SLEEP 2012, the 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS) will take place June 9–13, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s meeting will feature a record number of scientific abstracts as well as several sessions focusing on the most important issues for today’s sleep professional.

Ticketed sessions expected to fill up quickly include:

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Trends in Sleep Medicine Practice
  • 2012 State of the Art for Clinical Practitioners

Lunch Sessions:

  • Lunch Debate: Does the MSLT Provide a Useful Measure of Daytime Sleepiness in Clinical Practice?
  • Meet the Professor: Using ASV in Clinical Practice
  • Meet the Professor: DME In Your Sleep Center:  Pearls, Perils and Pitfalls

Other important sessions during the meeting’s general session include:

New Session Formats:

  • Brown Bag Report: Challenging Cases
  • Bench to Bedside Integrated Session: The Influence of Blue Light on Human Circadian Rhythms, Alertness and Cognition

Discussion Groups:

  • Measuring Sleepiness in Drivers: The Challenges and Controversies
  • Developing ICSD-3: Work to Date and Future Directions
  • Integrated Pediatric Sleep Medicine: Practice and Policy Gaps
  • New Horizons in Cancer-related Sleep Disturbances

Clinical Workshops:

  • Management of Complicated Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Changes to the CPT Guidelines for Sleep Medicine Services: How Will They Affect My Practice?
  • Multidisciplinary Sleep Centers: Integration across Specialties, Growing Pains and Strategies for Success


  • Sleep, Anxiety and Mood from Pre-School through Adolescence: Possible Pathways and Promising Targets
  • Work and Disturbed Sleep: Determinants and Consequences
  • Updating the Evidence Base on Insomnia Treatment: Psychiatric Comorbidity and Beyond
  • Individual Differences in Sleep and Vulnerability to Sleep Loss: From Behavior to Genes to Behavior
  • Abnormal Nocturnal Eating: New Findings on Circadian Dysregulation and the Strong Links With RLS, Narcolepsy, and Hypno-sedative Use

A complete Preliminary Program will be available on the meeting’s website at in February. A listing of ticketed events and sessions including postgraduate courses, meet the professors, lunch debates and information about the Sunday evening networking reception are now available. Questions about SLEEP 2012 can be directed to the APSS meeting department by sending an email to or by calling 630-737-9768.