CSCN 8th Annual Research Retreat
Call for Abstracts
Friday, May 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Reception to follow
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

Emmanuel MignotThis year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center for Narcolepsy at Stanford University. Dr. Mignot is internationally recognized as having discovered the cause of narcolepsy. He is also known for his discovery of a polymorphism of the "clock" gene that appears to alter individuals' internal biorhythms and for the finding of a gene variant that predisposes to sleep apnea.

Call for Abstracts
The Center for Sleep invites all investigators in disciplines such as endocrinology, neurology, neuroscience, nursing, psychology, rheumatology, sleep medicine, psychiatry, pulmonology, and veterinary medicine to submit abstracts. Basic science, translational, and clinical research in the fields of sleep, sleep disorders, sleep and metabolism, and circadian rhythms are welcomed. All those who submit an abstract will be expected to present a poster unless the abstract is chosen for a talk.

Clinical fellows are also encouraged to submit case studies for poster presentations. The most interesting will be chosen to be presented as a talk during the retreat.

A panel of senior faculty will judge the abstracts and posters, and the authors of the best submissions and the best presentations (one each in basic science research, clinical/translational research, and case studies) will receive a $500 award. Presenters must attend the retreat to be eligible for an award.

To register, complete the registration form. Abstract deadline extended to April 18. Send to Margaret Higgins by email attachment as one-page (8 ½ x 11) (including figures) in Microsoft Word format, Times, 11 pt font.

The CSCN retreat highlights significant and cutting-edge basic science, translational and clinical sleep research being performed throughout the University of Pennsylvania scientific community. We look forward to seeing you at the retreat.

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