2016 Meeting

Activity Schedule:

7:00am – 7:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30am – 8:00am

Welcome and Business Meeting/Awards Presentation

8:00am – 8:50am

Changes in Sleep Medicine

Ted Thurn, Senior Health Policy and Government Affairs Analyst, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Objectives:

  • Familiarize the audience with historical aspects of idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Summarize current: a) taxonomies; b) diagnostic tools; and c) standards of practice for treatment
  • Discuss new findings in the field that point to novel causes and evolving treatments

8:50am – 9:40am

Evaluation and Treatment of Hypersomnia - Current Advances

David Rye, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Emory Sleep Center, Emory University

Objectives:

  • Describe AASM Economic Analysis on OSA, Telemedicine, MACRA, Stark, PTSD, Sleep Caucus, PAC – 2016 Election
  • Describe the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project – AASM/CDC

9:40am – 10:30am

Sleep Medicine and the Incorporation of Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs)

Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA, MHS, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Carolinas HealthCare System

Objectives:

  • Provide guidance as to understand how to incorporate Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs) into sleep medicine roles
  • Describe educational opportunities for ACPs from traditional methods to utilization of newer technologies
  • Outline strategies to target education towards performance improvement, evidence-based practice and research projects
  • Develop an understanding of the politics of leadership from the ACP and Physician Practices

 

10:30am – 11:00am

Break with Exhibitors

11:00am - 11:50am

Enhancing the Therapeutic Outcome of Oral Appliance Therapy for SDB

Greg Essick, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Center for Pain Research and Innovation University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC

Dental Perspectives in the Treatment of the Pediatric Patient with SBD

Rose Sheaths, DDS, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Objectives:

  • Describe adjunctive therapies used with an oral appliance for OSA
  • Understand the potential risks of CPAP to pediatric growth and development
  • Appreciate limitations and concerns of the use of rapid maxillary expansion in pediatric SDB

11:00am – 11:50am

(Sunflower room)

Sleep Educators Roundtable

Moderators: Beth Payne, BS, RRT, RPSGT, Polysomnographic Technology Program Director, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC; Mary Ellen Wells, PhD, Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program Director, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Karen Rowe, BS, RPSGT, Executive Director, Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG)

Objectives:

  • Discuss issues affecting PSG programs in North Carolina
  • Discuss educational trends in CAAHEP accredited polysomnographic programs across the country
  • Discuss distance education trends in North Carolina

11:50am – 12:50pm

Lunch Buffet

12:50pm – 1:40pm

A Clinical Update on Sleep Apnea

Sandhya Kumar, MD, FAASM, Director, Sleep Medicine Center, Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Objectives:

  • Review sleep disordered breathing and its pathophysiology
  • Understand the consequences of untreated sleep disordered breathing
  • Changing trends in evaluation and management of sleep disordered breathing

12:50pm – 1:40pm

(Sunflower room)

Southeastern United States’ Parental Perspectives to Promote Adolescent Sleep Health

Steven Tompa, PhD, MBA, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, Health Services and Healthcare Administration, Walden University Polysomnographic Technologist, Sentara Healthcare

Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies parents use to recognize potential unhealthy sleep habits in adolescents
  • Review knowledge parents obtain to promote better daily behaviors for sleep health habits in adolescents
  • Explore conditions and behaviors in adolescents which lead parents to consult sleep health professionals

1:40pm – 2:30pm

Management of Insomnia in the Primary Care Setting

Christi Ulmer, PhD, CBSM, Clinical Research Psychologist & Assistant Professor, Durham VA and Duke University Medical Centers

Objectives:

  • Understand research findings on patient and primary care provider perspectives on Insomnia
  • Understand the lack of empirical evidence for Sleep Hygiene Education as a treatment for Insomnia
  • Understand the challenge posed by a shortage of providers trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

1:40pm – 2:30pm

(Sunflower room)

The Effects of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder in the PSG Lab

Ryan Spruill, BS, RPSGT, Polysomnography Clinical Coordinator, Pitt Community College

Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of prescreening patients to plan the PSG study according to their natural sleep time
  • Revise the stereotypes of who suffers from delayed sleep phase disorder, distinguishing from what the textbook suggest and evaluate what is reality
  • Recognize the importance of final REM in both diagnostic and PAP titration studies that could be missed from an early arousal
  • Analyze the values of good sleep hygiene and bright light therapy for treatment of delayed sleep phase disorder

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Break with Exhibitors

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Sleep in Women

Nicole Mims, MD, Charlotte Medical Clinic

3:00pm – 3:50pm

(Sunflower room)

Pediatric Sleep

Amanda Ross, AAS, RPSGT, University of North Carolina Hospitals Sleep Disorders Center

4:00pm – 4:50pm

Social Media Use by Adolescents and Affects on Sleep

Sujay Kansagra, MD, Director, Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program, Duke University Medical Center

Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the body's circadian rhythm
  • Learn how to diagnosis and treat common circadian rhythm disorders in adolescents

4:00pm – 4:50pm

(Sunflower room)

Oral Appliance Fitting Workshop

Greg Essick, DDS, PhD and UNC Staff

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to adjust commonly prescribed masks and mandibular advancement devices
  • Describe the different mechanisms by which commercially available oral appliances position the jaw forward
  • Describe how the sleep technologist works with physicians and dentists to eliminate residual sleep-disordered breathing during the follow-up sleep study

5:00pm

Adjourn