Family Medicine


Managing Insomnia: How to Help Your Patients Sleep Better

Friday, November 24
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

It’s estimated that 30-40% of adults suffer from occasional insomnia and 15-20% of adults have chronic insomnia. Poor sleep results in significant behavioural and physiological changes in an individual. In this interactive workshop, participants will work through cases of sleep-related complains that are commonly encountered in family practice/walk-in-clinics. By the end of the session, participants will have a clear approach to insomnia and learn how to manage it using behavioural therapy and appropriate pharmacotherapy. Participants will also learn how to help patients get off their benzodiazepines and other sleep aids safely

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Purti Papneja

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Dept of Family Medicine at University of Toronto

Dr. Purti Papneja is a clinician teacher and lecturer at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine. She received her MD from McMaster University and completed her family medicine training at the University of Toronto. After this, she did a fellowship in sleep medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences and is currently an associate at Ellesmere Sleep Center and Woodbine Sleep Clinic. She is the postgraduate program co-director in the Department of Family Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and is involved in postgraduate and undergraduate medical education.


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