SA state meeting

The next South Australian state meeting is on 18 May 2022.


As well as networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy two sensational speakers and students and early career researchers sharing their research insights.

Presentations and Speakers:

Melatonin treatment approaches for Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder, Tracey Sletten, PhD

Dr Sletten is a Senior Research Fellow with the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. Her PhD research at the University of South Australia examined the effects of shift work and fatigue in transport settings. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Surrey (UK) and held a Visiting Research Fellow position with the Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr Sletten’s primary research interests focus on sleep, circadian disruption, alertness and psychological health in shift workers, inter-individual differences in circadian physiology, and the applied benefits of countermeasures to sleep loss in occupational settings. Dr Sletten has led large-scale studies in industry settings and unique environments including in expeditioners over-wintering in Antarctica as an analog for long-duration space missions and globally recognised research ‘Project Sunrise’ monitoring sleep and alertness in Qantas Airways flight and cabin crew. Dr Sletten has received ~$6.0 million in competitive research funding and investigator-initiated research contracts and grants from industry. 

Circadian medicine: Implications for health, Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, PhD LLB(Hons) 

Professor of Sleep and Circadian Medicine and Academic Head, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Chair, Monash Sleep Network, Chair, Sleep Health Foundation, Deputy Director, and Director of Engagement and Translation, for the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University.

Professor Rajaratnam has 20 years of experience in sleep research, and was trained in leading research laboratories in the UK (Surrey) and USA (Harvard Medical School). He is an expert on the circadian regulation of sleep and health, including in shift workers. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, including in premier journals such as Lancet and JAMA. Over the past 10 years, he has been an investigator on more than $30 million in awarded grants. His research interests include the effects of sleep loss and circadian disruption on health, and alertness management programs for shift workers. He is a past President of the Australasian Sleep Association and the current Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation. He was a Research Program Leader for the Alertness CRC.
This meeting is free for ASA members and open to non-members. 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.

Please note:

  • Registrations close three hours before the meeting starts (3:30pm AEST) and you will not be able to register after that
  • We invite all students and early career researchers to be part of the South Australian clinical and sleep science showcase. This session will highlight the latest cutting-edge sleep research by our local rising stars. Abstract submissions are now open and will close Thursday 14th April, submit your abstract here! 

For more information, please contact Asha Mohabir

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5/18/2022 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Ayers House 288 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
Registration is closed.
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