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Sleep, Technology, Transportation & Policy Experts to Convene in Washington, DC, November 6

(Washington, DC, August 12, 2015) – The National Sleep Foundation today announced its 2015 Sleep Health & Safety Conference  to be held at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Virginia, on November 6, 2015. Policy makers, manufacturers and the sleep community will convene to discuss a course of action as drowsy driving prevention efforts and automobile technology intersect.

The sleep community has been working to prevent fall-asleep crashes for decades. Now, as manufacturers rapidly incorporate technology into automobiles that promises to auto-correct for asleep or distracted driving, experts must ensure that this technology does not promote falling asleep at the wheel and drivers are educated about drowsy driving risks. 

The event will feature a keynote address from the Honorable Mark Rosekind, Administrator to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as presentations and panels from leading researchers, government officials, technology manufacturers and transportation officials. 

“NSF’s 2015 Sleep Health & Safety Conference provides a fresh perspective on drowsy driving prevention,” says David Cloud, Chief Executive Officer of the National Sleep Foundation. “It is a timely look at the ways emerging automobile technology, sleep research, driver behavior data and transportation safety policy can further prevent fall-asleep crashes.”

Registration is now open. An early bird discounted rate is available through August 31.

About the National Sleep Foundation 

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. It is well known for its annual Sleep in America® Poll. The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, health professionals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities. www.sleepfoundation.org