CCB Public Workshop

"It's About Time for Health: Exercise, Light & Food"

February 13, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sanford Consortium, Lobby Conference Room


The Center for Circadian Biology presents a half-day workshop designed to provide a-state-of-the-field but accessible examination of the significant impact of modern 24/7 lifestyles and environments on a body’s internal circadian clocks and sleep, and how these affect health and disease risk. From world-renowned experts, you will learn basic principles of clock function, the impact of exercise, light, and food on circadian rhythms and sleep, and practical strategies to optimally align these external clock cues for good health.

This workshop is primarily designed for professionals whose duties involve working in the evening or at night, managers who schedule or supervise shift-workers, and medical and other service providers to these workers. Members of the public interested in sleep, jet-lag and other phenomena of daily timing will benefit also.


Work Objectives

  • Increase public awareness regarding impact of lifestyle behaviors and environmental conditions on circadian rhythms and sleep, and evidence-supported strategies to minimize health risks
  • Discover how modern 24/7 lifestyles, including timing of exercise, light exposure, and food intake influence body clocks, sleep, and health
  • Discuss daily strategies for improving body clocks and sleep, metabolism, and health through modest changes in personal, workplace, and community-based practices 

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Registration is free, but you must register to attend.

Space is limited so register early!


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Schedule and Speakers




Welcome: Sonia Ancoli-Israel – Moderator and panelist
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Medicine, UC San Diego

1:15pm Phyllis Zee – “Introduction to Circadian Rhythms and the Effect of Exercise on Rhythms, Sleep and  Health”
Director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Benjamin and Virginia Boshes Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
1:45pm Celine Vetter  – “Effect of Light on Rhythms, Sleep and Health”
Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology at University of Colorado Boulder
2:15pm 30-Minute BREAK
2:45pm Dorothy D. Sears – “Effect of Meal-Timing and Fasting on Rhythms, Sleep and Health”
Professor of Nutrition, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine & Public Health, UC San Diego
3:15pm Panel will address questions and comments from audience
4:00pm Adjourn


Directions - view map

Sanford Consortium location:

2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

From the NORTH:

      • Take I-5 south
      • Exit at Genesee Avenue and turn right (heading west)
      • Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Road (near the top of the hill)
      • Drive 1/8 mile, turn right onto Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
      • The Sanford Consortium is the first driveway on your right
      • Guest parking lot is on the right (east lot)

From the SOUTH:

      • Take I-5 north
      • Exit at Genesee Avenue and turn left(heading west)
      • Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Road (near the top of the hill)
      • Drive 1/8 mile, turn right onto Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
      • The Sanford Consortium is the first driveway on your right
      • Guest parking lot is on the right (east lot)

Parking Information:
Sanford Consortium's East parking lot costs $1 per hour or $8 for all day. Instructions: take note of the number on your parking space and find the pay station near the base of the outdoor stairway. The machine accepts Visa, MC, Amex, and cash ($1 or $5 but will not give change). Important note to UCSD permit holders: If you plan to use this pay lot, remove your UCSD parking permit from view or you will receive a parking citation. DO NOT park in the west lot, although it appears that UCSD permits are allowed, they are not. Employees of Sanford have an additional sticker; without it you will receive a citation.

Free street parking on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, but space is limited and fills up quickly.

UCSD Parking Permit Holders: Parking lot P386 is an overflow gravel lot only for UCSD permit holders. Due to gravel, there are no lane markings, but red (faculty), green (staff), and yellow (student) permit holders are permitted. The lot entrance is on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive (on right), one driveway past the Sanford main entrance.
Warning - due to gravel, traction may be difficult, and low-profile vehicles may scrape.

Pangea parking structure (P435) - The structure has both visitor pay spaces, and UCSD permit spaces (red faculty, green staff, & yellow student). Visitors may purchase parking for $2 per hour.


Organizing Committee:


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For additional information, please contact:

Pattie Stoughton
Research Administrator
Center for Circadian Biology (CCB)
University of California, San Diego
Phone: (858) 534-4409

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