North East Sleep Society (NESS) Annual Meeting, Newport RI

NESS 25th Anniversary Meeting

Newport, RI — April 1-2, 2011

The purpose of the 25th annual North East Sleep Society (NESS) meeting is to bring together members of AASM-affiliated state sleep societies in ten northeastern states and other sleep professionals to foster regional networking and educate sleep professionals in the latest innovations in the study of sleep disorders. Speakers include thought leaders in sleep medicine discussing developments in conditions impacting restful sleep in adults, adolescents, and pediatrics to include insomnia, shift work, RLS, circadian rhythm, OSA and how comorbidities such as diabetes, obesity, pregnancy, and cardiovascular disease impact treatment strategies. Attendees will gain understanding of where sleep medicine began and what to expect into the future as well as difficulties with consistently and comparatively scoring respiratory events.

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Friday, April 1

9:00-12:30: Registration
10:30-12:30: Exhibits Open
11:30-12:30: Lunch
12:30-1:00: Introduction: Sleep Medicine 25 Years Ago * — Richard Millman, MD
1:00-2:00:  & Cardiovascular Disease: What Have We Learned Over The Last 25 Years?— Stuart Quan, MD (moderator: Richard Millman, MD)
2:00-3:00: OSA & Diabetes — Naresh Punjabi, MD (moderator: Richard Millman, MD)
3:00-3:15: Break
3:15-4:15: Behavioral vs Pharmacological Therapy for Adult Insomnia * — Gary Zammit, PhD 
(moderator: Donn Posner, PhD)
4:15-5:15: The Elephant in the Nursery: Different Perspectives on Insomnia in Children * — 
Judith Owens, MD (moderator: Donn Posner, PhD) 
5:15-6:30: Exhibits Open w/Wine, Cheese & Cocktails
6:30-9:00: Dinner/Keynote: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation & Shift Work on Medical Errors— 
Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD (moderator: Mary Carskadon, PhD)


Saturday, April 2

6:30-7:30: Breakfast & Exhibits
7:30-8:30: Split Session

Pediatric Scoring Issues — Patrick Sorenson MA, RPSGT (moderator: Robin Moore, RPSGT, REEGT) 
& Pregnancy * — Ghada Bourjeily MD (moderator: Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD)

8:30-8:45: Room Change
8:45-9:45: Split Session

Why Are Sleep Studies Important in Bariatric Surgery? — Richard Millman, MD 
(moderator: Robin Moore, RPSGT, REEGT)
School Start Times * — Kyla Wahlstrom PhD (moderator: Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD)

9:45-10:15: Break
10:15-11:15: RLS — Arthur Walters, MD (moderator: Alice Bonitati, MD)
11:15-12:15: The Future of Sleep Medicine * — Barbara Phillips, MD (moderator: Alice Bonitati, MD)
12:15-12:30: Wrap-up & Box lunch


APA credit denoted with *


Risk Management Topics:
The Impact of Sleep Deprivation & Shift Work on Medical Errors (Dinner / Keynote)
Why Are Sleep Studies Important in Bariatric Surgery?

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