General Scientific Program

Browse a list of our General Scientific Program sessions below

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Exhibit Hall Open + Sponsor Mini-Talks

Exhibit Hall Open + Sponsor Mini Talks

2021-10-28 Sessions
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Opening Ceremonies & Awards

Opening Ceremonies & Awards

2021-10-28 Sessions
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OPENING KEYNOTE: Functional sleep connectivity: from slow oscillations to the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network

Over the last decades, a particular attention has been paid on the functional brain networks associated with brain states and their dynamics across changes of states of vigilance. This global perspective of the brain activity, which accounts for the brain mechanisms...

Speakers

Dr. Julie Carrier, Ph.D
2021 CSS Distinguished Scientist
2021-10-28 Dental Education Course Dr. Julie Carrier, Ph.D,
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2021-10-29 Dental Education Course
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-29 Sessions
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KEYNOTE 1: Neural circuits underlying sleep structure and functions

Brain activity during sleep is characterized by circuit-specific oscillations, including slow waves, spindles, sharp-wave ripples or theta, that are nested in thalamocortical or hippocampus networks, respectively. However, the activity of other brain circuits is...

Speakers

Dr. Antoine Adamantidis
University of Bern
2021-10-29 Dental Education Course Dr. Antoine Adamantidis,
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KEYNOTE 2: Understanding and treating sleep problems in children with and without neurodevelopmental disorders Dr. Penny Corkum, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Over the past 25 years Dr. Corkum has conducted empirical studies to better our understanding of the nature of sleep problems, particularly insomnia, in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (especially ADHD) compared to their neurotypical peers. A series of sleep...

Speakers

Dr. Penny Corkum
Dalhousie University
2021-10-29 Keynotes Dr. Penny Corkum,
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Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibits Open

Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 1: Sleep, emotions and mood disorders during the COVID 19 Pandemic across Countries and Populations

SYMPOSIUM 1: Sleep, emotions and mood disorders during the COVID 19 Pandemic across Countries and Populations

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 2: Sleep and Cognitive Impairment: An Evidence-Based Clinical Update

SYMPOSIUM 2: Sleep and Cognitive Impairment: An Evidence-Based Clinical Update

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 3: Multimodal neuroimaging during sleep: How can simultaneous recording advance our understanding of the sleeping human brain?

SYMPOSIUM 3: Multimodal neuroimaging during sleep: How can simultaneous recording advance our understanding of the sleeping human brain?

2021-10-29 Sessions
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PRESENTATION: What every sleep provider needs to know about management of perioperative sleep disordered breathing

PRESENTATION: What every sleep provider needs to know about management of perioperative sleep disordered breathing? A Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) Session Chairpersons: Dr. Mandeep Singh, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada...

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 4: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sleep: A Contextual Perspective

SYMPOSIUM 4: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sleep: A Contextual Perspective

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 5: Precision Medicine in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Are We Getting Close?

SYMPOSIUM 5: Precision Medicine in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Are We Getting Close?

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 6: Sensory stimulation for manipulating sleep brain oscillations

SYMPOSIUM 6: Sensory stimulation for manipulating sleep brain oscillations

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Oral Session 1: Neural Control of Sleep and Wakefulness

Oral Session 1: Neural Control of Sleep and Wakefulness

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 7: New Insights into Sleep Disordered Breathing in Selected Populations

SYMPOSIUM 7: New Insights into Sleep Disordered Breathing in Selected Populations

2021-10-29 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 8: Bringing the Sleep Laboratory to a Patient's Home

SYMPOSIUM 8: Bringing the Sleep Laboratory to a Patient's Home

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Oral Session 2: Insomnia: Updates on Treatments

Oral Session 2: Insomnia: Updates on Treatments

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Oral Session 3: Sleep Across the Lifespan

Oral Session 3: Sleep Across the Lifespan

2021-10-29 Sessions
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-29 Sessions
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KEYNOTE 3: Roles of astrocytes in modulating sleep/wake neurons: A novel mechanism for sleep homeostasis?

Sleep is a vital biological process that is regulated by the brain and the body. A half century of research has delineated various neuronal systems involved in different aspects of sleep and wakefulness. Non-neuronal cells in the brain, however, have been increasingly...

Speakers

Dr. Kazue Semba
Dalhousie University
2021-10-29 Keynotes Dr. Kazue Semba,
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KEYNOTE 4: Sleep Health Disparities: Implications for Improving Population Health

Dr. Johnson will utilize a socio-ecological model to discuss racial and socioeconomic disparities in sleep health and sleep disorders. She will discuss empirical research on the social and environmental determinants as well as the health consequences of insufficient...

