A review of the importance of sleep and its impact on development and wellbeing.
Date: Tuesday 7 June
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (VIC)
This is an online event.
About the event
A review of the importance of sleep and its impact on development and wellbeing in children who have Down syndrome.
Participants will gain knowledge about:
- Importance of sleep
- What is sleep apnoea?
- Why is it more prevalent in children who have Down syndrome?
- What are the pathways to improve quality of sleep in children with Down syndrome?
To register, please visit our online registration page.
Assoc.Prof Gillian Nixon
Associate Professor Gillian Nixon is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician with a 50% research appointment and 50% clinical practice. Her clinical practice is centred on the management of children with respiratory and sleep disorders, while her academic appointment is in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University. She is also the Head of Paediatric Sleep Research in the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre.
Associate Professor Nixon’s research focuses on improvements in the diagnostic and treatment pathway for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in children. She has also worked with state government on related quality improvement projects regarding the management of the large number of children with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition with significant negative effects on learning and development.