Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythm - New Advances in Basic and Clinical Sleep Sciences

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythm
Room: Hanover DE

Session Overview

Chair: Miranda Lim, MD, PhD – Portand VA and Oregon Health & Science University Co-Chair: David M. Raizen, MD, PhD – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Sleep and circadian biology plays an integral, and often critical, role in the pathogenesis, manifestation, and treatment of neurological disorders. This SlG will feature both junior and senior clinician-scientists at the forefront of sleep and circadian rhythms research. The session will highlight new advances in the field, spanning from basic neurobiology to clinical management of sleep and circadian rhythm disorders.

Objectives

  • Identify new brain circuits involved in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness.

  • Understand how the pathophysiology of these relevant circuits and neurotransmitters may play a role in sleep disorders.

  • Gain insight into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of sleep disturbances in neurological disorders.