Prof. Ramin Khatami
Prof. Ramin Khatami is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Bern and head of the Center of Sleep Medicine and Epileptology at Clinic Barmelweid, Switzerland.
His presentation: "Sleep Medicine and Rehabilitation - Today and in the Future"
Ramin Khatami obtained his MD at Berlin Free University, and was trained in neurology at Dept. of Neurology University Erfurt and Freie Universität Berlin. He became head of the EEG laboratory at Epilepsy Department at Charite Berlin Humboldt University, Germany. In 2003 he received a postdoc research grant to work at the Neurology Department, University Hospital (Prof. Dr. C. Bassetti) and at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, section sleep and circadian rhythms (Prof. Dr. A. Borbèly). In 2008, he obtained his habilitation at the University of Zurich. He is currently Associate Professor and head of Sleep Medicine, Epileptology and Sleep Research, at the Clinic Barmelweid running 12 fully equipped inpatients recording units and a huge outpatient ambulatory unit (>2000 patients/year). Ramin Khatami heads a team of 32 members, including a research group. He introduced a special in-house cognitive behavioral program for insomnia. His research focus is on the diagnosis and pathophysiology of sleep disorders of central origin using electrophysiology and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) together with advanced data analysis methods including machine learning. Current research projects aim at introducing non-obstructive methods, such as wearbales and nearables into sleep medicine for diagnosing and monitoring sleep disorders. He was one of the founding members of the European Narcolepsy Network (EU-NN) and responsible for launching the international EU-NN database on narcolepsy in 2010.