16th Annual Scientific Meeting

The 16th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on October 15th, 2019, in Sydney Australia. The meeting will be at the Sydney Town Hall, abstract submissions are now closed, but if you did not get to submit one and would like to give a talk, please email elise.mcglashan@monash.edu.

KEY DATES:
Abstracts open: NOW
Tickets on sale: NOW
Abstract deadline: August 8th (closed)
Early bird ticket sales end: August 22nd

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Paul Zimmet
Our keynote speaker for this year’s meeting will be Professor Paul Zimmet, AO. He is a Professor of Diabetes at Monash University and a Professorial Fellow (formerly Director Emeritus) at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. In 1984, he founded the International Diabetes Institute which merged with the Baker Institute in 2008. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation and has an extensive international record in diabetes and obesity research, particularly in epidemiology and public health. He will speak about his recent work:
The Circadian Syndrome: is the Metabolic Syndrome and much more!”

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Professor Ken Wright
We are pleased to share that Professor Ken Wright will be presenting as our international guest this year. Professor Wright joins us from the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in the United States, where he is the Director of the Sleep and Chronobiology laboratory. His research interests include health and safety consequences of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment and the development of countermeasures and treatments for sleep and circadian disruption to improve public health and safety. He will speak about:
The impact of circadian and sleep disruption on the microbiome.’

This year, those who submit an abstract will have the option to indicate their interest in publishing a full conference paper in the journal Clocks & Sleep. Clocks & Sleep (ISSN 2624-5175) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that investigates a wide range of biological rhythms and sleep-related topics and is published quarterly online by MDPI.
Open Access: Free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts from conference participants submitted within 2019.
Rapid publication: Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.2 days.
Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Christian Cajochen, Prof. Paul Franken
Journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/clockssleep