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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

Plenary Session
8:15am – 10:00am
Eve Van Cauter, PhD
Participants in the Technologist Track are encouraged to attend.
  • The Cross-Talk Between Sleep and Circadian Clocks: Mechanisms and Health Implications
Technical Aspects of PSG
10:30am – 12:30pm

Amber Allen, RPSGT, RST, CCSH | Dara Ball, RPSGT, RST | Larry Brewer, RPSGT, RST | Julie Pitman, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
  • ECG Arrhythmia Considerations for the Post-HSAT Sleep Study Patient
  • Innovations in EEG Application and Recording Protocol
  • Respiration and CO2 Monitoring
  • Technician Considerations for Interactions with Pediatric/Geriatric Patients
Pediatric Polysomnography
1:45pm – 2:45pm

Louella Amos, MD | Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
  • A Comparitive Review: Adults and Children Sleep Scoring
  • Sleep Apnea in the Complex Pediatric Patient
Careers in Sleep Technology
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Daniel Lane, RPSGT, RST | Eileen Leary, RPSGT, RST | Shannon Sullivan, MD | Christine Won, MD
  • The Changing Landscape of Sleep Technology and Sleep Telemedicine
  • How to Remain Competitive in Sleep Medicine
  • Management of Sleep Facility – Developing Leadership and Administrative Skills
  • The Role of Sleep Technologist/Respiratory Therapist and a Clinical Sleep Educator

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Practical Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing
8:00am – 10:00am

Steven Coutras, MD | Ulysses Magalang, MD | Atul Malhotra, MD | Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD
  • Neurology and Breathing
  • Normal Upper Airway Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology of Central Sleep Apnea
  • Pathophysiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Advanced Modes of PAP Therapy
10:20am – 12:20pm

Michelle Cao, DO | Shahrokh Javaheri, MD | Bernardo Selim, MD | Robert Stansbury, MD
  • ASV – Tips for Successful Titration
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bi-Level S and ST Titration
  • Overview of Advanced Modes Ventilatory Support in the Sleep Facility
  • Volume Assured Pressure Support Modes for Chronic Respiratory Failure Syndromes
ISR Review Panel
1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Claude Albertario, RST, RPSGT
  • Faye Burnette, RRT, RPSGT
  • Scott Williams, MD
  • Mark McCarthy, MD
  • Michael Zachek, MD
Movement and Neurology-Based Sleep Disorders
2:45pm – 4:45pm
Richard P. Allen, PhD | Michael J. Howell, MD | Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD | Bradley V. Vaughn, MD
  • Movement Disorders
  • Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia
  • NREM and REM Parasomnias
  • Sleep-Related Seizure Disorders