News – February 2013

Success for the CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity in the 15th selection round

On 16 February 2013, the Prime Minister and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research announced $14.48 million in program funding for a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness Safety and Productivity. CIRUS investigators Professor Peter Robinson, The University of Sydney, and Associate Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, Monash University, will lead programs to improve safety and productivity for all Australians.

REGISTER NOW for the Woolcock GP Sleep Symposium - March 16, 2013 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sleep Health

This one day workshop is designed to resolve some sleep conundrums commonly faced by GP’s when treating at-risk patients. Explore and discuss patient case-studies through the lens of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders and their interrelationship with cardiometabolic disease states. RACGP QI & CPD Accredited No. 766556 40 Cat1 POINTS”. REGISTER NOW

CIRUS Special Lecture - A/Prof Andrew Wellman, Harvard Medical School

An invitation to attend a special lecture from world leading expert in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology: A/Prof Andrew Wellman, Harvard Medical School

Presentation Title Identifying sleep apnoea patients who may benefit from non-positive airway pressure (PAP) therapies.
Time / Date 8.45 am Tuesday 26th February 2013.
Venue Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Level 5, Theatre 1, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2037.

Andrew Wellman, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The goal of his research is to understand the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In doing so, the aim is to contribute to the development of newer, more tolerable therapies for patients. Dr Wellman has pioneered new measurement techniques to quantify respiratory control stability (loop gain) during sleep. He continues to work on developing novel tools to define the pathophysiological traits that cause sleep apnoea. He is a world leader in this line of investigation and has expertise in respiratory/upper airway physiology and engineering.