10.07.2018

Washington State Sleep Conference: Things You Need to Know



2018 Washington State Sleep Conference, Oct 12-13, 2018

Pre-conference registrations end on Wednesday October 10.  REGISTER NOW!

Last-minute registrations (single day, weekend) available onsite on Friday; see below.

Regular Registration $200
On-site Registration $225 for the full weekend
Single day registration $112.50 for either Friday or Saturday (learn more)
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General Information

Faculty
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Accreditation

Sleep Technologists: AAST CEC Program Application has been submitted for approval to the American Association of Sleep Technologists.

Respiratory Therapists: Application has been made for 14.0 contact hours continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Nurses: Gan├ęsco is the accredited Nursing Provider for this conference. Provider approved by the (CABRN) California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number #CEP-16651, for up to 14 contact hours.

Disclaimer: Gan├ęsco does not warrant that all professional organizations or licensing authorities will accept its CE contact hours. If in doubt, nurses are advised to contact their professional organizations or licensing authorities to confirm their acceptance of these contact hours.

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Online Courses

Attendees will be given a discount code at the meeting for four online courses at www.ganesco.com. These online courses have either AARC, AAST or CABRN accreditation. 

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Venue

The host hotel for the meeting is the Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington. Those who reserved a room in the WSSS block between Wednesday and Friday will enjoy free breakfast buffet and evening reception.

NEW for 2018! Parking is complimentary to daytime attendees and is discounted to overnight guests for $5.00 per night. Please see registration desk for voucher before leaving the conference. Learn more.

All exhibits and lectures are held at the host hotel. DIRECTIONS TO THE HOST HOTEL HERE.

Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma International Airport 
15920 W. Valley Hwy  Seattle, Washington 98188 
(425) 227-8844 

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Need to contact us directly? washingtonstatesleepsociety@gmail.com

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10.06.2018

Washington state sleep conference hotel info for those traveling next weekend


Things to know about this year's host hotel

~ FRI Oct 12 & SAT Oct 13 ~

15920 West Valley Highway
SeattleWA 98188

425.227.8844 ~ [ WEBSITE ]


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Services & Amenities

  • The hotel's business center can handle any FAXing, printing, and copying needs you might have.
  • There's an ATM onsite. 
  • Hotel guests have access to the fitness room and the indoor pool. 
  • The hotel concierge can help you with locating transportation, making dinner arrangements, or holding baggage after checkout.
Meals

  • Conference attendees who are guests at the hotel receive free cooked-to-order breakfast via the hotel on Friday and Saturday morning before the conference.
  • The WSSS provides lunch on both days from 12:30 to 1:30pm.
  • Conference attendees are responsible for dinner on both nights; the conference ends at 6pm on both days. 
  • The Embassy Suites offers Basil's, a restaurant and adjacent lounge, on site for dining options after 11:30am. Also, hotel guests are welcome to the free Manager's Reception where they can enjoy adult beverages and snacks in the late afternoon.
  • Nearby dining options are plentiful in the nearby Westfield Southcenter Mall campus and along Southcenter Parkway, including Blue C Sushi, Bahama Breeze, Famous Dave's, and more. 

See you at the conference!


10.05.2018

The Washington State Sleep Conference is just one week away! Have you registered? It's not too late!

The last day to sign up in Wednesday, October 10. DON'T DELAY! This is a great regional opportunity for sleep health specialists to collect 14 CECs toward their credential requirements at an affordable rate! 



 Presented by the WASHINGTON STATE SLEEP SOCIETY 

This year’s event features the ever-popular tag team of
Teofilo Lee-Chiong MD and Nic Butkov RPSGT
in presentations that cover a wide range of
current PAP and sleep apnea interests among sleep technologists
 

Topics* at this year’s conference include: 

• Advanced Bi-level Modalities Prazosin and PTSD • Pediatric PAP Titrations • Common Artifacts Associated with ECGCBT-i in the Sleep Lab • Optimizing Patient Response to Positive Airway Pressure TherapyRestless Legs Syndrome • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: State of the Art CareNovel Technology in Personalized Care • The New "Restless Sleeper" Sleep Disorder Designation •
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation •  Diagnostic Aspects of Sleep Disordered Breathing
New Rules on Electrode Placement Neuromuscular Disease and Sleep Breathing  

 Conference FAQs 


Date: Friday October 12 to Saturday October 13, 2018  

Time: 745am to 6pm both days 

Fee: $200. Registration ends October 10. Registration on the day of the conference increases to $225. *Fee includes lunch, coffee and two full days of educational programming which culminate in 14 AAST CECs and a certificate at the end of the conference. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Single-day registration available for $112.50 either day.  

Who is invited: Sleep technologists, sleep physicians, sleep health educators, respiratory therapists, nurses interested in sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine professionals
We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!  

Questions?    


*Topics, speakers, and schedules subject to change.

10.04.2018

Check out these vendors at next week's Washington State Sleep Conference!

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors for the 2018 Washington State Sleep Society Conference. We couldn't host this event without you! 

If you're attending the conference, please visit these important industry supporters and tell them thank you for helping us to keep the price of registration affordable for techs in the Pacific Northwest. 














9.29.2018

Welcome to the conference: Amy Korn-Reavis RRT RPSGT CCSH

DON'T MISS OUT! REGISTER NOW!


Two lectures on Saturday, October 13:
"Common Artifacts Associated with ECG
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"New Rules on Electrode Placement"


Amy Korn-Reavis RRT RPSGT CCSH (Emery Medical Solutions, Orlando FL)  is a sleep clinic manager who has overseen more than 6,000 sleep studies (in both hospitals and independent testing facilities).

As a self-titled "sleep geek," she is especially interest in PSG research and trends.

Korn-Reavis earned her MBA in Health Administration in 2015 and has taught college-level courses on polysomnography and EEG topics.

She has 23 years experience as an RRT, and has been an RPSGT for 18 years. She is also one of the original founders of the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists and served as its President from 2010-13. 

Korn-Reavis currently volunteers with the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida running EEG machines. 

9.26.2018

Welcome to the conference: Dr. David Corley

DON'T MISS OUT! REGISTER NOW!


Lecture on Friday, October 12:
"Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation

David Corley MD (Harrison HealthPartners Sleep Medicine and Pulmonology, Poulsbo) is a board-certified sleep physician and pulmonologist with background in critical care medicine and internal medicine.

He is the medical advisor for the Washington State Sleep Society. 

Dr. Corley received his medical degree from Georgetown University and has worked in the sleep field for 28 years. 





9.22.2018

Welcome to the conference: Nic Butkov, RPSGT

DON'T MISS OUT! REGISTER NOW!

Two lectures on Friday, October 12:
"Diagnostic Aspects of Sleep-Disordered Breathing"
"Optimizing Patient Response to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy"
Nic Butkov RPSGT is an internationally recognized educator in sleep medicine and technology and favorite speaker at the Washington State Sleep Conference. 

Butkov is Director of the School of Clinical Polysomnography (Medford, OR) and a longstanding faculty member of the School of Sleep Medicine (Palo Alto, CA). 

He currently serves as education coordinator at the Rogue Valley Sleep Center in Medford. 

Butkov is also CEO of Synapse Media and a major contributor to two critical sleep technology texts:
• Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography (Synapse Media, author)
• Fundamentals of Sleep Technology (AAST, co-editor) 

A native Russian speaker, he assisted in launching the first clinical sleep facility in Russia in the 1990s. He is a recipient of both the Sharon Keenan PhD Award for Excellence in Education and the Elliot D. Weitzman MD Service Award for contribution to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession.



9.19.2018

Welcome to the conference: Vishesh K. Kapur MD

DON'T MISS OUT! REGISTER NOW!


Lecture on Saturday, October 13:
"Obstructive Sleep Apnea: State of the Art Care
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Vishesh K. Kapur MD MPH is a board-certified sleep physician and pulmonologist, founder of the UW Medicine Sleep Medicine Clinic and UW’s director of Sleep Medicine. He is also a UW professor of Medicine and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and an adjunct professor of Neurology. 

Dr. Kapur earned his M.D. at Yale. His clinical and research interests include complex and difficult-to-treat types of sleep apnea, epidemiology and outcomes in sleep apnea, health-care utilization and sleep apnea and ambulatory diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. 

He has published research over the last 30 years on sleep disorders and sleep health, specializing in topics related to sleep-disordered breathing.