Sponsored Symposia

Thursday 18th October 2018

Title: Contemporary Insomnia Management 2018
Speakers: Assoc Prof Nathaniel Marshall, Prof Sean Drummond, Dr Simon Frenkel, Dr Janet Cheung 
 Dr Curtis Gray 
Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Location: Mezzanine M1 
This symposium will feature some of Australia’s leading sleep experts and address contemporary understanding of critical factors in the assessment and up-to-date management of insomnia. As well as reviews of current research in both pharmacological and psychological approaches to insomnia treatment and how to co-ordinate these, case-based panel discussions will help tease out and discuss challenges faced by clinicians in the assessment and management of insomnia. 

Friday 19th October 2018

Title: Narcolepsy: Current Treatments and Future Pharmacological Developments
Speaker: Dr Ron Grunstein
Professor of Sleep Medicine and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Senior Specialist Physician, Chief Investigator, NHMRC Centre for Translational Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Chair: David Monteith
Vice President of R&D Avadel Pharmaceuticals
Time: 07.00-08.30
Location: Mezzanine M1 
This session will include a review of narcolepsy and currently available therapeutic options, including sodium oxybate, for the management of cataplexy and EDS associated with narcolepsy. Clinical efficacy, practical considerations, & limitations of current therapeutics will be evaluated, and future pharmacological developments will be highlighted.

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