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By: AAST Coordinator on September 6th, 2017

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AAST and BRPT to Represent USA at World Sleep 2017

Sleep Medicine

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) are proud to announce that Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, president of the BRPT, and David Wolfe, MSEd, RPSGT, RRT-SDS, director on the board of the AAST, are jointly representing the USA at the World Sleep 2017 meeting in Praque, Czech Republic. 

Both organizations are focused on developing an international presence and serving the needs of sleep technologists and professionals worldwide. Daniel and David will be presenting a workshop at the event, and will be in the exhibition hall to represent the AAST and BRPT.

In this workshop, titled The 3 C’s: Credentialing, Certification, CECs, they will present the advantages of obtaining various Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists credentials and the eligibility requirements for each credential, including the recertification process for maintaining credentials. A summary of the various benefits of AAST membership will also be provided for attendees. In addition, Daniel and David will be available throughout the meeting to provide information about the AAST and BRPT and explore the needs of the international sleep community. 

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(David Wolfe, MSEd, RPSGT, RRT-SDS, director on the board of the AAST)

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(Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, president of the BRPT)

This World Sleep Society is a joint congress of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF) being held this year, October 7-11 in Prague. This is an extensive program with a wide variety of participants presenting in all aspects of sleep medicine including pediatrics, cardiology, circadian rhythms, movement disorders and dental sleep medicine. 

The program includes 16 keynote speakers, 102 symposia, 16 courses, and 138 scientific presentations. Attendance is expected to be the highest ever for this meeting with an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 attendees.