Symposium & Oral Sessions

Browse a list of our Symposium & Oral Sessions below - these will be available to add to your calendar this fall.

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Waking up to a New Treatment Paradigm

Imagine falling asleep during the most important part of your day, despite having gotten a full night’s rest...everyday! This is a difficult reality for the many patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), which is clinically defined as the inability to...

Speakers

Mark Boulos
Assistant Professor and Staff Neurologist
University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Raymond Gottschalk MB CHB; FRCP(C)
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Charles H. Samuels MD, CCFP, DABSM
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary and Centre for Sleep & Human Performance, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Atul Khullar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABPN
Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, and Northern Alberta Sleep Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2021-10-29 Sessions Mark Boulos, Raymond Gottschalk MB CHB; FRCP(C), Charles H. Samuels MD, CCFP, DABSM, Atul Khullar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABPN,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Veronica Guadagni PRESENTERS: Dr. Veronica Guadagni, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada Title: Sleep, Emotions and...

Speakers

University of Calgary
2021-10-29 Sessions Veronica Guadagni,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Mark I. Boulos, MD, MSc PRESENTERS: Nathan Cross1, Andrew S.P. Lim, MD, MMSc,2; Mark I. Boulos, MD, MSc,2 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Concordia University; 2 Department of Medicine,...

Speakers

Mark Boulos
Assistant Professor and Staff Neurologist
University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2021-10-29 Sessions Mark Boulos,
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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? CHAIRPERSONS: Makoto Uji1; Stuart Fogel4 PRESENTERS: Makoto Uji1; Andrew Bagshaw2; Laura Lewis3; Stuart Fogel4 AFFILIATIONS: 1...

Speakers

Makato Uji
Postdoc
Concordia University
Stuart Fogel, PhD
University of Ottawa; Royal's Institute for Mental Health Research
2021-10-29 Sessions Makato Uji, Stuart Fogel, PhD,
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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; Dr. Christine...

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 DATE: 10/29/2021 START TIME: 2:15 PM END TIME: 3:45 PMSession Moderator: Jimmy Fraigne, University of Toronto 1. Circuit control of theta oscillations during REM sleep PRESENTING AUTHOR: Taksokhan,...

Speakers

Graduate student
University of Toronto
PhD student in Neuroscience
University of Montreal
Université de Montréal
University of Toronto
Principal Investigator
NHLBI
2021-10-29 Sessions Anita Taksokhan, Tanya Leduc, Maria Neus Ballester Roig, Hanhee Lee, Susan Harbison,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Jean-Philippe Gouin1 PRESENTERS: Marie-Hélène Pennestri2; Tetyana Kendzerska3; Véronique Massicotte4; Geneviève Forest5 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Concordia University; 2 McGill...

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Jean-Philippe Gouin
Concordia University
2021-10-29 Sessions Jean-Philippe Gouin,
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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? CHAIRPERSON: Najib Ayas4 PRESENTERS: Ali Azarbarzin1; Atul Malhotra2; Diego Mazzotti3; Najib Ayas4 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Harvard University; 2 UCSD; 3 University Kansas; 4 UBCDESCRIPTION:...

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Najib Ayas
UBC
2021-10-29 Sessions Najib Ayas,
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SYMPOSIUM 6: Sensory stimulation for manipulating sleep brain oscillations

SYMPOSIUM 6: Sensory stimulation for manipulating sleep brain oscillations CHAIRPERSON: Aurore Perrault PRESENTERS: Aurore Perrault1; Elsa Juan2; Emily Coffey1; Guillaume Legendre3 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Concordia University; 2 University of Amsterdam; 3 University of...

Speakers

Concordia University
2021-10-29 Sessions Aurore A. Perrault,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Najib Ayas, UBCPRESENTERS: Andrew Lim2; Cheryl Laratta4; Rachel Jen1; Sushmita Pamidi3 AFFILIATIONS: 1 University of British Columbia; 2 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre,...

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Najib Ayas
UBC
2021-10-29 Sessions Najib Ayas,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Mark Boulos1 PRESENTERS: Brian Murray1; Cathy Goldstein2; Houman Khosravani1; Mark Boulos1 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Division of Neurology, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 2...

Speakers

Mark Boulos
Assistant Professor and Staff Neurologist
University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2021-10-29 Sessions Mark Boulos,
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Oral Session 2: Insomnia: Updates on Treatments

ORAL SESSION 2: Insomnia: Updates on Treatments DATE: 10/29/2021 START TIME: 4:00 PM END TIME: 5:30 PMSession Moderator: Judith Davidson, Queens University 1. Effectiveness and Safety of the Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist Lemborexant in Subjects Previously Treated...

