SleepdB Journal Club Presentations


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Global strategy for asthma management and prevention: GINA executive summary

Time and location: Dec 18th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bateman (2008) Eur Respir J


Speaker: Kaiyin (Cathy) Zhu

Title: Contactless Sleep Apnea Detection on Smartphones

Time and location: Dec 11th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Nandakumar (2015) MobiSys 2015 Conference


Speaker: Caren (Xiaoshu) Cao

Title: Risk factors of frequent exacerbations in difficult-to-treat asthma

Time and location: Nov 27th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Brinke (2005) Euro Resp J


Speaker: Muammar Kabir, PhD

Title: Assessment and interpretation of sleep disordered breathing severity in cardiology: Clinical implications and perspectives

Time and location: Nov 22nd, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Linz (2018) Int J Cardio


Speaker: Shummit Saha

Title: Apnea-hypopnea event duration predicts mortality in men and women in the Sleep Heart Health Study

Time and location: Oct 30th, 2018 – 11:30AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Butler (2018) Am J Respir & Crit Care Med


Speaker: Joseph Makanjuola

Title: Sleep Apnea and Stroke

Time and location: Oct 23rd, 2018 – 11:30AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lyons (2015) Can J cardio


Speaker: Nasim Montazeri, PhD

Title: Predicting epiglottic collapse in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea

Time and location: Sep 25th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Azarbarzin (2017) Eur Respir J


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk With Asthma Control in Adults

Time and location: Sep 11th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Teodorescu (2010) Chest


Speaker: Shummit Saha

Title: Dynamic Upper Airway Imaging During Wakefulness in Obese Subjects with and without Sleep Apnea

Time and location: Aug 21th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Feng (2018) Am J Respir & Crit Care Med


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Forced oscillation technique for the evaluation of severe sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome: a pilot study

Time and location: Aug 7th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Badia (1998) Eur Respir J


Speaker: Kaiyin (Cathy) Zhu

Title: Development and validation of an algorithm for the study of sleep using a biometric shirt in young healthy adults

Time and location: Jul 31st, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Pion‐Massicotte (2018) J Sleep Research


Speaker: Jamie (Qi) Zhang

Title: Automatic moment segmentation and peak detection analysis of heart sound pattern via short-time modified Hilbert transform

Time and location: July 24th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Sun (2014) Comp Method and Prog in Biomed


Speaker: Sina Akbarian

Title: Neural Network Programming

Time and location: July 17th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant materials: Scinet Education Site


Speaker: Nasim Montazeri, PhD

Title: Airflow Shape Is Associated With the Pharyngeal Structure Causing OSA

Time and location: July 10th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Pedro (2017) Chest


Speaker: Muammar Kabir, PhD

Title: A non-invasive approach to investigation of ventricular blood pressure using cardiac sound features

Time and location: July 3rd, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Tang (2017) Physiol Meas


Speaker: Kaiyin Cathy Zhu

Title: Breathing Disturbances Without Hypoxia Are Associated With Objective Sleepiness in Sleep Apnea

Time and location: May 22nd, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Mignot (2017) Sleep


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Effect of sleep on nocturnal bronchoconstriction and ventilatory patterns in asthmatics

Time and location: May 15th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Ballard (1985) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Fluid Balance Is Associated with Clinical Outcomes and Extravascular Lung Water in Children with Acute Asthma Exacerbation

Time and location: May 8th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Hirschhron (2017) Am J Resp Crit Care Med


Speaker: Ahnaf Hassan

Title: Utilization of a combined EEG/NIRS system to predict driver drowsiness

Time and location: May 1st, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Nguyen (2017) Sci Rep


Speaker: Caren (Xiaoshu) Cao

Title: Contrasting Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure on Upper Airways Resistance and Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Men With Heart Failure and Obstructive or Central Sleep Apnea

Time and location: April 24th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bradley (2013) Am Coll Cardiol


Speaker: Grant Gruenspan

Title: Tongue and Lateral Upper Airway Movement with Mandibular Advancement

Time and location: April 17th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bilston (2013) sleep


