C-07: Beyond Epochs and Stages: New Concepts and Methods in Sleep State Analysis

Half-Day Course
Robert Thomas, MD, Chair

This course will introduce attendees to new concepts and methods of sleep state analysis. Starting with a discussion of sleep as a multi-level and multi-component network state (health and disease), presentations will address machine learning approaches including estimating brain age from the sleep EEG; deep analysis of continuous EEG; and sleep state as amplifier and biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease.

Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced




  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sleep as a Network State  |  Robert Thomas, MD
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Machine Learning, Sleep and Brain Aging  |  Michael Westover, MD, PhD
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Using Continuous EEG Analysis for Sleep Physiology and Pathology  |  Magdy Younes, MD
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease: Biomarker and Pathology Driver  |  Andrew Varga, MD, PhD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Encourage thinking of sleep as a complex networks state in multiple dimensions, including cross-system, spatial and time.
  • Learn the basic concepts of machine learning of sleep signals and application to sleep staging and brain aging.
  • Understand how deep information can be extracted from continuous EEG signals.
  • Recognize the value of sleep as a biomarker state for Alzheimer pathology, and in turn, how sleep pathology may amplify such pathology.



Please note, general registration does not include postgraduate courses.

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