The recent 2017 Sleep and Breathing Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin, brought together sleep researchers from around the world to share insight from their research and trials.
American, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian, European and other scientists discussed test results and opinions in their studies of sleep disorders. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discussed outcomes from sleep problems and falls, electroencephalography (EEG) pictures of how sleep apnea disrupts sleep patterns in local residents, how people's lungs react when they consistently don't get enough oxygen, how low oxygen levels affect the risk of developing breast cancer and stem-cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Dr. Mihaela Teodorescu, University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of medicine, organizes the symposium and said the goal of this year's event was to guide junior researchers early in their careers.
A session of the first day of the conference was reserved for researchers in early testing phases, and it allowed for a chance for them to network with experienced scientists, who could explain where to get funding for research and how to get results published.