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Your Internal Clock and Your Health



Your Internal Clock and Your Health

Friday, October 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Do you dread the end of daylight-saving time? Are you always feeling jet-lagged after this one-hour time shift? Do you struggle with lack of energy and feeling down during the long, dark hours of the winter? Whether you are woken up by the grumbling of your stomach in the morning or you seek the warmth of your blanket while watching late-night TV, the functioning of your body changes with the cycle of day and night. But how could your body possibly “know” what time it is? Join this evening panel to learn from the experts how your internal clock works and how it affects your health, mood, and productivity. Topics for discussion will include the effects of daylight – saving time, jet-lag, healthy sleeping habits, timing of meals and medication, the role of your genes in your early-bird or night-owl habits, and developmental aspects of biological rhythms — such as teenagers’ preference to stay up past midnight while toddlers burst with energy at sunrise. We will illuminate practical applications of research in circadian medicine, like the impact of circadian disrupters such as blue light, caffeine and 24/7 snacking on your health; and we will examine whether current school and work hours align with the latest scientific findings in chronobiology.

Register for Frontiers in Circadian Medicine, a virtual one-day symposium on the latest advances in chronobiology research with a focus on translational aspects. 



Scientific Organizing Committee

Steve Kay, PhD

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Katja Lamia, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute

Amita Sehgal, PhD

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Michael W. Young, PhD

The Rockefeller University

Sonya Dougal, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Barbara Knappmeyer, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences


Mary Carskadon, PhD

Brown University

Satchidananda Panda, PhD

The Salk Institute

Celine Vetter, PhD

University of Colorado, Boulder

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University