5 Things you have to know about #Sleep2012

Posted on Monday Jun 11, 2012

June 9th 2012 kicked off Sleep 2012, 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS). Is a Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. This year the festivities kick off in Boston. This 5 day event brings together almost everyone in the sleep industry.

SLEEP 2012 has a lot of programs designed specifically to appeal to clinicians and researchers in the sleep industry. A full slate of didactic postgraduate courses and more than 90 interactive and in-depth sessions are scheduled for this year’s conference. This year’s meeting features new session types including bench to bedside sessions, challenging case reviews and business-related clinical workshops. Additionally, more than 1,300 abstracts will be presented in oral and poster formats.

5 Things you have to know about #Sleep2012

1. #Sleep2012 is the # that everyone on social media has been using at the conference and half way through it seems that everyone is really enjoying the lectures and abstracts a lot of positive tweets are coming by way of the exhibit hall.

2. The Exhibit Hall at SLEEP 2012 showcases booth displays of pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, medical publishers and software companies. Not everyone is allowed however. Don’t think about bringing your children to the exhibit hall. One Tweet from an unhappy mom let us know that you must be at least 16 years of age to enter the exhibit hall.

The exhibit hall will be open during the following hours:
Monday, June 11 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 12 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, Jun 13 10:00am – 2:00pm

3. Free Wifi at #Sleep2012 will be a must for everyone at the event. If you are attending and you need the login info we are here for you. The Hynes Convention Center offers FREE Wi-Fi throughout the building. Here’s how to connect:

• Go to “settings” on your mobile device
• Select the Wi-Fi option
• Click “Hynes Wireless Network

4. Looking for a job? Need to fill a position at your company? There will be Job Boards with current job opportunities posted on located on the third level of the Hynes Convention Center. Postings are restricted to 8.5” x 11” in size and will be removed if they are deemed inappropriate. The APSS assumes no responsibility for these postings. This is a great way to network at find employers you want to work with.

5. Guest Passes and Badge Identification are a must if you are an attendee. All meeting participants and guests must wear a badge. A registered attendee may elect to buy a guest pass. Guest passes are for family members only and allow entrance to the exhibit hall and industry sponsored events only. Guests must be 16 years of age in order to enter the exhibit hall. Guests are not permitted to attend any of the general or ticketed sessions. Your Badge Identification determines entrance to the scientific sessions and SLEEP 2012 exhibit hall. Go green and recycle your badge holder. Bins for collecting badge holders will be located in the convention center for you to recycle your badge holder.

Hopefully this blog helps you at this amazing sleep event. More information can be found at the official website of #Sleep2012 http://www.sleepmeeting.org on Facebook at Facebook.com/sleepmedicine and Facebook.com/sleepresearchsociety on Twitter @ aasmorg or join the discussion here by commenting below.  If anyone has any info on mattresses or sleeping please share with us your experiences at #Sleep2012. Thank you for helping the Mattress Review Guru The best mattress reviews of all the top brands.

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