Poland 2018: Agnieszka Gaczkowska

Delegate: Agnieszka Gaczkowska

Affiliations: EAHC in European Commission/ Medical Director at Nightly

Short Bio: I graduated from Medical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Medicine in 2008 and shortly after that accepted a scholarship to complete a MBA in healthcare. While being a medical student I got involved in the NGO sector and worked in International Federation of Medical Students’ Association – IFMSA, where I developed a great interest in public health matters and global health problems. Also in 2012 I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Medicine and Neuroscience at the Singularity University. Currently, I continue my work as a public health specialist in Medical University of Warsaw and as a National Focal Officer in World Young Doctors Organization (WYDO). Since 2013 I have been a contracted expert for EAHC in European Commission and I’m a medical director at Nightly. My area of expertise is sleep research. Together with Nightly and Polish Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience in Warsaw, we’re now finishing research on the effect of audio-visual stimulation during falling asleep phase and audio stimulation during sleep on overall quality of sleep and overnight awakenings prevention. I am passionate about healthcare – especially healthcare innovations and the way in which they can improve the quality of patient’s lives and fulfill traditional medical approach to treatment.

Partners: Polish Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Polish National Sleep Foundation

Activity type: Press conference for approximately 20 journalists. Press conference flow: presentation of epidemiological data, description of sleep deprivation on health, tips concerning healthy sleep hygiene, information about research on sleep that is currently conducted by Nightly together with Polish Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and information about alternative to pharmacological options of dealing with sleep disturbances. Additionally, lectures about circadian rhythms organized by Polish National Sleep Foundation will be announced. World Sleep Day is a great speaking opportunity to educate society on sleep importance, we are convinced that such activities can improve quality of life of many people. We will not use World Sleep Day logo on any materials connected with Nightly’s product description.

Adam Wichniak, Associate Professor, MD, PhD Psychiatry and Clinical Neurology, Polish Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience in Warsaw
Piotr Walerjan, PhD, Polish National Sleep Foundation
Agnieszka Gaczkowska, MD, medical director at Nightly

International activities: We want to reach English speaking lifestyle influencers from all over the world (The United Kingdom, The United States, Ireland, Australia) and encourage them to share information about World Sleep Day and the importance of sleep. Infographics and free access to Nightly mobile app for 21 days will be distributed. We would like to reach mainly women, because statistics prove that they more frequently suffer from insomnia. We will not use World Sleep Day logo on any materials connected with Nightly’s product description.

Location: Poland

Date of Activity: 15.03.2018

Submitted By: Agnieszka Gaczkowska