Keynote Speakers

Announcing our World Sleep 2019 Keynote Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order. Keynote presentations will take place Monday, September 23, 2019 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019.


Wednesday | 8:00-8:45am | Ballroom A

Clare Anderson, PhD
Biomarkers and determinants of drowsy driving: Advances in reducing crash risk


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 | Ballroom A

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 | Room 118

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 | Room 211

Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD
From somnolence in the general population to narcolepsy


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

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Tuesday | 2:00-2:45pm | Ballroom A

Luciano Drager, MD, PhD
Discussing the impact of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep duration: Time to put the pieces together


Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)

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Tuesday | 2:00-2:45pm | Room 212

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 | Room 211

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


Department of Neurology
Sungkyunkwan University (Republic of Korea)

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Wednesday | 2:00-2:45pm | Ballroom A

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 | Ballroom A

Charles M. Morin, PhD
Insomnia: Public health burden and new trends in treatment development and dissemination


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

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Tuesday | 8:00-8:45am | Ballroom A

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 | Room 211

Eve Van Cauter, PhD
Interactions between sleep, circadian rhythms and body weight regulation


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

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Tuesday | 2:00-2:45pm | Room 211

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD
Toward the mysteries of sleep


Director and Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Adjunct Professor, Molecular Genetics Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center (United States)

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