Conference Agenda

Technical Course for Allied Health Professionals
April 21, 2022

“Meeting the Challenges of the Future through Innovative Pathways”

8 Continuing Education Credits


Course Objectives

  • Define the future for sleep technologists
  • Identify best practices in Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Technology
  • Review advanced practices in sleep apnea
  • Describe the role of Artificial Intelligence in polysomnography

Thursday, April 21, 2022

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AM “Health Coaching and Management of OSA” Kara Dupuy McCauley, MD
8:45-9:30 AM “A Perceptive Understanding of Circadian Rhythms — Teaching Others to Embrace Good Sleep” Stephen Justin Thomas, PhD
9:30-10:15 AM “AAST and BRPT Strategy to Capitalize on Opportunities and Embrace Threats to the Profession” Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH
10:15-10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30-11:15 AM “Overcoming Disparities in Healthcare” Elise Maher, RPSGT, FAAST
11:15-12:00 PM “Exceeding the Ventilation Threshold — Is it Ventilation Drive or Ventilation Output?” Tammy Muth-Davis BS, RPSGT, RRT
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Provided
1:00-1:45 PM “The Technologist Role in HNS Therapy in the Sleep Center” Seth Hollen, RPSGT
1:45-2:30 PM “Using Digital Technology to Monitor Adherence” Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS, CCSH
2:30-2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45-3:45 PM “Friend or Foe? Should Sleep Technologists Embrace or Fear Artificial Intelligence? Pros and Cons.” Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH
Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST
3:45-4:15 PM “The Technologist Role in Telehealth” Joseph Anderson, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS, CCSH
4:15-5:00 PM “Restructuring the Sleep Laboratory for a 2030 Strategy: One Lab’s Story” Daniel Herold, RPSGT, FAAST
5:00-5:30 PM “Troubled Nappers and All-Night Criers: Practical Tips for Successful Pediatric Sleep Studies” Brian Rogers, RPSGT
5:30-7:00 PM Opening Reception with Exhibitors Exhibit Hall

Southern Sleep Society 44th Annual Meeting
April 22-24, 2022

“Opportunities and Challenges Shaping the Future of Sleep Medicine”

6.75 Credits


Course Objectives

  • Manage sleep apnea with appropriate therapy
  • Identify medical conditions and disease processes directly related to sleep disorders
  • Review Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Define approaches for managing dementia by improving sleep insufficiency
  • Describe methods for developing a dental sleep medicine practice
  • Define the role of sleep technologists in the future of sleep medicine

Friday, April 22, 2022

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
8:00-8:45 AM “Prioritizing the Patient — Reinventing Inpatient Psychiatry Safety to Improve Sleep and Suicide Outcomes” Michelle A. Patriquin, PhD, ABPP
8:45-9:30 AM “Recognition and Assessment of Complex Nocturnal Behaviors” Romy Hoque, MD
9:30-10:15 AM “Leveraging the Electronic Health Record to Expeditiously Facilitate Shared-Medical Decision Making in a Large Health System: Response to the PAP Recall” Colleen G. Lance, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Founders: “Improving Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Adherence Through Early Telemedicine Follow-up” Joseph Ashmore, MSN, APRN, DNP Candidate
10:30-11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00-11:45 AM “Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies: Impact of Obesity on the Pulmonary System” Kara Dupuy McCauley, MD
11:45-1:00 PM Jazz Pharmaceuticals Product Showcase and Sponsored Luncheon: “A Treatment for Adult Patients with Idiopathic Hypersomnia” James W. Roy, MD, PhD
1:00-1:15 PM Founders: “Impact of Discrimination on Daytime Sleepiness in a Sample of Smokers” Sofia Mildrum Chana, BS
1:15-1:30 PM Founders: “Insurance Dilemma” Robert J. Murray, DO
1:30-2:15 PM “Sleep Related Gastroesophageal Reflux: Is This a Distinct Clinical Entity?” William C. Orr, PhD
2:15-3:00 PM “Managing Disorders of Hypersomnia in Kids” Michael Strunc, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30-4:15 PM “Relationship Between Myotonic Dystrophy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia” David B. Rye, MD, PhD.
4:15-5:00 PM “Non-Pharmacologic Therapy for Sleep Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disease” Amy Amara, MD, PhD
5:00-7:00 PM SSS Annual Membership Meeting Followed by Founders’ Reception
Supported by MVAP Medical Supplies and Somnoware

Saturday, April 23, 2022

3.7 Credits


7:30-8:30 AM Sponsored Breakfast Symposium, Moderator: Mary Rose, PsyD
8:30-9:15 AM “Creating a Cohesive Partnership between Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine” Jeff Rodgers, DMD
9:15-10:00 AM “The Missing Link for OSA: Dental Sleep Medicine — Is It Just for Mild to Moderate OSA” Amy Hartsfield, DMD
10:00-10:20 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:20-11:00 AM “Indications and Contraindications for Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation to treat Sleep Apnea — The Importance of Choosing the Right Patient” Kirk Withrow, MD
11:00-11:45 AM “Novel Stories in RLS: A Better Opioid and the African-American Experience” David B. Rye, MD, PhD
11:45-12:30 PM Gregory S. Ferriss Lecture: “Sleep Insufficiency and Increased Risk of Dementia: Focus on the Glymphatic System” Carlos Schenck, MD
1:00-5:00 PM Historical Tours: On Your Own On Your Own
1:00-6:00 PM Southern Sleep Society Annual Golf Outing Oxmoor Valley CC

Sunday, April 24, 2022

3.5 Credits


7:30-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast, Moderator:
8:00-8:45 AM “Sleep and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” Krisztina Harsanyi-Jilling, MD
8:45-9:30 AM “Establishing Criteria for Referring a Child with OSA to Surgery and Its Outcome After Surgery” Shahriar Shahzeidi, MD
9:30-10:15 AM “Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Epilepsy” Jennifer DeWolfe, DO
10:15-10:45 AM Break
10:45-11:30 AM “Sports Medicine and Sleep” Sophia Lal, DO
11:30-12:00 PM “Sleep Disorders and Cognition” Ashley W. LeMaire, PhD, ABPP
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