2019 Meeting Information

March 21-24, 2019 at Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle in Fort Worth, TX

Meeting Introduction

The three-day Southern Sleep Society Conference is preceded by the Annual Technologist Course on March 21, 2019. Participants have the option of registering for the Technologist Course and the Southern Sleep Society Meeting, or may choose to attend specific days of the meeting. The event includes continental breakfasts, breaks, receptions, lunch during the technologist course, a golf tournament, tours and an impressive lineup of exhibitors and supporters. You will not experience a more incredible roster of faculty members than those who will be participating at this conference.

Technologist Course

The Technical Course for Allied Sleep Professionals is specifically designed to address gaps in knowledge of essentials in patient education, cultural understanding, future trends and their implications in the technical practice of sleep medicine.   The overall aim of the course is to present a curriculum that exposes participants to contemporary learning techniques, development of new skills and review and evaluation of valuable practices needed for success in the current medical environment.  Thus, this course targets the development of critical-analytical practice and critical thinking, and presents new approaches for evaluating delivery of care.

Learning Outcomes: The participant is expected to demonstrate ability to:

– Discuss the challenging future of sleep technology
– Recognize models of advanced treatment for sleep apnea
– Review the basics of sleep technology
– Implement expanded knowledge of sleep disorders

Southern Sleep Society Meeting

Join Southern Sleep Society for its 41st Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX to hear and enjoy a dynamic group of speakers that include clinicians, clinical researchers and authors. You will have the opportunity to meet and greet two well-recognized authors who have recent publications that will host book signings for their newly published titles. Plan to get your signed copies from Drs. Carlos Schenck and Dr. Wallace Mendelson. We are also excited to bring other dynamic keynote presenters and invited lecturers. Do not miss the opportunity to hear Drs. Shahrokh Javaheri, Michael Calik, Romy Hoque. James Wyatt, Patricia Carter, Pankaj Singh, Saadia Faiz and Martin Denbar, along with a host of other well-known speakers. Highly regarded Southern Sleep Society members will be speaking, including Drs. Richard Castriotta, Max Hirshkowitz, Dave Balachandran, Denise Sharon, Reeba Mathew, NIlgun Giray, Mary Rose and Shahriar Shahzeidi. Join us for “SLEEP MEDICINE 2019–A FUTURE OF OPPORTUNITIES”.  

Target audience includes Sleep Physicians, Pulmonologists, Neurologists, Primary Care Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pulmonary and Sleep Fellows, Sleep Technologists, Respiratory Therapists and Allied Health Professionals.

Continuing Education Credits

PHYSICIAN CME

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 15.25 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.

The AASM will issue all other non-physicians a letter of attendance for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians and all other participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR NURSES

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14150 for 24.4 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS & ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

We are applying for a total of 24.4 Continuing Education Credits through AAST and AARC for the 2019 conference. Participants can earn credits for each day in attendance.

  • Thursday (3/21) — Technical Course — 8 credits
  • Friday (3/22) — Southern Sleep Society — 7.25 credits
  • Saturday (3/23) — Southern Sleep Society — 4.9 credits
  • Sunday (3/24) — Southern Sleep Society — 4.25 credits