Sleep HealthCenters will be sponsoring the 2010 North East Sleep Society (NESS) [removed]24th Annual Conference[/removed] titled "Promoting WakefulNESS" on March 26 through March 27 at the Marriott Boston-Newton.

Speakers at the 2-day event will include Murray Johns, MD, creator of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), which assesses the daytime sleepiness of patients, and Meir Kryger, MD, director of Sleep Medicine Research and Education at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn. Nancy A. Collop, MD, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, will present the keynote address, "Challenges to the Current Practice of Sleep Medicine."

"We believe NESS provides a balance of clinical, theoretical, and business information through relevant speakers and presentations, making it a worthwhile event for those who want to broaden their knowledge of sleep,” said Lawrence J. Epstein, MD, program director for NESS 2010 and chief medical officer for Sleep HealthCenters. "We are looking forward to another successful NESS event.”

Founded in 1985, the North East Sleep Society is a nonprofit educational organization designed to meet the educational needs of those involved in the care of patients with sleep disorders. The annual meeting is designed to foster regional networking as well as offer an opportunity for participants to present the latest innovations in the study of sleep disorders in a relaxed, less formal setting.