News - August 2012

Special Lecture Event – Discipline of Sleep Medicine

“Sleep Apnea / Sleep Disordered Breathing: a Potential In Vivo Model of Ischemic Preconditioning” presented by Dr Lena Lavie

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“The Future of Sleep Medicine” presented by Professor Peretz Lavie

Thursday 16 August 5.00pm – 6.30pm New Law 104 Lecture Room, The University of Sydney

Professor Peretz Lavie is a high profile figure in the sleep field. He is the current president of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and former Dean of Medicine. He is an international authority on the psychobiology of sleep and sleep disorders.

Dr Lena Lavie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Technion and also has a high profile in basic sleep research. Her research is focussed on understanding the pathophysiological mechanism leading to cardiovascular morbidity in sleep apnea syndrome.

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CIRUS chief investigator and Professor of Sleep Medicine Ron Grunstein (left) welcomes Professor Peretz Lavie and Dr Lena Lavie from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology