2020 Meeting Information

March 26-29, 2020 at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia

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Meeting Introduction

THE SOCIETY WILL BE BRINGING SOME OF THE GREATEST SPEAKERS IN THE COUNTRY TO THE 2020 MEETING IN ATLANTA, GA. The conference will feature symposia, keynote speakers and invited lecturers.

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.The Technical Course for Allied Health Professionals occurs on Thursday, March 26, 2020. We are pleased to bring:

– Patrick Sorenson, RPSGT who will present a novel talk on “From Neuron to K-Complex” exploring the role that the brain plays in sleep disorders. Patrick is an expert in pediatric sleep technology and will also be presenting “Sids—What a Sleep Professional Should Know”.
– Kristina Stpeter Weaver, RPSGT will get back to basics in presenting “Handling Emergencies in the Sleep Center” and will advance our attendees on “The Sleep Navigator Role Throughout the Continuum of Care”.
– Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, CCSH returns this year to cover “Pap Options—When to Choose CPAP, BPAP, ASV, or AVAPS”
– We are pleased that Kevin Asp, RPSGT (a marketing expert) will present this year on “Sleep Center Marketing—Attention is the Biggest Asset”
– Marilyn Swick is attending and presenting “Steps to Securing Clinical Trials in Your Sleep Center”

Truly, the technical course is one that you will want to attend.

Southern Sleep Society Meeting

Join the members of Southern Sleep Society for its 42nd Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on March 26-29, 2020. There is no place like Atlanta to host a conference. We have an unforgettable lineup of presenters, symposia and courses. The theme of the 42nd annual meeting is “New and Novel Therapies in Sleep Medicine”. A unique feature of this year’s conference will be a strong focus on hyperrsomnia, new discoveries and novel treatments to manage sleep apnea, narcolepsy updates and current strategies to manage restless legs syndrome. This year’ agenda is packed with current modalities that will drive the future management and treatment of sleep disorders. The presenters are some of the most sought-after speakers in the U.S.

The Technical Course for Allied Health Professionals brings leading experts in Pediatric sleep medicine, home sleep testing, marketing innovations and the role of the Sleep Center Navigator. Don’t miss out on hearing what these speakers have to say. The theme of the 2020 Technical Course is “Interventions, Challenges and Incremental Changes in Sleep Medicine”.

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 15.75 category 1 credits toward the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . 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 23.5 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 submitting continuing education applications to The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and the American Association of Respiratory Therapists (AARC) for a total of 23.5 continuing education credits.

Participants can earn credits for each day in attendance.

  • Thursday (3/26/2020) – Technical Course – 7.5 credits
  • Friday (3/27/2020) – Southern Sleep Society – 7.25 credits
  • Saturday (3/28/2020 – Southern Sleep Society – 4.5 credits
  • Sunday (3/29/2020) – Southern Sleep Society – 3.75 credits