Speaker: Shummit Saha

Title: Biomechanical properties of the human upper airway and their effect on its behavior during breathing and in obstructive sleep apnea

Time and location: April 10th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Gandevia (2013) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Bryan Piper

Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure Pathophysiologic and Therapeutic Implications

Time and location: March 20th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bradley (2011) Am Coll Cardiol


Speaker: Thomas Cole

Title: Segment-specific resistivity improves body fluid volume estimates from bioimpedance spectroscopy in hemodialysis patients

Time and location: Feb 27th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Zhu (2006) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Nasim Montazeri, PhD

Title: Upper Airway Collapsibility (Pcrit) and Pharyngeal Dilator Muscle Activity are Sleep Stage Dependent

Time and location: Feb 20th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Carberry (2016) Sleep


Speaker: Daniel Vena, PhD

Title: The influence of head-of-bed elevation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Time and location: Feb 13th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Souza (2017) Sleep Breath


Speaker: Joseph Makanjuola

Title: Increased Sympathetic Modulation And Decreased Response Of The Heart Rate Variability In Controlled Asthma

Time and location: Feb 6th, 2018 – 11:00AM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Borghi-Silva (2014) J of Asthma


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: The Pattern of Breathing in Acute Severe Asthma

Time and location: Jan 11th, 2018 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Hillman (1986) Am Rev Respir Dis.


Speaker: Maziar Hafezi

Title: Mandibular Movements As Accurate Reporters of Respiratory Effort during Sleep: Validation against Diaphragmatic Electromyography

Time and location: Dec 21st, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Martinot (2017) Frontiers


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Role of nocturnal rostral fluid shift in the pathogenesis of obstructive and central sleep apnoea

Time and location: Dec 7th, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bradley (2013) J Physiol


Speaker: Bryan Piper

Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure – Pathophysiologic and Therapeutic Implications

Time and location: Nov 30th, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bradley (2011) Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Speaker: Kaiyin Cathy Zhu

Title: A simplified method for determining phenotypic traits in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Time and location: Nov 9th, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Wellman (2013) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Muammar Kabir, PhD

Title: Fifty Years of Physiology in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Time and location: Oct 5th, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Younes (2017) AJRCCM Articles in Press


Speaker: Joseph Makanjuola

Title: Wheezes

Time and location: Sep 28th, 2017 – 12:30PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Meslier (1995) Eur Respir J


Speaker: Jamie (Qi) Zhang

Title: Tidal Volume Estimation Using the Blanket Fractal Dimension of the Tracheal Sounds Acquired by Smartphone

Time and location: Sep 12th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Chon (2015) Sensors


Speaker: Nasim Montazeri, PhD

Title: A Vision-Based Respiration Monitoring System for Passive Airway Resistance Estimation

Time and location: Aug 22th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Ostadabbas (2016) IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Inspiratory muscle training for asthma (Review)

Time and location: Aug 15th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Ferreira (2013) Cochrane Library


Speaker: Bojan Gavrilovic

Title: Influence of body water distribution on skin thickness: measurements using high-frequency ultrasound

Time and location: Aug 1st, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Klotz (2001) British Journal of Dermatology


Speaker: Cathy Zhu

Title: Sleep Apnea Detection Based on Thoracic and Abdominal Movement Signals of Wearable Piezo-Electric Bands

Time and location: July 25th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lo (2016) IEEE J Biomedical and Health Informatics


Speaker: Joseph Makanjuola

Title: Past, present and future of spike sorting techniques

Time and location: July 18th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Quiroga (2015) Brain Research Bulletin


Speaker: Daniel Vena

Title: Impact of Compression Stockings vs. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Overnight Fluid Shift and Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Patients on Hemodialysis

Time and location: June 27th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Elias (2017) Frontiers in Medicine


Speaker: Shumit Saha

Title: Evaluation of the different sleep-disordered breathing patterns of the compressed tracheal sound

Time and location: June 20th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Himanen (2015) Clinical Neurophysiology


Speaker: Frank-Edward Nemeth

Title: Evaluation of Anthropometric Equations to Assess Body Fat in Adults: NHANES 1999-2004

