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By: Kevin Asp on May 11th, 2016

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What to Expect at the 38th AAST Annual Meeting: Pro/Con Debate on the Hypopnea Scoring Rules


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Join us at the AAST's 38th Annual Meeting for a pro/con debate focused on the hypopnea scoring rules

On Sunday June 13, Charlene Gamaldo, MD, will review current respiratory scoring rules and discuss the two options for scoring hypopnea with Rita Brooks, MEd., RST, RPSGT in a pro/con debate format. 

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Dr. Gamaldo is the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at Howard County General Hospital. Her research interests are in the area of sleep medicine, specifically investigating the co-morbid health consequences of chronic sleep deprivation.

She serves on the AASM Scoring Manual Editorial Board and the APSS Program Committee. Dr. Gamaldo received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She then earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed an internship at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. After her neurology residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital, Dr. Gamaldo became the first neurology clinical sleep research fellow at Johns Hopkins, where she served as a co-investigator on several studies evaluating the pathophysiology of restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Here is what Dr. Gamaldo and Rita Brooks will present during  Monday's general session on June 13 from 4:15pm - 5:15 pm

Pro/Con Debate: Scoring Rule A vs. Rule B


  1. Review current respiratory scoring rules.
  2. Discuss the process for updating scoring rules.
  3. Identify how treatment changes for Scoring Rule A versus Rule B.
  4. Discuss determining the best way to score for each patient.
We hope to see you at the 38th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in June! Click on the image below to register!

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