4th National Training Course on Sleep Medicine
This two-day training course is designed to provide and enhance a basic working knowledge of sleep medicine. It is designed for neurology residents and fellows from across Canada as well as general practitioners, community neurologists, specialists including psychiatry who are interested in a further enhancing their understanding of the current principles and practices in dealing with patients with sleep disorders. This comprehensive course may serve to fulfill part of the preparation requirements for trainees seeking to complete the Royal College Examinations in Neurology. The program will include examination scenarios for trainees wishing to gain experience in examination situations. It will also include ample opportunity and time for networking and one on one with experts in the field of Sleep Medicine.
Many patients presenting to neurology either have primary sleep disorders or suffer from sleep comorbidity. Knowledge on the diagnosis, differential diagnostic considerations, and management of these disorders is therefore mandatory for the general neurologist.
To register https://at.theneuro.ca/sleep-2023. $100 for Residents, $250 for Neurologists, Specialists, GP's.
Thursday, November 16, 2023
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Chair: Milan Nigam, Université de Montréal
Session 1: The Basics
Basics of Sleep Physiology
Marcus Ng, MD, University of Manitoba
Basics on the Methods of Investigation for Sleep Disorders
Mark Boulos, MD, University of Toronto
Circadian Rhythm: Physiology & Pathology
Transition and Stretch
Session 2: Children & Sleep
Sleep Disorders in Children
Evelyn Constantin, MD, McGill University
Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia
Shelly Weiss, MD, University of Toronto
Session 3: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Diagnosis & Management of Obstructive Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
John Kimoff, MD, McGill University
Sleep-disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular Disease
Mike Fitzpatrick, MD, Queen’s University
Session 4: Movement Disorders and NREM Parasomnias
Restless leg syndrome and Sleep Related Movement Disorders
Milan Nigam, MD
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal
NREM Parasomnias & Differential Diagnostic Considerations (pre-recorded talk)
Alex Desautels, MD, PhD
Université de Montréal, CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal
Summary & Closing Remarks
Evening program – Sponsored by Eisai
Cocktail – Speed-dating – Dinner
Friday, November 17, 2023
Welcome and overview – Day 2
Insomnia Disorder: Evaluation and Management
Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD
Cognitive Consequences of Primary Sleep Disorders
Véronique Latreille, PhD
Session: REM sleep parasomnias and Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease
Ron Postuma, MD, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital, McGill University
Narcolepsy & Other Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence
Brian Murray, MD, University of Toronto
Patient Case presentations
(Milan Nigam, Marcus Ng, Garima Shukla)
Tips and Tricks on How to Land a Sleep-Focused Fellowship
Laurel Charlesworth, MD, University of Ottawa
How and why to choose a career in sleep neurology? Experience report.
Laurel Charlesworth, MD, University of Ottawa
|15:40||Closing Remarks - Participation Prize draw|
Travel awards for Neurology Residents are available on a first come, first served basis (stipends shall be calculated for 30 external students), to provide some financial assistance to those traveling from within Canada and who have registered to attend the National Training Course on Sleep Medicine. Applications must be submitted by August 4th, 2023 via the travel award submission form . Only registered applicants will be considered. You will be notified of the status of your application by September 1, 2023.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at 3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.
Montreal is served by highway Routes 10, 15, 20 and 40, and by Greyhound Bus, ViaRail and the P-E-Trudeau airport. In the city, bus and metro service is provided by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).
A wheelchair accessible entrance is on University Street north of the main entrance. Another wheelchair accessible entrance is in the loading area behind the building: to enter the loading area, turn into the driveway south of the main entrance. Please note, there is no parking in the loading area.
Parking near the MNI is sometimes difficult. There are parking meters on University Street and a parking lot north of the main entrance. To enter the lot, turn right into the driveway toward Molson Stadium.
Information about parking fees
There is a taxi stand on University Street across from the main entrance. You may call a cab from the free taxi phone in the main lobby near the Security Desk.
Access by Public Transportation (STM website)
There are four bus stops within walking distance:
- Bus 144 stops at Pine Avenue and University Street
- Bus 356 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street (Nightbus)
- Bus 107 stops at Pine Avenue and Docteur Penfield
- Bus 24 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street
Take the Metro Green Line to the McGill station. Walk north on University Street and cross Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on the right, past the flags.
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre
- Enter main lobby turn left and go down the hallway to the end.
- Turn right and go down the second hallway until you see another hallway on the left.
- This hallway leads to the Jeanne Timmins Foyer.
- On your right are the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre entrance doors.