Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Plazzi

ESRS Assistant Secretary
EU-Narcolepsy Network (EU-NN) Vice President

Professor of Neurology
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy

Head of Laboratories
Study and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences
University of Bologna
Italy

Coordinator
Narcolepsy and Hypersonnia Clinic of the CNS
Italy

President
Italian Sleep Medicine Society (AIMS)

Giuseppe Plazzi, MD PhD, is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, coordinator of the Narcolepsy and Hypersonnia Clinic of the CNS of the Department of Medical and Neuromotor Sciences at the IRCCS of the Neurological Sciences of Bologna; Head of the Laboratories for the Study and Treatment of Sleep Disorders, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna. President of the Italian Sleep Society (AIMS); Vice-President of the EU-Narcolepsy Network (EU-NN).

He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, California and has authored more than 350 scientific publications in peer-review journals (CI>11000 (Scopus); H-index: 54). He also contributed to the clinical, polysomnographic, epidemiological and genetic definition of several sleep disorders and to the polysomnographic characterization of sleep in neurological diseases. He has been granted from the Italian ministries of research and of health for several research projects in the field of narcolepsy.

His main area of scientific interest and expertise focuses to the clinical aspects and to the pathophysiology and treatment of narcolepsy in adults and children; neurodegenerative diseases and early markers; genetics of sleep disorders; disorders of motor control in sleep.