There is no health without sleep health – so what can you do?
- Appreciate the importance of sleep health for overall health
- Recognize common sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, among others
- Understand treatment options for common sleep disorders, as well as strategies for promoting sleep health
Dr. Alan Fung, MD, MPhil, ScD, FRCPC, is a physician board-certified in the specialties of psychiatry, sleep medicine, and behavioural neurology & neuropsychiatry. An Attending Physician at the North York General Hospital (NYGH), he also chairs the NYGH Research Ethics Board. In addition, he is a Research Professor at the Tyndale University College, and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Tyndale Counselling Services. Deeply interested in the cultural and spiritual dimensions of mental health, Dr. Fung serves as the Secretary of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Caucus on Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry, as well as on the Board of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry. He is also a Board Member of the Ontario Chinese Christian Medical Fellowship (OCCMF). Recently, he has co-edited the book “Ethical Considerations in Psychiatry and Religion” (Oxford University Press, 2018). A faculty member of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Fung received his education from the Cambridge, Harvard and Toronto Universities, as well as the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Sleep health, disorders and treatments (CAntonese only)
- Provide an opportunity for participants to discuss about sleep health, disorders and treatments
Workshop 1 in Cantonese only
Dr. Alan Fung, MD, MPhil, ScD, FRCPC
Stress and Sleep
- Stress can cause sleep problems, and yet sleep difficulties also leads to stress. So it is a vicious cycle. This practical session will help teach ways that can help you out of insomnia
- Brief overview of stress
- Learn about normal and abnormal sleep
Workshop 2 with Mandarin translation
Dr. Michael Paré, MSc, MEd, MD, is a Physician and Registered Psychotherapist. He is Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Primary Care Mental Health and is President of the North York General Medical Society. Michael is a Teaching Mentor and is a recognized professional peer supervisor, and author in the field of primary care mental health and psychotherapy.
Oh sleep, Oh gentle sleep!
- What is sleep apnea?
- Why is it important to our health?
- How do we treat it?
Workshop 2 with Cantonese translation
Dr. Victoria Chan, MD, FRCPC, DABSM, is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the field of Respirology and Internal Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine specializing in disorders of sleep medicine, mostly respiratory related disorders. Dr. Chan has held various administrative roles at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Richmond Hill including Chief and Medical Director of Medicine Department for almost 12 years. Following that she has been the physician lead in the clinical transformation at the hospital for a fully electronic health record and is currently the deputy chief medical information officer and interim director of clinical utilization.
Does God speak through dreams?
- We were made to “hear” God. This is the reason why we long to know how God speaks to us, how He guides us, and how to be sure it is His voice we hear. This workshop aims to address these three innate desires; thereby helping you in your journey of knowing yourself in light of knowing God
Rev. Reuben Foncardas, MDiv, is the English Pastor of Communications Ministry in RHCCC. He serves as pastor in several churches since 2000.
Disconnect and relax: Improving the quality of your sleep
- To learn how to have proper sleep hygiene in an increasingly connected world
- To learn and practice relaxation techniques (e.g., relaxation exercises, mindfulness) to help improve the quality of your sleep
Dr. Victor Liao, MD, CFPC, is a family doctor working in Toronto since 2013. He studied completed his medical school and family medicine residency at McGill University. He is currently practicing as a family physician and the medical director at HealthOne Medical Centre located in North York.
Victoria Ting is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Her research focuses on the role of parents in the mental health treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Victoria also has clinical experience conducting psychoeducational assessments at the York Catholic District School Board, as well as providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness therapy to children and youth at Markham Stouffville Hospital, the Child and Adolescent Psychology Centre, and York University.
Can we prevent dementia? Lifestyle perspectives
- Review risk factors for dementia
- Review new evidence for prevention of dementia
- Tips for a healthy lifestyle to prevent dementia
Dr. Joyce Lee, MD, CCFP COE, is a Care of the Elderly physician specialized in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of elderly patients with complex medical problems, especially Parkinsonism and dementia. Joyce is the founder and the physician lead of the Geriatrics Clinic for Parkinson’s at North York General Hospital. Joyce is one of the co-founders of the Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course at University of Toronto, an annual course which has educated over one hundred family physicians in Canada since its inception. Her research interests include dementia, medication use and the management of Parkinson’s disease in the elderly.
The top 10 natural things you can do to optimize sleep, sex, stress control
- Implement key evidence-based dietary and lifestyle strategies for optimal emotional health
- Learn the difference between “medical” and “recreational” marijuana and its role in Post-traumatic stress disorder and pain
- Integrating natural therapeutics to optimize the microbiome and stabilize the gut-brain axis
Dr. Gordon Ko, MD, FRCPC, is a specialist in Physiatry (Physical Rehabilitation Medicine) and medical director of the Fibromyalgia Integrative Medicine clinics at the Canadian Centre for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), Markham and at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto.
Dr. Annie Hum, MD, CAFCI is a family physician with over 20 years’ experience and co-teacher for the “Daniel Plan”.
Dr. Leigh Arseneau, BSc., ND, FMP, is a Naturopathic Physician, who specializes in Functional Medicine. Based in Ontario, he is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medicine, the Chief Naturopathic Physician for the Canadian Center for Integrative Medicine and a Medical Advisor for the Centre for Restorative Medicine. Dr. Arseneau has co-authored several research papers on the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, essential fatty acids, thyroid treatment and integrative pain management. He has also conducted over 100 lectures for patients and physicians alike and has appeared as a guest speaker on national and local television broadcasts. With an emphasis on understanding research-based mechanisms of disease to restore health using integrative medical strategies, he sees a wide variety of complex health concerns and has been practicing Functional Medicine for the past 11 years.
Nocturia (Frequent Urination at Night)
- What are the causes?
- What diagnostic tests are available?
- What are the treatments?
Dr. Victor Mak, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Urologic Surgery. He has a Master of Science degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto, and is a Clinician Investigator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Mak is one of only a handful of urologists in Canada with formal post-graduate fellowship training in the subspecialty field of male reproduction, andrology/sexual function and microsurgery of the genito-urinary tract. He has published widely in major international clinical and basic science journals. Dr. Mak is President of the Ontario Chinese Christian Medical Fellowship.
- During break times at our conference, please check out our free art, music, sports and dog therapy demos. Browse our collection of community health resources and educational brochures. There will also be an art display to support youth mental health
Free Admission. All are welcome.
9670 Bayview Ave.
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