AIMA Monthly Meet Up – October 2023

Introducing our AIMA Monthly Meet Ups webinar series, where we aim to make learning about integrative medicine both informative, and convenient.

Every third Thursday of the month, during your lunch break at 12pm AEDT, we bring you a short and insightful webinar. These webinars are designed to provide you with compact doses of knowledge on various aspects of integrative medicine. We’ll share the latest research on specific conditions, offer specific skills and expertise, discuss best practices, showcase interesting case studies, or provide research updates on herbs, vitamins, and medicines.

Our format is straightforward: each speaker will present for 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session for your questions. It’s a perfect addition to your lunch break!

We’ll also supply you with up to 5 recent research papers related to the topic, allowing you to do some pre-webinar reading if you choose.

Join us for these informative and concise sessions as we explore the world of integrative medicine together.

October 2023 AIMA Monthly Meet Up

Why is sleep so important? A research update with integrative paediatrician Dr Leila Masson

When: Thursday 19th October 12pm AEDT
Duration: 30-minute talk + 15min Q&A
Cost: AIMA Members FREE or AUD$20+gst for non-members

As a paediatrician I can see in my daily practice how poor sleep affects children’s and adolescents’ mood, behaviour, development, and learning. This is of course true for adults as well. I will review the recent literature to provide an overview of the importance of sleep for the immune system and the brain; the glymphatic “cleaning” that happens during sleep; and lifestyle and nutritional interventions for improved sleep.

The sessions will be recorded so all registrants will receive a link to watch the recording.

Click HERE to book. We look forward to seeing you online soon!

About Dr. Leila Masson (AUS)

Leila is a consultant paediatrician who specialises in nutritional and environmental medicine for children’s health issues, including allergies, asthma, behaviour problems, autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She has a busy clinic in Sydney where she treats children and mentors doctors in integrative paediatrics. She received her doctorate in medicine from the Free University of Berlin and did her paediatric specialist training at the University of California in San Francisco. She received her Master in Public Health from Harvard University and her Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Dr. Masson is a board member of AIMA. She is also on the board of professional advisors of La Leche League New Zealand.

Leila has worked in the US, Europe, New Zealand, and volunteered for 2 years setting up a rural clinic in Pakistan.  She is the author of Children’s Health A-Z a parent’s guide to natural therapies for common childhood ailments.