Speakers

Professor Jan BornProfessor Jan Born, Director of the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany will speak on ‘Sleep’s role for memory’ at BSS2015. Dr. Born’s primary research interests are in the dynamics of memory formation in biological systems, particularly in the central nervous and immune systems. We look forward to his State of the Art Presentation that will open our conference.

Professor Terri E. WeaverProfessor Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing was the first to describe the dose-response relationship between hourly duration of CPAP use and normalization of clinical outcomes for obstructive sleep apnoea. Professor Weaver’s title is: ‘Treatment adherence: Does 4 hours fit all?’

Professor Eus JW Van Someren

Professor Eus JW Van Someren, Head of the
Dept. Sleep & Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and VU University Medical Center investigates how sleep affects brain function during subsequent wakefulness, and how experiences during wakefulness affect subsequent sleep. Professor Van Someren’s keynote presentation will review: ‘The neuroscience of individual differences in sleep vulnerability and insomnia’.

Dr Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM is assistant Dr Philip Gehrman
Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gehrman’s clinical work focuses on the treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders. He has an active telehealth program where he delivers insomnia treatment to Veterans using videoconferencing technology. At BSS2015 Dr.  Gehrman will draw on these experiences to discuss ‘cognitive behavioral and chronotherapeutic interventions for insomnia’