Birmingham, Alabama

 
Annual
Meeting

Sleepy the Owl
Sleepy the Owl

Southern Sleep Society returns to Birmingham, AL for the 44th Annual Conference. The 2022 annual conference is our first in-person conference since 2019. In 2020, the conference was cancelled and we partnered with Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine to provide an educational alternative for members and colleagues. In 2021, the conference was completely virtual and very successful with over 700 attendees. The 2022 conference is coming back to our roots, and offering a lot more options than previous conferences.

Join us for the 44th Annual Conference that will include education, good food, social events and a chance to see our colleagues face-to-face in a safe and clean environment.

43 years ago, Southern Sleep Society held its second annual meeting in Birmingham, AL. Since that meeting, the Birmingham skyline has skyrocketed. It is not the same city it was 43 years ago. It is a bustling city with a variety of options, including cultural, historical, social and athletic activities. The conference is hosted in the heart of downtown Birmingham. It’s a city that’s easy to reach by plane, bus or automobile. The airport is convenient and the hotel offers free shuttle service from the airport.

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Make plans now to join us in downtown Birmingham at the newly renovated Sheraton Birmingham Hotel on April 21-25, 2022 for our 44th annual conference.

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Scheduled Events

Jazz Pharmaceuticals: A Treatment for Adult Patients with Idiopathic Hypersomnia

An incredible educational lineup awaits you at the 44th annual conference. The conference kicks off with a Technical Course for allied health professionals, followed by the annual Southern Sleep Society meeting.

The choice is yours for our a-la-carte conference. Options are listed below. Physicians can earn CME credits for all options.

  • Attend the one-day Technical Course only
  • Attend the Southern Sleep Society conference only
  • Attend the Technical Course plus one day of the Southern Sleep Society conference
  • Attend the Technical Course plus two days of the Southern Sleep Society conference
  • Attend all four days of the conference (Technical Course + Southern Sleep Society conference)

Registration fees vary for members and non-members. Join as a member and save!

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Registration options, fees and an online registration form are listed on the Registrations/Fees page.

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Supporting Partners

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Cadwell
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Menninger
  • Nihon Kohden
  • Pear Therapeutics
  • Philips
  • ResMed
  • Somnoware

Our Faculty


SSS Faculty

Amy Amara, MD Amy Amara, MD
University of Alabama Medicine
Jennifer DeWolfe, DO Jennifer DeWolfe, DO
University of Alabama Medicine
Kara L. Dupuy McCauley, MD Kara L. Dupuy McCauley, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Krisztina Harsanyi-Jilling, MD Krisztina Harsanyi-Jilling, MD
UAB Medicine
Amy Hartsfield, DMD Amy Hartsfield, DMD
TMJ & Sleep Solutions
Romy Hoque, MD Romy Hoque, MD
Emory School of Medicine
Sophia Lal, DO Sophia Lal, DO
St. Vincent’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Colleen Lance, MD Colleen Lance, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Ashley W. LeMaire, PhD, ABPP Ashley W. LeMaire, PhD, ABPP
Menninger Clinic
William C. Orr, PhD William C. Orr, PhD
Emeritus Faculty, Lynn Health
Michelle A. Patriquin, PhD, ABPP Michelle A. Patriquin, PhD, ABPP
Menninger Clinic Houston
Jeff Rodgers, DMD Jeff Rodgers, DMD
Dunwoody, GA
Mary Rose, PsyD, DBSM Mary Rose, PsyD, DBSM
Menninger Clinic & Rose Family Health
David B. Rye, MD, PhD David B. Rye, MD, PhD
Emory Clinic School of Medicine
Carlos H. Schenck, MD Carlos H. Schenck, MD
Hennepin Healthcare
Shahriar Shahzeidi, MD Shahriar Shahzeidi, MD
Grand Health Institute, Miami, FL
Michael Strunc, MD Michael Strunc, MD
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Kirk Withrow, MD Kirk Withrow, MD
UAB Medicine

Technical Course Faculty

Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS, CCSH, FAAST Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS, CCSH, FAAST
Kara L. Dupuy McCauley, MD Kara L. Dupuy McCauley, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST,CCSH Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST,CCSH
Daniel Herold, RPSGT, FAAST Daniel Herold, RPSGT, FAAST
Seth Hollen, RPSGT Seth Hollen, RPSGT
Elise Maher, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST Elise Maher, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST
Tammy Muth-Davis, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH Tammy Muth-Davis, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH
Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH
Brian Rogers, RPSGT Brian Rogers, RPSGT
Stephen Justin Thomas, PhD Stephen Justin Thomas, PhD
Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST

Founder’s Award 2022 Participants

Joseph Ashmore, APRN, MSN Joseph Ashmore, APRN, MSN
Sofia Mildrum Chana Sofia Mildrum Chana
Graduate Student
Medical/Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Robert J. Murray, DO Robert J. Murray, DO
Sleep Medicine Fellow
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Program Committee

Mary Rose, PsyD, DBSM Mary Rose, PsyD, DBSM
Southern Sleep Society President
Menninger Clinic & Rose Family Health
Houseton, TX
Marietta B. Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST Marietta B. Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST
Meeting Coordinator
BayCare Health System
Clearwater, FL

In Remembrance

Sadly, we continue to lose pioneers in the field of sleep medicine, and recently we lost one of our most beloved Presidents — Dr. Martin Cohen. We are also extremely sad to report the loss of one of our most dedicated and beloved first-generation members, Dr. Gregory Ferriss. He was the second President of Southern Sleep Society (1979-1981). Additionally, we have lost another innovator and beloved colleague in sleep medicine — Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen. They are gone but will never be forgotten for the contributions to clinical research and the professional development and recognition of the field of sleep disorders medicine.

In 2020 and 2021, sleep medicine lost other colleagues well known to members of the Southern Sleep Society: Christian Guilleminault, Dennis Hill, Helio Lemmi, William C. Dement, Mark W. Mahowald and Rosalind Cartwright. Since Dr. William C. Orr knew these individuals personally, he was asked to provide some brief remembrances about them. With the greatest respect and admiration, he wrote the anecdotes linked below.

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William C. Orr, PhD, President Emeritus, Lynn Health Science Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Dr. Martin Cohn
Dr. Martin Cohn, 5th President
of the Southern Sleep Society
(1986-1988)

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Gregory Ferriss
Dr. Gregory Ferriss, 2nd President of the Southern Sleep Society (1979-1981)

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