Sleep Well, Live Well
Why Sleep Matters to Our Health
1:50 - 2:20 PM | HALE CONFERENCE ROOM
2:20 - 3:00 PM | Collaboratory in Hale Conference Room

This is a Post Event Networking Session

Sleep, or lack of it, affects almost every aspect of our lives. It is a risk factor in the development of burnout symptoms and greatly reduces productivity in the workplace.

About The Talk

Sleep, or lack of it, affects almost every aspect of our lives. It is a risk factor in the development of burnout symptoms and greatly reduces productivity in the workplace. It also contributes to the 6,400 fatalities that occur annually due to fatigue-related car accidents.

During this session, these risks will be discussed, and tools will be suggested for improving sleep patterns with various evidence-based interventions.

Participants will also be able to complete a personal sleep assessment that will indicate their risk-level for sleep disorders, as well as refer them to the sleep clinic if necessary.

Speaker / Chair

Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD
Director, Sleep Matters Initiative
Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine and Director
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard College, was subsequently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and received his PhD in Neuro- and Bio-behavioral Sciences and his MD from Stanford University. He is Director of the Sleep Matters Initiative and Chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders in the Departments of Medicine and Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital; the Frank Baldino, Jr, PhD Professor of Sleep Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, and an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Neuroscience Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  His research is in the field of basic and applied research on human circadian rhythms and sleep-wake function and the impact of sleep loss on vigilance, neurobehavioral performance, and health. Dr. Czeisler is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, the International Academy of Astronautics, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. He was formerly President of the Sleep Research Society and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation.