The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Lectures & Seminars

Sleep Grand Rounds

The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine hosts a weekly research seminar program each academic year. The series features presentations on basic and clinical sleep research from Bay Area scientists as well as visiting researchers from around the world. Topics vary from epidemiology to Metagenomics. If you would like to present to our group, contact Dr. Chad Ruoff.

Time and Location*

Sleep Grand Rounds recently moved to Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), seminar room LKSC130 (unless otherwise noted) on the ground floor to allow for more seating and a more central location on the Stanford campus. Presentations are Friday’s at 12:00 PM and last approximately one hour. Here is a map to help locate LKSC.

Video Conference

When possible, a video of a talk can be accessed the day after the presentation on this website or here. You will need a Stanford University SUNet ID to access the website. There is no CME credit offered for watching video recordings of Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds.

Available presentations from January to March 2012 can be viewed here. Lecutres from August to December 2012 can be viewed here.

Available presentations from 2011 can be viewed here.

Upcoming Schedule*

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Its Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Claudia Trenkwalder, MD, Professor, Neurology, Movement Disorders, University Medical Center Goettingen, Elena-Klinik, Kassel, Germany
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, May 16, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Sleep Treatments for Military Personnel and Veterans: Updates and Future Directions
Anne Germain, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology University of Pittsburgh
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC120

Friday, May 23, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
A Physiological Role Of Hypocretin/Orexin Neurons In Social Memory And Synaptic Plasticity
Xinmin Simon Xie, MD, PhD, AfaSci Research Laboratory, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

 

*NOTE: Please check the website weekly as there may be changes (such as location , cancellation, etc.)  

 

Grand Rounds - Previous Lectures from this Academic Year (2013 – 2014)

Friday, September 6, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Immunological Findings in H1N1 Vaccine Associated Narcolepsy
Professor Outi Vaarala, MD, PhD, Head of Immune Response Unit, Department of Vaccination and Immune Protection, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Haartmaninkatu 8
Helsinki, Finland
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room 130

Friday, September 20, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The Role of Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Treatments in Pediatric OSAS
Aviv Goldbart, MD, MSc.
Ben-Gurion University,Beer-Sheva,Israel
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room 130
Video of Lecture

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Insights into the Pathogenesis, Genetics, and Management of Sleep Apnea with Novel Upper Airway Imaging Techniques
Richard J. Schwab, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division Co-Director, Penn Sleep Center University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Monday, October 7, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Restless Leg Syndrome / Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Mark Buchfuhrer, MD, Director of SomnoMedix/SleepMed Sleep Center in Cypress
Consulting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford School of Medicine
C-205 Conference Room, SMOC, 450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, Redwood City

Friday, October 11, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Complex Associations between Sleep, Stress & the Immune System
Aric A. Prather, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room 130

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Sleep Spindles: Crowdsourcing their Detection and Genetics
Simon Warby, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sleep Disorders Research, Stanford University
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition of Nocturnal Polysomnography Based Sleep Studies
Hyatt Moore, PhD, Research Associate, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
The Histamine System in the Brain
Helmut Haas and Olga Sergeeva, Department of Neurophysiology, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, November 22, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Update on Narcolepsy in Sweden, Post-Pandemrix Vaccination Imaging Research of the Kleine Levin Hypersomnic Syndrome
Anne-Marie Landtblom, MD, Professor of Neurology, Linköping University, Sweden
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC102

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Applying Dimensionality Reduction Techniques in Computerized Analyses of Human Polysomnograms
Jacqueline A. Fairley, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, Emory University
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC102

Friday, December 13, 2013 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm             
Millisecond Light Stimulation as Efficacious Phototherapy for Circadian Sleep Disorders
Jamie Zeitzer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC102

Friday, January 17, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Towards an EEG Biomarker for Huntington’s Disease: Insights from Genetic Mouse Models
Simon Fisher, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Neuroscience, Biosciences Division, SRI International
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, January 24, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Autoimmune Basis of Narcolepsy
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Center For Sleep Sciences
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
PTSD, Sleep, and Exercise: Interrelationships and Treatment
Lisa S. Talbot, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, San Francisco VA Medical Center
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Friday, February 14, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Risk of Narcolepsy Following Adjuvanted Influenza Pandemic Vaccine Administration
Philippe De Wals, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université Laval
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

***Friday, February 28, 2014 from 10:30am – 11:30pm       
Legal Aspects in Sleep Medicine
Daniel B. Brown, Esq. The Daniel Brown Law Group, LLC, Atlanta Office
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC120

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Opiod Associated Sleep Apnea: Prevalence, Mechanisms, and Treatment
Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm       
Persistent Wake Deficits in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Are Mitigated by Dietary Therapy
Miranda M. Lim, MD, PhD
Staff Physician and Assistant Professor, Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Neurology
Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Heath & Science University
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC101/102

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Effects of Sleep Restriction on Peripheral and Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity
Madhu N. Rao, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology-San Francisco VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130
The video for this lecture can be viewed here. You will need a Stanford University SUNet ID to access the website.

Friday, April 11, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm       
Cortical Nnos/NK1 Neurons As An Anatomical Link To Homeostatic Sleep Regulation
Lars Dittrich, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center for Neuroscience, SRI International
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Seminar Room LKSC130

 

Grand Rounds - Previous Academic Years

Videos of available past lectures have been archived by quarter

Winter 2012
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011

Below is a list of speakers and lecture titles for the previous academic years.

Sleep Grand Rounds 2012-13 (PDF)

Sleep Grand Rounds 2011-12 (PDF)

Sleep Grand Rounds 2010-11 (PDF)

Sleep Grand Rounds 2009-10 (PDF)

Sleep Grand Rounds 2008-09 (PDF)

 

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