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National Sleep Foundation
Sleep Health & Safety 2012
Call for Abstracts
(Deadline: November 11, 2011)

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The National Sleep Foundation will host the annual Sleep Health & Safety 2012 on March 2-3, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The National Sleep Foundation invites researchers to submit abstracts in the area of sleep health and safety.

The Sleep Health & Safety 2012 is a national conference that brings together hundreds of motivated sleep health care professionals, including sleep medicine doctors, sleep technicians, respiratory therapists, allied health professionals from the sleep community as well as primary care practitioners.  This annual one and a half day meeting coincides with the National Sleep Foundation’s National Sleep Awareness Week™ and the release of the annual Sleep in America Poll results which reveal Americans’ attitudes and behaviors about sleep.

The Health Care Professional track is intended for practicing clinicians and the Public Health and Safety track is targeted for professionals in the sleep health and safety communities. Leaders in state and federal government, school and public health, occupational medicine, transportation, industry, and academia will discuss the state-of-the-art in protecting Americans from the consequences of fatigue and untreated sleep disorders.

Throughout the conference the Exhibit Hall will feature the latest products and services from a variety of companies in the sleep field. The National Sleep Foundation will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award, its highest honor, to Michael Thorpy, MD, Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, at its Annual Awards Dinner on March 2 at the JW Marriott.

Poster Topics
Authors are required to select a topic from the list below and abstracts should be limited to the list below.  The National Sleep Foundation reserves the right to assign abstracts to new topic areas.  The poster presentation will showcase research on sleep science and its association to public policy and related topics, including:

A.  Alertness Monitoring/Measurement
B.  Chronic Sleep Restriction
C.  Drowsy Driving
D.  Fatigue and Performance
E.  Jet Lag / Travel
F.  Learning, Memory &

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