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The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Seminar is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Department of Psychiatry. Lectures take place on Thursdays at 9:00 AM and are all online.

The seminar is free to attend, and each lecture is eligible for 1 CME credit. CME is provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

Join the List

To join the list, please complete this form.

Your email will then be added to the distribution list and you will get emails with announcements, as well as links to upcoming seminars.

For more information, or to join the mailing list, contact Manuel Acuña by phone [(520) 626-1737] or email []. If you are included on the mailing list, you will be notified of all upcoming lectures and seminars.

To obtain your CME credits, you will need to use the CAMS system. Read more about this system.

Online Access

Many previous lectures are available online. Check out our online programs!


2021 Summer Schedule



Thursday, July 1, 2021

Michael Grandner, University of Arizona

Foundations of Translational Science for Sleep and Circadian Researchers and Clinicians

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Girardin Jean-Louis, New York University

Progress Towards Reducing Disparities in Sleep/Circadian Health to Improve Cardiovascular and Brain Health


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Eric Nofzinger, University of Pittsburgh

From Basic Science to Commercial Product


Thursday, July 15, 2021 (Special Time 5:30 PM PST)

Michael Chee, National University of Singapore

Sleep to Improve Cognitive Outcomes


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Atul Malhotra, University of California San Diego

A Mechanistic Approach to Sleep Apnea Risk


Monday, July 26, 2021

Frank Scheer, Harvard University

Sleep and Circadian Disruption and Metabolism


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Kenneth Wright, University of Colorado Boulder

Sleep and Circadian Disturbance and the Gut Microbiome


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Fabian Fernandez, University of Arizona

Building of the Sleep and Circadian World by Animal Models


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Krystin Beecher, Project Sleep

Struggling Silently: What Physicians Should Know About The Patient Experience


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dane Christiansen, Health and Medicine Counsel - Washington

Translational Science and Policymanking


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Bryce Mander, University of California, Irvine

Sleep, Aging, and Dementia


Thursday, August 19, 2021

John Hoganesch, Cincinnati Childrens

Peripheral Clocks


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Michael Gradisar, Flinders University, Australia

Sleep and Technology Use at Night: Translating Laboratory Circadian and Sleep Research to Real-World Situations

De Lecea

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Luis De Lecea, Stanford University

Sleep Integrity in Aging


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Columbia University

Sleep and Obesity Mechanisms


Friday, August 27, 2021

Allan Pack, University of Pennsylvania

Developing a Personalized Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Massimiliano de Zambotti, SRI International

Wearable Sleep Technology: From Standard Actigraphy to Multi-Sensor Consumer Devices


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Amita Seghal, University of Pennsylvania

Putting a Molecular Clock Together


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Michael Perlis, University of Pennsylvania

What's EEG Got To Do With It? The Scientific Foundations of Sleep Electroencephjalography

Van Dongen

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hans Van Dongen, Washington State University

Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, and Human Performance


Monday, September 13, 2021

Sara Mednick, University of California, Irvine

Naps are Great! But, Are They for Everyone?


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lauren Hale, Stony Brook University

Pediatric Sleep Health Disparities and Other Lessons Learned


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Perrine Ruby, Univerity of Lyon, France

Neurobiology of Dreaming


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Phyllis Zee, Northwestern University



Thursday, Orctober 7, 2021

Dagmara Dimitriou, University Colleg London, UK

Sleep and Neural Development: Priorities for Individuals with Developmental Conditions


Friday, October 8, 2021

Janet Mullington, Harvard University


  Speakers still to be scheduled:
Perez Pozuelo

Date TBD

Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo, University of Cambridge, UK



Date TBD

Till Roenneberg, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany



Date TBD

Patrick Strollo, University of Pittsburgh



View schedules from previous cycles:


2020-2021 Schedule



2020 Essential Topics Schedule



2019-2020 Schedule



2018-2019 Schedule



Planning Committee

This activity is overseen by a committe, including:


Dr. Michael Grandner

Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Dr. Denise Rodriguez-Esquivel

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Dr. Daniel Taylor

Professor of Psychology


Dr. Salma Patel

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Michelle Perfect

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Manuel Acuña


Resources for Presenters

All presenters must complete the following forms:

There are no templates for presentations (use whatever format you would like). Please attach the following slides at the start of your presentation, which include: (1) Seminar series conflict of interest slide, (2) Accreditation statement, (3) Attendance code, (4) Post-seminar evaluation, (5) Presenter conflict of interest slide, and (6) Seminar mailing list slide.

Learning Objectives

The specific learning objectives are:

  • Gain knowledge of identification and diagnosis of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of guideline-based care for sleep disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of how to apply basic principles in special populations.
  • Gain Knowledge of the rationale underlying common evidence-based treatments for sleep problems.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying behavioral sleep medicine strategies.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying other sleep disorders treatment modalities.

The specific outcome objectives are:

  • Identify and diagnose sleep disturbances and disorders by applying knowledge of etiology, physiology and behaviors underlying sleep and sleep disorders.
  • Communicate to patients how sleep problems relate to other domains of health and functioning.
  • Apply behavioral principles for treating sleep disorders.
  • Incorporate guideline-based treatments for sleep disorders.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for treating sleep problems using nonpharmacologic methods.
  • Manage the treatment of sleep disorders using evidence-based strategies.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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