SSS/VASM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Registration is NOW OPEN.  Southern Sleep Society participants receive the discounted registration fee for attending the virtual conference.

Southern Sleep Society members can download the registration form and register directly through the Southern Sleep Society or may register on the VASM website.     

Southern Sleep Society members and participants who were previously registered for the March conference can choose from several options.

If you have already registered and paid for the March 2020 Southern Sleep Society meeting, your registration fee can be applied automatically to the 2021 Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC.  If you request a refund, please email Marietta Bibbs at Mariettabibbs@southernsleepsociety.org, or text or call at 713-417-5933.  If you paid with a credit card, a 3.99% convenience fee will not be refunded.  

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Apply my registration fees to the May, 2021 SSS in-person conference in Charlotte, NC.

Apply part of my registration fees for the VASM/SSS Virtual Conference and APPLY remaining funds toward the May, 2021 SSS in person conference in Charlotte, NC.

Use part of my registration fees for the VASM/SSS Virtual Conference and REFUND remaining fees (minus 3.99% convenience fee).

Refund registration fees paid for the March, 2020 conference (minus a 3.99% convenience fee).

Register and pay for the VASM/SSS Virtual Conference through the Southern Sleep Society

Register through the VASM website (https://vasleepmedicine.com/2020-vasm-conference)

Note: Dues payments are not refundable and will not count towards any refunds or remaining registration fees to be used at the 2021 in-person conference.

REGISTRATION TYPE BEFORE 10/19/20 AFTER 10/19/20
VASM/SSS Member Registration (MD/PhD/DDS/PhD) $125.00 $150.00
VASM/SSS Non-Member Registration (MD/PhD/DDS/PhD) $240.00 $265.00
VASM/SSS Member (Allied Health, RPSGT, RRT, NP, RN, etc.) $55.00 $80.00
VASM/SSS Non-Member (Allied Health, RPSGT, RRT, NP, RN, etc.) $120.00 $145.00
Resident/Student (must send copy of student ID) $30.00 $55.00

Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) designates this activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Attendees are eligible to earn CME or CEC credits. The course is available for attendance on a “Virtual” platform on November 12-13th for a maximum of 10.5 CME and 11.5 AASM CECs for sleep technologists. This course material is also available “On Demand” until December 31, 2020. Attendees who utilize the course in the “Virtual” format and “On Demand” can avail a maximum of 11.5 CME/CEC credits if they watch all sessions.

Additional Information

Each person claiming CME/CE credit for the conference must register and pay. Those not registered will not be included on the CME attendance list. You have the option of watching the conference live or on demand (at a later time) and claim credit. When registering, indicate if you intend to watch the live conference or use the on-demand option.

VISIT THE VASM WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEETING INFORMATION

MEETING AGENDA

Click HERE to download the Meeting Agenda

THURSDAY GENERAL SESSION

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | GENERAL SESSION


3:00 – 4:00 PM Break
Visit vendors in Virtual Exhibit Booths & Poster Sessions
Participate in the Virtual Raffle
4:00 – 4:05 PM Welcome
Mike Strunc, MD
VASM President
4:05 – 4:40 PM Running a Sleep Lab during COVID
Joyce K. Lee-Iannotti MD
Director, Banner University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center-Phoenix
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
4:40 – 5:15 PM Difficult OSA patients – Tricks for Successful CPAP
Asim Roy, MD
Medical Director, Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute
Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University
5:15 – 5:20 PM Stretch Break
5:20 – 5:55 PM Sleep and Epilepsy in the Pediatric Population
Dalila Lewis, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Epileptologist
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Medical University of South Carolina
5:50 – 6:30 PM Sleep / Baseball Performance
Ben Potenziano
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Pittsburgh Pirates
6:45 – 7:30 PM Virtual Happy Hour!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | MORNING SESSION


7:00 – 8:00 AM Virtual Coffee Chat with Vendors
8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome & VASM Business Meeting
Recognition of Physician, Dental & Sleep Technologist Award Winners
Recognition of Katherine Florio Vorona Scholarship Recipient(s)
8:30 – 9:20 AM How COVID-19 has Affected Sleep Health
Carol Rosen, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director
Pediatric Sleep Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
9:20 – 10:00 AM Cannabis for Sleep Disorders: Smoke and Mirrors?
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D., D.ABSM
Founder and Director
Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology
10:00 – 10:05 AM Stretch Break
10:05 – 10:45 AM TBD
Naresh Punjabi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
10:45 – 11:00 AM Legislative Update
Josh Sill, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
11:00 – 11:35 AM Oral Appliance Therapy
Alexander Vaughan, DDS
Virginia Total Sleep | Glen Allen, VA
11:35 – 12:35 PM Virtual Vendor Break | Visit Posters
Participate in the Virtual Raffle

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | AFTERNOON SESSION


12:35 – 1:15 PM TBI-sleep-glymphatics System-neurodegeration
Kent Werner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Uniformed Services University
1:15 – 1:55 PM Sleep and Gastroenterology: What Every Sleep Doctor Should Know
William C. Orr, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1:55 – 2:00 PM Stretch Break
2:00 – 2:40 PM New Medications for the Treatment of Narcolepsy
Rick Bogan, MD, FCCP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
2:40 – 3:20 PM The Prevalence and the Mechanisms of EDS in OSA and Update in Pharmacological Therapy
Shahrokh Javaheri, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
3:20 – 4:00 PM Wearable Technology- Devices that Measure and Quantify Sleep
Nancy Collop, MD
Director
Emory Sleep Center
4:00 – 4:40 PM COVID-19 and Pediatric Sleep
Judith Owens, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

  
SLEEP TECH SESSION


5:05 – 5:35 PM Bedside Manners in Time of Pandemic
Ryan Acda, RPSGT
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
5:35 – 6:05 PM Developing a Seamless Link Between the Sleep Study and DME
Debbie Akers, RRT, RPSGT
Medical Equipment Distributors

POSTER PRESENTATIONS


MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO TREAT PATIENT WITH SEVERE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA: A CASE REPORT


Elsa Mathew (1), Ryan Nord (2), Harmeet Chiang (2)
(1) Richmond VAMC
(2) Virginia Commonwealth University

  

AROUSAL THRESHOLD IN SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS WITH EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS


Pahnwat Tonya Taweesedt (1), Shyamsunder Subramanian (2), Sean Hesselbacher (3,4), Salim R. Surani (1,5)
(1) Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
(2) Sutter Gould Medicine Foundation, CA
(3) Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
(4) Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA
(5) Texas A&M University

  

AROUSAL THRESHOLD IN SLEEP APNEA PATIENTS AND OBESITY


Pahnwat Tonya Taweesedt (1), Salim R Surani (1,2), Sean Hesselbacher (3,4),
Shyamsunder Subramanian (5)
(1) Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
(2) Texas A&M University
(3) Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
(4) Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA
(5) Sutter Gould Medicine Foundation, CA