Time and location: June 13th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Cui (2014) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise


Speaker: Muammar Kabir, PhD

Title: Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Cyclic Variation of Heart Rate

Time and location: June 6th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Hayano (2011) Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: The use of near-infrared spectroscopy in understanding skeletal muscle physiology: recent developments

Time and location: May 30th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Ferrari (2011) Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A


Speaker: Ahnaf Hassan

Title: Odds Ratio Product of Sleep EEG as a Continuous Measure of Sleep State

Time and location: May 16th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Younes (2014) Sleep


Speaker: Grant Gruenspan

Title: The status of cephalometry in the prediction of non-CPAP treatment outcome in obstructive sleep apnea patients

Time and location: May 9th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Braem (2016) Sleep Medicine Reviews


Speaker: Bojan Gavrilovic

Title: Comparison of actigraphic, polysomnographic, and subjective assessment of sleep parameters in sleep-disordered patients

Time and location: April 25th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Kushida (2001) Sleep Medicine


Speaker: Nasim Montazeri, PhD

Title: Time Frequency Transforms

Time and location: April 18th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Signal transduction in smooth muscle: airway caliber in healthy and asthmatic subjects: effects of bronchial challenge and deep inspirations

Time and location: April 11th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lutchen (2001) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Jamie (Qi) Zhang

Title: Inclusion of Respiratory Frequency Information in Heart Rate Variability Analysis for Stress Assessment

Time and location: April 4th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Hernando (2016) IEEE J Biomed Health Inform


Speaker: Cathy (Kaiyin) Zhu

Title: Circadian variation of blood pressure: The basis for the chronotherapy of hypertension

Time and location: March 27th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Hermida (2007) Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews


Speaker: Daniel Vena

Title: Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: A Pilot Study

Time and location: March 14th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Cimino (2015) Canadian Journal of Cardiology


Speaker: Joseph Makanjuola

Title: Baroreflex mechanisms regulating the occurrence of neural spikes in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity

Time and location: March 6th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Salmanpour (2012) J Neurophysiol


Speaker: Shumit Saha

Title: Snoring Sounds Predict Obstruction Sites and Surgical Response in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

Time and location: February 28th, 2017 – 12:15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lee (2016) Sci Rep


Speaker: Thomas Cole

Title: Electrical impedance of muscle during isometric contraction

Time and location: February 21st, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Shiffman (2003) Physiol Meas


Speaker: Ahnaf Hassan

Title: Detection of lapses in responsiveness from the EEG

Time and location: February 14th, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Jones (2011) J. Neural Eng.


Speaker: Muammar Kabir, PhD

Title: Association between Global Electrical Heterogeneity ECG Measures and Sudden Cardiac Death in General Population

Time and location: February 7th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, TRI Lecture Theatre

Abstract and speaker info: More Details


Speaker: Grant Gruenspan

Title: Craniofacial Phenotyping in Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Novel Quantitative Photographic Approach

Time and location: January 31th, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lee (2009) Sleep


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Pulmonary Gas Exchange Abnormalities in Mild Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Time and location: January 24th, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Elbehairy (2015) Am J Respir Crit Care Med


Speaker: Bojan Gavrilovic

Title: Different displacement of bioimpedance vector due to Ag/AgCl electrode effect

Time and location: January 17th, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Nescolarde (2016) Eur J Clin Nutr


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Optoelectronic Plethysmography has Improved our Knowledge of Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology

Time and location: January 10th, 2017 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Scano (2008) Sensors


Speaker: Cristina Francisco, PhD

Title: Evaluation of acute effect of light-emitting diode (LED) phototherapy on muscle
deoxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in patients with diabetes mellitus

Time and location: December 13th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Francisco (2015) Trials


Speaker: Daniel Vena

Title: Association of Calf Muscle Pump Stimulation With Sleep Quality in Adults

Time and location: December 6th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Chasens (2016) Res Nurs Health


Speaker: Ahnaf Hassan

Title: Overcoming Drowsiness by Inducing Cardiorespiratory Phase Synchronization

Time and location: November 29th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Yokoyama (2013) IEEE


