10th Annual PA Sleep Society Meeting

Held Saturday May 5, 2018 in Harrisburg, PA

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The PA Sleep Society will award a scholarship to an eligible trainee to attend the annual meeting. Please click on educational grant form for details.

Vendors from our 2017 Meeting:

2017 Exhibitors:

  • Work in progress!!!!
  • Cresscare Medical
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Inspire Medical Systems
  • Itamar Medical
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • KEGO Corporation
  • PAMS
  • Philips Respironics
  • ResMed Corp
  • Respitech Medical Inc.
  • Superior Oxygen & Medical Supplies

2017 Support Level:

  • Philips Respironics: Silver
  • ResMed Corp: Silver
  • Natus Sleepworks: Bronze

Exhibitor/sponsor application form

Winner of our 2018 educational grant:

Sean He BS                             

  • University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                                                 

SESSION 1 / 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Public Health: Utilizing Science to Inform and Implement Policy Change

  • 8:10 School Start Times: A student’s  perspective
    Anya Jayanthi
  • 8:15 School Start Times: What does the science say?
    Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD MPH
  • 8:45 Making the Change: A national perspective.
    Terra Snider, PhD
  • 9:05 Making the Change in Pennsylvania.                Gail Karafin,PhD
  • 9.25 What can we do in Pennsylvania? A panel discussion.                                                                          Indira, Terra, Gail & Anya
  • 9:40 Morning Break and Exhibits

SESSION 2 / 10:35 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

The Nirav P. Patel Keynote Address

  • 10:00 Diagnostics for Sleep Medicine: What Does the Future Hold?
    Nancy Collop, MD

SESSION 3 / 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Fellows Corner

  • 11:00 Opioids and Insomnia: A Case Presentation
    Ilia Kritikou, MD
  • 11:30 The association between cardiovascular disorders and OSA
    Miranda Tan, DO

Lunch & Exhibits / 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.


SESSION 4 / 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

The New Sleep Lab: Complex Patients and Treatment Options

  • 1:00 Advanced Treatment Approaches for Sleep Disordered Breathing
    Thomas Rice, MD
  • 1:30 Management of Complex Patients in the Sleep Lab: The Implications of Severe Obesity.
    Matthew Anastasi, RPSGT
  • 2:00 Developing an Inspire Program at your Sleep Disorders Center.
    Colin Huntley, MD

Coffee Break & Exhibits / 2:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.

SESSION 5 / 2:45 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

The Clinical Care for Sleep Disorders

  • 2:45 “Opiates & CPAP Titrations… the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
    Michele Kowalewski, RPSGT, RST
  • 3:15 Hospital Sleep Medicine.
    Rochelle Goldberg, MD
  • 3:45 Group Visits for the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
    Charles Bae, MD
  • 4:15 Is lack of sleep “bugging” you? Unravelling the sleep-gut connection”.
    Alyssa T. Brooks, PhD
  • 4:45 Program Evaluation and Adjournment

A summary of our 2018 meeting is in our current newsletter.

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