SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), will be held June 11–15, 2011, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.; visit the SLEEP 2011 website at to view the full Preliminary Program. Throughout this historic silver anniversary meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the field’s most well-known experts as well as new investigators who are performing cutting-edge research that will shape the future of sleep medicine and sleep research.

Scientific Oral Presentations

SLEEP 2011 will feature more than 1,000 scientific abstracts presented throughout the meeting in oral and poster format. During the scientific oral presentations, investigators will give 15-minute presentations covering their latest research and new ideas; just a few of the topics to be covered include:

  • Measuring Respiration in OSA
    Monday, June 13, 2011; 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Sleep, Learning and Memory
    Monday, June 13, 2011; 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease–Current Controversies
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Adherence to PAP Therapy
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Invited Lecturer Presentations

Each year, several senior level investigators/clinicians present one-hour lectures covering their area of expertise. During SLEEP 2011, just a few of the invited lecturer presentations will include:

  • Sleep Apnea, Arrhythmias and Sudden Death
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Virend Somers, MD, PhD
  • Relevance of the Endogenous Circadian System to Disease Mechanisms and Management
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Steven Shea, PhD
  • Sleep, Arousals and Emotion Regulation in Adolescence – Integrating Developmental Neuroscience, Clinical Relevance and Policy Implications
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011; 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
    Ronald Dahl, MD

For more information about these and other courses and sessions to be presented during SLEEP 2011, and to register, visit the SLEEP 2011 website at Questions about the meeting may be directed to the APSS meeting department by sending an e-mail to or calling 630-737-9700.