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 9-12 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.


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. 


The organizers would like to thank the following universities and societies for their support and assistance:

University of Pennsylvania: Chronobiology and Sleep Institute (CSI) and Division of Sleep Medicine

University of Lyon

University of Paris-Saclay

IASRG (International Association of Sleep Research in Gerontology)

Sleep Research Society


The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government and the IASRG. Funding for this conference is made possible by 1R13 AG069597-01 from the National Institute on Aging.