Welcome

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the International Association of Sleep Research in Gerontology (IASRG), we warmly welcome you to be part of the Aging and Sleep 2020 International Virtual Meeting from 9-11 November 2020. This virtual meeting will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic processes that have, or will have, real clinical use in older adults.The world's population is growing and aging rapidly. This unprecedented phenomenon affects medical practice and health care systems in developed and developing countries. Sleep disorders are known to increase with advancing age and to lead to substantially impaired health, cognitive decline, and reduced quality of life. In addition, sleep disorders play a salient role in increasing vulnerability to illness and disability and deserve more attention from the governments, policy-makers and health care providers worldwide. The Aging and Sleep 2020 virtual conference aims to offer you a diverse and high-quality scientific program, with contributions from world renowned physicians and scientists in the fields of geriatrics, gerontology, sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, psychiatry and neurosciences. We look forward to meeting our colleagues from all over the world online, sharing scientific knowledge, forming new friendships and strengthening existing ones.

Sincerely,

Fannie Onen, MD, PhD

Chair of the Aging and Sleep Conference Series, President of the IASRG

 

Nalaka  S. Gooneratne, MD, MSc

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

 

S. Hakki Onen, MD, PhD

Chair of the Scientific Committee

 

Funding for this conference is made possible by 1R13 AG069597-01 from the National Institute on Aging.