Please note that times, sessions, and speakers may change.


7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Registration  (Capitol Foyer)

8:30 a.m.
Conference Begins (Salon D & E)

PART 1 Sleep: At the Crossroads of Biology and Health

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Introduction to Conference: Background, Mission and Goals
·  Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital and Member of the Faculty in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address
·  Perri Klass, MD, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics and Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
An Overview of the Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
·  Daniel J. Buysse, MD, UPMC Endowed Chair in Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Developmental Changes to Sleep Biology Affect Adolescent Sleep
·  Mary Carskadon, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Adjunct Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Alpert Medical School, Brown University

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Morning Break

PART 2 Deficient Sleep in Teens: The Consequences

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Impact on Safety
·  Brian C. TefftSenior Researcher, Traffic Research Group, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Impact on Mood and Risky Behavior
·  Wendy Troxel, PhD, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Impact on Health
·  Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break for Lunch (provided)

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Impact on Cognition and Brain Function
·  Dean Beebe, PhD, Director, Neuropsychology Program, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Impact on School Performance
Amy Wolfson, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland

PART 3 Turning Science into Policy

2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Does Changing School Start Times Work?
·  Kyla Wahlstrom, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, University of Minnesota

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Overview of School Start Times in the US and Survey of the Literature
·  Anne Wheaton, PhD, Senior Service Fellow/Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost Benefit Analysis of Changing School Start Times
·  Marco Hafner, Research Leader, Cambridge Office, RAND Corporation

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Debunking Sleep Myths and Educating Communities
·  Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Q&A / Panel Discussion

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception (Capitol Foyer)

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

Deeper Dives:  Case Studies and Focused Topics

8:00 a.m.
Conference Begins (Salon D & E)

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks: Leadership for Change at the District and State Levels
Kenneth Dragseth, PhD, Retired Superintendent, Edina, MN and Lecturer, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
·  Anthony J. Portantino, California Senator Representing the 25th Senate District

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Perspectives from the Trenches
Sandy Evans, Chair, Fairfax County VA Board of Education
·  Darrel Drobnich, President, MidAmr Group
·  Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Start School Later, Inc.

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Transition to Breakout Session Rooms (Meeting Room Level)

Breakout Sessions -  Blueprints for Success:              

Who, Why, When, Where, and How
(Attendees will choose 2 out of the 6 sessions listed below)

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.        Breakout 1

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.      Morning Break

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.      Breakout 2  

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.      Transition to General Conference Room (Salon D & E)

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.      Concluding Remarks and Next Steps
·  Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of Sleep Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital and Member of the Faculty in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

List of breakout sessions that attendees will choose from during registration:

District Change Case Study 1:  Large Metropolitan District - Seattle area (Room Name: Longworth)
·  Catherine Darley, ND, The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine, Inc.
·  Maida Lynn Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, Seattle Children's Hospital

District Change Case Study 2:   Regional Change - Southern Maine (Room Name: Rayburn)
·  Jeremy Ray, Superintendent Biddeford School Department, Biddeford, ME

District Change Case Study 3:   Urban and Suburban Districts - Minneapolis area (Room Name: Cannon)
·  Kenneth Dragseth, PhD, retired Superintendent, Edina, MN and Lecturer, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Topic 1:   Educating Stakeholders (Room Name: State)
·  Jilly Dos Santos, Student Advocate, Columbia, MO and Middlebury College Class of 2019
·  Craig Canapari, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Program, Yale School of Medicine
·  Phyllis Payne, MPH, Co-Founder, SLEEP in Fairfax and  Implementation Director, Start School Later, Inc.

Topic 2:   Understanding Community Impact (Room Name: Treasury)
·  Scott Thielman, EdD, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public Schools, MN
·  Pam Miller, Director of Teaching and Learning, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public Schools, MN

Topic 3:   Transportation and Other Logistics (Room Name: Commerce)
·  Tom Platt, MBA, School Bus Consultants
·  Ken Smith, MBA, PhD, School Board Member, Northshore School District, Bothell, Washington and Associate Professor of Accounting, Central Washington University
·  Jeff Platenberg, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Facilities and Transportation Services, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA