Sleep is the foundation of good health so translation of sleep science from research into practice and from scientist to the community is imperative. Education is the first step towards sleep behavior change but increasing sleep education and training has been slow across sectors.
This symposium will present data on improvements in sleep education across sectors such as allied health, medical and education sectors. Parent, and school-based sleep education advances will also be presented.
This symposium aims to stimulate discussion about (1) how global efforts to increase sleep education in schools and to parents is increasing (2) how best to deliver sleep education and training to tertiary level medical and allied health professionals including face to face versus online delivery.
Data will be presented from Asia, Australia, Canada, and Turkey.
Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
All sleep technicians, physicians, psychologists, researchers, and health and education professionals, those in public health and epidemiology and all those either working and/or researching or interested in the area of sleep. In fact, anyone interested in disseminating sleep research to community and putting research into practice.
Reut Gruber (Canada)
Teachers: Novel online teacher training and delivery in sleep education
Gabrielle Rigney (Australia)
Parents: Transdiagnostic sleep education to improve child sleep outcomes
Penny Corkum (Canada)
Allied Health: Sleep education for pharmacists, nurses, dentists, and general practitioners in Australia
Sarah Blunden (Australia)
Pediatricians: Theoretical and practical education and training of Turkish healthcare professionals in early childhood sleep problems
Perran Boran (Turkey)
Governments: Gaining political buy in for sleep education: Challenges and encouragementMichael Chee (Singapore)