Event Overview

We would like to invite you to join our FREE webinar: Sleep and chronic insomnia | part 1

The first session will lay the foundation in understanding how those with chronic insomnia are diagnosed and the impact it has on patients’ lives. We will also explore pharmacology of sleeping medications.

Learning objectives

  • the main mechanisms that promote good quality sleep and what goes wrong in chronic insomnia
  • how to identify and diagnose chronic insomnia when a patient discusses their sleep
  • the burden of chronic insomnia on mental, physical, and social health, and how to offer hope to patients
  • principles of CBT-i and how it helps to treat chronic insomnia
  • pharmacology of medications used to treat insomnia with emphasis on their pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • awareness of how these factors impact on the side effects of medications
  • choosing the best medication for your patients

There will be time at the end of this webinar for Q&A.

Webinar Chair:

Dr Kamran Naseem, GP and RCGP Faculty Education Lead, Midlands

Webinar Speakers:

  • Dr Josh Kovoor, GP North London, GP Fellow Emergency Department, UCLH
  • Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Specialist

Other webinars in this series:

Sleep and chronic insomnia | part 2

Tuesday 23 April 2024

19:00 – 20:30

Register here

This webinar is funded by Idorsia Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. Idorsia Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd was asked to suggest topics and speakers, but the selection of topics, speakers and content was made independently by the RCGP.