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Complex system and future
technologies in neuroscience – CSFTN’24
29-30 June 2024 Teleon Imperial Hotel (link)
Venue: St Peterburg, Russia

Alexander Kalinkin

Alexander Kalinkin

Sleep Medicine Centre of Moscow State University, (Moscow, Russia)

Sleep medicine of the future

Abstract: Over the last decades, accumulating evidence has documented the burden of sleep disorders on individuals and society. Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in children and adults, resulting in compromised wake functioning and behavioral dysregulation. Iron deficiency (ID) has received increasing attention in disorders affecting sleep. Proposed mechanisms are derived from iron's central role in the brain as a co-factor in neurotransmitter synthesis, as well as in myelination and oxygen delivery. ID in humans and animals can lead to damage of diffuse brain structures, including the hippocampus, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. Emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine will be discovered.

Speaker: Alexander Kalinkin, Head of Sleep Medicine Centre of Moscow State University (www.sleeplab.ru). A graduate of Sechenov University (Moscow), certified as a cardiologist, and received his MD in Medical Centre of presidential affairs department. A board member of Russian Sleep Research Society, Russian Neuro-Muscular Diseases Society, member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine, European Sleep Research Society (ESRS). Alexander Kalinkin is first expert of ESRS in Russia. The main research activities are related to sleep breathing disorders, insomnia, RLS, arterial hypertension, iron metabolism. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in textbooks on sleep medicine. Alexander Kalinkin is a Head of sleep medicine course and mentor of scientific work on sleep medicine in Moscow State University. Alexander Kalinkin is a founder of International Sleep Forum (www.sleepforum.ru).