SLEEP 2019

SLEEP, held in San Antonio, Texas from June 8–12, 2019, is the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), which is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The annual conference provides evidence-based education to advance the science and clinical practice of sleep disorders, disseminates cutting-edge sleep and circadian research, promotes the translation of basic science into clinical practice, and provides career development opportunities at all levels. 
The director of the center for circadian and sleep medicine at Northwestern University spoke about the importance of recognizing insomnia as a clinical diagnosis since it affects patients 24-hours a day, not just during sleep.
The director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center spoke about the challenges in diagnosing narcolepsy, which often adds to the delay of diagnosis.
The autonomic disorders and sleep medicine specialist at Stanford University spoke about the overlap of autonomic disorders in sleep medicine, an often underrepresented portion of the sleep medicine field.