Saturday, June 6, 2009

Invited Lectures Headline SLEEP 2009 Scientific Program

At SLEEP 2009 from Monday, June 8, to Wednesday, June 10, nine experts in sleep science and sleep medicine will present their recent research findings as invited lectures. Each presentation will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on the day scheduled:

Monday, June 8

“Science for the Sleepy Soldier” by Thomas J. Balkin, PhD

“Glial Modulation of Sleep” by Philip G. Haydon, PhD

“Neural Injury in Sleep Apnea: Fixing What You Can Patient by Patient” by Sigrid C. Veasey, MD

Tuesday, June 9

“Polysomnography: What Does it Accomplish and How Can We Make it Better?” by Ronald D. Chervin, MD

“Sleep in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” by Anne Germain, PhD

“Neurotransmitters, Organization and Activity of Sleep-wake Neural Systems” by Barbara E. Jones, PhD

Wednesday, June 10

“Improving Treatments for Chronic Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance in Bipolar Disorder” by Allison G. Harvey, PhD

“What Does Circadian Complexity Imply about the Regulation of Sleep” by Michael Menaker, PhD

“Neurobiology of Narcolepsy: What Sleepy Mice can Teach Us about Sleepy People” by Thomas E. Scammell, MD

Note: No invited lectures are scheduled for Thursday, June 11.