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American Association of Sleep Technologists

39th Annual Meeting

June 4-6, 2017 | Boston, Massachusetts


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Learn from the Leading Experts in Sleep Technology

Hear experts discuss the latest trends in sleep technology and research, and discover the emerging roles of the sleep technology professional.

Choose from Two Tracks

Attendees can choose between the management and pediatrics track, so you'll get the most out of the conference based on your goals.

Network with Industry Professionals

This conference is a big opportunity to network with other AAST members and leaders in the sleep field.

"I have made so many contacts and have networked throughout the years at the meeting, and I can pick up the phone or email so many colleagues to exchange ideas.  The conference is excellent and is like a reunion every year! I benefit from timely presentations, which change from year to year, based on the challenges sleep technologists are facing."

Kim-Trotter
Kim Trotter
MA, RPSGT

Featured Speakers

As always, our Annual Meeting includes discussions from the leading experts in sleep technology. Below are this week's featured speakers. Check back next week to view more speakers at the Annual Meeting!

The Agenda

7:45am - 8:00am

Welcome Address

Laura Linley, RST, RPSGT, CRTT, AAST President; and Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST , Program Committee Chair

8:00am - 9:00am

G01: Exploring the Possibility of Performing Research in Your Sleep Center

Bob Owens, MD | Scott Sands, PhD

9:00am - 10:00am

G02: Bi-Level Technology, a Problem-Based Approach Richard Rosenberg, PhD

Richard Rosenberg, PhD

10:00am - 10:15am

Refreshment break

10:15am - 11:15am

G03: A Case Study Approach to Understanding ASV

Michelle Cao, DO

11:15am - 12:00pm

G04: CO2 Monitoring in Adults and Pediatrics

Julie DeWitte, RCP, RPSGT, RST

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Management Track - G05: Establishing a Sleep Program from In-Patient to Home

Sunil Sharma, MD

PEDIATRICS TRACK - G06: PEDIATRIC SCORING REVIEW AND UPDATES
Amber Allen, BA, RPSGT, RST

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Management Track - G07: Advancing your Career to Remain Competitive in Sleep Technology

David Wolfe, MSED, RRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT | Gary Lavalette, CRT, RST, RPSGT | Eileen Leary, MS, RPSGT, RST

PEDIATRICS TRACK - G08: PROBLEM- BASED LEARNING THROUGH PEDIATRIC CASE STUDIES
Thomas Kiname, MD

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Refreshment Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Management Track - G09: Sleep Facility Accreditation and Management

Adam Bennett, MBA, BSRC, RRT

PEDIATRICS TRACK - G10: TITRATING THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT: WHAT TO KNOW
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPSGT

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Management Track - G11: Sleep Forensics

David Wolfe, MSED, RRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT

PEDIATRICS TRACK - G12: PLACING ELECTRODES ON THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT
Colin Massicotte, RPSGT

8:00am - 9:45am

SLEEP 2017 Plenary Session

P01: Interactions Between Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease

H. Craig Heller, PhD

10:00am - 1:00pm

Dedicated SLEEP 2017 Exhibit Hall Time

12:30pm-1:30pm

SLEEP 2017 Industry Product Theaters

Listen as SLEEP 2017 exhibitors provide information regarding their products or services to attendees during special one-hour presentations. One hour of AAST CEC credit will be awarded for participation in these sessions.

1:00pm - 1:45pm

G13: Expanding Sleep Facility PAP Services

Mathew Anastasi, BS, RST, RPSGT

1:45pm - 2:30pm

G14: Inter-Scorer Reliability Interactive Record Review

Claude Albertario, RST, RPSGT | Faye Burnette, RRT, RPSGT Mark McCarthy, MD | Scott Williams, MD | Michael Zachek, MD

2:30pm - 2:45pm

Refreshment break

2:45pm - 3:30pm

G15: There’s More than Sleep Apnea Patient’s Seen in the Sleep Center

Lisa Wolfe, MD

3:30pm - 4:15pm

G16: Managing the COPD Patient in the Sleep Center

M.Safwan Badr, MD, MBA

4:15pm - 5:00pm

G17: Trends in Sleep Technology:  An AAST Needs Assessment on the State of the Sleep Industry

Laura Linley, RST, RPSGT

5:00pm - 6:30pm

AAST General Membership Meeting and Awards

8:00am - 9:00am

G18: Adult Scoring Rules Review and Updates AASM Scoring Manual 2.4

Rita Brooks, MED, RPSGT, REEG/EPT, RST

9:00am - 10:00am

G19: The Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine

Rick Bonato, PhD, RPSGT

10:00am - 10:15am

Refreshment break

10:15am - 11:15am

G20: A Neurological Approach to Parasomnias

Elise Maher, RPSGT

11:15am - 12:15pm

G21: Does Consistency Really Matter While Scoring Respiratory Events?

Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST CLSH

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

SLEEP 2017 Industry Product Theaters

Listen as SLEEP 2017 exhibitors provide information regarding their products or services to attendees during special one-hour presentations. One hour of AAST CEC credit will be awarded for participation in these sessions.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

G22: The Cardiovascular Patient and PAP Therapy

Roslinde Collins, MD

2:30pm - 3:15pm

G23: Addressing Quality Measures and Their Effect on Reimbursement

Kathryn Hansen, BS, CPC, CPMA, REEGT

3:15pm - 4:15pm

G24: RLS or OSA: Which is it?

Vikas Jain, MD, CCSH

 

On Sunday, June 4th, the AAST 39th Annual Meeting will offer two tracks in the afternoon - Management and Pediatric. Attendees are welcome to attend all sessions.

View the agenda in full and learn more about the specialty tracks.

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Registration Fees

Become an AAST Member to Receive The Discounted price (Psst! Membership is only $125/year)

On or Before May 12

AAST Member: $220, CECs Included
Non-Member: $325, plus $20 CEC fee

After May 12

AAST Member: $295, CECs Included
Non-Member: $400, plus $20 CEC fee

Don't Miss Sleep Technology's Biggest Event

The AAST Annual Meeting is the longest running professional conference for sleep technologists.  Register today for the opportunity to attend courses, discussions, and exhibits covering the latest news in sleep medicine and the evolving role of the sleep technologist.
 
 
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