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Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in Indianapolis for the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting! We hope that you returned home with new knowledge and insights that you can immediately implement, and with some new connections. 

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AAST 2019 Annual Meeting
September 6-8, 2019
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, MO

                                       Continuing Education Information

Attendees were required to check-in to and submit an evaluation for each session that they attended in order to claim AAST and/or AARC CEC credit. Certificates with the appropriate number of CECs for sessions attended at the conference were sent out to attendees and are available in AAST Members' CEC Transcripts.

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Registration Required

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote: Unlock Your Sleep Potential

Colleen Lance, MD

2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Distinguished Lecture: Sleep Medicine: Past, Present and Future

Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC

3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

See educational session details below

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Short Topic Sessions

See educational session details below

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Location: Exhibit Hall

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Women in Sleep: Dinner Reception and Forum with Philips Respironics

Pre-Registration Required

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Leadership's Calling®

Henry Givray

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

See educational session details below

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Tradeshow and Bite-Sized Learning Presentations

See educational session details below

11:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

See educational session details below

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Distinguished Lecture: Advanced PAP Therapies

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Tradeshow and Bite-Sized Learning Presentations

See educational session details below

4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Panel Sessions

See educational session details below

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Membership Meeting

See event details

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Blues Night

See event details

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

See educational session details below

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Panel Sessions

See educational session details below

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

See educational session details below

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote: Goals are Dreams with Deadlines

Mary Smith


Session Details

Session Handouts

Education session handouts are now available for download as PDFs*. Only slides provided by speakers in advance are available.

Download Session Handouts

*Only registered attendees have access to the session handouts.

Keynote Speakers

Distinguished Lecturers

Networking Events


Women in Sleep: Dinner 
Reception and Forum
Philips Respironics

Friday, September 28
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(Pre-registration required)

2018 is the year of the woman. There are many
stories about women who have overcome
difficulties in life and shown great strength and
determination to succeed. Their stories inspire
all to never give up, to endure no matter the
odds. If you are a woman or there is a woman in
your life that you care about, this symposium is
for you. Join us we celebrate women who have
been successful clinicians, entrepreneurs and
leaders in this amazing profession we all love
called sleep technology.

AAST Blues Night

Saturday, September 29
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

The Slippery Noodle Inn, 327 S. Meridian
St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

In AAST tradition, we invite you to join us for a
night of networking, music and fun at our Blues
Night celebration, taking place at the Slippery
Noodle. Drink tickets for this event will be
provided at the door. Don’t forget to pick up
your sunglasses at the AAST Booth and wear
them when you arrive.


Justify Your Attendance

 AAST has created a downloadable justification letter that you can use to
proactively begin conversations with your supervisor  to discuss your attendance.

Download the Justification Letter

     Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)

BioHealth Laboratory

Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)

BRAEBON Medical Corporation

Cadwell Laboratories, Inc.

Dymedix Diagnostics, Inc.


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Inspire Medical (Inspire Sleep)

Itamar Medical


MVAP Medical Supplies, Inc.

Natus Neurology Incorporated


Oregon Institute of Technology


Oventus Medicial

Philips Respironics


ResMed Corp

SleepSense /SLP


Weaver and Co.



2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Supporter Members

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Silver Supporter Members

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Bronze Supporter Member