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 2019.


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

Clare Anderson, PhD
K10: 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
K03: 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
K02: 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
K12: 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
K08: 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 | Room 212

Diego García-Borreguero, MD, PhD
K07: 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
K09: Perspectives of neuroimaging in sleep disorders


Department of Neurology
Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)

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

Atul Malhotra, MD
K11: 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
K01: 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
K05: 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
K04: 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
K06: 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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