Topic: Overview of Sleep Disorders

Face to face Remote

Cross-Cultural Interest Group Seminar - 30th June 2021

See below for Event MC and SPEAKER information.

Participants can join the evening seminar in person or via zoom webinar. Unfortunately our in-person registration is FULL. We still have spaces for webinar attendance.

RSVP required:
- for webinar attendance, please RSVP by 29 June 2021.

a) No power-point slides and webinar recording will be available post the event.
b) A certificate of attendance will be issued post the event.


Wednesday 30th June, 2021




Conference Room, Independent Living Service Auckland, 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland View in Google Maps


Available as Zoom Webinar


Patrick Au

Patrick Au

Event MC
Nurse Specialist | Asian Mental Health Services | Auckland DHB

Patrick Au is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Originally from Hong Kong, Patrick has worked in various mental health settings in New Zealand. He is currently the Team Leader of the Asian Mental Health Services of Auckland District Health Board.

Dr Antonio Fernando

Dr Antonio Fernando

Psychiatrist, Sleep Specialist | Practice 92

Tony is a psychiatrist, sleep specialist from Auckland. He just passed his PhD oral examinations at the University of Auckland, studying compassion in medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines and his psychiatry and sleep training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been awarded multiple teaching awards by medical students and the faculty of medicine in Auckland. In 2012, he was awarded by President Aquino of the Philippines for his services to sleep medicine and medical education. In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand for his work on physician wellbeing. In January of 2017, he received temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He plays the cello, is a cheap-eats foodie and despite his fear of the water, has swum across the Auckland Harbour a few times and competes in ocean races.