Sleep pattern: a window for understanding neurodegenerative disease - Poul Jørgen Jennum - 25.1.22
Poul Jørgen Jennum (Danish Center for Sleep Medicine of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Date and time schedule of the webinar
January 25, 2022, 03:00-04:00 p.m. CET (Italian time)
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The Event: Sapienza Neuroscience Seminar Series in 2022
Talk title: SLEEP PATTERN: A WINDOW FOR UNDERSTANDING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE
We normally do not move during the cyclic periods of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, typically associated with vivid dreams. In contrast, patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder experience physically acting out vivid, often unpleasant, dreams with vocal sounds and often manifest violent arm and leg movements.
More and more scientific pieces of evidence show that REM sleep behavior disorder may be a very early symptom of brain progressive neurodegenerative disorders belonging to severe motor and cognitive deficits such as Parkinson's and Lewy body diseases. Sapienza Neuroscience promoted an exciting discussion on this emerging topic of clinical brain research inviting Poul Jørgen Jennum.
Poul Jørgen Jennum, MD, DMSc, (Danish Center for Sleep Medicine of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Professor Poul Jennum completed MD from University of Copenhagen 1983, he passed a degree of scientific excellence in 1985, a doctoral thesis from 1998, and he obtained specialties in clinical neurophysiology, neurology and European accreditation in sleep medicine. Professor Jennum is heading the national sleep center and holds several national and international board positions (ESRS, EAN etc.), advisory function for the national health board among others. Professor Jennum holds a large national research group focusing on clinical, neurophysiological, advanced data science methods, and molecular sleep and neurological research. Professor Jennum has published more than 400 peer reviewed paper and several teaching books and chapters and has more than 800 international presentations.