CAPO Webcast: Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Cancer

Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Cancer

Featuring Dr. Cheryl Harris, C. Psych.
October 10, 2018 at 12pm EST

This webinar will highlight evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in adults with cancer with a particular focus on chronic insomnia. The ongoing Sleep Well trial will be described as a potential online resource for cancer survivors with chronic insomnia.

Webinar Objectives

  • Develop a greater understanding of sleep disorders in the context of cancer.
  • Learn about the optimal assessment and management of insomnia in adults with cancer.
  • Learn about access to the Sleep Well Study as a potential online resource for cancer survivors with chronic insomnia.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Cheryl Harris is a clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.  She is co-principal investigator of a randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of online cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer survivors and evaluating potential side-effects of the treatment.  She is co-author of the Pan-Canadian Practice Guideline: Prevention, Screening, Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Adults with Cancer, co-authored a chapter in the learning companion to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Diagnostic and Coding Manual, and was co-editor of a publication distributed by the Canadian Sleep Society. Other research interests include psychological approaches to the management of cancer-related pain, fear of cancer recurrence, body image following cancer treatment, and stepped care.