SLEEP 2018 Technologist Track

SLEEP 2018 features a learning track devoted entirely to Sleep Technologists. No matter if the technologist is early or late in their career, there is a plethora of information waiting for all Sleep Technologists to take with them and implement into their day-to-day work. Review the entire schedule for Technologists below. Plus, Sleep Technologist members of the AASM or SRS enjoy a discounted registration fee of $175 when registering by April 20th!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Technical Aspects of PSG

10:30am – 12:30pm

  • Innovations in EEG application and Recording Protocol - Larry Brewer, RPSGT, RST
  • ECG Arrhythmia Considerations for the Post-HST Sleep Study Patient - Amber Allen, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
  • Respiration and CO2 Monitoring - Julie Pitman RPSGT, CCSH, RST
  • Technician Considerations for Interactions with Pediatric/Geriatric Patients - Dara Ball, RPSGT, RST
Pediatric Polysomnography

1:45pm – 2:45pm

  • A Comparative Review: Adults and Children Sleep Scoring - Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
  • Sleep Apnea in the Complex Pediatric Patient - Louella Amos, MD 
Practical Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing

3:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Normal Upper Airway Anatomy - Steven Coutras, MD
  • Neurobiology of Breathing - Ulysses J. Magalang, MD
  • Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Patrick Strollo, MD, FAASM
  • Pathophysiology of Central Sleep Apnea - Atul Malhotra, MD

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Advanced Modes of PAP Therapy

8:00am – 10:00am

  • Overview of Advanced Modes Ventilatory Support in the Sleep Lab - Michelle Cao, DO
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bi-Level S and ST Titration - Robert Stansbury, MD
  • ASV Titration - Tips for Successful Titration - Shahrokh Javaheri, MD
  • Volume Assured Pressure Support Modes for Chronic Respiratory Failure Syndromes - Bernardo Selim, MD
Movement and Neurology-Based Sleep Disorders

10:20am – 12:20pm

  • Movement Disorders - Richard P. Allen, PhD
  • Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia - Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD
  • NREM and REM Parasomnias - Michael J. Howell, MD, FAASM
  • Sleep-Related Seizure Disorders - Bradley V. Vaughn, MD
ISR Review Panel

1:30pm – 2:30pm

  • Claude Albertario, RST, RPSGT
  • Faye Burnette, RRT, RPSGT
  • Scott Williams, MD
  • Mark McCarthy, MD
  • Michael Zachek, MD
Careers in Sleep Technology

2:45pm – 4:45pm

  • The Changing Landscape of Sleep Technology and Sleep Telemedicine - Shannon Sullivan, MD
  • Management of Sleep Lab: Developing Leadership and Administrative Skills - Christine Won, MD
  • The Role of Sleep Technologist/Respiratory Therapist and a Clinical Sleep Educator - Daniel Lane RPSGT, RST
  • How to Remain Competitive in Sleep Medicine - Eileen Leary, RPSGT, RST