Following the success of The Sleep Forum in Sydney in 2017, Dr Desai conducted two further Sleep Forums in 2018, in Melbourne and Brisbane. Both were very successful with over 100 GP's in attendance. Supported by Aspen Pharmaceuticals, all the academic content and the agenda were at the speakers discretion. Associate Professor Jeremy Goldin from Melbourne (Clinical Associate Professor, Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital), Dr Maria Ftanou (Lead, Clinical Psychologist Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne), and Dr Andreas Pattichis (Sleep and Neurology Fellow, Royal Melbourne and Alfred Hospitals, Melbourne) were the other speakers.
The forums focused on the Assessment of Sleep Disorders in general, with the afternoon sessions particularly covering non-drug and drug managment of insomnia. Feedback was extremely positive and the event easily satisfied an educational gap for practising GP's.