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This free webinar will discuss several AI tools that are currently used across Sleep Medicine in order to educate/inform webinar attendees on concrete examples of machine learning use in their respective environments (medical practices, sleep labs, etc).

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to…

  1. Broadly describe current applications of AI in sleep medicine
  2. Highlight specific tools that can benefit the most clinicians.

Note: This webinar is only open to AASM members

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Speakers

Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD
Dr. Mignot is Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine at Stanford University.  He discovered that human narcolepsy is caused by the autoimmune loss of ~70,000 hypothalamic neurons secreting the wake-promoting peptide hypocretin/orexin.  He identified HLA-DQB1*06:02 and T-Cell receptor genes as major susceptibility genes across ethnic groups, which act together to promote a highly selective T cell mediated autoimmune process triggered by influenza infection. Dr. Mignot has received numerous awards including the 2023 Breakthrough Prize.  He is a member of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine. He works on many aspects of sleep research and on unravelling the etiologies of various autoimmune diseases affecting the brain. His approaches are strongly analytic, and include genetics, proteomics, statistics, and deep learning.

Cox Tan-Ngo
President & CEO of AR Medical Technologies. Registered Respiratory Therapist, Bachelor of Science Degree in Cardiopulmonary Sciences from Northeastern University. Trained at the School of Sleep Medicine, affiliated program with Stanford University Center of Excellence for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders. Holds Copyrights in US and Canada for Facial Feature Detection and Measurements that integrate AI and machine learning used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Co-founder and President & CEO of Quality Sleep Philippines, Co-founder and Director of Clinical Standards for Clinical Sleep Solutions Inc., Co-founder & Chairman for the BC Respiratory and Sleep Providers Association.

Felicia Jefferson, PhD
Dr. Felicia Jefferson is Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, and Director, NeuBEs (Neuroscience, Bioengineering and Sleep) Laboratories, Fort Valley State University. She holds a B.S. in Biotechnology and German Language from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Biomedical Science from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jefferson has served as a Biology and Environmental Science faculty member for nine years. She is a tenured Associate Professor within the University System of Georgia who recently served on two National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine panels and presented to the National Science Board. Dr. Jefferson’s achievements have earned her the GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) award in 2021 from Morehouse School of Medicine.

M. Brandon Westover, MD, PhD
M. Brandon Westover, MD, PhD is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Director of Data Sciences, McCance Center for Brain Health, Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his PhD in Physics working in the field of information theory. He is a board-certified practicing Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and previously in Massachusetts General Hosptial (MGH). He directed the MGH Critical Care EEG Monitoring Service and serves as the Director of Data Science at the McCance Center for Brain Health. His group develops machine learning / AI approaches to improve medical care for patients with neurological conditions including sleep disorders, anoxic brain injury, seizures, cerebral ischemia, and delirium. He co-founded Beacon Biosignals.

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