Keynote Speakers

Announcing our World Sleep 2019 Keynote Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order. Final keynote titles and topics will be selected in 2018.

Special Note: Only 7 of the 11 expected keynotes for World Sleep 2019 have been identified. Out of the remaining keynotes to be selected, additional potential topics to be covered include anesthesia, basic science, dental, parasomnias & REM behavior disorders, RLS and movement, circadian rhythms and chronobiology, public health, and/or aging/neurodegenerative diseases. Keynote speakers will be selected from the regions of Canada, Asia, and other parts of the world.

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

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


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)


Atul Malhotra, MD
Topic: Sleep-related breathing disorders

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


Dieter Riemann, PhD
Topic: Insomnia and/or sleep & psychiatric disorders

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)