2016 Sharing Knowledge Through Each Other

This conference is organized for sleep lab managers, sleep technologists and Respiratory Therapists. Attendees will have the chance to recieve 9 CEC’s for BRPT, AAST and AARC. All event details are still being finalized, this page will be updated periodically. Please check back for more information! Thursday, June 2nd Schedule (3 CECs) 5:00-5:30– Check in 5:30-6:30– Earl Bogrow, DDS, FADG, – “Sleep Dentistry/Oral Appliance Therapy” 6:30-7:30– George Zureikat, MD – “Pediatric Sleep Apnea Updates” 7:30-8:30– Joe Kierzkowski, RPSGT, RST- “Not your normal pediatric case study” Join us Thursday night at Level 2 Bar & Rooftop after the last class! Friday, June 3rd Schedule (6 CECs) 8:15-9:00– Check in/Breakfast sponsored by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare 9:00-10:00– Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD- “Noninvasive Ventilation – Bridging Science and Clinical Care” 10:00-11:00– Caryn Prather, RRT, RPSGT & Kenan Hoelke, RPSGT, RST – “Scoring Guidelines” 11:00-12:00– Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD – “Servo Ventilation – The Story Hasn’t Ended” 12:00-1:00– Lunch and Meet Your Vendors sponsored by Philips Respironics 1:00-2:00– Mary Barr, RN,MSN,NP – “Whose patient is it anyway: role of home care, sleep lab & providers” 2:00-3:00– Larry MacDonald, MD, FACP- “LYING correctly to avoid A FIB” 3:00-4:00– Wael Berjaoui, MD – “OSA and Cardiovascular Disease” ** Schedule will be updated as speakers are finalized. Schedule is subject to change. Keynote Speaker We are extremely excited to welcome back, Teofilo Lee-Chiong for this years event! Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, and Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the University...

The Utility of the Elbow Sign in the Diagnosis of OSA

Is this the future of triaging patients for potential OSA? This has been a long-standing process by partners of people who snore or in some cases stop breathing. Who knew we were helping to lead a medical advancement? All I was trying to do was get a good night’s sleep. A small clinical observation reported by co-author Mark Fenton, MD, of the University of Saskatchewan reported that among patients with partners a repeated statement made by partners was the need to poke or elbow patients who snore loudly or stop breathing to help restore regular breathing. This led to Fenton’s team developing a questionnaire that consists of just two questions: 1) Do you get elbowed for snoring too loudly? and/or 2) Do you get poked/elbowed because you stop breathing? Fenton states that “The questionnaire would be easy to incorporate into a clinical history and use in the diagnosis of OSA.” Since this study was only done in one center a more thorough case study would need to be completed to form a true result validating practical use of the questions in diagnosing...