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Inclusion Institute Workshop - Down Syndrome and Sleep Disorders.

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We warmly welcome you to attend a workshop:

Down Syndrome and Sleep Disorders.

The workshop is an informative workshop by Professor Brendon Yee who is the Respiratory and sleep physician.   

This workshop will help parents, carers and supporters to understand the details of Down syndrome and sleep disorders.

Sleep disorders, despite being very frequent in adults with Down syndrome (DS), are often overlooked due to a lack of awareness by families and physicians and the absence of specific clinical sleep guidelines. Untreated sleep disorders have a negative impact on physical and mental health, behavior, and cognitive performance.  It is therefore imperative to have a better understanding of the sleep disorders associated with DS in order to treat them, and in doing so, improve cognition and quality of life, 

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.

Speaker: Professor Brendon Lee

When: Tuesday 11th June 2024

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Membership is Essential to attend this event. 

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This session WILL NOT be recorded. 

Slides and resources from this session WILL be shared following the presentation. 

Content Warning: Please note this facilitated workshop will discuss the topic of Down syndrome. Attendees are advised that statistics, life experiences and challenges associated with living

with Down syndrome may be discussed, which may be triggering or confronting for some participants. We encourage all attendees to priorities self care, and note that participants are free to leave the event at any time.   

Down Syndrome NSW is the peak body for Down syndrome. We work with pride to support people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Your support at our events makes our work possible. Where we can, we provide events for free or at cost recovery only. We greatly appreciate your support. 

We kindly ask that each person attending register a ticket, even if you are sharing a zoom link so it is fair for all. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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