Past Presentations 

Below is a comprehensive list of past virtual presentations, hosted by the AAST Education Advisory Committee and industry partners.

Access to presentation recordings hosted by the AAST Education Advisory Committee is free to AAST members for 30-days following the release of the recording. Find sponsored recorded webinars available for continuing education credits below.

AAST Webinars

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Advance Long-Term CPAP Adherence

Discover evidence-based techniques to reduce insomnia in patients undergoing sleep testing or among those starting treatment of sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI), these simple interventions will reduce anxiety among patients and techs alike. Review breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery and employ these techniques in the sleep lab to help even the most challenging patients to sleep.

Speaker

  • Brandon Peters M.D.
    Sleep Physician
    Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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Sponsored Webinar

Technological Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea  

This sponsored webinar gave viewers a medical career lifetime perspective on the evaluation and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea; where it all started, where we are now, and a glimpse into what the future might hold.  New, disruptive technologies have dramatically changed the world of sleep and challenged us to change our approach to OSA diagnosis and therapy.  Where will we be and what will we be doing a generation from now?  

Speaker

  • Michael J. Zachek, MD
    Pulmonologist, Intensivist, Sleep Specialist
    Graves-Gilbert Clinic

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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AAST Webinars

Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Technologist’s Position:  Sideline, Centerline, or Goal Line?

Prepare because you can’t predict! No one could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on sleep medicine. While we can’t change the events of this past year, we can prepare for the future.

Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Co-Director discussed the evolving practice of sleep medicine and explored new opportunities for the sleep team. 

Speaker

  • Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science                                 

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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The Why's and How's of Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Sleep Center

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact healthcare delivery in sleep centers and has forced reforms and new  best practices to improve our ability to serve our patients safely. The AAST continues to look toward national standards and leaders for guidance on how to best deliver care and we understand that response to the coronavirus depends on location and the rate of transmission in your area.

Dr. Seema Khosla, Medical Director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, ND  provided a look into how she is managing patient care, break down the ”Why’s” that sleep centers have to respond to and the risks presented by this pandemic, as well as the need to educate our patients on the safety precautions being taken. Dottie Covey-Elleby, ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor provided her perspective on best practices for meeting national safety standards.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate what we know now about COVID-19 transmission and why aerosolized treatment is a concern
  • Break down the migration strategies and education program rolled out at the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, ND
  • Review the training and documentation requirements for developing a sleep center safety plan

Speakers

  • Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP FAASM
    Medical Director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep
  • Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
    ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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Sponsored Webinar 

Mask Impact on PAP Effectiveness

This presentation reviewed specific criteria that may impact mask selection and effectiveness for CPAP patients as well as highlighted the benefits of 3D technology. A demo of Philips 3D MaskSelector technology was also showcased.

Objectives

  • Review the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Explain several factors associated with nonadherence to CPAP
  • Discuss specific criteria that may impact mask selection including: patient morphology, medical conditions, psychosocial issues and personal preferences
  • Identify how the technical features of a mask can contribute to compliance
  • Discuss the importance of patient driven design and empowerment for adherence
  • Review the 3D Mask Selector technology

Speakers

  • Josh Cosa, RRT
    Sr. Clinical Marketing Manager
    Sleep and Respiratory Care, North America
  • Jeff Murray
    Business Marketing Manager

    Sleep and Respiratory Care, North America

CE Credit 

1 CEC available when you pass a short knowledge assessment. 

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