9th Annual PA Sleep Society Meeting

Held Saturday May 6, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA

For more details and a downloadable PDF, see the 2017 Meeting Brochure

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The PA Sleep Society will award a scholarship to an eligible trainee to attend the annual meeting. See the Education Grant Form for details.

Vendors for our 2016 Meeting:

2016 Exhibitors:

  • 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

2016 Support Level:

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

Exhibitor/sponsor application form

SESSION 1 / 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

  • 8:10 Sleep and Cancer
    Diane C. Lim, MD, MTR
  • 8:40 Managing Difficult Titrations
    Robert Warrell, CCT, RPSGT, RST
  • 9:10 Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its Treatments on Partners
    Faith S. Luyster, PhD
  • 9:40Morning Break and Exhibits

SESSION 2 / 10:35 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

The Nirav P. Patel Keynote Address

  • 10:00 Can We Sleep Our Way to Better health?
    Daniel J. Buysse, MD

SESSION 3 / 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Fellows Corner

  • 11:00 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
    Yoon Hee A. Chang, MD
  • 11:30 The Impact of Insomnia on Physical and Mental Health
    Isabelle Sorecca, MD

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

SESSION 4 / 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

Pragmatic Applications

  • 1:00 Sleep Science Coaching in the World of Sports
    Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST
  • 1:30 OSA in Commercial Drivers: Practical Considerations for Clinicians.
    I. Gurubhagavatula, MD
  • 2:00 Sleep Deprivation: Determinants, Measurement, and Consequences.
    Mathias Basner, MD

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

SESSION 5 / 2:45 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.


  • 2:45 Cross-Cultural Differences in Infant and Toddler Sleep.
    Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
  • 3:15 New Treatment Modalities for Pediatric OSA.
    Ignacio E. Tapia, MD, MTR
  • 3:45 Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Effects on Substance Use in adolescents and Young Adults.
    Brant P. Hassler, PhD
  • 4:15 Understanding the Connection Between Autism and Sleep Via Overlapping Genetic Mechanisms.
    Olivia J. Veatch, MS, PhD
  • 4:45 Program Evaluation and Adjournment

A summary of our 2016 meeting is in our current newsletter.

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