Current Research and Role of Medicinal Cannabis in Sleep Disorders

When: Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Time: 7 pm (AEST)

Cost: Free

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Immerse yourself in our webinar with Dr Jen Walsh, as she discusses the current research and role of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of various sleep disorders. Gain insights into the comparative outcomes between medicinal cannabis and first-line therapies.

Dr Jennifer Walsh

Dr Jen Walsh, Director of the Centre for Sleep Science at the University of Western Australia, is a pivotal figure in sleep physiology research. She leads the sleep physiology research team at the West Australian Sleep Disorders Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. With a diverse background in exercise, environmental, vascular endothelial and sleep physiology, she has concentrated her career on investigating the causes of, and treatments for, sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea and insomnia, for the past 20 years.

Since 2009, she has been instrumental in developing and teaching post-graduate courses in sleep science and dental sleep medicine at UWA, contributing to the training of nearly 200 professionals in this area. A board member of the Australasian Sleep Association, she's also an active member of the Australian Sleep Health Foundation. Dr Walsh’s research includes exploring the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of sleep disorders since 2016.

About the Webinar

Join us in this engaging webinar where Dr. Walsh will discuss the current research and role of medicinal cannabis in treating sleep disorders. This session will cover disorders including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome, nightmare disorder and REM sleep behaviour disorder. The outcomes of using medicinal cannabis will also be compared to those reported for first-line therapies for these disorders.

What You Will Learn

  • The current state of research on the use of medicinal cannabis for sleep disorders
  • An overview of the role of medicinal cannabis in treating various sleep disorders
  • Comparative outcomes between medicinal cannabis and first-line therapies for sleep disorders

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Educational Activity: 1 hour

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