Program

SATURDAY

The Saturday Program of the 2019 Sleep Expo will take place from 8:00am – 5:00pm on September 21, 2019. Saturday will feature the leading patient organizations and experts on the topics of the following:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypersomnia

View the full Saturday agenda.


SUNDAY

Learn all about sleep, its importance and how to sleep better with the Sunday Program of the 2019 Sleep Expo, which will be arranged in the following formats:

1.) Public Lecture Series

9:00am – 5:30pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lecture-based presentations covering treatment options, diagnostic criteria and other current information. Expert lecturers will not provide an overview on the various sleep disorders, but delve into the recent changes that have been made in the field in the past 18-months, as well as where the next 18-months may lead. Program and speakers listed below.

 

2.) Facilitator-led Discussion

9:45am – 5:15pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019

A panel of facilitators will lead a discussion on health topics that impact multiple sleep disorders and their treatment. The discussion style will feature a problem/solution approach. Topics covered will include nutrition, exercise, coping mechanisms, depression & anxiety and other related topics.

 

3.) Sleep-related Author Tables

9:45am – 5:15pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019

Authors of sleep-related books will provide an overview of their research, findings and content, as well as have a chance to answer reader questions in person. Books will be available for purchase at the tables.

 


PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

Sleep Expo 2019 will be open to the public and will include the following programming(*):
Sleep Disorder Lecture Series: Lecture-based presentations covering treatment options, diagnostic criteria and other current information. Expert lecturers will not provide an overview on the various sleep disorders, but delve into the recent changes that have been made in the field in the past 18-months, as well as where the next 18-months may lead. Topics covered will include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnia and other sleep disorders.

(*)Program is still in development and is subject to change.

How to know if you have a sleep disorder 9:00AM – 9:30AM
Women and sleep: Pregnancy to menopause
Melissa C. Lipford (United States)
9:30AM – 10:00AM
Insomnia treatment and therapy options
Paul Glovinsky (United States)
10:00AM – 10:30AM
Nutrition and sleep 10:30AM – 11:00AM
My child can’t sleep: Managing sleep disorders in infants to adolescents
Lourdes DelRosso (Peru)
11:00AM – 11:30AM
Parkinson’s, dementia, and the elderly
Phyllis Zee (United States)
11:30AM – 12:00PM
Memory and sleep
Stuart Fogel (Canada)
12:00PM – 12:30PM
Sleep, insomnia, and depression
Charles Morin (Canada)
12:30PM – 1:00PM
Why do I keep falling asleep? Narcolepsy management
Michael Thorpy (United States)
1:00PM – 1:30PM
Why am I sleepy during the day? Hypersomnia management
David Rye (United States)
1:30PM – 2:00PM
Restless Legs Syndrome causes and treatments
Richard Allen (United States)
2:00PM – 2:30PM
Can my dentist help me sleep?
Fernanda Almeida (Canada)
2:30PM – 3:00PM
Sleep apnea diagnosis and treatments
John Fleetham (Canada)
3:00PM – 3:30PM
How sleep can affect your health
Virend Somers (United States)
3:30PM – 4:00PM
Falling asleep at the wheel
Mark Howard (Australia)
4:00PM – 4:30PM
Effect of sleep on sports performance and sports injury
Charles Samuels (Canada)
4:30PM – 5:00PM
Sleep walking, sleep talking and nightmares 5:00PM – 5:10PM
SleepTech & wearables: The truth about smart devices 5:10PM – 5:20PM

 

Sleep-related Author Tables: Authors of sleep-related books will provide an overview of their research, findings and content, as well as have a chance to answer reader questions in person. Books will be available for purchase at the tables

(*)Program is still in development and is subject to change

Discussion Group 1: Sleep Health 09:45AM – 10:45AM
Author Table 1 10:45AM – 11:15AM
Discussion Group 2: Pediatric Sleep 11:15AM – 12:15PM
Author Table 2 12:15PM – 12:45PM
Discussion Group 3: Caregiving & Coping 12:45PM – 1:45PM
Author Table 3 1:45PM – 2:15PM
Discussion Group 4: Communicating Sleep Problems 2:15PM – 3:15PM
Author Table 4 3:15PM – 3:45PM
Discussion Group 5: Alternative Sleep Aids 3:45PM – 4:45PM
Author Table 5 4:45PM – 5:15PM

Registration is free. Sign up using our online form to register to attend this inaugural sleep event.