Brazil 2024: Maria-Cecilia Lopes | University of Sao Paulo

Delegate: Maria-Cecilia Lopes

Affiliation: University of Sao Paulo

Short Bio: Neuropediatrician and Sleep Specialist
at the Institute for Children and Adolescents-Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo; graduated in Medicine in 1996 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Medical Residency in Pediatrics and Neuropediatrics at the Paulista School of Medicine of the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp/EPM); Lato Sensu Specialization in Sleep Medicine by Unifesp/EPM; PhD in Sciences in the area of ​​Sleep Medicine and Biology in 2005 by Unifesp; Post doctoral Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Stanford University (2004-2005), under the supervision of Prof. Christian Guillleminault; Awarded by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with Young Investigator Pediatrics Section Award and Young Investigator Honorable Mention Award in 2005 and 2006.

Activity: The campaign theme:
“Opportunity to sleep for all for global health”
Activity: In-person lecture for teenagers and public school teachers.
Lecture Title: Adolescent sleep
Objective: “Talk about sleep in adolescents as a measure to prevent suicide risk behaviors.”
Target Audience:
-100 students and teachers in public education in Sao Paulo- Brazil
Location: Céu Alvarenga Auditorium
Date: 03/14/2024 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Support and organization:
-Dr. Maria Cecilia Lopes
Scientific name: Dr. Maria Cecília Lopes MD, PhD. Neuropediatrician and specialist in the field of Sleep Pediatrics; Sleep Doctor at Supplementary Health at the Child and Adolescent Institute-Hospital das Clínicas-Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Sleep Association; Member of the World Sleep Association; Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
– Professor Cristiani Simões Tavolaro
Education Technical Assistant
Santo Amaro Regional Education Board. Responsible for the PSE School Health Program.
Scientific support: Brazilian Sleep Association and World Sleep Society.
This action has as its central objective the equity of sleep for the mental health of all our teenagers, involving a school as a sensor and fundamental vehicle for psychoeducational actions on how to obtain healthy sleep. The theme will be part of the week celebrating World Sleep Day: March 15, 2024 and is in line with the meaning of sleep as an opportunity, as well as a necessity for all sectors of society. Sleep is essential for health, but measurable differences in sleep health persist among populations around the world, creating additional burdens and reinforcing health inequities. World Sleep Day is an opportunity to promote sleep health alongside thousands of other sleep health professionals and advocates. When we all promote health, a combined effort is generated that is greater than the sum of its parts. By publicizing adolescents’ sleep health, we can improve learning, quality of life and stimulate mental health. Let’s talk about sleep in teenagers!

Video translation!
Firstly, I would love to thank the World Sleep Society, and Brazilian Sleep Association for this opportunity to talk about sleep as a need and an opportunity, also as a window of the Brain development to improve the healthy mental of the our adolescents. They bring out question about academic tasks, nutrition before sleep and athletic tasks. It was an amazing event with a rich discussion. We know that the sleep duration of teenagers is Around 8-10 hours. This is a larger amount of sleep compared to adult age. Probably, we have a lot of adolescents with the insufficient sleep syndrome following sleep deprivation. I have know that in this moment, we have burned out several projects for the future and we really understood, that there is no doubt that the sleep medicine needs to be inside of the school. Thank you for you support.

Location: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, South Zone, CEU Alvarenga

Date of Activity: 14/03/2024

Submitted by: Maria Cecilia Lopes