It’s not OSA, what next?
GPEx and the Australasian Sleep Association invite GPs and primary health care teams to attend a workshop in Sydney providing education and training on Sleep disorders.
Date: 5 March 2024
Start time: 17:30 AEDT
End time: 21:00 AEDT
Venue: Rydges, Sydney Central
Phone: 1300 473 972
GPEx and the Australasian Sleep Association invite GPs and primary health care teams to attend a workshop providing education and training on Sleep disorders as part of our GP Education Program.
Presented by Prof Brendon Yee and Dr Sheila Sivam, together we will unpack the complexity of assessing and treating sleep disorders and equip participants with further skills and knowledge around:
- Central Disorders of Hypersomnia
- Insomnia and Orexin
- Restless legs syndrome
The workshop includes discussion and case studies to engage and enable participants to practically apply their skills and knowledge.
Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Professor Brendon Yee
MBChB FRACP PhD
Respiratory and Sleep Physician
With his comprehensive medical training and role as a Clinical Professor, he teaches and leads sleep medicine research at the University of Sydney. At the Woolcock Institute, he’s part of a team focused on understanding how our sleep and body clocks work to improve our health. He’s dedicated to making lives better through better sleep.
Professor Brendon Yee is a Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Medical Director of Respiratory Failure Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is also a consultant for Rural Outreach Services in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine in Central Western NSW, previous Chair of the Professional Standards Committee of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Clinical Committee of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Professor Yee is a graduate of the University of Otago, New Zealand and completed his sleep fellowship in Wellington, New Zealand and then Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. He has a PhD from his research on the metabolic effects of sleep apnea and the effect of weight loss and is a previous Young Investigator Award Winner of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Dr Shelia Sivam
BSc(Med) MD FRACP PhD
Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Dr Sivam brings a wealth of experience to diagnosing and treating lung and sleep conditions, with a keen focus on managing severe asthma cases. She is dedicated to enhancing patient well-being through the delivery of top-tier care and the latest treatment methodologies.
Dr Sivam runs the Narcolepsy and Hypersomnolence Clinic at WIMR and is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)Medicines Subcommittee, which is currently working on advocating for improved access to first line medications and research opportunities for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. In addition, she is a member of the ASA Hypersomnolence Data Registry Working Group.
Dr Sivam, trained in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, has worked across North America and completed her fellowship in Sydney. She manages a clinic for sleep disorders at the Woolcock Institute and is active in the Australasian Sleep Association, advocating for better access to sleep disorder medications and contributing to a data registry for hypersomnolence.
This training has been created in partnership with The Australasian Sleep Association.
RACGP and ACRRM accreditation is currently pending for the 2023 – 2025 triennium.