Conference Speakers

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2016

Carol Ash, DO, MBA, FAASM
Meridian Health
New Models of Care for Sleep Medicine: Transitioning to Population Health and Value-Based Care

R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Implementing Quality Metrics to Improve Patient Outcomes in OSA: Dream or Nightmare?

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Sleep Deficiency and Motor Vehicle Crashes

Christopher Drake, PhD
Henry Ford Medical Center
The Nature and Treatment of Shift Work Disorder

Clark J. Lee, JD, MPH, CPH
Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Addressing Sleep Health and Safety through Law and Public Policy

Omar Mesarwi, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Literature Review in Sleep: Highlights of 2015

Gholam Motamedi, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Neurophysiology of Sleep

Steven C. Scherr, DDS
Dental Sleep Maryland
Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Laura Sterni, MD
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center
The Role of the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory in the Management of Children with Neuromuscular Disease

Sriharsha Vajjala, MD
University of Maryland
Literature Review in Sleep: Highlights of 2015

Scott G. Williams, MD, FACP, FAPA, AASM
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Sleep and Athletic Performance

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2015

Brian Bohner, MD, FCCP, ABSM
Sleep Medicine Associates of Maryland
Point/Counterpoint – The Full Face Mask – its place in PAP Therapy

John E. Brown, MD, FCCP
University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center
Auto-Titrating CPAP: Fundamentals

Nancy Collop, MD, FAASM
Emory University
Literature Review – Hot Topics

B. Gail Demko, DMD
Sleep Apnea Dentists of New England
What’s New in Oral Appliance Therapy

Devon Dobrosielski, PhD
Towson University
Weight Loss and Sleep Apnea: Challenging Beliefs, Advancing New Hypotheses!

Patrick H. Finan, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
How Does Sleep Influence our Emotions? A Focus on Positive Emotion Regulation

Daniel S. Lewin, PhD, D.ABSM
Children’s National Medical Center
Pediatric Sleep Medicine Basic Principles and Challenging Cases

Suzette K. Mikula, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Susheel Patil, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Point/Counterpoint – The Full Face Mask – its place in PAP Therapy

Jessica Schmidt, MA, RPSGT
Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
The Clinica Sleep Health Educator – An Evolving Role

Alan R. Schwartz, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hypoglossus Nerve Stimulation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM
University of Maryland School of Medicine
The Cost of a Poor Night’s Sleep: Economics of Chronic Insomnia

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2014

Brian Bohner, MD, FCCP, ABSM
Sleep Medicine Associates of Maryland
Current and Future Applications of Telemedicine in Sleep

Vivek Jain, MD
George Washington University
Sleep in Women

Christopher Lettieri, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Sleep Disorders Associated with PTSD and TBI

Carole Marcus, MBBCh
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Update on Pediatric OSAS

Judith A Owens, MD, MPH
Children’s National Medical Center
The Case for Delaying High School Start Times

Mark R Pressman, PhD, D.ABSM
Lankenau Medical Center and Institute for Medical Research
Law and Sleep Disorder: Parasomnias and Violence

The Honorable Mark R Rosekind, PhD
National Transportation Safety Board
The Critical Role of Sleep to Enhance Transportation Safety: NTSB Investigations and Recommendations

Steven C. Scherr, DDS
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Facial Pain Centers of Maryland
Are All Oral Appliances The Same?

Philip L. Smith, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Sleep Apnea – Past and Future

Deniz S. Somel, RPSGT, RST, CSE
Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates of Baltimore
Out of Center Sleep Testing (OCST)

Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM
Howard County Center for Lung and Sleep Medicine
CBT for the real world: A contrarian approach

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2013

Alyssa Cairns, PhD, RPSGT
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates
Masks, Machines, Oh My! The Technical Factors of PAP Adherence

Kala Davis-McDonald, MD, FCCP, D.ABSM
Saint Agnes Hospital
Introduction to CBT for Insomnia: Tips for the Busy Practitioner

Michael Delayo, BS, RPSGT, RST
SleepMed, Inc.
A Technical Review of the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events

Christopher Earley, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCPI
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Best Approaches to Managing Moderate-Severe Restless Legs Syndrome

Brian McGinley, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Evaluation of Hypoventilation in Children during Sleep

Allan Pack, M.B.Ch.B., PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Is P4 Sleep Medicine in Our Future?

Valerie Rogers, PhD, RN
University of Maryland Baltimore
Measuring Sleep with Actigraphy: Uses and Tips for Interpretation

Steven Scharf, MD
University of Maryland Disorders Center
Central Sleep Apnea

Steven Scherr, DDS
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Facial Pain Centers of Maryland
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Norman Schubert, BS, RPSGT, RST
Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
A Technical Review of the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events

Alan R Schwartz, MD
Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
Obesity, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Respiratory Failure

Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates
Introduction to CBT for Insomnia: Tips for the Busy Practitioner

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2012

Jennifer Accardo, MD, MSCE
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Developmental Aspects of Sleep in Children

John Brown, MD, FCCP
University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center
Who’s Afraid of Portable Monitoring?

Nancy Collop, MD, FAASM
Emory University
The Future of Sleep Medicine

Kala Davis-McDonald, MD, FCCP
Saint Agnes Hospital
Sleep and Women’s Health

Steven R. Hursh, PhD
Institutes for Behavior Resources
Estimating Sleep and Managing Fatigue in the Workplace

Vivek Jain, MD
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, The George Washington University
Sleep and Glucose Metabolism

Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: Lessons from the Sleep Heart Health Study

David Tunkel, MD, FAAP, FACS
Johns Hopkins Dept of Otolaryngology
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Adenotonsillectomy and Beyond

Emerson Wickwire, PhD
Center for Sleep Disorders, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates
Either, or, or both: Insomnia and Sleep-related Breathing Disorders

Carolyn Winter-Rosenberg
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Changes to the CPT Sleep Medicine Testing Guidelines – How Will They Affect My Practice?

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2011

Lee Brooks, MD
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Non-Respiratory Sleep Disorders in Children

Jacques Conaway, MD
Franklin Square Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
Novel Treatments for OSA

Charlene Gamaldo, MD
The Johns Hopkins University
“The Nightwalkers:” An Update on RLS and related nocturnal movement syndrome

Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH
The Johns Hopkins University
Updates on Surgery for OSA – A Rational Approach

Julie Jeffers, JD
Lobbyist for MDSS
Legislative Updates

John Mathias, RRT
Sleep Services of America
Reimbursement and Regulatory Updates on Sleep

Cecilia Melendres, MD
University of Maryland
Pediatric Polysomnography and Sleep Disordered Breathing

Susheel Patil, MD, PhD
The Johns Hopkins University
Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers – Waking up to Sleep Apnea

Ana Sanchez, MD
University of Maryland
Things that go bump in the night: A review of Parasomnias

Steven Scharf, MD, PhD
University of Maryland
Sleep in COPD Patients

Steven Scherr, DDS
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Facial Pain Centers of Maryland
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Michael Smith, PhD
The Johns Hopkins University
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

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2010

Brian Bohner, MD
Sleep Centers at GBMC
Complex Sleep Apnea

Nancy Collop, MD
The Johns Hopkins University
Limited Channel Testing (LCT) for Sleep Apnea: Where Do We Go From Here?

Susheel Patil, MD, PhD
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Bariatric Surgery and OSA: A Weighty Matter

Ted Thurn, MPS
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Legislative and Regulatory Issues Addressing the Sleep Medicine Profession

Terri Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
Strategies for Promoting CPAP Use in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

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