Pediatric Track

World Sleep 2017 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Track

Preliminary Scientific Program. All content is subject to change.

“The World Sleep 2017 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Track is a must-see portion of the World Sleep in Prague this October. Our featured speakers for this track are world-renowned experts in pediatric sleep medicine and/or research. The works these speakers will be presenting are not only cutting-edge, but significant in scope and impact. We hope to see you there.” – Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM, President of World Sleep Society.

Pediatric Course
(Separately purchased ticket is required for entry to congress courses.)
Saturday, October 7

8:00am – 5:00pm I Club H
C01 Pediatric sleep medicine
A comprehensive review of key features of pediatric sleep medicine. The prevalent expertise in pediatric aspects of sleep medicine is relatively poor, so the topics and speakers are expected to provide basic and advanced aspects on individual topics. Important areas to cover, besides the usual (e.g., sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia) include the use of media and impact on the sleep of children, sleep in developmental disorders, and the inter-relationship of sleep and psychiatric disorders.

Chairs: D. Gozal, United States; O. Bruni, Italy; R. Silvestri, Italy Speakers: R. Silvestri, Italy; O. Bruni, Italy; J. Owens, United States; J. Van den Bulck, Netherlands; D. Gozal, United States; L. Kheirandish-Gozal,
United States; H.- L. Tan, United Kingdom; M. Lecendreux, France; L. Nobili, Italy; R. Silvestri, Italy; R. Manni, Italy; S. Miano, Italy


Keynote Speaker
Monday, October 9

Oliviero Bruni, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Pediatrics (Italy)
4:15pm – 5:00pm I Congress Hall
History of pediatric sleep and the contribution of sleep microstructure
The aim of this presentation is to depict the discovery of sleep physiology and pathology in infants and the emergence of the discipline of Pediatric Sleep Medicine as a relatively autonomous entity.


Pediatric Symposia
Monday, October 9 – Wednesday, October 11 (listed by day & time)

Monday, October 9, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am I North Hall

S04 The importance of sleep in children around the world: Factors which affect outcomes
The presentation will examine how sleep problems might influence learning in this context and will discuss factors that affect sleep in children in these diverse New Zealand population groups and consider child, parent and school teacher perspectives of child sleep in this context.

Chair: R. Horne, Australia Speakers: R. Horne, Australia; D. Elder, New Zealand; C.M. Hill, United Kingdom; A. Li, Hong Kong

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:30am – 12:00pm I North Hall

S12 The interplay between sleep and academic performance: From neural mechanisms to educational policy
We will extract practical and clinical implications that could be used to guide researchers, educators and policy makers in planning how to move this created knowledge into effective action in educational settings.

Chair: R. Gruber, Canada Speakers: R. Gruber, Canada; E. De Bruin, Netherlands; J.J. Gooley, Singapore; S. Fogel, Canada; J. Owens, United States

Monday, October 9, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm I North Hall

S19 Sleep disorders in the adolescent population: The missing link
The symposium will bridge the gap between management of children versus adults.

Chairs: S. Weiss, Canada; S. Kothare, United States Speakers: S. Weiss, Canada; S. Kothare, United States; D.K.-K. Ng, Hong Kong; O. Bruni, Italy; G. Shukla, India; S. Kothare, United States

Monday, October 9, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm I North Hall

S34 Pediatric OSA: diagnostic and treatments involving a multidisciplinary team
The symposium involving a multidisciplinary team will demonstrate how understanding of the development of the oral-facial region that host the upper-airway, allows to perform appropriate clinical investigation of risksfactors increasing collapsibility of the upper-airway during sleep, and how new treatment avenues are able to modify these risk-factors.

Chair: C. Guilleminault, United States Speakers: C. Guilleminault, United States; A. Yoon, United States; S. Quo, United States; Y.-s. Huang, Taiwan


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am I North Hall

S43 Sleep related learning and behavioural functioning in children with developmental disorders
The current studies in the symposium aim to address these issues and examine sleep specific learning and behavioural patterns.

Chair: D. Dimitriou, United Kingdom Speakers: D. Dimitriou, United Kingdom; A. Joyce, United Kingdom; F. Knight, United Kingdom; J. Hayton, United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:30am – 12:00pm I North Hall

S51 Diagnosis, morbidity and treatment of pediatric OSA: What’s new?
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has become a major public health diagnostic entity not only because of its relatively high prevalence, but particularly because of the increased risk for cognitive and behavioral deficits associated with OSAS.

Chairs: D. Gozal, United States; L. Kheirandish-Gozal, United States Speakers: D. Gozal, United States; H.-L. Tan, United Kingdom; M.L. Alonso-Alvarez, Spain; L. Kheirandish-Gozal, United States

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm I North Hall

S59 Developmental aspects of sleep’s influence on memory and general cognitive abilities
The aim of this symposium is to discuss the current state of knowledge on developmental aspects of the role of sleep in memory consolidation as well as in general cognitive abilities and learning efficiency.

Chairs: K. Hoedlmoser, Austria; O. Bruni, Italy Speakers: K. Hoedlmoser, Austria; I. Wilhem, Switzerland; R. Spencer, United States; L. Tarokh, Switzerland; O. Bruni, Italy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00pm I North Hall

S66 Deficient sleep in children and adolescents: generating solutions for a global epidemic
This symposium will include an overview of the genesis of insufficient sleep in the pediatric population and then will specifically focus on some of the more innovative strategies currently being developed that are potentially applicable across a wide variety of audiences and cultures.

Chair: J. Owens, United States Speakers: J. Owens, United States; Y.K. Wing, Hong Kong; R. Gruber, Canada; M. Quante, Germany; C. Espie, United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm I North Hall

S73 Practical aspect of pediatric sleep medicine
This symposium will provide an updated view of some key features of sleep disordered breathing in children and adolescents.

Speakers: A. Salvatoni, Italy; H. Sawnani, United States; N. Simakajornboon, United States; M. Oros, Romania; A. Lupusor, Republic of Moldova


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am I North Hall
S80 Sleep during early stage of life affects long-term outcomes
This symposium is a clinical portion to prove a part of hypothesis that sleep during early stages of life affects long-term outcomes via prefrontal cortex, and participants can deepen their understanding of sleep from aspects of child, development, social viewpoints and also from an aspect of basic brain science on sleep.

Chair: J. Kohyama, Japan Speakers: J. Kohyama, Japan; Y. Kelly, United Kingdom; M. Sekine, Japan; J.A. Mindell, United States

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:30am – 12:00pm I North Hall

S85 Suicide, sleep and circadian rhythms in adolescents
This symposium aims to focus on recent discoveries and advances in this area and how these relate to sleep, mood and suicide.

Chair: C.M. Shapiro, Canada Speakers: C.M. Shapiro, Canada; Y.J. Lee, Republic of Korea; J.J. Gooley, Singapore; E.Y.Y. Lau, Hong Kong; A. Shahid, Canada

2:00pm – 3:30pm I North Hall
S90 Sleep across cultures in young children from around the world
This symposium is aimed at evaluating the sleep cultures in young children across the world.
Chairs: D. Goh, Singapore Speakers: D. Goh, Singapore; J.A. Mindell, United States; A. Bartle, New Zealand; A. Li, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm I North Hall

S98 Sleep and interventions in children and young people with autism spectrum disorder
Sleep problems are highly prevalent among children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Such problems can include delayed sleep onset latency, frequent and/or prolonged night-time awakenings, and co-sleeping.

Chair: N. Blampied, New Zealand Speakers: N. Blampied, New Zealand; A. Richdale, Australia; S. Jin, United States; L. McLay, New Zealand; K. France, New Zealand


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