Sleepy teenagers at home?


Do you have sleepy teenagers at your school or at home? Come along to our evening sleep education seminar here at the Woolcock Institute on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

Optimal learning is impossible without adequate sleep. Adolescent sleep deprivation is increasingly common in our busy world, and carries many risks and consequences for teenagers. Sleep deprivation is related to poor academic outcomes, psychological problems, reduced school attendance, and increasing in risk taking behaviours. Parents and educationalists are therefore well placed to detect sleep deprivation, but implementing specific management strategies is difficult as teenagers are resistant to some components of sleep health treatments. This seminar outlines detailed treatment pathways to help students optimise their sleep.

Presented by Adolescent Sleep Physician, Dr Chris Seton and Adolescent Sleep Psychologist Dr Amanda Gamble from the Woolcock Institute. This seminar will teach you all you need to know about adolescent sleep, as well as showing you how to detect problems and implement practical assistance to your sleepy teenagers.

You can view our sleep education seminar brochure here. 

When: 5.30pm to 9pm on 8 June 2017. 

Where: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Level 5, Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

For who: Parents, teachers, counsellors, psychologists and others involved in high school education

Cost: $120

CPD Points: This event attracts 3 hours continuing professional development (CPD) for psychologists. For psychologists requiring active CPD points, an additional learning activity can be arranged at the event. 

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Public Seminar

Join us for a free public seminar and learn about the latest information in sleep and respiratory research, presented by the Woolcock’s leading researchers!

When: 2pm on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 

Where: Lecture Room 1, Level 5, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037


  • Respiratory health and the ageing lung presented by A/ Prof Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich PhD Principal Research Fellow and Director of Development
  • The Ageing Brain: Sleep Disturbance and Risk of Dementia presented by Dr Angela D'Rozario Research Leader, Sleep Neurobiology Theme CIRUS, Sleep and Circadian Research Group

The seminar will be followed by light refreshments.

If you’d like to attend the seminar, due to limited seating, please register by contacting Development Manager Joshua Kim. 

Phone: 02 9114 0414



Angela D'Rozario

Dr Angela D'Rozario  Research Leader, Sleep Neurobiology Theme CIRUS, Sleep and Circadian Research Group

Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich

A/ Prof Sinthia         Bosnic-Anticevich  PhD Principal Research Fellow and Director of Development

GP Education


Join the Woolcock clinicians as we consider and discuss patients suffering from chronic refractory cough. We will explain what Chronic Refractory Cough is, the physiology of cough, common causes of chronic cough (upper vs lower airways), neuropathic causes of cough, sleep apnoea and the larynx, respiratory assessment and treatment, ENT assessment and treatment and give practical case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the common causes of Chronic Refractory Cough

  • Describe the basic investigations and treatments useful in patients presenting with CRC

  • Identify baseline tests/treatments GP can perform to improve chronic cough in their patient

About this Course: This Category 2 activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total Points: 4 CPD points. Activity Number: 89961.

When: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 from 6pm to 9pm. 

Location: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research - 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037  

Cost: $50

chronic cough

Education for Healthcare Professionals 2017

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research strives to improve the respiratory and sleep health of Australians through world-class research, care and education.

We regularly hold symposia and seminars for healthcare professionals including general practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and dentists. At these events, our Woolcock researchers and clinicians present the latest scientific evidence sourced from both the institute’s own research and from leading experts around the globe. Assessment, management and treatment of respiratory and sleep disorders are discussed in an engaging and relevant format, allowing healthcare professionals to learn about advances in respiratory and sleep health, and effectively integrate this new knowledge into their medical practice.

Please find a summary of our Breathe Easy 2016 symposium for healthcare professionals below:   

Our aim was to improve patient health through a positive change in healthcare professional performance and knowledge. To assess the value healthcare professionals gained from this educational event all attendees were given feedback forms after completion of the activity. Results were as follows:  

  • 100% of attendees indicated they would recommend this course to others
  • 98% of attendees rated “good” for this course meeting their expectations
  • 83% of attendees rated their learning needs as entirely met
  • 80% of attendees rated this activity as entirely relevant to their practice
  • 46% of attendees rated they are likely and 54% rated very likely to change their follow-up care procedures as a result of attending this course.

This demonstrates a highly positive response rate from healthcare professionals in evaluating the quality of the education we delivered and knowledge gained. 

We are proud to have successfully delivered this highly relevant educational event and thank GlaxoSmithKline Australia for their support and enabling us to deliver high quality content to a large audience.


“I think Woolcock Institute is one of the best respiratory institutes in NSW.”

“Excellent speakers and highly relevant topics for primary care.”

“May I take this opportunity to thank you and the Woolcock Institute for organising such a high quality education seminar for GPs which is extremely useful.  I particularly appreciate the trouble you have taken to make the contents of the talks available online so that we don’t have to take notes. To top it all you now have the videos as well which is even better. I have never been to a seminar which is as well organised as yours. Congratulations! Please keep me posted about your future seminars.”

For our upcoming 2017 educational dates visit  or email to register your interest.