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Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

#BeyondSleepy in Philadelphia: HF Conference
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Order your tickets before April 30 to get the incredible early bird price of $99. After April 30, tickets will be $125.

The Hypersomnia Foundation is holding a conference June 13-14, 2020 – our first major conference event in two years!

(Note: Come early to meet other attendees and HF Board members on the eve of the conference, June 12. SEE “Schedule” below for more.)

WHO should attend? This 2-day conference is primarily intended for people with IH and related rare sleep disorders, and their supporters. (Professionals attending the APSS SLEEP meeting are also welcome!)

WHY attend?  This is a major HF conference, gathering top clinicians and researchers devoted to idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and related disorders.

  • LEARN about cutting-edge research on diagnosis & treatment of IH and related disorders
  • ASK questions about new medications and clinical trials  
  • MEET other people with these rare sleep disorders and their supporters
  • DISCOVER how you can advocate for your best care and help increase funding of research of these rare sleep disorders 

WHAT’s the schedule? 

Friday, June 12

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. “Meet and Greet” – a free, casual social event hosted by HF, for attendees. Includes hor d’oeuvres and no host bar.

Saturday, June 13            

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch included)

Sunday June 14                 

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon

WHERE will the conference be held?

Le Meridien Hotel, 1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102  

HF has a limited block of hotel rooms at $169/night. For more details, and to book rooms, go to Book your group rate for Hypersomnia Foundation Attendees Room Block


  • David Rye, MD, PhD, Emory University, USA
  • Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc, Emory University, USA
  • Nathan Cross, PhD, Concordia University, Canada
  • Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD, University of Montpellier, France
  • Andrew Jenkins, PhD, Emory University, USA
  • Sanjeev Kothare, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA
  • Jason Ong, PhD, Northwestern University, USA

Also featuring: Angel Burgess, J.D., an attorney specializing in disability issues 

And including break-out sessions on Living with a Rare Sleep Disorder & Getting Support, with:

  • Diana Kimmel, founder of the Hypersomnia Alliance and the “Snooze Cruise
  • Sarah Beazley, HF Board member and Patient Advocate
  • Diane Powell, LCSW, HF Board Chair/CEO

*current list of confirmed speakers, subject to change

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING at the conference? It’s a great chance to meet others and help other attendees get the most out of this event. We love our volunteers! Email to learn more.

Together we will press for the way forward: for more research and awareness and improved treatments of these rare sleep disorders. (And one day, a cure.)

See you in Philadelphia!

#BeyondSleepy in Philadelphia: HF Conference
Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 14, 2020  |  Order your tickets before April 30 to get the incredible early bird price of $99. After April 30, tickets will be $125.


Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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