Project Sleep at APSS SLEEP Meeting 2024

Over June 1-5, 2024, Project Sleep attended SLEEP 2024 in Houston, TX. SLEEP 2024 was the 38th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS). The annual SLEEP meeting is dedicated to clinical sleep medicine, sleep and circadian research, and sleep health.

Project Sleep had the opportunity to share our work and research via multiple sessions featuring Project Sleep leadership and advocates.

Our SLEEP 2024 Sessions

SRS Trainee Symposia Series: “Sleep Disorders Through Storytelling: How Research Benefits from Patient Perspectives”

On Saturday, June 1, 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM, Rising Voices Speakers and Project Sleep Board Members, Chelsea Cataldi, Emma Cooksey, and Kristyn Beecher shared their perspectives at the Sleep Research Society’s trainee event.

Our speakers Chelsea, Emma, and Kristyn shared remarks on making research patient centered, by working with patients and patient advocacy orgs to advance progress together!

Julie Flygare Accepts SRS Public Service Award

During the Plenary Session on Monday, June 3, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Julie Flygare, President & CEO of Project Sleep, accepted the Sleep Research Society’s Public Service Award.

The SRS Public Service Award is presented to one or more individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of the SRS outside of their scientific and educational contributions.

Legal Issues in Sleep Medicine

On Monday, June 3, 3:30PM – 5:30PM, Rising Voices speaker Matthew Horsnell participated in a discussion group on “Legal Issues in Sleep Medicine” alongside Dr. Emmanuel Mignot and others.

CME-Accredited Symposium with Patient Advocate Caitlin Kindberg

The live CME-accredited symposium: “When Sleep Is Exhausting: Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes in Patients With Idiopathic Hypersomnia” took place on Monday, June 3, at 6:45 – 8:15 PM CDT. This symposium featured Michael Thorpy, MD; Thomas Scammell, MD; and Rising Voices Speaker Caitlin Kindberg sharing her perspective as a patient advocate.

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People-Centered Management and Social Supports for People with Narcolepsy and IH

Julie Flygare was featured in the session “Advances in Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia Diagnosis and Management,” which took place Tuesday, June 4, 8:50 AM – 9:15 AM. During her section titled, “People-Centered Management and Social Supports for People with Narcolepsy and IH,” she presented data from Project Sleep’s Narcolepsy and IH Social Support Survey.

The session also featured Kiran Maski, MD, Chair; Lucie Barateau, MD, PhD; and David Plante, MD, PhD.

Poster Presentation Session

The Poster Presentation Session: “Evolving Diagnostic Patterns in Central Disorders of Hypersomnia: Has Time to Diagnosis Gotten Shorter Over The Last Decades?” took place on Tuesday, June 4, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. This Late-Breaking Abstracts Poster presented new data from Project Sleep’s Narcolepsy and IH Social Support Survey.

Learn more about the Poster Presentation: Diagnostic Patterns in Hypersomnolence.

Understanding the Patient Lexicon Regarding Brain Fog

On Tuesday, June 4, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Rising Voices speaker Matthew Horsnell and doctor living with narcolepsy Dr. Luis Ortiz participated in the discussion group “Understanding the Patient Lexicon Regarding Brain Fog in the Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence Population.”

Sleep in Hollywood

On Wednesday, June 5, at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM, Julie Flygare presented in the session, “Interacting with the Media: What Hurts/Helps with Sleep Education and Advocacy?” Her section titled, “Sleep in Hollywood,” discussed cinematic portrayals of sleep conditions and the research that Project Sleep has conducted in this area.

This session also featured Karin Johnson, MD, Chair; Funke Afolabi-Brown, MD; and Lynne Lamberg.

Project Sleep Booth

Project Sleep also hosted a booth (number 226) in the exhibit hall in the same area as other sleep non-profit organizations. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello, grab some Project Sleep goodies, and check out all the wonderful resources available in our community!


SLEEP is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS). The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS).

The SLEEP meeting provides evidence-based education to advance the science and clinical practice of sleep medicine. It also disseminates cutting-edge sleep and circadian research, promotes the translation of basic science into clinical practice, and fosters the future of the field by providing career development opportunities at all levels. Thousands of individuals from all around the world, many of whom are pioneering leaders in the field, attend the conference.

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