Australia 2020: MQ Health / Macquarie University

Delegate: MQ Health

Affiliations: Macquarie University

Short Bio: MQ Health is Australia’s first fully integrated university-led health sciences centre, combining excellence in clinical care with teaching and research. It brings together Macquarie University Hospital, MQ Health Clinics, MindSpot, and the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences at Macquarie University.

Activity: MQ Health Wellness Series: Get Better Sleep for Better Health

Sleep is important to our health and well-being. Yet, sleep is often misunderstood, and none of us can function without it. How exactly does sleep impact our health? How do we make it a priority in our busy lifestyles? In the lead up to World Sleep Day, join us to gain a deeper understanding of sleep and what you can do to get better sleep for better health.
The event will feature presentations by MQ Health clinicians and academics, and an opportunity ask questions. Topics covered include:
• The importance of sleep
• Common misconceptions
• Sleep conditions and disorders
• Treatment options and seeking help
• Good sleep habits for you and your family
• Sleep’s contribution to physical, psychological and social well-being

Light supper: 6pm-6.30pm
Presentations: 6.30pm-7.15pm
Question & answer: 7.15pm-7.30pm

• Dr Lydia Makarie Rofail, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician and Head of Sleep Disorders Unit
• Dr Wendy King, GP and Clinical Supervisor of Medical Students and Junior Doctors
• Dr Philippe Gilchrist, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Master of Clinical Psychology

Location: MQ Health, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University, New South Wales

Date of Activity: Thursday 12 March 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Submitted By: Francisco Lopez