WHAT: The National Institutes of Health’s 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women will sound a “wakeup call” about the importance of sleep for the health of women—and focus on what the science says can make it better. Research topics and panel discussions will include:
October 16, 2018
- Sleep and Transitional Periods Across the Lifespan
- Sleep Health and Health Disparities
- Alcohol Consumption and Sleep: Is It Different in Women?
- Gender/Sex-related Sleep Differences in Neurological and Mental Health Disorders
October 17, 2018
- Cardiovascular Health in Women
- Complementary Approaches to Sleep Disturbances
- Sex/Gender Differences in Glucose Metabolism
- Circadian Rhythms, Sleep, and Cancer
WHEN: October 16 - 17, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
WHERE: Natcher Conference Center, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium
45 Center Dr.
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894
- Michael Twery, M.D., Director, National Center of Sleep Disorders Research, NHLBI, NIH
- Marishka Brown, Ph.D., Program Director of Sleep Medicine, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, NHLBI, NIH
- Keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Wider: Dr. Wider is a nationally renowned women’s health expert, author and radio host. Dr. Wider is a medical adviser to Cosmopolitan magazine and hosts a weekly radio segment on Sirius XM Stars called “Am I Normal?”
- Keynote speaker Stacey D. Stewart, President of the March of Dimes: Ms. Stewart is president of the March of Dimes where she leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s strategy, vision and operations.
- Other national sleep experts
For more information on the 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women, visit: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/events/2018/2018-research-conference-sleep-and-health-women