Sleep and Children with Down syndrome

August 10, 2021

6:00pm-7:30pm (VIC)


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Struggling with sleep? This one’s for you! Join us for our online workshop discussing the importance of sleep.


Date: Tuesday 10 August

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

To register, please visit our online registration page.


Assoc.Prof Gillian Nixon

Assoc. Prof Gillian Nixon is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician. Her clinical practice is centred on the management of children with respiratory and sleep disorders and she holds an academic appointment in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University.

Assoc. Prof Nixon is also the Head of Paediatric Sleep Research in the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre, where her research focuses on improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in children.

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