Making a Difference in Paediatric ASD-related Insomnia
Meet the Speakers
Carole was a GP in Bristol for over 30 years until retirement from clinical practice in 2017. She persuaded the Royal College of General Practitioners to make autism a clinical priority in 2014 and became the clinical champion of the same for the following 3 years. She remains the autism representative and represents the college at priority setting meetings with, for example, NHS England. She also works closely with Autistica and is involved in research and teaching on neurodevelopmental conditions. Added to that she has lived experience as a mother of a 30-year-old who has autism, a severe learning disability, epilepsy and a history of insomnia.
Dr Roger Henderson is a senior GP, most recently as the head of a 6,000-patient general practice where he was also a GP trainer, running his large main surgery and two branch surgeries including a university campus. He now works as a sessional GP in order to concentrate on his health media work. He is the medical columnist for The Spectator and appears regularly on television, radio and internet to discuss health-related matters. He is the UK Medical Director for Liva Healthcare and a member of the steering committee of the Primary Care and Community Neurology Society that helps spearhead the development of community neurology services and is a consultant for the health website NetDoctor. He has an interest in autistic spectrum disorders and was a judge for the national 2020 General Practice Awards.
Prof. Carmen M. Schröder is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine in Strasbourg and head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University Hospitals in Strasbourg, France. She is also a sleep expert certified by the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) and holds a PhD in neuroscience with a particular expertise in sleep and chronobiology.
What will the webinar cover?
Key learning objectives
- Consider how sleep disturbances exacerbate daytime autism.
- Address some of the current gaps in patient management.
- Define optimal, evidence-based care.
- Discover practical solutions to support patients and families living with a diagnosis of insomnia and ASD.