Wednesday, May 24, 2023


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Presented by the Sleep Disorders Centers and Department of Neurology

The annual Aldrich Lecture honors Michael S. Aldrich, M.D. (1949-2000). In 1985, Dr. Aldrich founded the first University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, in the Department of Neurology. He made seminal contributions to the development of a new medical field that has grown to have substantial public health impact. Widely known for his work on narcolepsy, Dr. Aldrich was a consummate clinician, educator, and researcher. The Aldrich Lecture celebrates his vision and achievement, which laid the foundations for one of the most highly respected sleep medicine programs nationally.

Violent Dreams: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and Neurologic Disease

Michael H. Silber, M.B.Ch.B

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Elliot and Marlys Badzin Neuro-Degenerative Sleep Disorders Professor
Dean, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Consultant, Department of Neurology and Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.

The principal research interest of Michael H. Silber, M.B., Ch.B., is the relationship between rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder and neurodegenerative diseases. REM sleep behavior disorder is often an early symptom to a group of neurodegenerative disorders known as the synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy.

His additional research interests include the epidemiology and pathogenesis of narcolepsy, with special reference to the hypocretin system and pharmacological management of restless legs syndrome.