Alice Springs Travelling Scholar Lunch


19 July 2023
12 noon


Alice Springs Hospital
6 Gap Road
The Gap, NT 0870

Organised by

Branch event NT

The RANZCP NT Branch welcomes Dr David Cunnington as our 2023 Travelling Scholar who will be presenting Sleep: The Neglected Clinical Sign.

Dr Cunnington will examine the fundamental aspects of sleep from the perspective of sleep as a symptom of disordered homeostasis, a symptom in so many conditions both biological and psychological. He will also discuss the effect of psychiatric medications on sleep.

A light lunch will be provided at 12:00pm

Presentation will begin 12:30pm

Please RSVP by 5PM 5 July 2023.

This is a free event.

Dr David Cunnington

Dr David Cunnington is a Sunshine Coast based sleep physician, and co-founder of the online sleep resource, SleepHub.com.au. David trained in sleep medicine both in Australia and at Harvard Medical School and has been practising sleep medicine for the last 20 years, treating people with a range of sleep problems.

David's recent research has been in developing non-drug treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy & mindfulness mediation for insomnia and other sleep disorders. His research and commentaries on sleep have been published in leading medical journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine and The British Medical Journal.

David's research on sleep has also received coverage in a range of press outlets such as the New York Times, Scientific American, NPR and The Huffington Post. David appears regularly in the media as a commentator on sleep and health.

By registering for this event the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to Authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any relevant Government requirements.

Cancellation policy

There is no cancellation policy as this is a free event.

Please email ranzcp.nt@ranzcp.org if you do not plan to attend as there are limited numbers.

Delegate cancellation - Medical

The health and safety of conference attendees is our highest priority. The RANZCP is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. The RANZCP requests that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the conference.

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the conference, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to ranzcp.nt@ranzcp.org.

Conference cancellation

The RANZCP is monitoring the latest health advice from both the Department of Health (Australia) and the Northern Territory Government, and we ask that all delegates do the same. If we are required to make any changes or cancellations to our conference due to government restrictions in relation to COVID-19, delegates will be notified by email.

COVID safety

The RANZCP is committed to the health and safety of all members, meeting participants and maintaining a safe system of work for staff. Whilst not mandatory, high-quality face masks and pre-arrival testing (Rapid Antigen Tests) are encouraged to ensure the health and wellbeing of colleagues and staff are maintained. Should you wish to discuss your personal circumstances further, please contact Branch Coordinator at ranzcp.nt@ranzcp.org.

All participants at the conference will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements. The RANZCP reserves the right to update the COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of participants, including but not limited to event entry requirements. Participants may be excluded if they do not comply with the requirements of the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols.


Webinar Attendees: will be sent the Zoom link prior to the event. Confirmation of start time for the webinar will also be sent with the link.


Please contact Lisa Meredith if you have any questions.


02 6229 2800