Occupational Therapy Webcasts

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to present the following webcast presentations:

Understanding sleep + its relationship to health: An introduction for health care providers


The main objectives of the presentation are to look at:

  • The relationship between sleep and cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.
  • Bi-directional nature of sleep and health
  • Basic sleep architecture and physiology
  • Sleep assessment
  • Review of non-pharmacological environment interventions for sleep
  • Resources


Dr. Cary Brown, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta

Dr. Brown has practiced clinically as an occupational therapist, as well as a department supervisor and academic in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Dr. Brown teaches and researches in the areas of knowledge translation, health literacy, sleep, and chronic pain across the lifespan. She has numerous publications on these topics and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Annually, Dr. Brown teaches a graduate module in Sleep and Health and has received previous funding for research in the areas of disordered sleep in both children and persons with dementia. Her interest in disordered sleep is linked to her research activities in chronic pain, one of which received the Canadian Pain Society - Pain Awareness Award 2010 for Knowledge Translation activities.

Cost: $29

Access: 60 days, unlimited access with purchase.

Length: 65 minutes

Webcast access may take up to one workday after purchase to arrive via email.