2021 Virtual Conference

Announcing the 2021 Southern Sleep Society virtual conference

April 23-25, 2021

MEETING INFORMATION

Previously Registered in 2020???

  • If you were previously registered for the canceled 2020 conference in Atlanta, and you have never requested or been granted a refund, you will be automatically registered for the 2021 virtual conference. Any remaining funds will be transferred to the 2022 conference. CONTACT MEETING PLANNER (Marietta Bibbs) to indicate your desire to attend the 2021 Southern Sleep Society virtual conference. The conference planner will register you. DO NOT REGISTER ON THE SOUTHERN SLEEP SOCIETY WEBSITE.
  • If you were previously registered for the canceled 2020 conference in Atlanta, but attended the virtual conference in October, 2020, your remaining funds (if any) are transferred to the 2021 conference. You must CONTACT THE MEETING PLANNER (Marietta Bibbs) to indicate your desire to attend the 2021 virtual Southern Sleep Society conference. You will be informed about remaining funds you have available for the 2021 virtual conference and the 2022 in-person conference. DO NOT REGISTER ON THE SOUTHERN SLEEP SOCIETY WEBSITE.

If you plan to attend the 2021 Virtual Conference and were not previously registered in 2020, then register here.

REGISTRATION OPTION EARLY BEFORE 4/9 LATE AFTER 4/9
Technologist Course ONLY (7.5 CREDITS) $75.00 $100.00
SSS Meeting ONLY (14 CREDITS) $100.00 $125.00
SSS Meeting Plus Technologist Course (21.5 CREDITS) $150.00 $175.00
2021 MEMBERSHIP DUES $40.00 $40.00

Questions? Contact the meeting planner at Mariettabibbs@southernsleepsociety.org


Participant Registration

Continuing Education

Sleep Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses and allied health professionals can earn up to 21.75 Continuing Education credits for attending the conference.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14150 for 21.75 contact hours.

5958 Highwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552, CEP 14150. This certificate must be retained for a period for at least four years after the date of this course.

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 The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The Southern Sleep Society. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.75 category 1 credits toward the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

AASM Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for sleep technologists are offered for these live activities. AASM designates these live activities for 21.75 AASM CECs.

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The Statement of Speaker and Planner Disclosures and Resolutions

MEETING AGENDA

Southern Sleep Society 43rd Annual Meeting – A Virtual Event
Click HERE to download the Meeting Agenda 

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021

Technical Course for Allied Health Professionals
“Embracing Challenges in Sleep Medicine”

Course Objectives
• Manage sleep apnea with appropriate therapy
• Identify neurological patterns that impact sleep disorders
• Review Pediatric Sleep Medicine
• Implement research in the sleep center


7:30–8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AM Keynote Presentation: Linking Central Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD
8:45-9:30 AM Managing COPD Patients in Sleep Medicine
Tammy Muth-Davis, BS, RPSGT, RRT
9:30-10:15 AM Finding the Right Therapy for Your Patient: CPAP/BPAP/Servo Ventilation, Volume Targeted Pressure Support
Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, CCSH
10:15–10:30 AM Break to Visit Exhibitor Booths
10:30-11:15 AM Identifying and Responding to Cardiac Arrhythmias
Kristina Weaver, EMT-P, RPSGT
11:15-12:00 PM Featured Presentation: Sleep Center Safety and Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19
Laura Linley, RPSGT, RST, CRT
12:00–1:00 PM Lunchtime/Visit Exhibitor Booths
1:00-1:45 PM An Update on SIDS: A Comprehensive Review
Patrick Sorenson, RPSGT
1:45–2:30 PM Distinguishing Medical vs Behavioral Disorders in Pediatric Patients
Joel Porquez, RPSGT, RST
2:30–3:15 PM From the Neuron to the K-Complex—The Neurology of Sleep Medicine
Patrick Sorenson, RPSGT
3:15-3:30 PM Break to Visit Exhibitor Booths
3:30-4:15 PM Recognizing Abnormal EEG Activity During Sleep
Debbie Akers, RRT, RPSGT
4:15-5:00 PM Incorporating Clinical Research in the Sleep Center
Marilyn Swick, RPSGT
5:15-6:15 PM Fun and Games: Sleep Medicine Feud
Win Prizes

