Clayton Sleep Institute Hosts National Sleep Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine Conference Features Leading Sleep Experts

ST. LOUIS (October 2011) – Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI), in partnership with Sleep Review magazine hosts the 10th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine 2011. The conference takes place in St. Louis, Mo. at the Four Seasons Hotel beginning on Friday, November 2 at 10:45 a.m. and continuing until November 3 at 12:40 p.m. Leaders in sleep medicine gather to offer presentations on current trends and the latest developments.

Each year, the event attracts sleep specialists, primary care physicians, specialty physicians, nurses, respiratory care practitioners and residents in training from across the United States.  The following topics will be covered at this year’s conference:

Improving Adherence to PAP Therapy Using Behavioral Approaches:

This presentation will be given by Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.  Dr. Aloia is Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver and Senior Director of Global Clinical Research for Philips Healthcare.

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients with Heart Failure and Other Cardiovascular Diseases:

Presented by Leslie W. Miller, M.D., F.ACC. Dr. Miller serves as the Chairman of the Cardiovascular Sciences Department and the Edwards C. Wright Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida – South Tampa Heart Health.

Sleep Problems in Psychiatric Patients:

This topic will be discussed by David Neubauer, M.D., D.ABSM.  Dr. Neubauer is Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Sleep Disorders and Chronic Diseases: A Perfect Storm Waiting to be Recognized?:

F. Javier Nieto, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. presents this topic.  Dr. Nieto is the chair of the department of Population Health Science at the University of Wisconsin.

Recent Developments in Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

This presentation will be given by Allan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.  Dr. Pack serves as the Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine and Director, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennslylvania.

Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea:  More than Just Anatomy:

Presented by David M. Rapoport, M.D.  Dr. Rapoport is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at New York University’s School of Medicine.

What’s Up with Fat? Sleep, Sleep Disorders and the Adipocyte:

Presented by Gary S Richardson, M.D.  Dr. Richardson serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Circadian Medicine, Inc.

2012 Update on Pediatric OSA and Polysomnography Guidelines:

Stephen H. Sheldon, D.O., F.AAP discusses this topic.  Dr. Sheldon is Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University School of Medicine and Director, Sleep Medicine of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Multidisciplinary Integrated Approach to Sleep Apnea:

Presented by B. Tucker Woodson, M.D., F.ACS.  Dr. Woodson is Professor and Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Sleep Disordered Breathing other than Obstructive Sleep Apnea: How to Diagnose and Treat:

This presentation will be given by Lisa F. Wolfe, M.D., D.ABSM.  Dr. Wolfe serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

For more information, or to register for the 10th Annual Updates in Sleep Medicine conference, please visit

About Clayton Sleep Institute

Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) is a leading independent institution dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep health.  CSI serves patients, physicians and business partners through four practice areas:  The Sleep Clinics, The Insomnia Center, The Research Center and The Knowledge Center.  CSI manages seven sleep clinics in four markets and serves a national community of sleep professionals through Updates in Sleep Medicine, an annual conference.  For more information about CSI, its practices, partnerships and locations, visit