From animal models to shift workers

This course presented new findings on the importance of appropriately timed meals for health and performance, the mechanisms that signal circadian misalignment to peripheral tissues, how to improve metabolism without calorie restriction, shared results from studies in shift workers examining actual eating patterns and discussed important considerations for the implementation of eating and sleep guidelines in the workplace

Seeing the whole elephant – A practical guide to assessment tools in sleep medicine

This workshop presented the advantages and pitfalls of the most common assessment tools used in paediatric and adult sleep medicine. Through an interactive workshop, participants were provided with a practical guide to help determine which tool is most appropriate for specific clinical presentations and how to interpret the data gathered from these tools.

Assessment and treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness: Risk, rewards and patient perspectives on stimulant use

This short course, presented by the ASA Neuroscience Council in association with the Sleep Health Foundation included presentations and Q&A from those with lived experience of sleep disorders, it also discussed stimulant therapies, including newly-marketed stimulant options, with special emphasis on treatment-resistant cases and therapeutic strategies in this group, and addressed common fears about dependence, diversion of medication and side effects of stimulants