Introduction to Pediatric Sleep Disorders – Virtual Course

Friday, March 15, 2024 09:00to17:00

Click HERE to register. Registration is free but required for attendance. 

According to recent studies, 30% of otherwise healthy children experience sleep disorders, with profound implications for their physical health, academic performance, and emotional well-being. Despite the prevalence and impact of these disorders, access to effective interventions remains limited in Quebec and worldwide.

In response to this critical need, Reut Gruber, and the Scientific Committee, comprised of Lila Amirali, Stacey Espinet, Lily Hechtman, and David Zielinski, are proud to announce a one-day workshop aimed at equipping professionals involved in the education, assessment, or care of children and adolescents with the knowledge and tools necessary to recognize and address pediatric sleep disorders.

Scheduled for March 15, 2024, International World Sleep Day, this free virtual event will feature educational sessions led by experts in pediatric sleep. Participants will gain insights into the relationship between sleep and youth health, mental health, and academic performance, as well as approaches for sleep disorders and improve young people resiliency through promoting their sleep health.

Children who do not sleep well frequently miss school or, when they attend, have a hard time focusing, remembering, and following the teacher’s instructions. They are irritable and have difficulty regulating emotions, so they suffer from higher levels of anxiety and depression. Sleep problems in children are common, often minimized, ignored, or inadequately addressed. We need to change that. Children at risk of poor mental health or academic performance should be screened for sleep disorders and get the help they need. Together, we need to generate community awareness on the importance of healthy sleep for our children and youth.

In light of the profound impact of pediatric sleep disorders on children's lives, this workshop represents a unique opportunity for professionals from diverse fields to come together, share insights, and collaborate on effective strategies for improving sleep health in young people. By fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and knowledge exchange, we aim to create a supportive network of professionals dedicated to promoting the well-being and success of children and adolescents. Together, we can work towards a future where every child has access to the quality sleep care they need to thrive.

Participants will leave the workshop equipped with the knowledge and skills to appreciate the impact of healthy sleep on children and adolescents' overall well-being.

Professionals interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to visit the event page for more information and join us in this important endeavor to improve pediatric sleep care.

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