The 9th Leonard Berg Symposium will take place on October 30, 2015, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine. This conference will focus on sleep and neurodegeneration. Some of the most active and distinguished researchers in this exciting area will be speaking.

Suppport for this activity is currently provided by MERCK, Neurim Pharmaceuticals and the Knight ADRC.

Select presentations from this symposium are available to watch online. Items in the schedule below that are hyperlinked in blue and have a , link to a video of that presentation. Videos default to HD streaming. You can toggle this setting in the player near the volume control.

 

 

 



 

Program Schedule:

Friday, October 30

8:30 am

Opening Remarks & Welcome

John C. Morris, MD, Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director, Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine who will also moderate the Symposium.

8:45 am

Sleep and Aging

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Physiology; Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program; Associate Director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

9:15 am

Biology of Sleep

Cliff Saper, MD, PhD, James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology, Harvard University,  and Head of the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

9:45 am

Interactions between Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep

Miranda Lim, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

10:30 am

Sleep and Memory

Paul Shaw, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine

11:00 am

SCN and Circadian Rhythms

Erik Herzog, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biology and Co-Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

11:30 am

Panel Discussion Featuring Drs. Zee, Saper, Lim and Shaw

Moderator:  Randall Bateman, MD, Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis

1:30 pm

Sleep Disorders and AD Dementia Risk

Kristine Yaffe, MD, Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair in Psychiatry; Associate Chair of Clinical and Translational Research; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Fransisco

2:00 pm

Sleep Disorders in Non-AD Dementia

Brad Boeve, MD, Professor of Neurology and Chair of Behavioral Neurology, Mayo Clinic

2:30pm

Panel Discussion Featuring Drs. Yaffe and Boeve

Moderator:  David Holtzman, MD, Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine

3:15 pm

Protein Aggregation and Sleep

David Holtzman, MD, Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine     

4:00 pm

 

Washington University Sleep Researchers-Mini Presentations

Brendan Lucey, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

Yo-El Ju, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

Erik Musiek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

4:30 pm

Panel Discussion Featuring Drs. Lucey, Ju, Musiek, Bateman and Holtzman

Moderator:  John C. Morris, MD, Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Director, Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Washington University School of Medicine