Clayton Sleep Brings Top Minds to STL for Annual Conference

12th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine scheduled for October 24-25

ST. LOUIS, MO – Sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, kids’ sleep, sleep for pregnant women, and why do we dream?  These are some of the compelling issues and questions that are popping up in the general media, and they will be on the agenda at the 12th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine (USM) conference.  In a time when popular coverage of health topics is pervasive, sleep health is starting to get the attention sleep professionals always knew it deserved. At the USM conference, medical professionals from throughout the country have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in sleep science and medicine, and their expertise in delivering sleep care to patients.

“Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s life. If you don’t get enough or the right kind, your entire well-being suffers,” said Dr. Joseph Ojile, CEO of the Clayton Sleep Institute. “The ‘diet and exercise’ maxim for staying healthy is truly, diet, exercise and sleep.”

Updates in Sleep Medicine is a program of the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation, the educational partner of the Clayton Sleep Institute, a leading center for sleep medicine and research that is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.  This year’s conference is scheduled for October 24-25 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

“Updates in Sleep Medicine is more than a regional conference,” said Loretta Colvin, APRN-BC, NP, with the Clayton Sleep Institute and a 2014 USM presenter. “The USM faculty are among the top minds in the field and they’re talking about the leading trends in sleep science and technology.”

The 2014 USM faculty includes corporate chief medical officers, academic scientists and teaching hospital professors, a TED Talk presenter, and department heads and sleep center directors from the top hospitals and universities in the country, including Northwestern Feinberg, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Henry Ford Health System Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman, New York University Langone School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and others.

Pending review of applications to Saint Louis University School of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Nursing Education, the American Association of Sleep Technologists, and American Association for Respiratory Care, USM intends to offer 11.0 hours of continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and polysomnographic sleep technologists through this year’s presentations.

Conference registration is open. The fees to register for USM are $200 for physicians, $150 for non-physicians, and $90 for students and guests. The conference is also accepting exhibitor applications. For more information about the faculty and attending the conference, visit

About Clayton Sleep Research Foundation

Clayton Sleep Research Foundation (CSRF), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the educational complement to Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI), a leading independent institution dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep health. The CSRF annual national conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine is a continuing medical education program got sleep medicine professionals to learn about new discoveries, studies, and products in sleep medicine and health from leading sleep medicine physicians and scientists. CSRF works in partnership with CSI to advance the science and education of sleep and sleep health. For more information about Updates in Sleep Medicine, visit our website.