Multi-Country 2023: Tatyana Mollayeva, Sandra Giménez, Camellia Lata | KITE Toronto Rehab University Health Network/Global Brain Health Institute

Delegate: Tatyana Mollayeva, Sandra Giménez, Camellia Lata

Affiliation: KITE Toronto Rehab University Health Network/Global Brain Health Institute

Short Bio:


Sleep is Essential for Health – World Sleep Day Pre-Event
Monday, March 13, 2023
San Francisco: 8:00 – 9:00am PT; Dublin: 3:00 – 4:00pm GMT (60 minutes)
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Host: The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)

• Sandra Giménez, Neurophysiologist (Spain)
• Tatyana Mollayeva, Epidemiologist (Canada)

Joined by GBHI Community Members:

GBHI Leadership:
• Bruce Miller, Neurologist (US)
• Brian Lawlor, Geriatric Psychiatrist (Ireland)

Global Atlantic Fellows:
• Neus Falgàs, Neurologist (Spain)
• Fasihah Irfani Fitri, Neurologist (Indonesia)
• Dominic Gately, Actor, Writer & Theater-Maker (Ireland & UK)
• Muthoni Gichu, Gerontologist (Kenya)
• Elissaios Karageorgiou, Neurologist (Greece)
• Yue Leng, Epidemiologist (China & US)
• Jenny Zitser, Neurologist (Israel)

Moderator: Camellia Latta, Alumni Relations & Special Initiatives, Global Brain Health Institute

• Understand sleep science essentials: What is sleep? Why is it important? Development of the sleep-waking cycle and changes during the lifespan
• Describe how sleep is regulated: Biological clock driving a circadian rhythm and homeostatic drive, also known as sleep pressure. Understand how these processes can be disturbed
• Conceptualize sleep health within the broader understanding of health/ brain health and functioning; monitor own sleep health on a time continuum. Understand and apply basic sleep hygiene rules

Sleep is a universal process that is unavoidable in humans, and global societies are structured
with this in mind. Thus, sleep is not just a physiological process but one represented within sociocultural institutions. Disturbed sleep is associated with a magnitude of adverse health and brain health outcomes and poses a tremendous burden at the individual and societal levels.
This session, led by the Global Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health, emphasizes the relevance and the growing interface between sleep, health/brain health and society. It aims to encourage global leaders in brain health, and also the general public, to turn their minds into sleep health, and consider its implications for their line of work and life.

Audience: Open to the Global Brain Health Institute’s community and the public.

Location: Online

Date of Activity: Monday, March 13, 2023

Submitted by: Tatyana Mollayeva


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