Barbara Dicker Oration 2015: Sleep Matters

Mr Ian Dicker AM established the Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation in honour of his late wife, Barbara Dicker, to contribute to the wellbeing of individuals and communities by supporting research in the areas of dementia, depression and sleep disorders.

This year’s Oration will be presented by Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, Deputy Head of the Monash School of Psychological Sciences, Leader of the Sleep and Circadian Medicine Laboratory at Monash and Chair of the Monash Sleep Network.

Professor Shantha Rajaratnam will address a subject that affects our health, safety and productivity everyday – sleep loss. You will hear about recent advances in our understanding of the role of the brain clock in controlling sleep and wake processes, and learn about various approaches for treating sleep loss.

Unfortunately, rather ironically ME/CFS sufferers get disturbed and unrefreshing sleep – which is in fact one of the diagnostic criteria. This can be for a variety of reasons, apart from the nature of the illness itself. Insomnia is an often reported symptom accompanying ME/CFS. It can be extremely frustrating for all concerned.

This event may be of relevance and interest and you are invited to attend. Please register via the link following the event details outlined below.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

Time:

5:00pm (for a 5:15pm start) – 5:45pm: Brain Sciences Research Showcase
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Pre-lecture networking and research exhibition
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Barbara Dicker Oration

Venue: 
Lecture Theatre 101, Advanced Technologies Centre (E6), 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122  VENUE MAP

RSVP:
by 5pm, Friday 11 September 2015

To register for this event CLICK HERE

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