|Parasomnia and the Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius|
Parasomnia and the Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius: Illuminating Insights from Dream and Sleep Science
A Canada-South Africa Dialogue
Saturday, November 18, 2023
9-11:30 a.m. EST, 3-5:30 p.m. SAST
Via ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE
ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION
Mental health, legal professionals, and others frequently have insufficient knowledge of disorders of sleep and dreaming--leading to significant oversights, and miscarriages of justice. This day will provide an overview of parasomnia, then re-examine a well-known case.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr Alison Bentley ran the first diagnostic sleep laboratory in South Africa. She headed Wits University School of Physiology's Sleep Laboratory, was the founding chairperson of the Sleep Society of South Africa, and represented Africa on the governing council of the World Association of Sleep Medicine. She has published many articles and book chapters on sleep and sleep disorders in lay media and scientific journals and has contributed over 40 invited conference presentations. She edits Sleep Matters, a publication sent to 2000 doctors quarterly.
Dr Brent Willock, Past President, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, taught at the University of Michigan, University of Toronto, and Adelphi University. He has authored scientific articles, chapters, edited books, and 2 volumes: Comparative-Integrative Psychoanalysis: and The Wrongful Conviction of Oscar Pistorius: Science Transforms our Comprehension of Reeva Steenkamp's Shocking Death. His contributions have been honored with awards from the Ontario/Canadian/American Psychoanalytic Education, The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, The University of Chicago.
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