Speakers

Concordia University
Senior Director, Clinical Development
Eisai Ltd.
Psychologue Professeure titulaire; Responsable Unité sommeil, Service de consultation de l’École de psychologie
Université Laval
Scientific Director
HALEO Clinic
2021-10-29 Sessions Aurore A. Perrault, Jane Yardley, Annie Vallières, Ph.D, Philippe Stenstrom,
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Oral Session 3: Sleep Across the Lifespan

ORAL SESSION 3: Sleep Across the Lifespan DATE: 10/29/2021 START TIME: 4:00 PM END TIME: 5:30 PMSession Moderator: Stuart Fogel, University of Ottawa 1. NREM sleep fast delta activity is a more sensitive marker of age-related changes in homeostatic sleep...

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Ph.D Student
Centre d'études avancées en médecine du sommeil
The University of Ottawa
2021-10-29 Sessions Margaret Moline, Jonathan Dubé, Balmeet Toor, Elizabeth Keys,
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Insomnia Management as We Age: A Safer Path Forward

Sponsored Satellite Presentation Symposium topic: Safety of sleep medication use in the elderlyTitle : Insomnia Management as We Age: A Safer Path Forward Safety of sleep medication use in the elderly is a common concern for several health care professionals. The...

Speakers

Matthew Chow, BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR
Pharmacist
Toronto General Hospital
Lionel Noronha, MD,CCFP, FCFP
Lead Physician Belleville FHO, Medical Director for Stirling Manor
Belleville FHO; Stirling Manor
Simon Ducharme, MD, MSc, FRPC(c)
Neuropsychiatrist
Douglas Mental Health Institute
2021-10-30 Sessions Matthew Chow, BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR, Lionel Noronha, MD,CCFP, FCFP, Simon Ducharme, MD, MSc, FRPC(c),
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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   CHAIRPERSON: Anne Germain1 PRESENTERS: Anne Germain1; Christopher Connaboy2; Daniel Taylor3; Rachel...

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Anne Germain
CEO
NOCTEM
2021-10-30 Sessions Anne Germain,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Andrée-Ann Baril1 PRESENTERS: Andrée-Ann Baril1; Andrew Lim2; Claire André3; Matthew Pase4 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill...

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Andrée-Ann Baril, PhD
Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill University
2021-10-30 Sessions Andrée-Ann Baril, PhD,
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Oral Session 4: Daytime Sleepiness and Hypersomnolence Disorders

ORAL SESSION 4: Daytime Sleepiness and Hypersomnolence Disorders DATE: 10/30/2021 START TIME: 12:15 PM END TIME: 1:45 PMSession Moderator: Brian Murray, Sunnybrook Hospital 1. Cataplexy-Free Days in a Phase 3, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized...

Speakers

University of Toronto
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
2021-10-30 Sessions Ahmed Elwali, Aaron Gibbings, Laavanya Dharmakulaseelan, Arina Bingeliene, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer,
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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 CHAIRPERSON: Guido Simonelli1 PRESENTERS: Guido Simonelli1; Alberto Ramos2; Chandra Jackson3; Molly Billings4 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Université de Montréal; 2 University of Miami Miller...

Speakers

Guido Simonelli
Assistant Research Professor
Université de Montréal
2021-10-30 Sessions Guido Simonelli,
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SYMPOSIUM 12: Interrogation of new sleep/wake regulating circuits

SYMPOSIUM 12: Interrogation of new sleep/wake regulating circuits CHAIRPERSON: Jimmy Fraigne1 PRESENTERS: Jimmy Fraigne1; Ada Eban-Rothschild2; Carolina Gutierrez-Herrera3; Daniel Kroeger4 AFFILIATIONS: 1 Dept. of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto; 2...

Speakers

Jimmy Fraigne
Dept. of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto
2021-10-30 Sessions Jimmy Fraigne,
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Oral Session 5: Sleep and Neurodegenerative Diseases

ORAL SESSION 5: Sleep and Neurodegenerative Diseases DATE: 10/30/2021 START TIME: 2:15 PM END TIME: 3:45 PMSession Moderator: Nicole Gervais, Rotman Research Institute 1. Disturbed sleep and reduced hippocampal integrity at midlife: Implications for AD risk in women...

Speakers

Graduate Student
University of Toronto
University of Calgary
2021-10-30 Sessions Nicole Gervais, Robin Pokrzywinski, Brittany Dugan, Veronica Guadagni, Jacopo Cristini,
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Oral Session 6: Sleep, Stress, Emotional Regulation and Insomnia

ORAL SESSION 6: Sleep, Emotional Regulation and Insomnia DATE: 10/30/2021 START TIME: 2:15 PM END TIME: 3:45 PMSession Moderator: Anne Germain, NOCTEM 1. A Systematic Review of Insomnia Symptoms in School Teachers PRESENTING AUTHOR: Jackowich, Robyn 1 CO-AUTHORS: ...

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University of Ottawa
PhD Candidate
McGill University
University of Victoria
Queen's University
2021-10-30 Sessions Meggan Porteous, Chun Yao, Christine Ou, Robyn Jackowich,