Southern Sleep Society 34th Annual Meeting and Technologist Course

March 29-April 1, 2012 – San Destin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL

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Technologist Course Agenda

“From Professional Development to Professional Distinction: Meeting the Challenges of the Future through Innovative Pathways”

Professional Involvement: The key to protecting your credential – Wayne Peacock, RPSGT, RST

Successful Quality Monitoring in the Sleep Center- Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT

Steps to Research Technologist and CCRC Credentialing – Brett Berry, RPSGT

The Sleep Educator Role – Bonnie Robertson, CRT, RPSGT

Refreshment Break

The Sleep Center Navigator – Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT

Increasing Referrals: Addressing the population of Women and Sleep – Beth Richey, RRT

The value of using screening tools to identify patients at high risk for sleep apnea – Melissa Brooks, MBA, RPSGT, CRT


Concurrent Afternoon Session

The Pediatric Sleep Technologist-Is this the Future for You? – Cynthia Nichols, PhD

Becoming a successful Education Consultant and Making it a Business – Mary Kay Hobby, RRT, RPSGT

Finding your niche in technical support – Tammy Taylor, RPSGT

Refreshment Break

Marketing Secrets to increase referrals – Marilyn Swick, RPSGT

Pioneering polysomnography overseas through innovative models in education Glen Roldan, RPSGT

Challenging PSG Cases: Recognizing the Unusual – Joanne Elliott, CRT, RPSGT

BRPT Review Course: “The Pathway to your Credential”

Calibration and recording techniques: amplifiers and filters – Glen Roldan, RPSGT

Troubleshooting Artifact – Wayne Peacock, RPSGT

Staging, Arousals and Calculations – Shalanda Mitchell, RPSGT

Refreshment Break

Respiratory, ECG, PLMS and Calculations – Debbie Akers, RRT, RPSGT

PAP Titrations – Bonnie Robertson, CRT, RPSGT

Techniques for successful certification – Janice East, R. EEG T., RPSGT

Friday, March 30, 2012
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“Discoveries, Opportunities and Challenges Shaping the Future of Sleep Medicine” Moderator: Denise Sharon, MD, PhD

Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits

RLS (Willis-Ekbom Disease) around the globe-epidemiology and clinical manifestations – Denise Sharon, MD, PhD

Updates on diagnostic criteria and CVD co-morbidities of RLS (Willis-Ekbom Disease) -Mike H. Silber, MD

Treatment of RLS -Philip M. Becker, MD

Discussion Group: All Participants

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Exhibitor’s Reception

Saturday, March 31, 2012
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“Discoveries, Opportunities and Challenges Shaping the Future of Sleep Medicine” Moderator: Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

Visit Exhibits Open – Continental Breakfast

Poster and awards presentation #2

CPAP compliance in a changing business environment – Robert Dawkins, PhD

Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury – Richard Castriotta, MD

Sleep-related breathing disorders and non-cardiac post-operative complications – Supat Thammasitboon, MD

Preop and inpatient screening for OSA- Terry M. Brown, DO

Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits

Recent developments in pediatric sleep medicine -John Herman, PhD

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing: Evaluation for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy – Ruckshanda Majid, MD

The scope of insomnia and parasomnia in the autistic child -Shahriar Shahzedi, MD

Nocturnal sleep related-breathing disorder – Dr. Weihong Pan

Unusual movement disorders during sleep – Ali Bozorg, MD

Indications for NPSG for Insomnia and managing insomnia symptoms in the OSA patient- Mary Rose, PsyD

Sleepy, drowsy, tired, pooped: What are we measuring – Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

Annual Golf Tournament -Raven Course

Founder’s Awards Banquet

Sunday, April 1, 2012 
Southern Sleep Society Meeting Agenda

“Grandfathering: Are we training enough sleep medicine specialists
to meet America’s needs in the future?” Moderator: Gregory Carter, MD, FAASM

Continental Breakfast

The current and projected future status of sleep medicine care and training in the United States – Gregory Carter, MD

The history of sleep medicine training and certification: Why sleep medicine needed to evolve and what we have gained – Michael H. Silber, MD

Refreshment Break

Poster viewing and awards presentation #3

Grooming technologists through unique training programs – James Andry, MD, RPSGT

Panel discussion


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