The Annual Southern Sleep Society meeting is the oldest regional sleep conference in the country and the most-unique meeting you can attend. Physician CME is provided each year to conferences attendees. Each year, the Southern Sleep Society is preceded by a comprehensive technologist course that provides comprehensive training, education and continuing education credits for sleep technologists.
Join us this coming spring in Asheville, NC at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel conveniently located downtown. You will experience all the stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains while enjoying an educational forum where sleep physicians, allied health professionals and leading sleep researchers exchange information in order to provide better treatment modalities and outcomes for sleep disorder patients. The Southern Sleep Society not only attracts sleep physicians, but also primary care, internal medicine, psychiatrists, psychologists, pulmonologists, sleep and pulmonary fellows, nurses, sleep technicians and respiratory therapists. The 2016 meeting has confirmed an incredible lineup of speakers, including Drs. Carlos H. Schenck, Nancy Collop, David Rye, Carol Rosen, Philip Becker, J. Catesby Ware, Susan Harding, William Orr, Daniel Tyka, Terry Brown, Gregory Carter, Nilgun Giray, Max Hirshkowitz, Shariar Shahzeidi, Ruckshanda Majid, John Herman, William Broughton and Mrs. Pamela Minkley.
The Technical course that precedes the conference this year is co-hosted by Southern Sleep Society and the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and is specifically designed for allied health professionals who are focused toward education in clinical sleep health. The 8-hour course, titled “Essential Skills in Sleep Education—Tools for Career Advancement”, is designed around competencies that all practicing sleep educators should possess, including skills such as effective teaching, patient education, education planning, development of course materials, assessment of educational materials, communication techniques, community education, skilled educational planning and assessment and evaluation of educational materials. The course is specifically relevant to allied health professionals who are practicing in sleep education. This pre-conference course is an opportunity to bring principles together with some examples in practice. Participants will have the opportunity to interact in several scenarios that are specifically focused on patient education, feedback and compliance. With the increasing need of medical education in sleep disorders technology, the need for strong educators in the profession is now widely recognized. Although there are courses specifically targeted toward obtaining a credential in clinical sleep education, there is a lack of basic level courses in this area. The 2016 course is designed to meet the needs for both entry level and advanced teaching qualifications in sleep education while at the same time offering continuing education credits for successful course completion. The speakers presenting this course include leaders in the field of sleep education. Plan now to attend this unique course this spring.
Explore the Agenda and other Events occurring during the conference and make your plans to meet us in Asheville, NC on April 7-10, 2016.
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Set in downtown, this upscale modern hotel is a
7-minute walk from the Asheville Art Museum and
2.5 miles from Biltmore Village model company town.
Join the Southern Sleep Society in Asheville, NC for its 38th Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel April 7-10, 2016. Make your plans NOW to experience an unforgettable sleep disorders conference and technologist course in one of the most interesting and fun-filled cities in the country.
Plan to come a day or two early or stay over after the meeting so that you have time to experience beautiful downtown Asheville. You will experience all the stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains while enjoying an educational forum where sleep physicians, allied health professionals and leading sleep researchers exchange information in order to provide better treatment modalities and outcomes for sleep disorder patients. The Southern Sleep Society not only attracts sleep physicians, but also primary care, internal medicine, psychiatrists, psychologists, pulmonologists, sleep and pulmonary fellows, nurses, sleep technicians and respiratory therapists.