Sunday Program


Sleep Expo 2019 will be free, open to the public and will include the following programming:

How to know if you have a sleep disorder
Steve Carstensen (United States)
9:30am – 10:00am
Women and sleep: Pregnancy to menopause
Melissa C. Lipford (United States)
10:00am – 10:30am
Insomnia treatment and therapy options
Paul Glovinsky (United States)
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 – 5:30pm
SleepTech & wearables: The truth about smart devices 5:30pm – 6:00pm


Facilitator-led Discussion: 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.

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 9:45AM – 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