Awards

Individuals and groups receiving World Sleep 2017 awards


Young Investigator, Elsevier Awards

The international panel of sleep specialists convened to score abstracts for the selection of the Elsevier Awards for 2017 to recognize two young basic and clinical sleep specialists. The panel, integrated by Antonio Culebras, MD (United States), Liborio Parrino, MD (Italy), Elena Majano, MD (El Salvador), and Melissa Lipford, MD (United States), has made the following selection:

Christian Guilleminault Award
Gianluca Sesso
Electrophysiological and microstructural features of sleep in children at high risk for depression: a preliminary study.

Elio Lugaresi Award
Tatyana Mollayeva
Sleep stage distribution in persons with mild traumatic brain injury: A polysomnographic study according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine Standards.


Young Investigator Awards 2017 (Oral Presentation)

Congratulations to the 18 winners of the 2017 Young Investigator Awards! Read winning abstract titles and scheduled times and locations.
Anabel Castro-Grattoni, Spain
Anja Holm, Denmark
Anupama Gupta, India
Carmen Gutierrez Muñoz, Spain
Danay Clarissa Espinoza Castro, Chile
Giovanni Piantoni, Netherlands
Gohei Yamada, Japan
Iana Andreieva, Ukraine
Janet M.Y. Cheung, Canada
Jennifer M Cori, Australia
Kangping Xiong, China
Lampros Perogamvros, Switzerland
Lucie Barateau, France
Michael Prerau, United States
Michela Figorilli, Italy
Rodrigo Tomazini Martins, Australia
Yaping Liu, Hong Kong
Yu Sun Bin, Australia


Young Investigator Outstanding Poster Awards

Each day an Outstanding Poster Presentation was chosen at World Sleep 2017. Winners receive a certificate and monetary prize. Congratulations to our 2017 Outstanding Posters! Full abstract details are available by searching the title or author name within in our interactive iPlanner program.

  1. THALAMIC BURST FIRING CONTROLS THE SPATIOTEMPORAL DIVERSITY OF CORTICAL SLEEP SPINDLES, L.M. Fernandez, Switzerland
  2. THE EFFECTS OF INSOMNIA SYMPTOMS AND OBJECTIVE SHORT SLEEP DURATION ON MEMORY PERFORMANCE IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS, J. Ling, Hong Kong
  3. TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF CIRCADIAN PHASE SHIFTING RESPONSE TO CONSECUTIVE NIGHT SHIFTS IN HEALTHCARE WORKERS: ROLE OF LIGHT-DARK EXPOSURE, J.E. Stone, Australia
  4. SLEEPING AND EATING TIMING IN UK ADULTS: ASSOCIATIONS WITH METABOLIC HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, G. Potter, United Kingdom
  5. INCREASED NAA/CR IN THE BASAL GANGLIA IN CHINESE PATIENTS WITH INSOMNIA DISORDER: PRELIMINARY DATA FROM PROTON MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY (1H-MRS), Q. Huang, China
  6. COMORBIDITIES TO RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME – RESULTS FROM THE DANISH BLOOD DONOR STUDY, M. Didriksen, Denmark
  7. FUNCTIONAL MRI DURING HUMOUR PROCESSING IN POST-H1N1 VACCINATION NARCOLEPSY TYPE 1, H.T. Juvodden, Norway
  8. TYPE-1 AND TYPE-2 NARCOLEPTICS: A 5 YEARS REPEAT TESTING STUDY, Y.H. Chen, Taiwan
  9. MELATONIN SECRETION AND POOR SLEEP QUALITY IN PATIENTS WITH TETRAPLEGIA : A PILOT STUDY, R. Davillé-Blicq, France
  10. A POTENTIAL PHARMACOLOGICAL TARGET OF INSOMNIA: THE MOLECULES INVOLVED IN THE CA2+-DEPENDENT HYPERPOLARIZATION PATHWAYS PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE REGULATION OF SLEEP HOMEOSTASIS, S. Shi, Japan
  11. CIRCADIAN LOCOMOTOR ACTIVITY IN MEIS1 KNOCK-OUT MICE, A. Salminen, Germany
  12. CAN CLOSED-LOOP ACOUSTIC STIMULATION DURING SLEEP INFLUENCE SPIKE WAVE ACTIVITY? – A PILOT STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH CHILDHOOD EPILEPSIES, S. Fattinger, Switzerland

2017 World Sleep Day Distinguished Activity Awardees
Dr. Elena Majano de Carías (El Salvador)
Dr. Nevin Zaki / Dr. Nesreen Elmorsy & Mansoura University Safety Society (Egypt)
Montida Veeravigrom, M.D. / Sleep Society of Thailand (Thailand)
Dr. David Lira (Peru)
Dr. Laura Palagini / Italian Association of Sleep Medicine (Italy)
María Montserrat Sánchez Ortuño / School of Nursing University of Murcia (Spain)


2016 World Sleep Day Distinguished Activity Awardees
Portuguese Association of Chronobiology and Sleep Medicine and the Portuguese Society of Hypertension (Portugal)
Brazilian Sleep Society (Brazil)
Liborio Parrino (Italy)
Matilde Valecia Flores (Mexico)
Am Life International / Lew Mun Yee (Malaysia)


2015 World Sleep Day Distinguished Activity Awardees
Australasian Sleep Association and Sleep Health Foundation / Sarah Biggs (Australia & New Zealand)
Elena Majano (El Salvador)
Kiril Terziyski (Bulgaria)
Peruvian Institute of Neurosciences / David Lira (Peru)
Russian Society of Somnologists Youth Committee of Russian Society of Somnologists / Dr. Lyudmila Korostovtseva (Russia)


World Sleep Day Honorable Mention
Portuguese Sleep Association (Portugal)
Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi / Baharloo Hospital (Iran)
Lenise Jihe Kim / Brazilian Sleep Society (Brazil)
Dr. Miguel Meira e Cruz (Portugal)
Patricia van Wijk / SleepNet-BreatheNet Sleep Clinic (South Africa)
Dr. Surya Prakash (India)
Dr. Ravi Gupta / ISSR (India)
Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang / International Sleep Science and Technology Association & AM Life International (Malaysia)
Kenya Felicíssimo / Brazilian Association of Sleep (Brazil)
Associação Brasileira de Sono (Brazil)
Arla Cinderella Stokes Brackett (Guatemala)
Dia Mundial Del Sueno (Bolivia)
Prerana Garg (India)
Slavko Jankovic (Serbia)
Wojciech Kukwa (Poland)
Olga Lyshova (Russia)
Lia Maisuradze (Georgia)
Pakistan Pediatrics Association – Pulmonary Group and Department of Pediatrics (Pakistan)
Sleep Medicine and Research Center (Saudia Arabia)
Tushar Patel (India)
Mary Beth Valiulis (U.S.A.)