The Time of Our Lives: Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, and Light

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9:30-10:00:      REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10.00-10.15:     INTRODUCTION (Ali Amidi & Lisa Wu)

10.15-11:15:     KEYNOTE LECTURE

  • Professor Katharina Wulff (Umeå University, Sweden) 
    Adaptiveness to Light from Molecular to Community Level

11:15-12:15:     INVITED SPEAKERS

  • 11:20: 11:40:  Associate Professor Birgitte Rahbek Kornum (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
    Is the hypothalamus particularly vulnerable to environmental insults during adolescence?
  • 11:40- 12:00: Professor Bobby Zachariae (Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark)
    The development of HVIL®: A Danish App for the Treatment of Insomnia”
  • 12:00 – 12:20: Professor Preben Kidmose (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    Long-term Sleep Monitoring Using Ear-EEG

12:20-13:15:    LUNCH

13:15-14:15:     KEYNOTE LECTURE

  • Professor Klaus Martiny (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

“Stabilizing and improving sleep in patients with depression by strengthening of their circadian system through light and other zeitgebers”.

14:15-15:15:     INVITED SPEAKERS

  • 14:20-14:40: Associate Professor Christine Parsons (Aarhus University)
    Tired and cranky: Examining the Links Between Sleep and Daily Emotion”
  • 14:40 – 15:00: Associate Professor Lisa Wu (AIAS, Aarhus University)
    “Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Oncology”
  • 15:00-15:20: Assistant Professor Mandana Sarey Khanie (Technical University of Denmark)
    “Learning, Light and Sleep: An Overview of Current Activities at ICIEE”
  • 15:20-15:30: Associate Professor Ali Amidi (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    "The Effect of Air Quality on Sleep and Cognitive Performance in School Children”

15:30-17:00:    NETWORKING RECEPTION – Attendees will have the opportunity to connect informally.