Identifying Research Directions in Sleep, Circadian Biology, and COVID-19

July 22, 2021
8:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research in coordination with Institutes, Centers, and Offices from the Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee presents a workshop exploring the state of the science on COVID-19-related sleep and circadian biology research. The presenters will discuss critical findings and identify scientific questions for basic research, clinical investigations, and societal impact studies about sleep and the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also examine how the pandemic has affected sleep and circadian rhythms across populations, including their relationship to health disparities and sex and gender influences. The goal of this workshop is to identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities that should be prioritized in the interest of medicine, public health, and safety.

Agenda Highlights

Plenary: Workshop Co- Chairs: Elizabeth Klerman, M.D., Ph.D., and Reena Mehra, M.D.

  • Honorary Keynote: James M. Krueger, Ph.D.
    Session 1: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: Vulnerability and Resilience to SARS-CoV-2
    Session 2: Psychosocial Factors and Sleep During the Pandemic
    Session 3: Sleep and Circadian Biology in the Context of PASC, including Long COVID
    Session 4: Novel and Innovative Approaches to Understand Sleep and Circadian Effects of COVID-19

In collaboration with:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research is  located in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The workshop will be live and open to the public.

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