Multiple sessions at Virtual SLEEP 2021 will explore sleep health disparities and issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in sleep medicine. The AASM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee encourages attendees to learn more about these topics during the following sessions. View the full schedule for Virtual SLEEP 2021 and register today!

D-01: Social and Environmental Determinants of Sleep Health: Implications for Health Disparities

Friday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT
Chair: Janeese Brownlow, PhD
Speakers: Lauren Hale, PhD, Chandra Jackson, PhD, Dayna Johnson, PhD, and James Katungyi

S-06: Sleep Disparities in Highly-Vulnerable Child Populations

Saturday, June 12, 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT
Chair: Candice Alfano, PhD

D-04: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion. What Does it Mean to be…in Sleep Medicine? Sharing our Stories

Saturday, June 12, 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. EDT
Chair: Lourdes DelRosso, MD
Speakers: Olufunke Afolabi-Brown, MD, Romy Hoque, MD, Stuart Quan, MD, Andrew Spector, MD, and Ignacio Tapia, MD

Live discussion group with the panelists from session D-04.

Saturday, June 12, at 6 p.m. EDT

I-09: From Crime to COVID: Disparities in Sleep and What We Can Do About It

Sunday, June 13, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Wendy Troxel, PhD

Challenging Cases in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Managing Micro- and Macro-aggressions.

Sunday, June 13, at 6 p.m.
This live discussion will be co-hosted by Dr. Andrew Spector and Dr. Kyra Clark, chair and vice chair of the AASM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Learn more about AASM diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.