Sleeping, waking, working

Spokane–A Scientific Symposium on Human Sleep and Performance featuring an international panel of acclaimed experts in sleep and sleep medicine will take place Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The symposium will take place in the Academic Center Auditorium on the Riverpoint Campus Washington State University, Spokane at 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Parking passes will be sent upon request. 

Symposium presentations will include: “Time Use in America: Trading Sleep for Wake at What Price?” by David F. Dinges, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; “Sleep Restriction and Performance” by Thomas J. Balkin, Ph.D., Chief, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; “Sleep, Stress, and Burnout” by Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Ph.D., Professor, Karolinska Institute; “New Methods to Quantify Fatigue and Sleep-Related Driving Impairment: Scientific and Medico-Legal Perspectives” by Pierre Philip, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux & Université Victor Segalen; “The Brain Organization of Sleep” by James M. Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, Washington State University; “The Promise of Sleep” by William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D., Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.

RSVP for the event by Wednesday, November 15, to Ryan Gamble at or 509-358-7750.

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