March 2001

From Yale University

Yale sponsors 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society, titled 'Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders'

The latest advances in treatments for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia will be discussed at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society on March 30-31 at the Omni New Haven Hotel, 155 Temple St.

The meeting is the largest sleep medicine conference in the country and includes presentations on sleep loss as a risk factor for obesity, movement disorders and diabetes mellitus. Presenters include researchers from Yale, the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, New York University and the University of Manitoba.

"Conference attendees will come away with new ideas for treating sleep-related illnesses," said Vahid Mohsenin, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine and director of the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine. The center provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy, and shift-work-related sleep disturbances.

Mohsenin said there are many health consequences of sleep disorders. "Snorers, especially those who have loud habitual snoring and patients with sleep apnea are particularly at risk for developing hypertension and other cardiovascular complications," he said.

The conference is aimed at health professionals in the areas of internal medicine, neurology, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, psychiatry and psychology. Attendees will receive 13 continuing medical education (CME) credit hours. Advanced registration is required for those seeking CME credits.

To register, please call the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine, 203-764-6788.












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