Summer SWIM: 

Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods

August 10-14, 2020

Registered attendees will receive a password to access pre-recorded presentations on fundamental concepts in sleep and circadian science and their relevance to public health.  These presentations will be available on/about August 3, 2020. 

During the Summer SWIM week (August 10-14), there will be live, interactive Q/A discussions moderated by Summer SWIM faculty and will include each of the session presenters.  These sessions will also be recorded and will be available to attendees after the meeting. 

Summer SWIM Program


Session 1. Sleep: Cells to Populations
   Moderator: Martica Hall, PhD
Why we sleep   Martica Hall, PhD
How we sleep: Cells to circuits to physiology  Daniel J. Buysse, MD
Major effect modifiers (age, sex, race)  Martica Hall, PhD
How do we measure sleep in humans and animals? Peter Franzen, PhD
Rong Guo, PhD
Multidimensional indices of sleep  Meredith Wallace, PhD
How do we manipulate sleep (sleep restriction, deprivation, enhancement)? Kristine Wilckens, PhD
Yanhua Huang, PhD
Session 2. Circadian Rhythms: Cells to Populations
   Moderator: Colleen McClung, PhD
Why do we have rhythms and how do they change with environment and lifespan? Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Unveiling “musica universalis” of the cell: The genetic basis of ultradian and circadian clocks Bokai Zhu, PhD
Preclinical models of circadian rhythms in health and disease Colleen McClung, PhD
How do we measure/manipulate rhythms in cells and animal models? Ryan Logan, PhD
How do we measure/manipulate rhythms in humans Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Session 3. Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders
   Moderators: Daniel Buysse, MD and Charles Atwood, MD
An approach to patients with sleep disorders Daniel J. Buysse, MD
Sleep-related breathing disorders Charles Atwood, MD
Insomnia Jessica Levenson, PhD
Hypersomnias Erek Lam, MD
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders Brant Hasler, PhD
Parasomnias and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Lana Chahine, MD
Pediatric sleep disorders Deepa Burman, MD
Session 4. Consequences of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Disturbances and Disorders
   Moderator: Sanjay Patel, MD and Martica Hall, PhD

Social determinants of sleep and circadian health

Sanjay Patel, MD

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on brain health

Kristine Wilckens, PhD

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on cardiometabolic health

Martica Hall, PhD
Christopher Kline, PhD

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes

Marquis Hawkins, PhD

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on cancer

Marissa Bowman, MS

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on mental health

Adriane Soehner, PhD

Impact of sleep and circadian disturbances on substance use and abuse

Brant Hasler, PhD

There will also be 11 live, interactive  “Meet the Experts” sessions on hot topics in sleep and circadian science. 

Meet the Experts Sessions

Colleen McClung, PhD Genetic, molecular, and omics approaches to sleep and circadian science
Christopher Kline, PhD Research grade versus commercially available actigraphy devices: The good, the bad and the possible
Martica Hall, PhD
Bokai Zhu, PhD
Sleep and rhythms across the lifespan: Aging, co-morbidities, or something more complex?
Marquis Hawkins, PhD Novel tools for causal inference using observational data
Ryan Logan, PhD
Brant Hasler, PhD
Translating basic sleep and circadian science to public health
Daniel Buysse, MD Designing and conducting clinical trials in sleep and circadian medicine
Sanjay Patel, MD
Martica Hall, PhD
Racial/ethnic differences in sleep: Disparities and/or differences
Stephen Smagula, PhD Rest activity rhythms: What are they and how can they be used in sleep and circadian science?
Charles Atwood, MD
Adam Bramoweth, PhD
Brant Hasler, PhD
Telemedicine for sleep and circadian rhythms
Daniel Patterson, PhD Field research in sleep and rhythms in first responders
Daniel Buysse, MD
Charles Atwood, MD
Treating sleep and rhythm disorders to improve health