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Importance of Sleep in Children and Adolescents

    OCDSB > Parents > Parent Involvement > Speaker Series

December 12, 2016
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School - 149 Berrigan Drive

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput - Presentation

Dr. Hilary Myron - Presentation

In collaboration with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontarion (CHEO) is pleased to present a free information session for parents with tips from experts about how to improve poor sleeping habits in children and youth of all ages.

The information session will begin with a brief presentation on sleep by each of the health experts, followed by a discussion. Audience members will have many opportunities to be heard – they can submit questions in writing at the event, or pre-submit questions online.

About the Panel: Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Dr. Hilary Myron

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is a Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on obesity prevention and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, and new determinants of obesity including lack of sleep and mental stress. He serves on many journal editorial boards and advisory committees, and has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world. He received several awards for his research, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Young Investigator Award (2016) and the Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Sleep Society (2015).

Dr. Hilary Myron is a General Pediatrician practicing at the Montfort Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Dr. Myron has a special interest in pediatric sleep, focusing on the behavioural aspects of sleep in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as typically developing children. Dr. Myron has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and completed her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at CHEO, and pursued additional training in Academic Pediatrics and sleep.