Keynote Speakers

Announcing our World Sleep 2019 Keynote Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order. Final keynote titles and topics will be selected in 2019. Keynote presentations will take place Monday, September 23, 2019 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Times & rooms not finalized until December 2018.


Wednesday | 8:00-8:45am

Clare Anderson, PhD
Associations between subjective awareness of drowsiness and adverse driving events


Associate Professor, Monash Institute of Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience, and School of Psychological Sciences | Monash University (Australia)

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Monday | 2:00-2:45pm

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD
Adolescent sleep: Timing is everything…or is it?


Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Director, Chronobiology and Sleep Research Laboratory, EP Bradley Hospital (United States)

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Monday | 2:00-2:45pm

Peter Cistulli, MD, PhD
Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea: Ready for prime time (a state of the art review of the field)


Professor of Sleep Medicine, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney | Director, Centre for Sleep Health & Research
Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia)

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Wednesday | 2:00-2:45pm

Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD
Hypersomnia & narcolepsy


Professor of Neurology and Physiology | Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre
University of Montpellier (France)

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Monday | 2:00-2:45pm

Luciano Drager, MD, PhD
Sleep-related breathing disorders


Hypertension Units from Heart Institute (InCor) and Renal Division
University of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)

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Tuesday | 2:00-2:45pm

Diego García-Borreguero, MD, PhD
Restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements of sleep: New insights into neurobiology and treatment


Neurologist, Director
Sleep Research Institute, Madrid (Spain)

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Wednesday | 8:00-8:45am

Seung Bong Hong, MD, PhD
Perspectives of neuroimaging in sleep disorders


Department of Neurology
Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)

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Wednesday | 2:00-2:45pm

Atul Malhotra, MD
Sleep apnea endotypes and phenotypes: Use of new technology in obstructive sleep apnea


Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine | Kenneth M. Moser Professor
Director of Sleep Medicine, UC San Diego Health System (United States)

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Monday | 8:00-8:45am

Charles M. Morin, PhD
Insomnia


Professor of Psychology, Director
Sleep Research Centre at Université Laval in Quebec City (Canada)

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Tuesday | 8:00-8:45am

Dieter Riemann, PhD
Sleep, insomnia and mental health: A chance for prevention?


Professor of Clinical Psychophysiology | Head of the Dept. of Clinical Psychology & Psychophysiology
Centre for Mental Disorders, Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg (Germany)

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Tuesday | 8:00-8:45am

Eve Van Cauter, PhD
Basic sciences, endocrinology & obesity


Professor, Department of Medicine – Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Chicago (United States)

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Tuesday | 2:00-2:45pm

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD
Mysterious molecular basis of sleep need


Professor, Molecular Genetics
Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Japan)

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