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Keynote Speaker to Present Narcolepsy Findings at Sleep & Wellness Conference

November 5, 2013


November 5, 2013. Ogden, Utah.

Keynote Speaker to Present Narcolepsy Findings at Sleep & Wellness Conference

The American Sleep & Breathing Academy (ASBA) announced that Dr. Emmanuel Mignot will be a keynote speaker at Sleep & Wellness 2014: A Conference for Professionals. The conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 1-3, 2014. Dr. Mignot will present his newest research findings on diagnosing narcolepsy in patients. All conference attendees are invited to attend Dr. Mignot’s speech.

Mignot is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is internationally recognized for discovering the cause of narcolepsy. Most of his current research focuses on the neurobiology, genetics and immunology of narcolepsy, a disorder caused by hypocretin (orexin) cell loss, with indirect interest in the neuroimmunology of other brain disorders. His laboratory uses state of the art human genetics techniques, such as genome wide association, exome or whole genome sequencing in the study of human sleep and sleep disorders, with parallel studies in animal models. His laboratory is also interested in web-based assessments of sleep disorders, computer-based processing of polysomnography (PSG), and outcomes research.

The ASBA will collaborate with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) at this conference to assist both organizations in their mission to improve patient care through clinical and continuing education. With its multidisciplinary approach to sleep medicine education, this conference will be the first of its kind. The event will be geared toward physicians, dentists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and sleep technicians.

Professionals can register for the conference at

About the American Sleep & Breathing Academy

The American Sleep & Breathing Academy is an educational institution for sleep disorders. The organization serves the community at large and educates sleep technicians and other medical professionals in the field of sleep disorders. The ASBA collaborates with ACHC Accreditation for Sleep Center and DME Accreditation. In addition to organizing and hosting wellness events such as the 2014 conference, the Academy publishes a quarterly publication, Sleep & Wellness Magazine, which can be ordered through the company website,


About the American Association for Respiratory Care

Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has been committed to enhancing the professionalism of its members as respiratory care practitioners, improving their performance on the job, and helping them broaden the scope of knowledge essential to their success. With more than 50,000 members worldwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists. Further information can be viewed at


American Sleep & Breathing Academy
Julie Thomas, Education Liason

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