Public Neuroscience Lecture Series on the Brain and Nervous System Disorders Continues on Thursday November 19th with a Focus on Insomnia.

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The Providence Montana Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with the Neuroscience program at University of Montana, will be presenting the second in a series of public lectures on Thursday November 19th at 5:30 PM.  This webinar will explore the physiological and psychological phenomena of sleep and insomnia and will feature contribution by Neuropsychologist Bill Patenaude, PhD., and Sleep Specialist Scott Greene, PA-C.  Join the presentation to learn more about:

               How is a sleep disorder diagnosed?

               What is the best treatment for insomnia?

               What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

               What is the difference between REM and non-REM sleep?

               What is the function of sleeping and why is it so important for our health?


The goal of this lecture series is to keep our communities better informed as to recent progress in understanding the diagnosis, treatment, and underlying changes in normal brain function that occurs in disorders of the nervous system.  To do this, the lecture series aims to combine the clinical strengths of Providence St. Patrick Hospital’s Montana Neuroscience teams with the research and teaching expertise of UM’s Neuroscience program.  This strategy builds upon the close ties between the clinical neurosciences, such as neurology and neurosurgery, and basic biomedical research on the brain.  Interestingly, our knowledge of both normal brain function and neurological disorders or injuries often advance hand-in-hand, with each telling us something very important about the other. 

Students interested in neuroscience and/or the healthcare fields are encouraged to participate. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lectures are currently being scheduled as webinars, rather than in-person lectures, to allow for a larger and safer event.  Instructions as how to register can be found at Neuroscience Lecture Series and are also are included in the announcement below.

For further information contact:


Polly Troutman MSN, RN

Program Manager, Neuroscience/Palliative Care

Providence St. Patrick Hospital


Richard Bridges, PhD

Director, Neuroscience Program

University of Montana


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Bill Patenaude, PhD
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Scott Greene, PA-C
Sleep Specialist