Big Turnout Expected for Sleep Health & Safety 2011

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March 4, 2011

The National Sleep Foundation is looking forward to its Sleep Health & Safety conference on March 17-18, 2011 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Larry Culpepper, MD and Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD, are co-chairing a dual track program for healthcare professionals and researchers. Dr. Culpepper has developed the Health Care Professional Track curriculum for primary care physicians and other health care professionals in mind. This continuing medical education course will be a practical primer on how to incorporate the latest sleep science into clinical practice and include well-known faculty in sleep medicine and primary care, including Drs. Meir Kryger, Tom Roth, James Pagel and David Neubauer.

Larry Culpepper
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Charles Czeisler
Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP
Carolyn M. Clancy
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
Dr. Rosemary Sokas
Dr. Rosemary Sokas

Dr. Czeisler has designed the Public Health and Safety Track with "Extended Duration Work Shifts and Long Work Weeks" as the overall track theme. Sessions will highlight the intersection of current sleep research with public policy, including the effects of health care provider’s sleep on patient care, the impact of extending work hours, and work duration and hour of service safety-related issues for pilots, truckers, military personnel, and drivers’ safety. Confirmed speakers include representatives from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, National Transportation Safety Board, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, among others. Throughout the conference, the Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest products and services from a variety of companies in the sleep field. Poster sessions will occur during breaks. Registration is still open. Visit the National Sleep Foundation’s website, www.sleepfoundation.org/shs for more information.