Summer SWIM: Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods


August 10-14, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer SWIM: Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods, August 10-14, 2020. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have modified the program into 2 meetings: Virtual Summer SWIM (August 10-14, 2020), and Fall SWIM (November 4-6, 2020 in Pittsburgh).


What is the Summer SWIM?
  • An immersive one-week training program addressing state-of-the-art methodologies in human and animal research on sleep and circadian rhythms
  • An opportunity to network with junior and senior colleagues in sleep and circadian science
What are the program goals?
  • To provide state-of-the art didactic and experiential learning opportunities addressing sleep and circadian research methods
  • To demonstrate how these methods are applied in translational sleep and circadian research studies
  • To foster career development and networking for early stage investigators
What topics will be covered?
  • Human research methods: Polysomnography, actigraphy, self-report, circadian phase assessment
  • Animal research methods: EEG sleep, circadian phase and amplitude assessment, molecular, cell, and circuit-based neuroscience methods
How is the Summer SWIM structured?
  • The Summer SWIM will be held virtually the week of August 10-14, 2020
  • Didactic sessions on advanced and emerging methods and approaches in sleep and circadian science
  • Real-time interactive discussion sessions
  • Meet the Expert sessions with leaders in field of sleep and circadian science

Who is the intended audience?
  • Graduate students, post-baccalaureates, post-docs, medical students, residents, and fellows, and junior faculty who are interested in pursuing sleep and circadian research
  • Prior sleep and circadian science experience is not required
  • We are especially committed to developing a diverse sleep and circadian workforce. Individuals from groups under-represented in sleep and circadian science are strongly encouraged to apply.
I have other questions!
  • More details will be posted as they become available. Check back often.
  • Contact Linda Willrich: