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Sleep and mental health

The Quebec Sleep Research Network invites you to the first edition of its Summer School! This event will take place from July 4th to July 7th at the K-500 amphitheater in the Roger-Gaudry Pavilion of the University of Montreal. This year, we will explore the relationship between sleep and mental health. We invite students, researchers, research team members and health professionals to attend this Summer School. The Summer School will be preceded by a public conference on sleep and well-being and will conclude with a workshop on insomnia treatment.

We are also proud to announce that our Summer School is recognized as a continuing education activity by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (RE06299-24).

July 4th, 7 p.m.

Public conference

Public opening conference by Dr. Steven Laureys that will highlight the importance of sleep for well-being (offered in French).

Dr Steven Laureys

July 5th

Summer School from 8:40 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Suzanne Hood, Marta Kaminska, Amy Shawanda, Michelle Carr, Shady Rahayel, Roger Godbout, Rachel Langevin, Caroline Arbour

July 6th

Summer School from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Annie Mathieu, Jessica Dubé, Guido Simonelli, Rebecca Robillard, Emmet Rabot, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Anna MacKinnon.

Networking event and infographic contest from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

July 7th

Summer School from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mélanie Lefrançois, Florence Guiliani, Xavier Michaud, Paquito Bernard.

Training workshop on the treatment of insomnia from 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: by Jean Grenier and Dominique Gosselin

Summer School Program

Download the program (.PDF)


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Continuing Education Activity

For those who participate in the entirety of the Summer School, the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec will recognize 19.5 hours of continuing education. It is also possible to participate in individual days to obtain a recognized number of continuing education hours, allowing for greater flexibility. We invite all mental health professionals to seize this unique opportunity for training on sleep.

Friday July 5 = 7 hours ($170)
Saturday July 6 = 6 hours ($150)
Sunday July 7 = 6.5 hours ($160)

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Infographic Contest


The Sleep Summer School 2024 invites students to an infographic contest. The contest will focus on creating a visual to explain the links between sleep and mental health to the general public.

Deadline for submission of infographics in PDF format: June 20, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The infographic must be printed and posted from 8:45 a.m. on Friday July 5, 2024 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday July 6, 2024.

Two awards of $200 will be given for the best infographics (jury prize and people’s choice) during the networking event on July 6.

Questions regarding the infographic contest can be addressed to: [email protected].

The Organizing Committee

Geneviève Forest, UQO
Shady Rahayel, UdeM
Violette Ayral, UdeM
Vincent Bourgon, UQO

Liane Desaulniers, UdeM
Félix-Gabriel Duval, UQO
Marie Filiatrault, UdeM
Malka Hershon, McGill

Samantha Mombelli, UdeM
Rachel Pétrin, UQO
Coline Zigrand, UQAM

The Summer School is supported by an educational grant from Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.

Quebec Sleep Research Network

CIUSSS du Nord de l’Île-de-Montréal
5400 boul. Gouin Ouest, local J-5105
Montréal, Qc.
H4J 1C4

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