First Nations sleep: Health service delivery pathways for management and treatment of OSA

Approximately one in four First Nations People have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), yet many people go untreated. Lack of culturally safe sleep health services, particularly for people struggling with OSA, has been identified by community members.


To begin to address these questions, this webinar aims to inform ASA members on the current advances in sleep health service delivery in First Nations people and ways in which we can improve modes of delivery, based on community consultation.

The speakers will include researchers from the current Lets Yarn About Sleep project, led by Associate Professor Fatima Yaqoot and pilot studies of community-based, simplified models of care led by Associate Professor Ching Li Chai-Coetzer. Specifically, the webinar will present information on 1) sleep health from a First Nations perspective and 2) the development of programs run in consultation with First Nations community members. These programs aim to upskill local Aboriginal health workers and trial new models of care to improve the diagnosis and treatment of OSA and other sleep health conditions. Further, case studies will also be presented as examples of how to manage patients using both traditional ways of knowing and sleep science. 

Chair: Stephanie Yiallourou, Research Fellow, Sleep program Lead, Centre for Pre-Clinical Disease and Prevention, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute & Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Monash University 

Assoc Prof Ching Li Chai-Coetzer,Clinical Lead, Sleep Health Service Respiratory and Sleep Services, SA Health & Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Respiratory and Sleep Services, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health & Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, FHMRI Sleep Health and Flinders University

Roslyn von Senden, Community Engagement Coordinator, UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health                                                     

Dr Daniel Sullivan, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

What are the 2-3 key points that the audience will take away after attending this webinar?

  • The importance of understanding sleep health from a First Nation perspective
  • There are current co-designed programs in development that are working to improve sleep health service delivery in First Nation Australians
  •  Ways in which we can improve sleep health service delivery for First Nation Australians

Who would benefit from attending this webinar?
Sleep researchers, clinicians and sleep health service delivery providers.

This webinar is free for members and $25.00 for non-members, please check out of your cart to finalise your booking.
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 - free to ASA members and for a small fee to others. By registering to attend, you are giving your permission to be recorded.

Please note:
Registration closes three hours before the webinar starts and you will not be able to register after that. 
We will email you the webinar access details after you register and again a few hours before the webinar commences.

Date: Thursday 22 August, 2024
Time: 5pm – Queensland NSW ACT Tasmania, NT and Victoria
           7pm – New Zealand
           4.30pm - SA
           2pm – WA  


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