In an effort to provide more clinically-relevant sessions at the SLEEP 2012 annual meeting, the APSS Program Committee has developed two new session formats for attendees looking for the latest information in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders:

Bench to Bedside Sessions

During these sessions, the latest advances in translational science and clinical applications for that science will be presented. Two bench to bedside sessions will be presented during SLEEP 2012:

    B01: Bench to Curbside: Adolescent Sleep as a Public Health Issue
    Monday, June 11, 2012
    Chair: Judith Owens, MD

    B02: The Influence of Blue Light on Human Circadian Rhythms, Alertness and Cognition
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Chair: Mark Smith, PhD, RPSGT

Brown Bag Report: Challenging Cases

During this Tuesday lunchtime session, three to four challenging cases will be presented and an expert panel will discuss their approach to diagnosis and treatment.

    R01: Brown Bag Report: Challenging Cases
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Faculty: Suresh Kotagal, MD; Michael Littner, MD; Bernardo Selim, MD; and Michelle Zeidler, MD

Bench to bedside sessions and the brown bag report session are included in the general registration fees for SLEEP 2012! To register for SLEEP 2012, or to view a full Preliminary Program and a list of sold-out sessions, visit the meeting’s website at The SLEEP 2012 advanced registration deadline is April 25, 2012…be sure to register early to save on registration and to reserve your space in our most popular courses and sessions. Questions about SLEEP 2012 can be directed to the APSS meeting department by sending an email to or by calling 630-737-9768