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a member of research grant review committees for 5 NIH and other federal agencies, and has served on 6 federal expert panels, consensus committees or evidence-based centers. He is a member of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Scientific Advisory Boards. He is the editor of the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.In 1998 was elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Saturday, March 6, 2010 (8:30 am - 10:00 am)
Joint Session – Sleep Apnea

Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC , is the director of Sleep Medicine Research and Education, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kryger graduated from the McGill University Medicine School, Montreal, Canada, in 1971. He completed his internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and internal medicine training at the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University, followed by a year of research training at the Meakins-Christie Lab at McGill University. He then trained in pulmonary medicine at the University of Colorado, followed by 2 years of research training.

Dr. Kryger's research has spanned the areas of sleep breathing disorders, especially neurological disorders affecting sleep of both adults and children, and sleep problems in women. Some of the research produced by his laboratory has had an important impact on clinical practice. His laboratory was the first to show the feasibility of ventilating people with post-polio syndrome at home using noninvasive techniques. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration and published the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. He reported the first use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data as well as therapeutic data on CPAP are obtained during the same night. Dr. Kryger's laboratory has obtained research funding from government and industry sources from Canada, France, and the U.S. His research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is the chief editor of the main textbook used in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, which

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