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Town hall: Opportunities in Sleep-COVID-19 Research—Insights from the Evolving Pandemic

Webinar date: December 17, 2020

Presentation: Sleep apnea is a risk factor for severe COVID-19—The Experience from Finland
Presenters: Hanna Ollila, PhD and Satu Strausz, DDS
(University of Helsinki, Finland and Center of Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

Presentation: Sleep Disordered Breathing and Clinical Outcomes in the Hospitalized Patient with COVID-19: The experience in Italy
Presenter: Elisa Perger, MD
(Sleep Disorders Center of San Luca Hospital, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano and University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy)

Presentation: Sleep Apnea and COVID-19 Mortality and Hospitalization
Presenter: Brian Cade, PhD
(Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University)

Presentation: Sleep Disruption and Immune Mechanisms in COVID-19
Presenters: Michael Irwin, MD
(UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience)

Presentation: Overview of Scientific Opportunities in Sleep and COVID-19
Presenter: Marishka K. Brown, PhD, Director
NIH/ National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Expert Panelists:
Indira Ghurubvatala, MD, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
David Gozal MD, ATS Past President
John Kimoff MD, ATS Executive Committee
Sanjay Patel MD, ATS Executive Committee
Vsevold Polotsky MD PhD, ATS Executive Committee
Lauren Tobias, MD, CHEST, American College of Chest Physicians

Reena Mehra, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
University of Arizona

Mihaela Teodorescu, MD
University of Wisconsin