KLS Symposium Held in June 2006

The first scientific symposium focused on KLS took place during the 20th Annual APSS Sleep meeting (http://www.apss.org/SPMonJune19.aspx) on June 19, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. This five day event was attended by over 5,000 sleep medicine physicians, researchers and professionals from around the world.

The Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) Foundation is grateful to Isabelle Arnulf and Yves Dauvilliers for co-chairing and organizing this symposium entitled ““New Developments In Kleine-Levin Syndrome” on current KLS research.

Joining Drs. Arnulf (Paris, France) and Yves Dauvilliers (Montpellier, France) where speakers from around the world involved in KLS research, included Emmanuel Mignot, MD (Stanford University, California), Nathan Gadot, MD (Israel), Yu-Shu Huang, MD (Taiwan) and Yakov Sivan, MD (Israel).

Dr. Arnulf presented an overview on the KLS medical condition and summarized the recent findings of a detailed questionnaire of 108 KLS patients.  Dr.  Mignot gave a scientific talk on the evidence for a possible genetic component in KLS. Dr. Huang presented the results of her functional imaging studies in KLS patients and Dr. Gadot described his findings on an unusually large number of KLS patients in Israel.

In appreciation to the symposium speakers and to maximize this scientific meeting on KLS research, the KLS Foundation hosted a dinner and discussion for the presenters and those interested in KLS.  Neal M. Farber, PhD, co-President of the KLS Foundation, led a discussion on current and future directions in KLS research.

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