The Cutting Edge of Sleep Conference: New Research; New Directions is coming up! The conference will take place December 1-3, 2008, at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The conference will highlight the recent significant advances in both the science of sleep and clinical sleep medicine, while emphasizing the close relationship between scientific discoveries and treatment development.

J. Allen Hobson, MD, of Harvard Medical School’s division of sleep medicine will deliver the keynote address. Hobson will be speaking on whether the sleep state is truly a mystery or if it, like wakefulness, has its own set of predominant functions such as survival and procreation.

Registration, a program agenda, and a list of speakers and their topics are available online.