On December 16, 2023, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare spoke in Bologna, Italy at a Seminar on Narcolepsy hosted by the Italian Narcolepsy Association, AIN (Associazione Italiana Narcolettici e Ipersonni). About 70 people (individuals living with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia and family members were gathered at the University of Bologna for this meeting.
AIN president, Massimo Zenti kicked off the meeting sharing the results of a recent awareness campaign AIN conducted on the streets of Bologna. Next, Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center for Narcolepsy, delivered a fascinating talk on recent narcolepsy scientific advancements. Dr. Mignot was recently awarded the 2023 Breakthrough prize in Life Sciences for having discovered the cause of narcolepsy.