9.29.2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.




9.15.2018

Washington State Sleep Conference attendees... Don't delay! Reserve your room now to enjoy lower rates and benefits

You must reserve your hotel room at the host hotel by no later than midnight on Monday, September 17 in order to enjoy lower rates and a host of benefits. 
To reserve: Call the Embassy Suites to reserve your hotel room at 1.800-HILTONS, reference the Washington State Sleep Conference or make your reservations online at http://group.embassysuites.com/WAStateSleepSocietyConf . The Group code is WSS.  
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In 2018, the Washington State Sleep Conference returns to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport, 15920 West Valley Highway, Seattle WA 98188. More information about the host hotel: 425.227.8844 ~ [ WEBSITE ]

The Washington State Sleep Society is pleased to offer a discounted room rate at this hotel for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Oct 10 - 12). Noteworthy: A breakfast buffet and evening bar reception are included in the room rate.
The Washington State Sleep Society has a room commitment at the hotel; we appreciate your stay and highly recommend it. 

Benefits of staying
at the host hotel

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 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 evening bar reception where they can enjoy beverages and snacks in the late afternoon. 
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM
BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE RATE. 
RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS

KING, nonsmoking: $169-189 (based on occupancy)
2 DOUBLES, nonsmoking: $169-189 (based on occupancy)
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE: $269
(Rates do not include tax)

See you at the conference!



9.12.2018

Washington State Sleep Conference is now one month away! Are you registered?



 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.  

Location: Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma InternationalAirport, Seattle WA (PLEASE SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 22 to receive WSSS room discount!) 

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.






9.10.2018

Welcome to the conference: Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong

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Two lectures on Friday, October 12:
"Advanced Bi-Level Modalities"
"Novel Technology in Personalized Care"

Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong is a popular returning speaker for this year's Washington State Sleep Conference. A well-known sleep medicine educator and frequent speaker at sleep medicine conferences, he is a board certified internist in Denver, Colorado affiliated with National Jewish Health. 

He is also a professor and the author of many references familiar to sleep technologists of sleep medicine professionals: 
  • Sleep Medicine: Essentials and Review (Oxford University Press, USA) 
  • Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (Wiley-Liss)
  • Fundamentals of Sleep Technology (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
  • Sleep Medicine (Hanley & Belfus)
  • Sleep Medicine Essentials (Wiley Blackwell)
  • Focus on Sleep Medicine: A Self-Assessment (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
Don't miss this exciting opportunity interact with Dr. Lee-Chiong at the upcoming WSSS conference. 



9.05.2018

Welcome to the conference: Dr. Lourdes Del Rosso

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Two lectures on Saturday, October 13:
"The New Restless Sleeper Sleep Disorder Designation"
"Pediatrics PAP Titrations"





Lourdes Del Rosso MD is a pediatric sleep physician (Seattle Children's Hospital) and Associate Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

Her specialty is rooted in pediatric sleep medicine, with special interests in education, clinical care and research. She is actively involved with the AASM and contributes internationally to sleep medicine education in Latin America. 

Del Rosso's research interests focus on both restless sleep and the negative consequences of untreated sleep disorders. 

This year alone, Del Rosso has published research in several publications addressing pediatric sleep: 

Northwest sleep techs: We listened to you regarding parking at the Washington State Sleep Conference

In previous years, attendees to our conference were unhappy with the cost and availability of parking.

This year, we offer two solutions:

1. We have arranged with the host hotel, the Embassy Suites (SeaTac) to waive parking for commuting attendees.

Once you arrive at the conference, you will need to check with the conference organizers (Ganesco) at the registration table about getting a parking voucher. This will ensure that your parking during this event is complimentary.

2. For those guests who stay at the Embassy Suites, parking has been reduced to just $5 a night.

We hope these solutions will make your trip more affordable and hassle free. See you at the conference!


9.02.2018

Welcome to the conference: Dr. Fletcher Taylor

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Lecture on Friday, October 12: "Prazosin and PTSD"

Fletcher Taylor MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and neurologist with more than two decades of experience treating people with trauma-related problems which extend into sleep disorders. Taylor divides his time between clinical research and his adult psychiatry practice at Rainier Associates in Tacoma. 

He has also received formal training in cognitive and behavior therapies, which help him better serve patients with specific kinds of sleep problems related to anxiety and mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. He focuses specifically on sleep physiology.

He has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor for UW's, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and as a physician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma.

Taylor is one of the first researchers to look at pharmacological treatments for the condition of PTSD and was lead author of the study "Prazosin Effects on Objective Sleep Measures and Clinical Symptoms in Civilian Trauma PTSD: A Placebo-Controlled Study" published in Biological Psychiatry in 2008. 

9.01.2018

Northwest sleep techs: Check out our updated conference lineup!


2018 Washington State Sleep Conference
Oct 12-13, 2018

The Washington State Sleep Society invites you to attend the Washington State Sleep Conference.

This two-day conference for members of the Sleep Medicine community provides a critical analysis of, and learning opportunity in, the evolving field of sleep medicine. 

The Washington State Sleep Conference attracts Sleep Technologists and Respiratory Therapists as well as providers involved in the delivery of sleep medicine care.  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM & BROCHURE

Regular Registration $200

On-site Registration $225 for the full weekend

Single day registration $112.50 for either Friday or Saturday

  • Pricing includes 14 CEUs, lunch for both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Checks must be received by September 21st, or an additional fee of $25 will be applied to the rates listed above.  
  • Cancellation Policy: A registration fee, less $35 administration fee, is refundable if the cancellation request is made by 10/5/2018 – cancellations are made online at same site as your registration - ganesco.cvent.com/2018WSSS
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Need to contact us directly? washingtonstatesleepsociety@gmail.com