The Hypersomnia Foundation invites you to our Regional Conference, “Let’s Get #BeyondSleepy in Boston,” on Sunday June 4th. Join us in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the Boston Public Library, in-person or via livestream, to hear speakers discuss topics focused on this year’s theme: Advocacy & Empowerment. Admission is FREE, but registration is required, so be sure to RSVP today!

Boston Public Library

The conference will be held in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the beautifully renovated Johnson building, adjacent to the main Boston Public Library.

June 4th, 2017

The conference is scheduled from 12:30 – 4:30 PM EST. Doors open for conference attendees at 12:00 Noon. See below for optional social events on June 3rd!

Free Admission

Admission to the conference - whether you are coming to Boston or planning to view the live stream - is FREE, but registration is required!

Advocacy & Empowerment

A sleep physician recently told us that she admires the courage of people with hypersomnia. We do, too. This year’s regional conference focuses on the variety of challenges faced by the hypersomnia community.

  • Working: “Staying Ahead of Hypersomnia” will offer sound recommendations for those who are working and perhaps aren’t sure what the future holds. 
  • Studying:  For those navigating school or college – and their parents – our education panel will share what they have experienced as they made decisions about asking for accommodations. 
  • Supporting Research: We will hear from another sleep registry program about the kinds of information that people with IH can offer that truly helps inform research – the answers may surprise you. 
  • Living a Fuller Life with IH: Kate Kaplan, a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Stanford University, will review ways that therapy can help individuals with hypersomnia manage symptoms and lead active, full lives. Kaplan practices behavioral sleep medicine and works frequently with individuals who have hypersomnia.  
  • Staying Up to Date: We are proud to announce that Dr. Lynn Marie Trotti will provide an update on current treatment and research topics of interest to people with IH.

SCHEDULE

Joining us in person for the conference? We're offering extra events in Boston for attendees! Check the schedule below for details, and when you register be sure to let us know which you would like to attend!

Old Town Trolley Tour

2:00 - 4:00 PM ET | $25.00 

According to our survey, your #1 choice for a Saturday afternoon activity is the Old Town Trolley Tour of historic Boston. Sit back, relax and discover all that Boston has to offer by means of this sightseeing tour! We have booked a trolley just for our conference attendees, and thanks to an anonymous sponsor we are able to lower the price of tickets to just $25.00 each. Pickup will be at 2:00 pm at the Residence Inn Boston Harbor at Tudor Wharf, and will return to the Residence Inn about 4:00 p.m. Space is limited for this great event; please click the link below to purchase tickets!

7:30 PM ET | FREE

Meet and Greet Game Night

Enjoy a casual meet and greet with light snacks and games hosted by the HF Board at the Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. The event is FREE to all attendees, but please RSVP - you'll see that option  when you register for the conference.

The conference will be held in the Rabb Lecture Hall of the beautifully renovated Johnson Building, adjacent to the Main Boston Public Library. Light refreshments will be available mid-afternoon.

Be sure to stay connected for updates on speakers, details, and more in the weeks to come!   

The Hypersomnia Foundation would like to thank the following for their generous sponsorship:

SPONSORS

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Have questions about the conference or interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch for more information: info@hypersomniafoundation.org

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June 4th

June 3rd

“ We’re thrilled to bring the hypersomnia community together this spring. We chose the theme of Advocacy and Empowerment because we have seen, again and again, the powerful determination of people with hypersomnia to seek out all available resources. We are bringing together speakers and topics which we hope will support those efforts.  

 - Diane Powell
CEO | Chair, Board of Directors

HF Regional Conference

12:30 - 4:30 PM ET | FREE 

REGISTRATION

Registration is easy! Click one of the links below to register to attend the conference in person or via live-stream, and be sure to check out the schedule for the list of events planned around the conference! Looking to reserve your seat for the Old Trolley Tour? Get Tickets Here!

FREE

In Person

Want to join us in Boston? We'd love to see you there! Check the schedule above for sponsored weekend events! Admission to the conference is free, but registration is required for all events!

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FREE

Livestream

Can't make it to Boston? We'll be live-streaming the conference! Viewing is free but registration is required. Register today to receive viewing details, and conference announcements in the months to come!

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SPEAKERS

We are pleased to announce the following speakers. We will be announcing additional presenters in the coming weeks – watch for our posts on Facebook and Twitter, or check back here! 

Living a Fuller Life
with Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Kate Kaplan, PhD

Staying Ahead
of Hypersomnia

Anjel Burgess, JD

Turning Hope into Success: The Journeys of Two Graduates

Discussion Panel

Celia King, MPS | Mary King, Ed D | Olivia Robbins | Jessamine Griewahn-Okita

Looking for a hotel? The Hypersomnia Foundation has reserved a block of rooms at The Residence Inn Boston Harbor at Tudor Wharf, on a first-come, first-served basis.

ACCOMMODATIONS

For Saturday night, June 3rd, The Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf has offered the Hypersomnia Foundation a special group rate of $289.00 USD per night (plus tax) for a studio suite. This Residence Inn has generously agreed to offer this same rate for a limited number of rooms for Friday (June 2) and Sunday (June 4) as well.

Hotel & Suite Amenities 

Free Breakfast
Free WiFi Internet
Pets Friendly
Indoor Pool

Fitness Center
Business Center
Element Day Spa
Laundry On-Site

Check-In 4:00 PM
Check-Out 12:00 PM
Valet Parking (Fee)
Garage Parking (Fee)

Address:
34-44 Charles River Ave, Boston, MA 02129

Lobby Phone:
1-617-242-9000

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Residence Inn Boston Harbor
on Tudor Wharf

Booking

To make a reservation guests can either call 1-800-331-3131 to the central reservation team (be sure to mention the Hypersomnia Foundation room block) or book online. For specific hotel questions, please contact Dory Noll at the Residence Inn, at 1-617-933-5313 and she will be happy to assist you.

$289 USD (plus tax)

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06.04.2017 | 12:30 - 4:30 EST 

E. Matthew Steinberg, AIF®
Managing Director – Investments
tel: 215-576-3015

NEWS & UPDATES

Watch this space for announcements about speakers, topics, and other conference related information! Or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Treatment & Research
Updates 

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc

Kate Kaplan of Stanford joins HF's Regional Conference

The Hypersomnia Foundation is pleased to announce that Kate Kaplan, a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Stanford University is joining the list of presenters at HF's Regional Conference in Boston on June 4th. Kaplan will review ways that therapy can help individuals with hypersomnia manage symptoms and lead active, full lives. Kaplan practices behavioral sleep medicine and works frequently with individuals who have hypersomnia.

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04.10.2017  |  New Speaker Added to Lineup