News – October 2012

Professor Ron Grunstein Talks Sleep Disorders

Professor Ron Grunstein talks sleep disorders with Margaret Throsby on ABC’s Classic FM. Click on link to listen to podcast.

Snoring itself does not up death risk

CIRUS researchers have achieved a world-first to demonstrate that objectively measured snoring, without more serious sleep apnea, does not increase mortality or cardiovascular disease. Read the abstract and click here for more about this story.

Interdisciplinary Sleep Health: CIRUS and the ACCESS Facility

The Australian Centre for Chronobiology, Endocrinology and Sleep Sciences (ACCESS) houses cutting-edge facilities, designed to enable researchers to improve our understanding of human sleep and its disorders on issues ranging from depression to motor vehicle accidents.
Professor Ron Grunstein explains his pioneering work at the Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research to uncover specific physiological changes which are linked to the symptoms or causes of sleep dysfunction. Click on PDF to read the article published in September’s edition of International Innovation magazine.

Special seminar on sleep epidemiology and public health

You are invited to attend a special seminar with international speakers on sleep epidemiology and public health.
Sleep Epidemiology at the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare
Dr Erkki Kronholm

Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare
Social and Work-Related Determinants of Poor Sleep and Sleep Medication Use
Dr Tea Lallukka

University of Helsinki, Finland

Tuesday 9th October 2012
8:30 am to 10:30am (includes morning tea)
Lecture Theatre 2, Level 5
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
Please RSVP to Sun Bin ( by 5th October.

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