Jessica Schmidt, RPSGT, CCSH, FACHE, is presenting the breakout session "The Field of Sleep Medicine in the Context of the American Healthcare Landscape” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Schmidt to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.
Mary McKinley, R. EEG T., RPSGT, MA, is presenting the breakout session “Complementary and Integrative Therapies for the Management of Insomnia in Chronic Disease” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with McKinley to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.
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Richard A. Bonato, PhD, RPSGT, is presenting the breakout session “The Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Dr. Bonato to discuss his background and the future of sleep medicine.
Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series, starting with an interview with fellow board members Julie DeWitte, RST, RPSGT, RCP, and Kristina Weaver, EMPT-P, RPSGT, on the topic of primary care physicians versus sleep specialists.
Lisa M. Bond, RST, RPSGT, is the director of clinical services and scoring at Advanced Sleep Management LLC. AAST caught up with her for insight on the evolution of sleep services in healthcare.
On September 28 – 30, the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting will bring together the community of sleep care professionals in Indianapolis. Throughout the three-day conference, attendees will learn, connect and share insights on the sleep field. AAST is proud to announce three keynote presentations and two distinguished lectures. We caught up with one of the distinguished lecturers, Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, to ask a few questions about himself and the topic of his lecture.
On June 8, patient voices in the discussion on sleep apnea will be heard, as the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) hosts the AWAKE Sleep Apnea initiative in Hyattsville, Maryland. This important meeting is focused on the full range of treatment approaches used by people with sleep apnea. The goal is to bring patient voices to the FDA to inform research and the development of more treatment options for sleep apnea.
This is part five in a six-part series on the evolution of the sleep technologist role. AAST has engaged professionals from across allied healthcare to address, from their perspective, the value of collaborating more closely with sleep technologists and/or incorporating the discipline into their area of health. In this installment, meet Cheryl Memmini.
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine came together to establish the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The project is a subgroup of Healthy People 2020, a federal interagency project wherein that, every 10 years identifies health priorities and creates work groups to address those priorities. For the past five years, the CDC, AASM and the Sleep Research Society have been working on this project to increase public knowledge about sleep, the treatment of sleep disorders, and how sleep can improve health, productivity, wellness, quality of life and safety.
Professional athletes put their bodies through a lot. High-intensity competition, grueling travel schedules, late games — all of this makes good sleep hygiene crucial. A well-rested and recovered athlete plays better than a sleep-deprived one, and professional teams are starting to understand how the sleep health of their athletes impacts wins and losses. In the third installment of our Sports & Sleep series, we spoke with sleep and fatigue expert Pat Byrne about his work with the Vancouver Canucks and his company, Fatigue Science.