Event

5th National Course on Sleep Medicine

Friday, November 22, 2024 09:00toSaturday, November 23, 2024 16:00
Montreal Neurological Institute de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

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,  and specialists who are interested in 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 opportunities and time for networking, and one-on-one sessions with experts in the field of sleep medicine.

Registration Required

  • $100 for residents
  • $250 for neurologists, specialists, GPs, psychiatrists, & other professionals

Programme Booklet 

Download Programme Booklet

 

Friday, November 22, 2024

8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00

Opening Remarks

Marcus Ng, MD, University of Manitoba

 

Chair: Milan Nigam, MD, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal

Session 1: The Basics

9:15

Basics of Sleep Physiology

Marcus Ng, MD, University of Manitoba

9:45

Circadian Rhythm: Physiology & Pathology

Milan Nigam, MD, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal

10:15 Panel Discussion
10:30 Refreshment Pause
 

Chair: Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD, Concordia University 

Session 2: Insomnia 

11:00

Insomnia Disorder: Evaluation, Diagnosis and CBT-I   

Charles Morin, PhD, Laval University 

11:30

Insomnia: Pharmacotherapy and Impacts on Cognition 

Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD, Concordia University 

12:00 Panel Discussion
12:15

Lunch

 

Chair: Mike Fitzpatrick, MD, Queen’s University 

Session 3: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders 

13:15

Diagnosis & Management of Obstructive Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

John Kimoff, MD, McGill University

13:45

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular Disease

Mike Fitzpatrick, MD, Queen's University

14:15

Sleep & Stroke

Mark Boulos, MD, University of Toronto

14:45 Panel Discussion
15:00

Refreshment Pause

15:15

Tips and Tricks on How to Land a Sleep-Focused Fellowship

&

How and Why to Choose a Career in Sleep Neurology? Experience report.

Laurel Charlesworth, MD, University of Ottawa

16:15

Closing Remarks

Marcus Ng, MD, University of Manitoba

16:30

Cocktail and Networking

Saturday, November 23, 2024

8:15 Registration and Breakfast à la Montréalaise
9:00

Welcome and Overview – Day 2

Milan Nigam, MD, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal

 

Chair: Shelly Weiss, MD, University of Toronto 

Session 4: Children & Sleep 

9:05

Sleep Disorders in Children

Kevan Mehta, MD, McMaster University

9:35

Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia 

Shelly Weiss, MD, University of Toronto 

10:05

Refreshment Pause

 

Chair: Brian Murray, MD, University of Toronto

Session 5: Parasomnias and Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

10:20

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease

Ron Postuma, MD, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University

10:50

NREM Parasomnias

Steve Gibbs, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

11:20

Sleep and Epilepsy

Marcus Ng, MD, University of Manitoba

11:50

Narcolepsy & Other Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

Brian Murray, MD, University of Toronto

13:00  Lunch
 

Chair: Garima Shukla, MD, Queen’s University 

Session 6: Sleep-Related Movement Disorders  

14:00

Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Garima Shukla, MD, Queen’s University

14:30

Wearables, a frontier technology in Sleep Medicine

Richard Liu, MD, MSc, Queen's University

15:00

Panel Discussion

15:15

Hands-on Sessions

&

Patient Case Presentations

16:00

Closing Remarks - Participation Prize Draw

Milan Nigam, MD, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal

Travel Awards

Travel awards for neurology residents are available on a first come, first served basis to provide financial assistance to those traveling from within Canada and who have registered to attend the National Course on Sleep Medicine.

  • Applications must be submitted by August 16, 2024 via the travel award submission form.
  • Only registered applicants will be considered. You will be notified of the status of your application by August 30, 2024.

Organizing Committee

Paula Adler

Michelle Gyenes

Milan Nigam

Marcus Ng

Garima Shukla

Debbie Rashcovsky, Chair

Venue

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).

Wheelchair access

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

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

Taxi Stand

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)

Bus

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

Metro

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.

De Grandpre Communications Centre

  • Enter main lobby turn left and go down the hallway to the end.
  • Turn right and go down the second hallway until you get to the elevators
  • Take elevator to 2B
  • Turn right and follow the signs to the de Grandpre Communications Centre

Hotels

McGill University has an agreement for special rates with several downtown hotels.

Follow this link to view options: https://www.mcgill.ca/accommodations/mohp

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