Webinar library

Browse our webinar library below, or use the search box in the top right corner to find resources on a particular topic.

Webinars are free for ASA members, and non-members can access them for a small fee.

Latest additions

Management of chronic insomnia within primary care: CBTi, benzodiazepines and mental health care plans
This webinar will describe the current context of insomnia management within general practice followed by an overview of the treatment options for patients with complex cases of chronic insomnia. (2021)

Why are we failing on our weight loss attempts, long-term and what can we do to increase our chance of success?
Join Associate Professor Sean Cain and Dr Elizabeth Cayanan as they lead a discussion on key drivers of the obesity epidemic and how to overcome the body’s usual response to weight loss. (2021)

What happens when we light up the night? Evening light and the impacts on sleep
Join Associate Professor Sean Cain, Dr Andrew Phillips and Professor Sally Ferguson as they lead a discussion on new Australian research discoveries into the field of nocturnal light measurement and associations with sleep outcomes. (2021)

COVID-19: Sleep, mental health and our response to the outbreak
Join Associate Professor Sutapa Mukherjee and Dr Melinda Jackson as they present and lead a discussion on our response to COVID-19 and its effects on our sleep and mental health (2021)

From Registrar to Sleep Physician: navigating the transition to create a thriving sleep medicine practice
Are you an Advanced Trainee and finishing up your sleep medicine training but now you aren't sure what your next steps should be? This webinar is for you!  (2021)

Clocking up: What time should I take this medicine?
Join Professor Bandana Saini and Associate Professor Craig Phillips as they describe key terms used in chronotherapy, highlight examples where chronotherapy has shown to be effective and discuss practical applications of research evidence so far (2021)

Ask us anything! The Dental Sleep Medicine webinar to answer all your burning questions for paediatric patients 
Join five talented speakers from various sleep fields as they unravel and answer all the dental sleep medicine questions that you've never thought to ask ...for your paediatric patients. Shyan Vijayasekaran, Sanjivan Kandasamy, Adelaide Withers, Peter Ricciardo, Amanda Phoon Nguyen (2021)

Ask us anything! The Dental Sleep Medicine webinar to answer all your burning questions for adult patients 
Join five talented speakers from various sleep fields as they unravel and answer all the dental sleep medicine questions that you've never thought to ask. Harry Ball, Kate Sutherland, Maree Barnes, Nathan Vujcich, Nathan Hayward (2021)

CPAP is not tolerated - what to do next?
Uncover the intricacies of CPAP use in the primary care setting. You'll also gain a better understanding of non-CPAP treatments for OSA. Luke Katahanas, Amal Osman, Anna Mohammadieh (2020)

Bruxism, temporomandibular disorders and occlusal changes in dental sleep medicine
The links between bruxism, obstructive sleep apnoea and temporomandibular disorders, plus the potential for occlusal changes with oral appliance therapy. Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Harry Ball (2020)

Developing biomarkers of sleep loss - toward an objective test of fatigue
An overview of why new approaches to testing fatigue are required, and how we go about developing biomarkers of fatigue. The webinar covers how research to identify potential biomarkers of fatigue is undertaken, and also surveys the current literature and latest findings on potential biomarkers. Clare Anderson (2020)

Function-based behavioural interventions for sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities
he use of functional behavioural assessment informed approaches to the assessment and treatment of sleep problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. Laurie McLay (2020)

How to formulate a technically correct research question for your next project or review
A two-hour lecture and workshop on formulating research questions, focussing on the PICOT structure. Nathaniel Marshall (2020)

Managing shift work
Healthcare professionals are the biggest group of shift workers in Australia. This webinar provides an understanding of the health consequences of shift work and how to better manage it. Jill Dorrian, Charlotte Gupta, Jessica Patterson (2020)

Predicting successful outcomes with oral appliances
Oral appliances are an effective therapy for OSA, although outcomes are widely recognised to vary patient to patient and this remains a perceived barrier to therapy. This webinar explores how to predict those people who will have a successful outcome. Kate Sutherland (2020)

Re-thinking oral appliance therapy: treatment choices and combinations
Join Dr Fernanda Almeida for this webinar reviewing oral appliance therapy, focussing on treatment preference and combination therapy approaches, including recent trials using both CPAP and oral appliance therapy. (2020)

Sensitivity to light and vulnerability for sleep and mood disorders 
How individual differences in sensitivity to light may contribute to vulnerability for sleep and mood disorders. Elise McGlashan (2020) 

Sleep in women: normal sleep and circadian rhythms across the female lifespan
Women's experiences of sleep are varied and different to those of men. However, research historically has tended to focus on the male experience - both biologically and sociologically - and this has left many questions unanswered around women's sleep. Kerri Melehan, Parisa Vidafar (2020)

Sleep in women: pregnancy
How sleep patterns change during pregnancy and the postpartum period; how common sleep disorders such as sleep disordered breathing and insomnia affect women and their babies; and current recommendations for managing sleep disorders in perinatal women. Danielle Wilson, Bei Bei, Delwyn Bartlett (2020)

