Upcoming Events

“Sleep Health and Disorders”

Bastyr University, Kenmore
April 8, 9, 22, 23

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland
May 6, 7, 8
Open to students

Children of all ages can have sleep problems, which significantly impact their health and daytime Healthy sleep is imperative for overall good health.  This course will begin with sleep and circadian physiology and normal sleep throughout the life span.  then the six primary categories of sleep disorders will be covered.  Cases will be presented, with time for discussion and work-up of the differential diagnosis.  Women’s sleep health and the interaction between sleep and other disorders will be included.  Course will conclude with information on ways to promote healthy sleep, botanical and nutritional approaches, and common pharmaceuticals.

“The Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep”

May 17, 12-1p 
Open to employees

What is the secret to getting a good night’s sleep?  Come learn simple and effective ways to get the sleep you need to be at your best and enjoy life!

“District Change Case Study – Large Metropolitan District”

Adolescent Sleep, Health and School Start Times
National Conference, Wa DC
April 28, 2017

Dr. Catherine Darley and Dr. Maida Chen will discuss lessons learned from their work educating and advocating for later bell times in the Seattle Public School District.  Community efforts began in 2012, and the bell time improvement took effect in fall 2016.

Register: https://www.schoolstarttimeconference.org/

“Sleep: Essential for Holistic Healthcare”

Primary Care Topics in Women’s Health
Conference July 28-30.
Open to conference attendees

Many of your women patients have sleep problems, and more each year as they age.  Yet sleep is often one of the health foundations that neither the patient nor physician is evaluating.  This session will discuss the most common sleep problems in women throughout the lifespan, including sleep breathing disorders, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome.  You’ll learn a variety of treatments from lifestyle, herbal, nutritional, and pharmaceutical perspectives.  We’ll also discuss how sleep health can be included as part of the holistic care for other common disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and hypertension among others.

“Sleeping Through Menopause”

Primary Care Topics in Women’s Health
Conference July 28-30.
Open to conference attendees

Not only can women have sleep disorders, but their sleep also has to withstand the influence of cyclic hormones, pregnancy and menopause.  Women commonly have more sleep complaints than men.  Come learn how sleep is impacted by women’s hormones on a monthly basis, and strategies to improve sleep at every time of the month.  In your pregnant patients sleep problems can contribute to adverse outcomes, and pregnancy itself can interfere with sleep.  The bulk of this session will be on the sleep disturbances experienced during menopause and information o how to preserve sleep during that transition.

Register: http://instituteofwomenshealth.com/our-next-conference/