DARIEN, IL – Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will present new research and discuss the latest developments in clinical sleep medicine and circadian science at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), June 4-7, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

In recognition of the importance of healthy sleep and the significance of SLEEP 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker has issued an official proclamation declaring June 4-10, 2017, to be “Healthy Sleep Awareness Week.”

The SLEEP 2017 scientific program begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. The general session includes abstract presentations, symposia, clinical workshops and discussion groups on topics ranging from circadian rhythms and biomarkers to telemedicine and big data. Clinical sleep specialists also will discuss current practices in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. The final program is available at www.sleepmeeting.org.  

Highlights include:

  • The abstract supplement, comprising more than 1,200 research abstracts that will be presented, is available for download. Press releases highlighting some of the intriguing research at SLEEP 2017 will be distributed during the meeting, and interviews with study authors and expert spokespersons can be scheduled by request. Find all SLEEP 2017 press releases in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine online press room.
  • Updates and discussion on social media: Follow @aasmorg and @ResearchSleep on Twitter for live updates, and use the official hashtag #SLEEP2017 to share your meeting-related content and see what attendees are saying.
  • On Sunday afternoon, June 4, Richa Saxena, PhD, will chair the symposium, “Using Big Data Approaches to Elucidate the Genetic Basis of Normal and Disordered Sleep.”
  • The plenary session on Monday morning, June 5, will feature the keynote address, “Interactions between Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease,” presented by H. Craig Heller, PhD, professor of biology at Stanford University.
  • On the morning of Tuesday, June 6, Dr. Jaspal Singh will lead the clinical workshop, “Telemedicine Update: Sleep Beyond the Comfort Zone.”
  • On Tuesday morning, June 6, former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind, PhD, will present the invited lecture, “Enhancing Transportation Safety: The Need for Better Sleep.”
  • Dr. Susan Redline will present the Thomas Roth Lecture of Excellence, “Individual Susceptibility to Sleep Apnea: Influences of Genomics and the Environment,” on Tuesday morning, June 6.
  • Dr. Thomas Kilduff will present the invited lecture, “Identifying Novel Sleep/Wake Targets: Hypocretin/Orexin, Cortical nNOS Neurons and TAAR1,” on Tuesday morning, June 6.
  • A symposia session, “Cardiovascular Benefits of OSA Therapy: Does Treatment Modality Matter?” will be led by Dr. Raj Dedhia on Wednesday, June 7.
  • From Sunday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 6, the SLEEP 2017 poster presentations will be on display. Authors will be present to discuss their research during the official viewing hours.
  • The SLEEP 2017 exhibit hall will showcase the newest products and services available in the field of sleep medicine, from Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7.

The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.  To register for SLEEP 2017 press credentials, contact AASM Communications Coordinator Corinne Lederhouse at 630-737-9700, ext. 9366, or at clederhouse@aasm.org.