Kentucky Sleep Society Events
2020 Summer Sleep Conference
The Future of Sleep Medicine
Sponsored by the Kentucky Sleep Society
July 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM—1:00 PM Central Daylight Time
The overarching goal of this conference is to provide a forum for all interested professionals to come together and discuss the future of sleep medicine. Topics to be discussed include insomnia, cardiovascular disease and its relationship with sleep apnea, recommended PAP equipment cleaning processes and viability of commercially available sanitizing devices, current management and future therapies of adult narcolepsy, and pediatric sleep disorders. This conference is designed to meet a critical need expressed by many educators and health advocates to address and manage the growing number of patients with complaints of poor sleep.
The Kentucky Sleep Society encourages sleep professionals, nurse practitioners, and primary care providers to take steps to collaborate with experts in sleep medicine, who are contributing standards for practice at this conference.
Michael Zachek, MD- Bowling Green, KY
1. Determine proper definitions for insomnia.
2. Discuss the differential diagnoses and distinguish appropriate tools for evaluation.
3. Identify best practice treatment modalities, both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic for insomnia.
9:00 – 10:00
Is a Dirty CPAP Making You Sick?
Robert Pope, MD- Owensboro, KY
1. Describe the recommendation of the CPAP makers for cleaning PAP equipment.
2. Review the medical literature addressing the risk of infection with OSA and CPAP use.
3. Identify commercially available “CPAP cleaners” and how they work.
4. Recognize the benefits and dangers associated with CPAP cleaning devices.
5. Discuss what to tell patients about cleaning CPAP equipment.
10:00 – 11:00
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Emily D. Freeman, APRN, FNP-BC - Owensboro, KY
1. Discuss the evaluation and treatment of the pediatric patient that snores.
2. Differential diagnosis of the child who cannot sleep, but cannot be awakened
in the morning.
3. Discuss treatment options for the pediatric sleep apnea patient.
4. Review the behavioral techniques for the treatment of children who have
difficulty getting and staying asleep.
11:00 – 12:00
Is OSA a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease?
Michael Zachek, MD - Bowling Green, KY
1. Discuss the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of OSA and determine how they might increase cardiovascular stress.
2. Review the potential cardiovascular diseases that might be related or caused by OSA.
3. Examine the outcome data for the cardiovascular disorders when OSA is present and successfully treated.
Adult Narcolepsy: Current Management and Future Directions
Abinash Joshi, MD – Nashville, TN
1. Review the neurobiological basis of Narcolepsy and its associated symptoms.
2. Review current management options and treatment algorithm in narcolepsy.
3. Discuss emerging and investigational therapies in narcolepsy.
Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner: The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The course is pending approval for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All persons participating in continuing medical education programs accredited by the Southern AHEC are expected to disclose any or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.
The Southern Kentucky AHEC office of continuing medical education presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to use their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in the field.
Nursing: This program has been submitted for approval by Southern Kentucky AHEC for 5 contact hours. “Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.”
Respiratory Care: The American Board of Respiratory Care program application has been submitted for approval for up to a maximum of 5 CE hours for the program. Participants should only claim those hours of credit spent in the educational activity.
Sleep Techs: CSTE Program application has been submitted for approval by the Board of Polysomnographic Technologists. Individuals must accurately and legibly complete all required provider documents. Participants should only claim those hours of credit spent in the educational activity. The program is pending approval for up to a maximum of 5 CSTE hours.
All persons participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Kentucky Sleep Society are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. The Kentucky Sleep Society presents this activity for educational purposes. Attendees are expected to use their own judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine.
Abinash Joshi MD—no conflicts to disclose
Emily Freeman APRN- no conflicts to disclose
Robert Pope, MD—no conflicts to disclose
Michael Zachek, MD – Harmony Biosciences speakers bureau