Multi-Country 2021: Rayleigh Chiang | International Sleep Science and Technology Association

Delegate: Rayleigh Chiang

Affiliation: International Sleep Science and Technology Association (ISSTA)

Short Bio: Prof. Dr. med. Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang Prof. Chiang is the Co-Founder of Innovative Medicine and Health Technology Center (IMHTC, and CEO of Asia-Pacific Branch of IMHTC. He served as the director in Sleep Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Center of Innovation and Synergy for Intelligent Home and Living Technology (iNSIGHT) at National Taiwan University in Taipei, where he and his team defined a brand new field by publishing the first textbook on “Sleep Technology” with Springer in 2012. In 2016, he was elected as a president of International Sleep Science and Technology Association (ISSTA, ) in Berlin Headquarter after the 4-year-turn of secretary general during which he launched the “Global Sleep Technology Industry Standards Establishment” and “APEC Sleep Technology Agenda Proposal”. He was also invited to write a Letter-to-Editor by the “Sleep Medicine Review”, the highest-ranked academic journal of global sleep medicine field, in 2018 due to the widely impacts among the 21 economies of APEC. In June 2010, he got the honor of “Investigator Award” from American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and the artificial intelligence project – “Cross-ethnic Outcome Management Model for OSAS based on Artificial Intelligence” led by him has been invited to submit a full application for Strategic Research Award (SRA) of AASM. Till now, prof. Chiang is the only Asian scholar who got the honor from ESRS (European Sleep Research Society) Board Certificated Grandparent Somnologists and therefore is joined by the company of 121 other world class sleep experts in the exclusive 2-year of 2012 and 2013. In 2013, ISSTA have made a proposal – “Sleep Science and Technology Research and Education Infrastructure” to the European Commission Research Infrastructure with ESRS. Prof. Chiang also coordinated the ISSTA Consortium for the application of Horizon 2020, the largest E.U. government project, together with 12 other prestigious institutes in E.U. and Asia. In Taiwan, he had been invited to be the Deputy Superintendent of Kang-Ning General Hospital in Taipei since 2016 after stepping down the vice-CEO of the Center of Sleep Medicine from one of the three best hospitals – the Taipei Veterans General Hospital. In the same year, Prof. Chiang became the Director of Sleep Technology Consortium (STC, ) under Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan government. Sitting as the reviewing board of tFDA since 2009, Prof. Chiang was invited into the “Long-Term Care Technology Committee” under Executive Yuan in 2017 based on his previous experiences as the governor general of a national project – “International Smart Wellness Park” under National Development Council between 2013 and 2015. Prof. Chiang started his life-long career in sleep medicine after finished the fellowship in Sleep Center of Stanford University in 2006, and he served as the board of directors and the supervisor of Stanford-Taiwan Club. He was also contributing to the Asia-Silicon Valley Project for Taiwan by launching the Asia-Pacific Branch of Innovative Medicine and Health Technology Center (IMHTC, in Taipei. He led the project – “Medical IoT and Health Blockchain” co-sponsored by Ministry of Health and Welfare as the Infrastructure of Medical New Southbound Policy of Taiwan in 2018. He is currently the CEO of IMHTC Asia-Pacific Branch, the Hospital-Level Expert and Chairman of Sleep Center, TEDA (Tianjin Economic Technology Development Area) Hospital, Tianjin, China, and full faculty of School of Medicine, Chinese Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Due to the urgent needs to advance the health policies in Taiwan and for the international connections on above “Health Blockchain” project, Prof. Chiang has devoted himself to the health policies and management from the perspectives of global economics and has been enrolled in the DrPH program in Department of Health Policy and Management of Johns-Hopkins University in Baltimore, U.S.A since 2019.

Activity: This virtual conference will target at the needs and solutions during a pandemic. The sleep and health focus will be visited via technology and simple life solutions point of view. The theme will be SLEEP, HEALTH and INNOVATION: The Aftermath of a Pandemic The academicians from the co-organizers will bring their novel solutions which may also pave the way to future applications. The presentations will be processed as possible topics for masters and PhD projects from neuroscience to health and technology related fields as well as industry.


Date of Activity: March 5th, 2021

Submitted by: Rayleigh Chiang