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By: Kevin Asp on May 16th, 2016

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Drowsy Driving

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Meet Dr. Van Dongen, who will cover the legislative aspects of drowsy driving

Van_Dongen_Hans.jpgOn Monday,  June 13th, Hans Van Dongen, PhD, will discuss and review the challenges with drowsy driving from a health and policy perspective. 

About Dr. Van Dongen

Dr. Van Dongen is Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University Spokane.

He is nationally and internationally known for his research on sleep, sleep deprivation, drowsiness and performance impairment. His research includes a wide range of laboratory, field and simulator studies, and he has made significant contributions to drowsy driver detection technology as well as mathematical modeling to predict drowsiness.

Dr. Van Dongen has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and his work is widely cited. He has been awarded funding by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, NASA, NIH, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Regional Airline Association, and various industry partners.

Here is what Dr. Van Dongen will present during Monday's general track session on June 13th  from 2:30 - 3:15pm

Drowsy Driving

Objectives:

  1. Identify the causes and temporal regulation of drowsiness.
  2. Recognize how drowsiness affects driving performance and safety.
  3. Discuss strategies for mitigating drowsy driving risks.
  4. Explore challenges and solutions in policy-making to address drowsy driving.

We hope to see you at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in June!

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