More than 5,000 sleep researchers, sleep medicine specialists, sleep technologists, allied health professionals and other health care professionals gathered in Minneapolis, from June 11-15 for SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). The Sleep Research Society Board of Directors extends a special thanks to all SRS members who attended SLEEP 2011 and to the numerous members who contributed to the premier scientific meeting in the sleep field by chairing or speaking at a session or course, presenting new science, leading a membership section or lending their expertise.
SLEEP 2011 captured the nation's attention as hundreds of news stories reported the intriguing findings of some of the 1,000 research abstracts that were presented at SLEEP 2011. TIME reported that an innovative "cooling cap" could be an effective treatment option for insomnia, ABC News looked at an abstract that described how sleep problems affect marital relationships, and USA Today reported on research examining the association between chronotype and the academic performance of college students.
Mark your calendar for June 9-13, 2012, and make plans to join the APSS in Boston, Massachusetts for SLEEP 2012. Check www.sleepmeeting.org throughout the year for news and updates about the meeting.