Keynote Speakers

Announcing our World Sleep 2019 Keynote Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order. Final keynote titles and topics will be selected in 2019.

Clare Anderson, Associate Professor
Topic: Sleep, sleepiness, driving & public safety

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


Mary Carskadon, PhD
Topic: Pediatric sleep
The shape of adolescent sleep: Re-shaping our perspectives

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


Peter Cistulli, PhD
Topic: Dental sleep medicine

ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine
Professor, Charles Perkins Centre and Northern Clinical School (Australia)


Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD
Topic: Hypersomnia & narcolepsy

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


Luciano Drager, MD, PhD
Topic: Sleep-related breathing disorders

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


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

Neurologist, Director
Sleep Research Institute, Madrid (Spain)


Seung Bong Hong, MD, PhD
Topic: Neuroimaging (sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia)
Perspectives of neuroimaging in sleep disorders

Department of Neurology
Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)


Atul Malhotra, MD
Topic: Sleep-related breathing disorders
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)


Charles M. Morin, PhD
Topic: Insomnia

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


Dieter Riemann, PhD
Topic: Insomnia and/or sleep & psychiatric disorders
Sleep, insomnia and mental health

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


Eve Van Cauter, PhD
Topic: Basic sciences, endocrinology & obesity

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


Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD
Topic: Basis of sleep need
Mysterious molecular basis of sleep need

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