“New and Novel Therapies in Sleep Medicine”

Course Objectives
• Manage sleep apnea with appropriate therapy
• Identify neurological patterns that impact sleep disorders
• Review Pediatric Sleep Medicine
• Implement research in the sleep center


Moderator: Mary Rose, PsyD
8:00-8:45 AM Keynote Presentation: COVID as a Catalyst for Sleep Medicine
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD
8:45-9:30 AM Invited Lecture: Postoperative Care of High Risk OSA Patients: Who, When, Where, and for How Long?
Peter C. Gay, MD
9:30-10:00 AM Nocturia as a Relevant Issue for Sleep Medicine
Donald Bliwise, PhD
10:00-10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:30-11:00 AM Managing Sleep Disorders in Covid-19
Nilgun Giray, MD, PhD
11:00-11:45 AM Special Presentation: Treatment of Severe Morning Sleep Inertia
Carlos Scheck, MD
11:45-12:00 PM Founders’ Award Presentation
TBA
12:00–1:00 PM Jazz Pharmaceuticals Luncheon Product Theater
Lunch Provided

Michael Strunc, MD
Moderator:
1:00-1:45 PM Invited Lecture: What Myotonic Dystrophy Can Tell Us About Idiopathic Hypersomnia
David Rye, MD
1:45–2:30 PM Opiate Treatment and the Role of Endogenous Opioid System in the Pathogenesis of RLS
Arthur Walters, MD
2:30-3:00 PM Telemedicine and its Role in Sleep Services
Amir Sharafkhaneh, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
Moderator:
3:30-4:00 PM Sleep and Stroke
Romy Hoque, MD
4:00-4:45 PM The emergence of upper airway stimulation therapy in managing PAP failure patients
Margaret Hovda, MD
4:45-5:15 PM Tailoring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Significant Mood Disorders
Mary Rose, PsyD, DBSM, CBSM
5:15-6:30 PM Membership Meeting/Awards Presentations/Sleep Medicine Jeopardy – Prizes

“New and Novel Therapies in Sleep Medicine”


7:00–8:00 AM Harmony Biosciences Breakfast Symposium
Breakfast Provided

Richard K. Bogan, MD
Moderator:
8:00-8:45 AM Keynote Presentation: When the Sleep Clinic is a Nightmare: Using Imagery Rehearsal Therapy in Clinical Practice
Michael Nadorff, PhD
8:45-9:30 AM Invited Lecture: Update on Narcolepsy: Pathophysiology and Novel Treatments
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD
9:30-10:15 AM Novel Genetic Link for Hypercapnia in Children with Behavior Disorder
Shariar Shahzeidi, MD
10:15-10:45 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:45-11:30 AM Pacers and PAPs: Balancing therapies for CCHS and Spinal cord injuries
Ruckshanda Majid, Md
11:30-12:00 PM Sleep in Long-Term Care: RLS, Sundowning and Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN
12:00–1:00 PM Lunch Break
Moderator:
1:00-1:45 PM Pharmacology Advancements in Sleep Medicine
Gregory Carter, MD, PhD
1:45-2:15 PM Don’t Snooze on Sleep Apnea
Asim Roy, MD
2:15–3:00 PM Sleep and Cancer
Dave Balachandran, MD
3:00-3:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
3:30-4:00 PM Sleep and Transgender Medicine
Lilit Sargsyan, MD
4:00-4:30 PM Sleep in Advanced Cancer
Ashley Knox, MS, APRN, FNP-C
4:30-5:00 PM Improving Sleep in Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Tamara De Lumban, APRN

Participant Registration