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Upcoming Events

Jun 02

We are planning our 2018 conference for June 2-3 in Baltimore. Click HERE for the latest updates. You can also subscribe to our Newsletter in the yellow banner below & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.

 

#HFconf: About Hypersomnia Foundation Conferences:

Our conferences follow our mission of education, awareness and research. Sleep physicians share updates on research and treatments, as well as important developments and news about our patient registry (CoRDS). We also bring together other professionals to help improve the lives of people with IH and related disorders, addressing topics such as coping with hypersomnia at school and at work. Perhaps most importantly, we bring the hypersomnia community together. People with hypersomnia and their supporters are able to meet others with hypersomnia, often for the first time. What this means for people with these rare disorders is best explained by our 2017 conference attendees:

“It made me feel less alone. I got actual information that I can put to use in my life… I left feeling like I was being understood, people were doing things to help, and feeling more hopeful about my future.”

“There are very few times you can walk into a room and know that everyone there gets it, gets you, and is wholeheartedly accepting. That’s how I felt at the meet and greet [social event] and conference. I also like learning about things relevant to my condition.”

The HF has hosted three conferences since its inception in 2014:

  • 2015   Building our Future Together, Atlanta, GA
  • 2016  #BeyondSleepy in the Mile High City, Denver, CO
  • 2017  #BeyondSleepy in Boston, MA
  • 2018  #BeyondSleepy in Baltimore, MD  (June 2-3)

Who attends HF conferences?

Hypersomnia Foundation conferences offer the latest information on research, treatments, challenges, and issues facing people with idiopathic hypersomnia and related disorders today. Our conference attendees include:

  • People with idiopathic hypersomnia / hypersomnolence disorder
  • People with narcolepsy (with and without cataplexy)
  • People with Kleine-Levin syndrome
  • People with hypersomnia associated with other disorders
  • Supporters of people with a hypersomnia
  • Medical professionals
  • Scientists
  • Educators
  • Advocates – significant others, family and friends

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