April 27-28, 2017 Washington DC
Join an interactive conference to:
(1) Discuss the latest findings and recommendations on adolescent sleep and their implications for adolescent health, well-being, and performance;
(2) Share best practices and to provide clear, practical implementation guidelines for school districts across the country considering a change to healthy school start times.
"We need an opportunity to network, share ideas and experiences, tap into unique and practical solutions to challenges, and interface with experts in sleep health, advocacy, education and policy." -- xxxxxxx
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Conference will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders including:
· Education policy makers
· School board and school committee members
· School district superintendents
· School principals, administrators, and teachers
· Parents and students
· Health care professionals
· Community advocates for healthy start times
· School nurses
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This is an unprecedented opportunity to meet and hear from the experts who wrote the school-start-time recommendation and many of the sleep experts whose research underpins the recommendation. They will present the state-of-the science findings on adolescent sleep needs, the importance of sleep for adolescent health, safety, and cognitive function, and the physical and emotional harm that persistent sleep loss does to adolescent students. Importantly, they will answer questions from attendees during the conference proceedings, or informally at the “Conversation Stations” during the cocktail networking reception.
The Conference will also focus on HOW to implement the change in six interactive breakout sessions. These sessions will be led by school board members, school administrators, community advocates, and subject matter experts who have successfully led the change in their districts. The emphasis will be on best practices and lessons learned, with ample time allowed for networking.
· Case Studies: Three breakout sessions will be devoted to an in-depth examination of how a particular school district made the change -- from start to finish.
· Core Topics: Three breakout sessions will do a deep dive into topics that are key to making the change successfully:
o Educating the Community;
o Understanding Community Impact of Making the Change;
o Addressing Transportation and Related Logistical Issues.
Tap into a network to share ideas and experiences, discuss best practices, receive practical guidance, discover new resources.
Take advantage of the opportunity to ask your questions directly to internationally recognized sleep experts.
Click here to register today!
Seating capacity is limited.
LOCATIONJW Marriott1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC202-393-2000
Learn More: Background, Agenda and Speakers, Registration Information, Venue, Hotels and Accommodations, FAQs, Contact
The following organizations are sponsoring this conference:
· Yale School of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics
· The RAND Corporation
· The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
· Start School Later Inc.