The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is kicking off its 2009 National Sleep Awareness Week with Pain and Sleep: A Scientific and Clinical Conference. Chaired by Gilles Lavigne, DMD, PhD, and Timothy Roehrs, PhD, this two-day conference will be held at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. More information about the conference is online at

As part of NSAW, the NSF is hosting its annual awards dinner, which serves as a platform to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to the sleep and health fields. This year the dinner is Sunday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m., and also will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center. Program and registration information is online at