Sleep and Circadian Science Research Day

November 21, 2019

The 5th Annual Sleep and Circadian Science Research Day is a full-day inter-disciplinary event hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sleep and Circadian Science. The purpose of this conference is to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines from the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools and area partners to disseminate innovative sleep-circadian research, promote the translation of basic science into clinical practice, and advance the science and practice of sleep medicine. This year’s research symposia emphasize research on sleep, physical health, and mental health. The David J. Kupfer Lecture keynote lecture centers on sleep and oxidative stress.

Target Audience

Clinicians, researchers, and students in fields relevant to sleep-circadian research or the practice of sleep medicine, including (but not limited to) psychiatry, psychology, sleep medicine, neurology, nursing, and pulmonary & critical care medicine.

Learning Objectives

Psychosocial Determinants of Sleep & Physical Health Symposium:
 

Osea Giuntilla, PhD:
• Economic frameworks for understanding of sleep behavior
• Effects of sleep deprivation on human capital, health and economic performance
• Factors influencing sleep choice, examining the factors affecting the allocation of time to sleep and behavioral mechanisms that may explain suboptimal sleep choices.

Rebecca Thurston, PhD:
• Factors affecting sleep and vasomotor menopausal symptoms in midlife women
• Greater sleep disruption in midlife women is associated with poorer cardiovascular outcomes

Sanjay Patel, MD, MS:
• Racial differences in sleep
• Differentiate racial differences from disparities in sleep health
• Explain how structural racism impacts sleep health

 

David J. Kupfer Keynote Lecture: Tired and Stressed: The impact of sleep and circadian regulation on oxidative stress and lifespan
 

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD:
• Oxidative stress is associated with many human diseases, including cardiac disease, metabolic dysfunction, and neurodegenerative diseases
• Many of those diseases are also associated with defects in sleep or circadian regulation
• We hypothesize that one function of sleep and circadian regulation is to defend the brain and body against oxidative stress
• Using Drosophila, we will show one example of each: sleep is required for defense against oxidative stress and circadian regulated metabolism is required to modulate basal oxidative stress and regulate aging


Sleep & Mental Health Symposium:
 

Zach Freyberg, MD:
• Pancreatic dopamine is a powerful modulator of insulin release in pancreatic beta cells.
• Many components of the pancreatic beta cell dopaminergic machinery are under circadian control.
• Antipsychotic drugs may produce their metabolic side effects in part via their disruption of circadian expression of the beta cell dopamine machinery

Yanhua Huang, PhD
• Understand the necessity of using animal models.
• Understand that changes in sleep may lead to changes in reward seeking behaviors.
• Identify a top-down control mechanism that is compromised by loss of sleep, and its impact on reward-elicited behaviors, including substance use.

Peter Franzen, PhD:
• Understand the changes in developmental sleep-wake patterns during adolescence, and their links to mental health.
• Review experimental evidence that sleep loss alters neural systems underlying reward and emotion regulation.
• Review new evidence linking sleep to suicidality among ultra-high risk youth

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
11/21/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/21/2019 - 5:00pm

 

9:00am - 9:40am

Lobby

Registration

 

9:40 - 9:45am

Ballroom B

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction:

Adriane Soehner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

9:45am - 11:15 am

Ballroom B

Morning Symposium :

Determinants of Sleep and Physical Health

 

Chair:

Marissa Bowman, MS

Graduate Student in Psychology

 

Panelists:

Osea Giuntella, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

 

 

Rebecca Thurston, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology

 

 

Sanjay Patel, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine and EpidemiologyDirector, Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Medical Director, UPMC Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Program

 

Discussant:

Martica Hall, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Clinical & Translational Science

11:15am - 11:30am

Ballroom Lobby

Coffee & Tea Break

Exhibitor Session

11:30am - 12:30pm

Ballroom B

David J. Kupfer Keynote Lecture
Tired and Stressed: The impact of sleep and circadian regulation on oxidative stress and lifespan

 

Keynote

Lecturer:

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics & Development

Columbia University Medical Center

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Ballroom A

Buffet Lunch

Exhibitor Session

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Ballroom B

Afternoon Symposium:

Sleep, circadian rhythms, and mental health

 

Chair:

Colleen McClung, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

 

Panelists:

Zach Freyberg, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Cell Biology

 

 

Yanhua Huang, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

 

 

Peter Franzen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

 

Discussant:

Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Ballroom Lobby

Coffee & Tea Break

Exhibitor Session

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Ballroom B

Data Blitz

 

 

Chair:

Marquis Hawkins PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ballroom  B

Networking Cocktail Reception & Poster Session

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Ballroom  B

Awards & Closing Remarks

 

Presenter:

Adriane Soehner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

5:15pm

Ballroom  B

Adjournment

University Club Ballroom B 123 University Place Pittsburgh (Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

 

The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:

  • Gary Garcia, PhD

Employed by Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care

 

No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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To register please contact:

Linda Willrich

Phone: 412-246-6451

Email: willrichl@upmc.edu