Lynn Celmer,, 630-737-9700

DARIEN, IL – Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will discuss current practices in sleep medicine and the latest findings in sleep and circadian research at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), which will be held June 7-10 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Preceded by postgraduate courses on June 6, the scientific program begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. General sessions include abstract presentations, symposia, clinical workshops and discussion groups on topics ranging from neuroscience and genetics to dreams, sleep deprivation and aging. 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   

Among the highlights:

  • About 1,200 research abstracts will be presented, and press releases highlighting some of the intriguing research at SLEEP 2015 will be distributed during the meeting. Interviews with study authors and expert spokespersons can be scheduled by request.  Find all SLEEP 2015 press releases in the AASM online press room at
  • Updates and discussion on social media:  Follow @aasmorg and @aasmpr on Twitter for live updates, and use the official hashtag #SLEEP2015 to see what attendees are saying. “Like” the American Academy of Sleep Medicine on Facebook at for photos and more information.
  • On Sunday evening, June 7, leading researchers and policy experts will discuss, “Sleep and Cannabis,” examining how the legalization of marijuana impacts current health care policy and the clinical practice of sleep medicine.
  • The plenary session on Monday morning, June 8, will feature two keynote addresses:  “Toward Solving the Mystery of Sleep: From Reverse Genetics to Forward Genetics in Mice,” presented by Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, and, “Where in the Brain is Insomnia? How in the World Should We Treat It?” presented by Daniel Buysse, MD. 
  • AASM President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler will chair the symposium, “Doing Good and Proving it: How Sleep Medicine Quality Metrics Can Help You Improve Patient Outcomes and Help Your Practice in an Accountable Care Age,” on Monday afternoon, June 8.
  • AASM President-Elect Dr. Nathaniel Watson, co-director of the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Center and director of the Harborview Medical Center Sleep Clinic in Seattle, will chair the discussion group, “AASM Consensus Statement: Sufficient Sleep for Optimal Adult Health,” on Tuesday afternoon, June 9.
  • Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, will present the Tom Roth Lecture of Excellence, “Enhancing Clock Function: Impact on Brain Health,” on Wednesday afternoon, June 10.
  • From Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10, the SLEEP 2015 exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services available in the field of sleep medicine.

The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. To be placed on the mailing list for SLEEP 2015 press releases or to register for SLEEP 2015 press credentials, contact AASM Communications Coordinator Lynn Celmer at 630-737-9700, ext. 9364, or at