Sleep Health & Safety Conference 2015

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Drowsy Driving Prevention: A Fresh Perspective


Drowsy driving is deadly. It’s an issue in flux, with new automobile technologies – and subsequent regulations and standards – frequently introduced.  

Our 2015 Sleep Health & Safety Conference will stand apart from typical forums on drowsy driving – offering a truly progressive look at the issue. Expert speakers will connect driver behavior, state-of-the-art automobile technology and prospective legislation to cultivate our ultimate goal: actionable policy, accordant with new technology, to save lives.

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Attendees Will Learn:

  • The latest data on drowsy driving
  • How fatigue research has influenced automobile technology, and how the two can align in the future to improve driver safety
  • How federal, state and local transportation safety agencies implement drowsy driving regulation in policy
  • The need for  effective policy as new automobile technology is implemented – and what this policy should and could look like
  • The law as it relates to drowsy driving

Who Should Attend:

  • Transportation safety professionals in government & industry
  • Policy makers and professionals
  • Congressional staff
  • Agency staff (i.e., US Department of Transportation)
  • Sleep researchers and clinicians
  • Sleep advocates
  • Transportation safety advocates
  • Auto manufacturers


Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET 


Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
International Ballroom C
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
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  • Early Bird Registration: $175 (until 8/31)
  • Regular Registration: $195 (9/1-9/30)
  • Late Registration: $215 (10/1-11/6)

NSF Contact:
Jeff Evans, Program Manager of Government Affairs  


Preliminary Program (subject to change):

8:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Drowsy Driving Overview: Data, Measurements & Contributing Factors

  • Prevalence, Specific Populations and Factors
  • Biophysiology of Fatigue Measurement


Driver Safety: Human Factors and Behavior

Drowsy Driving in the Federal Government: Regulations and Oversight

  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Model

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Auto Technology Panel: State of the Art Semi-Autonomous Vehicles and Drowsy Driving Detection

Fall Asleep Prediction and Avoidance: Where Are We?

  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Models

Policy Panel: Drowsy Driving in Legislation

Drowsy Driving in the Courts

Pulling it All Together: Can