All times below are listed in EST.

Agenda is subject to change without notice.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Introduction
Speaker: Lara Wittine, MD

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM AASM Accreditation Updates
Speaker: Ray Anthonijsz

Learning Objectives:
Understand recent updates to the accreditation process and accreditation standards;
Understand the benefits to the new Specialty Practice Accreditation Program; and
Address common accreditation issues, to complete the application process with minimal issues
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Sleep Medicine and Primary Care
Speaker: Kaninika Verma, MD

Learning Objectives:
Lean to set up guidelines and standard to help facilitate sleep medicine care; and
Improve Sleep Medicine access and care for patients
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Recent Updates to MSLT and MWT Protocols
Speaker: Chad Ruoff, MD

Learning Objectives:
Integrate clinical guidance and patient preparation updates into MSLT policy and procedures;
Integrate general testing, data acquisition, and reporting procedure updates into MSLT policy and procedures;
Integrate clinical guidance and patient preparation updates into MWT policy and procedures; and
Integrate general testing, data acquisition, and reporting procedure updates into MWT policy and procedures
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Current Challenges to Sleep Centers: Covid, Recalls, and Supply Chain Issues
Speaker: Raman Malhotra, MD

Learning Objectives:
Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected medical care for patients with sleep disorders;
Recognize current and future barriers to care due to global supply chain shortages and CPAP machine recalls; and
Learn various actions or steps that can be taken to help limit negative effects to patient care from future crises and challenges
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Standardizing Sleep Programs Through a Health System
Speaker: Megan Rauch, MBA, RRT, RPSGT

Learning Objectives:
Articulate the benefits of alignment and standardization across a health system;
Understand the risks and challenges involved with aligning and standardization across a health system;
Describe the tools and methodologies available to assist with the process; and
Describe the value of accurate data to support decision-making
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Introduction
Speaker: Megan Rauch, MBA, RRT, RPSGT

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Sleepless in the PICU: Where to Begin?
Speaker: Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives:
Describe risk factors for sleep disruption in the Pediatric ICU;
Define characteristics for normal and disrupted sleep in children, and
Identify non-pharmacologic strategies for sleep promotion in the PICU
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Inpatient Pediatric Sleep Studies Between Benefits and Challenges
Speaker: Mohannad Mannaa, MBBS

Learning Objectives:
Identify the utility of inpatient PSG;
Understand the pros and cons of studying inpatient; and
Appreciate how to optimize inpatient testing
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Communication: Skills for Success
Speaker: Sarah Zallek, MD

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the characteristics, costs and consequences of ineffective communication;
Recognize barriers to effective communication and identify opportunities to apply new skills;
Describe the characteristics and value of communication skills that foster practice efficiency, productivity, patient satisfaction, and desired clinical outcomes; and
Apply at least one new communication skill to everyday interactions with colleagues and patients
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Beyond Social Determinants of Health: How Providers and Health Systems Can Reduce Health Disparities
Speaker: Andrew Spector, MD

Learning Objectives:
Identify different categories of underserved populations;
State how social determinants of health impact sleep;
State how providers and health systems contribute to sleep health disparities; and
Develop an action plan to reduce barriers to care within their practices
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Break

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Use of Advanced Bilevel Technologies (AVAPS, ASV) in Clinical Practice
Speaker: Lara Wittine, MD

Learning Objectives:
Be able to identify patients who would benefit from advanced bilevel technologies;
Understand how the different advanced bilevel technologies can assist patients with abnormal breathing; Discuss insurance requirements for the DME to provide advanced bilevel technologies; and
Review proposed changes to CMS from ONMAP Expert Panel regarding changes in (RADS) criteria
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Identifying and Optimizing Alternative Therapies to OSA in Your Practice
Speaker: Alexandre Abreu, MD

Learning Objectives:
Determine failure to PAP therapy;
Optimize treatment of OSA without PAP therapy; and
Evaluate and treat patients with OSA and hypoventilation syndrome
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Break

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Disorders
Speaker: Maninder S. Kalra, MD

Learning Objectives:
Understand basics of Artificial Intelligence techniques used in health care;
Apply artificial Intelligence to diagnose Sleep disorders; and
Use Artificial Intelligence in Personalized Sleep Medicine
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Panel Discussion – Challenging Issues
Speakers: Alexandre Abreu, MD Mohannad Mannaa, MBBS Raman Malhotra, MD Kaninika Verma, MD Sarah Zallek, MD