"Sleep Medicine 2017--A Discipline in Transition"

"Sleep Medicine 2017--A Discipline in Transition"

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Meeting Agenda


    Southern Sleep Society 39th Annual Meeting

March 24-26, 2017

 Meeting Agenda

Sleep Medicine 2017—A Discipline In Transition



The Program Committee that planned and designed this course formulated the following objectives for the 39th Annual Southern Sleep Society meeting:

  • Recognize the impact of healthcare changes on sleep medicine
  • Debate and analyze controversial topics in sleep medicine
  • Recognize the spectrum of sleepiness to sleeplessness
  • Discuss novel findings related to sleep disordered breathing and other common sleep disorders 
  • Implement expanded knowledge in sleep disorders into clinical practice
  • Apply new methodology and technologies (including sleep telemedicine) into clinical practice


Friday, March 24, 2017

7:00- 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00 AM

Exhibits Open


8:00-9:00 AM

Keynote: Phenotyping in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A guide to Current and Future Therapies

David P. White, MD

9:00-9:45 AM

Preparing for the Future Of Sleep Medicine

Luke Roling

9:45-10:15 AM

“Telemedicine Role In The Future Of Sleep Medicine”

Amir Sharfkhaneh, MD

10:15-10:45 AM

Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits


10:45-11:30 AM

Sleepiness in Parkinson's Disease and other Neurological Disorders

Russell Rosenberg, PhD

11:30-11:45 AM

Founders Award Presentation: Sleep Oxygen Saturation in the Diagnosis of Obesity Hypoventialation Syndrome

 Anindita Chowdhury, MD

11:45-12:00 PM

Founders Award Presentation:  Hypopnea Apnea Ratio (HAR) and Effective Positive Airway Pressure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome

Lilit Sargsyan, MD

12:00-12:15 PM

Founders Award Presentation:  Polysomnographic Findings in Obese Hypothyroid Patients with and without Hypercapnia

Anindita Chowdhury, MD

Noon-1:15 PM

Jazz Pharmaceutical  Sponsored Luncheon: Understanding and Managing Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and/or Cataplexy in Narcolepsy

Michael J. Thorpy, MD

1:15-1:45 PM

“Sleep Talking From All Sides Of The Mouth”

Carlos H. Schenck, MD

1:45- 2:15 PM

“Expanded Knowledge Of Sexsomnia”

Carlos H. Schenck, MD and  Imran Khawaja, MD

2:15-2:50 PM

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Richard Castriotta, MD

2:50-3:20 PM

Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits

3:20-3:30 PM

3:30-3:40 PM




3:40-4:20  PM

Founders Award Presentation:  Sleep Disoders in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Founders Award Presentation:  Sleep Disordered Breathing in Multiple Myeloma Patients 


Role of Airway Evaluation in OSA Treatment Decisions

Ashley Knox, MS,RN, NP-C


Vickie Murphy, PA-C 



Karel Calero, MD

4:20-5:00 PM

“How To Achieve Average PAP Compliance Of 6.4 Hours On 86% Of Nights In Your Patients”

Donald Watenpaugh, PhD

5:00-5:30 PM


7:00-9:00 PM

The Prevalence of Undiagnosed OSA, the cost, and what we can do


Founders Awards Reception

Gregory Carter, MD, PhD


Monet Ballroom


Saturday, March 25, 2017

7:00- 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00 AM

Exhibits Open


8:00-8:45 AM

Keynote:  Central Sleep Apnea is a Bad Bed Fellow for Patients with Heart Failure

Sharokh Javaheri, MD

8:45-9:15 AM

Upper Airway Stimulation Withdrawal Reduced Oxygen Saturation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

William “Mac” Anderson, MD

9:15-9:45 AM

Updates from the World of idiopathic Hypersomnia

David Rye, MD, PhD

9:45-10:30 AM

Invited Lecturer: “Wild Nights—How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World”

Benjamin Reiss, PhD

10:30-11:00 AM

Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibits


11:00-11:45 AM

Narcolepsy 101:  The Past, Present and Future

Todd Swick, MD

11:45-12:15 PM

Practical Management of Insomnia

Philip Becker, MD

12:15-12:45 PM

RLS Management:  Dopamine Agonists and Beyond

Denise Sharon, MD, PhD

12:45 -6:30 PM

Adjourn/Exhibits Close-Golf Tournament/Tours




Sunday, March 26, 2017

7:00- 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast


8:00-8:45 AM

Fatal Familial Insomnia and Prion Disease:  History, Film and Treatment

William Broughton, MD

8:45-9:15 AM

Fostering Behavioral Sleep Medicine Services in a Time of Tightening Reimbursement and Competition

Mary Rose, PsyD

9:15-9:45 AM

Insomnia:  An Update from Psychiatric Perspective

Nilgun Giray, MD

9:45-10:15 AM

A Brief History of Treatments for InsomniaJohn Herman, PhD

10:15-10:30 AM

Refreshment Break


10:30-11:00 AM

Healthy Sleep:  Quantity, Quality and Timing

Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

11:00-11:30 AM

Does a Child Who is Not Desaturating Need Monitoring?  Status of RERA in Pediatric Patients

Shariar Shahzeidi, MD

11:30-12:00 PM

How to Treat Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Children

Ruckshanda Majid, MD


  • Thursday, March 23, 2017

    (Sunday, March 26, 2017)
    Fee  Optional 

    (Sunday, March 26, 2017)
    Fee  Optional 
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Friday Southern Sleep Society Session
    Attendance at Technologist Course plus Friday Southern Sleep Society Meeting
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    8:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Saturday Southern Sleep Society Session
    Attendance at Technologist Course plus Friday Southern Sleep Society Meeting
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017
    8:00 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Sunday Southern Sleep Society Session
    Attendance at Technologist Course plus Friday Southern Sleep Society Meeting