2017 Meeting Information

March 23-26, 2017 at JW Marriott Downtown Houston in Houston, TX.

Meeting Introduction

The three-day Southern Sleep Society Conference is preceded by the Annual Technologist Course on March 23, 2017. Participants have the option of registering for the Technologist Course and the Southern Sleep Society Meeting, or may choose to attend specific days of the meeting. The event includes continental breakfasts, breaks, receptions, lunch during the technologist course, a golf tournament, tours and an impressive lineup of exhibitors and supporters. You will not experience a more incredible roster of faculty members than those who will be participating at this conference.

Technologist Course

The 2017 Southern Sleep Society Technologist Course is an 8-hour course designed to enhance competencies related to future roles in sleep allied health. The Southern Sleep Society and The American Association of Sleep Technologists has partnered to develop and present this unique course. This course will open with a motivational speaker presenting “Goals are Dreams with Deadlines”. This presentation is designed to motivate attendees to learn how to visualize their goals and seize opportunities available in sleep disorders technology. Other presentations encompass implementing a patient education program, strategies to prevent denials, developing a CoA PSG program, achieving success in DME, developing a corporate sleep program, sleep center marketing, patient motivation and collaboration among sleep organizations.

Southern Sleep Society Meeting

The educational program is titled “Sleep Medicine 2017—A Discipline in Transition” and includes a unique lineup of keynote presenters, invited lecturers and speakers from leading sleep programs and medical centers around the country. Participants include sleep physicians, clinical researchers, Pulmonologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, clinical sleep educators, sleep technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Fellows, Residents and students. An incredible faculty is confirmed for the 2017 Conference. Keynote speakers are Drs. Carlos H. Schenck, David P. White and Sharokh Javaheri. Special guest speakers are Steve Van Hout from the AASM and Drs. David Rye, Russell Rosenberg, Todd Swick and William “Mac” Anderson. Southern Sleep Society member speakers are Drs. Philip Becker, Donald Watenpaugh, Denise Sharon, Gregory Carter, Nilgun Giray, Max Hirshkowitz, Shariar Shahzeidi, Amir Sharfkhaeh, Ruckshanda Majid, John Herman and William Broughton. Check out the Faculty Page for biographical information on each lecturer. This will be a weekend in Houston that you will not want to miss.


Continuing Education Credits


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Medical Education Resources and Southern Sleep Society. Continuing Medical Education Resources is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Medical Education Resources designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Application is made to AARC and AAST for 23.25 Continuing Education Credits for the 2017 Southern Sleep Society program. Allied Health Professionals can also earn partial credits depending on which sessions of the Technologist Course and Southern Sleep Society meeting is attended. These credits are accepted by the BRPT and The American Board of Sleep Medicine toward credential re-certification.


This program (including the Technologist Course) has been approved for 23.25 Contact Hours by Sleep for Nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14150, 5958 Highwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552, CEP 14150.