Speakers

Dr. Dayna Johnson
Emory University
2021-10-29 Dental Education Course Dr. Dayna Johnson,
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Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations & Virtual Exhibits

2021-10-29 Sessions
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KEYNOTE 5: Maternal Sleep-Disordered Breathing during Pregnancy: Cardiometabolic Implications for Mother and Baby

´╗┐This talk will provide an overview of associations between cardiometabolic disease (eg. Gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia) and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) during pregnancy. There will also be a review of key papers highlighting potential...

Speakers

Dr. Sushmita Pamidi
McGill University
2021-10-29 Keynotes Dr. Sushmita Pamidi,
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2021-10-30 Dental Education Course
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KEYNOTE 6: Sleep for Memory

Whereas memories are optimally encoded and retrieved when the brain is awake, the consolidation and formation of long-term memory requires an offline mode of processing as optimally established only during sleep. Based on evidence from behavioral and neurobiological...

Speakers

Dr. Jan Born
University of Tubingen, Germany
2021-10-30 Keynotes Dr. Jan Born,
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KEYNOTE 7: Re-Thinking Oral Appliance Therapy

This lecture will cover the role of patient-centered approaches and P4 strategies with deeper focus on evaluating treatment efficacy and effectiveness. This session will enable attendees to re-think how they provide treatment to individuals with sleep apnea and...

Speakers

Dr. Fernanda Almeida
University of British Columbia
2021-10-30 Keynotes Dr. Fernanda Almeida,
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-30 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 9: In the Wild: Leveraging Technologies to Accelerate the Translation and Reach of Sleep and Circadian Science Into Real-Life Settings

SYMPOSIUM 9: In the Wild: Leveraging Technologies to Accelerate the Translation and Reach of Sleep and Circadian Science Into Real-Life Settings

2021-10-30 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 10: Sleep and dementia risk: identifying involved sleep characteristics and mechanisms

SYMPOSIUM 10: Sleep and dementia risk: identifying involved sleep characteristics and mechanisms

2021-10-30 Sessions
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Oral Session 4: Daytime Sleepiness and Hypersomnolence Disorders

Oral Session 4: Daytime Sleepiness and Hypersomnolence Disorders

2021-10-30 Sessions
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Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibits Open

Lunch Break and Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-30 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 11: Sleep health disparities during COVID19 pandemic: A health equity issue

SYMPOSIUM 11: Sleep health disparities during COVID19 pandemic: A health equity issue

2021-10-30 Sessions
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SYMPOSIUM 12: Interrogation of new sleep/wake regulating circuits

SYMPOSIUM 12: Interrogation of new sleep/wake regulating circuits

2021-10-30 Sessions
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2021-10-30 Sessions
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2021-10-30 Sessions
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-30 Sessions
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Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

2021-10-30 Sessions
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KEYNOTE 8: The mechanistic role of sleep in fear processes underlying anxiety disorders and PTSD.

Abnormal fear processes are a hallmark feature of PTSD and almost all anxiety disorders. These disorders are also marked by characteristic sleep disruptions. Work in both animal and human models have linked these two clinical features, arguing sleep, especially REM...

Speakers

Dr. Sean P. Drummond
Monash University
2021-10-30 Keynotes Dr. Sean P. Drummond,
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KEYNOTE 9: Light, Circadian Rhythms and Human Health

Natural outdoor light and artificial indoor light can impact our mental and physical health. In this talk we will examine how light reaches the brain and can alter brain centers that regulate circadian (body clock) timing, sleep and mood. Specific properties of light...

Speakers

Dr. Helen Burgess
University of Michigan Medical School
2021-10-30 Keynotes Dr. Helen Burgess,
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Virtual Exhibits Open

Virtual Exhibits Open

2021-10-30 Sessions
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CLOSING KEYNOTE: Pathophysiological Interactions Between Sleep Apnea And Fluid-retaining States: A Two-way Street

Obstructive and central sleep apnea (OSA and CSA, respectively) are much more common in subjects with fluid retaining states, such as heart and renal failure (HF and RF, respectively), than in those without these conditions. We found, in patients with HF, that the...

Speakers

Dr. Douglas Bradley
2021 CIHR-ICRH/CSS Distinguished Lecturer
University of Toronto
2021-10-30 Dental Education Course Dr. Douglas Bradley,
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Conference Wrap-up, Student Awards and Prizes

Conference Wrap-up, Student Awards and Prizes

2021-10-30 Sessions
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ROUNDTABLE: Surveillance of Sleep Health in Canada

Given the recent emergence of sleep as a topic area of relevance for general public health promotion, this symposium lead by the Public Health Agency of Canada will seek to (1) introduce attendees to the new public health recommendations for sleep contained within the...

Speakers

Karen Roberts
Public Health Agency of Canada
2021-10-29 Sessions Karen Roberts,