OHSU Hosts National Sleep Expert For Public Lecture On Common Sleep Disorders

09/06/05  Portland, Ore.

Carlos H. Schenck, M.D., will discuss the causes, treatments of sleepwalking, nightmares, insomnia and other disorders keeping Oregonians awake at night.

SLEEP EXPERT INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY

Dr. Schenck and OHSU sleep experts are available Sept. 5-7. Contact OHSU News and Publications at 503 494-8231 to schedule interviews. Patient with sleep disorder available for TV interviews.

WHAT:      Nationally respected sleep expert and researcher Carlos H. Schenck, M.D., of the University of Minnesota visits Oregon Health & Science University for a public lecture on sleep and the various disorders that can disrupt it. Some of the more common problems include: sleepwalking, night eating, dream enactment, nightmares and insomnia. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.

WHEN:     7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7

WHERE:   First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., Portland

DETAILS: Carlos H. Schenck, M.D., has been a faculty member of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis since 1982. He has published several medical journal articles and books. Schenck is co-chairman of the Committee on Parasomnias for the revision of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (the "diagnostic bible" for sleep disorders), published in 2004, under the sponsorship of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Schenck has been interviewed by CNN, the New York Times, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Readers Digest, and on Oprah Winfrey.

OHSU conducts sleep research and treats Northwest patients with a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea and snoring. OHSU scientists have also conducted extensive research on circadian rhythms, light therapy, melatonin and jet lag.