CCB Workshop on Sleep, Health and Work Schedules

February 15, 2017

1:30pm - 5:20pm, Sanford Consortium, Lobby Conference Room

UC San Diego’s Center for Circadian Biology presents this half-day workshop designed to provide a-state-of-the-field but accessible examination of the significant challenges faced by people who must schedule their work/sleep routines into times not favored by their internal circadian clocks. From world-renowned experts, you will learn basic principles of clock function, the personal and performance costs of disrupted timing, and practical strategies for optimally adapting to shiftwork.

This workshop is primarily designed for professionals whose duties involve working 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.

Registration is free, but you must register to attend. Space is limited so register early! Register here.

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Schedule and Speakers

1:00pm  Registration

1:30pm  Michael Gorman - Adapting to shift-work schedules: What we’ve learned from human and animal studies
Professor of Psychology, UC San Diego

2:15pm  Kenneth WrightShift work: Challenges and countermeasure strategies
Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder

3:00pm  Break

3:20pm  Sonia Ancoli-Israel - Sleep disorders: Consequences and treatment strategies
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Medicine, UC San Diego

4:05pm  Phyllis Zee - Applying strategies to shiftwork: Case studies
Director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Benjamin and Virginia Boshes Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

4:50pm  Q&A

5:20pm  Adjourn

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand how brains and bodies are governed by daily clocks that resist the scheduling demands of shiftwork in our 24/7 society
  • Learn what animal studies indicate about health consequences of circadian disruption and how flexibility of clocks can be enhanced
  • Discover how inadequate sleep (secondary to sleep disorders or sleep restrictions) significantly impairs cognitive and work performance
  • Examine most common problems experienced by shift-workers and learn practical techniques for minimizing disruption of circadian clocks
  • Implement strategies for combating insomnia and hypersomnia and getting the most restorative value of sleep

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
  • West parking lot is on the left

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
  • West parking lot is on the left

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 bottom of the outdoor stairway near the Sanford building entrance. The machine accepts Visa, MC, Amex, and cash ($1 or $5 but will not give change). Important note to UCSD permit holders: If you have a UCSD permit and park in this lot, remove your UCSD parking permit from view or you will receive a parking citation. Also DO NOT park in the west lot. Although it appears that UCSD permits are allowed, they are not. The employees of Sanford have an additional sticker; without it you will receive a parking citation.

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

Organizing Committee:

For additional information, please contact:

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

Many thanks to our generous sponsors of the 2017 Symposium

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