Sleep Health & Safety 2013
The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health & Safety 2013 will take place March 1-2 at the Gaylord National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC in National Harbor, Maryland.
Sleep Health & Safety 2013 examines sleep from both clinical and public health perspectives. It offers two tracks—a Health Care Professional Track targeted to primary care physicians that provides education for physicians and health care professionals and a Public Health and Safety Track targeted to public health, transportation, and safety professionals, as well as government officials and sleep researchers. Please join us!
Health Care Professional Track
Chair: Paul P. Doghramji, MD
Family Physician, Collegeville Family Practice
Sleep problems and fatigue are among the most common presentations in a primary care setting, but they are rarely covered in medical school. Sleep Health & Safety is the only conference to provide sleep training for primary care physicians, nurses and physician assistants. The program will help health care professionals hone their diagnosis and treatment for insomnia, sleep apnea, RLS and narcolepsy along with common comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Public Health & Safety Track
Chair: Benjamin Gerson, MD
Clinical Professor of Pathology and Cellular Biology, Jefferson Medical College
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Medical Director, University Services
This track will cover significant developments in the areas of sleep health and safety including national epidemiology data collections efforts, fatigue research and programs in transportation and other safety-sensitive occupations, drowsy driving policy and prevention efforts. 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.
Deborah A.P. Hersman
Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board