Madison to Host International Gathering of Sleep Scientists

For the first time, Madison will host nearly 200 researchers who specialize in the study of sleep and breathing – one of the fastest-growing areas of scientific inquiry and progress.

The 2017 15th Sleep and Breathing Symposium will be held at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center from July 16 to 19. Experts from around the globe – including Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Europe and the United States – will share new scientific findings and insights from laboratory research to clinical trials for treatment of sleep disorders.

University of Wisconsin-Madison research teams will present new findings on, among other things, a study of sleep problems and falls; EEG imaging of local sleep changes in obstructive sleep apnea; airway responsiveness in chronic lack of oxygen; effects of low oxygen level on risk of breast cancer; and the use of stem-cell therapy for ALS, a fatal neuromuscular disease where patients succumb to respiratory failure.

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