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Relationship between heterogeneous changes in airway morphometry and lung resistance and elastance

Time and location: November 22nd, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Lutchen (1997) J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Cathy Kaiyin Zhu

Title: Defining Phenotypic Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets

Time and location: November 15th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Wellman (2013) Am J Respir Crit Care Med


Invited Speaker: Geoff Maksym, PhD

Title: Respiratory mechanics by oscillometry and using imaging & modelling for small airways dysfunction in asthma and obesity (More Details)

Time and location: Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2016, 12.00 PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, 12-177, 550 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2A2 (flyer)


Invited Speaker: Angelo ALL, M.D., MBA (More Details)

Title: Acute, Sub-acute and Chronic Therapeutic Strategies Post-Spinal Cord Injury (More Details)

Time and location: November 3rd, 2016 – 12.00PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, TRI Lecture Theatre (poster)


Speaker: Daniel Vena and Shumit Saha

Title: Application of Personalized, Predictive, Preventative, and Participatory (P4) Medicine to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, A Roadmap for Improving Care?

Time and location: October 25th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Pack (2016) Ann Am Thorac Soc


Speaker: Grant Gruenspan

Title: The Male Predisposition to Pharyngeal Collapse Importance of Airway Length

Time and location: October 18th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Malhotra (2002) Am J Respir Crit Care Med


Speaker: Thomas Cole

Title: Regional distribution of ventilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: the role of thoracic electrical impedance tomography (EIT) monitoring

Time and location: October 11th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Bongiovanni (2016) Sleep Breath


Invited Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Mechanical Factors in Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation (Part 2)

Time and location: October 4th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Otis (1956) Journal of Applied Physiology


Speaker: Bojan Gavrilovic

Title: Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: A Pilot Study

Time and location: September 27th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Cimino (2015) Canadian Journal of Cardiology


Speaker: Swati Bhatawadekar, PhD

Title: Mechanical Factors in Distribution of Pulmonary Ventilation (Part 1)

Time and location: September 20th, 2016 – 12.15PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Otis (1956) Journal of Applied Physiology


Speaker: Shumit Saha

Title: Swarm Decomposition: A Novel Signal Analysis Using Swarm Intelligence

Time and location: September 13th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Apostolidis (2016) Signal Processing


Speaker: Daniel Vena

Title: Multiscale Entropy Analysis of Complex Physiologic Time Series

Time and location: August 30th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Costa (2002) Phys Rev Lett


Invited Speaker: Gaetano Valenza, PhD

Title: Time-varying nonlinear models of human heart beat dynamics (More details)

Time and location: August 12th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, TRI Lecture Theatre


Speaker: Gabriel Keller Guimaraes

Title: Phenylephrine-induced hypertension acutely decreases genioglossus EMG activity in awake humans

Time and location: August 5th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-157

Relevant paper(s): Garpestad (1992) Journal of Applied Physiology


Speaker: Swati Bhatewadekar, PhD

Title: The effects of rostral fluid shift on airway narrowing in asthma.

Time and location: July 26th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, TRI Lecture Theatre

Relevant paper(s): Bhatawadekar (2016) Am J Respir Crit Care Med


Speaker: Bojan Gavrilovic

Title: Hypovolemic men and women regulate blood pressure differently following exposure to artificial gravity

Time and location: July 17th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Evans (2015) Eur J Appl Physiol


Speaker: Derek Zhi

Title: Tracking the Sleep Onset Process: An Empirical Model of Behavioral and Physiological Dynamics

Time and location: July 12th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Prerau (2014) PLoS Comput Biol


Speaker: Daniel Vena

Title: Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

Time and location: July 5th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-177

Relevant paper(s): Berntson (1993) PsychophysiologySaul (1989) Am J PhysiolYasuma (2004) ChestGrossman (2007) Biol PyscholLewis (2012) Biol Psychol


Invited Speaker: Dr Gaspard Montandon (GaspLab)

Title: Linking Brain Arousal States and Breathing (More details)

Time and location: June 28th, 2016 – 12PM, Toronto Rehab – University Centre, Rm 12-157