Supporting clients with disorders of hypersomnolence: patient perspectives and treatment approaches
Symptoms and treatments for hypersomnolence disorders, with a patient perspective included. Simon Frenkel, Moira Junge, Jac Tomlins (2020)

Webinar archive

Adolescent sleep: a review of the old and exploration of the new
Past and emerging research on adolescent sleep by Sarah Blunden (2015)

Adolescent sleep: the good, the bad and the ugly
Understanding adolescent sleep to maximise health and wellbeing by Sarah Blunden (2018)

Adolescent sleep: role of clock and homeostatic mechanisms interacting with lifestyle
Mary Carskadon reviews developmental changes in circadian timing and sleep homeostasis arising in adolescence. The impact of these changes and their interaction with adolescent lifestyles are outlined, with an overview of consequences. (2017)

Approach to a child with snoring
Andrew Tai outlines the approach to a child with snoring from primary care to a specialist sleep unit (2017)

Best practice in dental medicine - for dentists and referrers
Sleep physicians and other medical practitioners need to know that the dentist they refer to is using evidence-based methods in providing the highest level of care for their patients. Andrew Gikas and Ramesh Balasubramaniam (2016)

Circadian disorders
Shantha Rajaratnam provides a review on the latest on circadian disorders, their diagnosis and treatment options. (2017)

Clinical cases of circadian rhythm sleep disorders: diagnosis and treatment
Moira Junge and Delwyn Bartlett on the diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders (2016)

Cognitive strategies in the treatment of insomnia: why and when?
Melissa Ree on a range of cognitive strategies useful in the management of insomnia (2015)

Driver drowsiness - clinical assessment and the law
Mark Howard on how to assess fitness to drive and stay on the right side of the law (2015)

Efficacy of oral appliance therapy and treatment combination
Fernanda Almeida discusses oral appliance efficacy and effectiveness, and possible treatment combination approaches to improve patient outcomes. (2017)

Fatigue incident investigation and prevention in the workplace
Three speakers explore the investigation and prevention of fatigue incidents in the workplace. Michael Podgorny, Mark Holmes, Neil Findlay (2013)

How I investigate daytime sleepiness
David Cunnington and Giselle Withers join forces to discuss how they investigate excessive daytime sleepiness. (2012)

Insomnia research update and treating the sleep thoughts
Delwyn Bartlett reviews the most important insomnia research from the previous year and how to treat unhelpful thought processes. (2017)

The underlying biology of narcolepsy, recognising narcolepsy symptoms and the principles of narcolepsy diagnosis and treatment. David Cunnington (2017)

Oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnoea - achieving optimal results
Join Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Andrew Gikas and Harry Ball to hear the latest tips on achieving the best patient outcomes in dental sleep medicine (2019)

Over the counter and complementary sleep aids for insomnia: the implications of self medication for insomnia in the real world
Janet Cheung sets out her research on the use of over-the-counter sleep aids for insomnia in the community and help-seeking behaviours for insomnia. (2019) 

Parasomnias in adult sleep medicine: an update
A review of REM and non-REM parasomnias, with a particular focus on REM Behaviour Disorder. Brendon Yee. (2015)

Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder – advances in measurement and management 
John Sweica and Philip King present the latest in measurement and management of these disorders. (2014)

Results of the sleep apnea cardiovascular endpoints (SAVE) study
Doug McEvoy summarises the results of the SAVE study, a multinational trial designed to assess the impact of CPAP treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea on the risk of future cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (2017)

Role of non-invasive ventilation in the acute setting
Matthew Naughton reviews the role of NIV in acute settings: COPD, CHF and obesity hypoventilation (2017)

Shift work, sleep and health
The challenges of shift work related to sleep and circadian disruption, and the current research on associated health outcomes. Sally Ferguson (2018)

Sleep medicine oral appliances and orthodontic treatments for children
he latest in oral appliances and orthodontic treatments for sleep disorders in children. Vandana Katyal and Joachim Ngiam (2013)

Sleeping like a mum: quantity vs quality
Hawley Montgomery-Jones discusses her research program that has led her to the conclusion that the usual advice for new parents is dead wrong. (2016) 

Smart lighting: advances in circadian photoreception
Steven W. Lockley on the latest research in circadian photoreception. (2014)

Take your brief CBT-I skills to the next level
Get the most out of sleep diaries and understand the rationale behind behavioural interventions as Sean Drummond shares his knowledge and top tips for taking your CBT-I practice to the next level. (2018)

The diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders
Leon Lack sets out the details of diagnosis and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders. (2012)

Wearable technologies: validation and implementation for sleep monitoring and health
David Cunnington and Delwyn Bartlett discuss the use of sleep monitoring equipment for sleep assessments, including the value of objective measurement for understanding sleep health and educating the public on the value of sleep. (2016)

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