The Annual Center for Sleep & Circadian Science Research Day has been cancelled for 2020. Please check back for details for the 2021 Research Day, scheduled for November 2021. This event is open to all faculty, trainees, and students at the University of Pittsburgh and other local universities who are interested in sleep and circadian research.
This is a regular meeting designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with interests in sleep and circadian science. Sleep Grand Rounds are held on Thursdays at 4 PM in Biomedical Science Tower (BST) Room 1295. Meetings are generally held weekly, September through May. Faculty and trainees are welcome to attend all meetings. The Multidisciplinary Sleep Conference features four presentation types, which rotate regularly. These include:
Sleep Grand Rounds presentations typically focus on recent scientific advances in a research program or project, from both local investigators and outside speakers. Presenters showcase innovative methodology, recent findings, or future directions of a research program. CME/CEU are offered for Grand Rounds sessions.
Research in Progress
This meeting is intended to be a more informal and supportive venue for trainees and faculty to present study ideas and/or ongoing data analyses. The meeting is comprised of a brief presentation by the presenter, followed by feedback and discussion by attendees.
Typically led by trainees, journal club meetings provide an opportunity for exploration and discussion of a recently published scientific article. Trainees choose a publication, which may represent ‘hot science’ or a scientific area in which the group is seeking additional knowledge. Discussion among all attendees follows a brief presentation by the trainee.
Clinical Practice Update
Clinical Practice Updates provide an opportunity for a clinician specializing in an aspect of sleep medicine to provide an overview of an area of interest, an update on a specific clinical topic, or a case presentation. Presenters have backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, nursing, pediatrics, and medicine, among others.