Speakers & Topics



Deborah Schwengel, MD, M.Ed
Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine

Perioperative Management of Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Kamrul Khan, MD
Psychiatry Fellow
JFK Medical Center

The Year in Review of Sleep Medicine

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
Associate Professor Neurology
Emory University

1) It’s not sleep apnea, so why am I sleepy?  Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

2) Stop kicking!  Trend and Advances in Restless Legs Syndrome

Maurits S. Boon, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Co-Director of Jefferson voice and swallowing center
Thomas Jefferson University

Surgical Advances in Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Michelle Ward, RPSGT
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children in the Sleep Lab:  A technologist’s Persepective

Samuel T. Kuna, MD
Chief, Sleep Medicine Section
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sleep Telemedicine – Ready for Prime Time?
Stuart F. Quan, MD
Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor Emeritus of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine
1) Is it important to treat mild obstructive sleep apnea?

2) Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Neurocognition

Ted Thurn, MPS
Senior Health Policy and Government Affairs Analyst
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Changes in Sleep Medicine


Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP
Head, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology
NorthShore University Health System
1) Trends and Controversies in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

2) The Future of Sleep Medicine as a Specialty: Using New Pressure Technologies to Survive the Pressures of Practice

Daniel J. Gottlieb,MD,MPH
Director, Sleep Disorders Center, VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sleep and the Heart: Is ASV killing our patients?
Erika C Mason DDS Beyond Oral Devices…What the Dentist can do for OSA!!
David N. Neubauer, MD
Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Orexin and the Search for a New Hypnotic
Anne E. O’Donnell, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital
Inpatient Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Matthew Scharf, MD, PhD
Attending Physician, Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Year in Review of Sleep Medicine
Terra Ziporyn Snider, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Start School Later, Inc.
1) A Matter of Time: Adolescent Sleep and School Start Times

2) Sleep in the Popular Press

Ted Thurn, MPS
AASM Senior Health Policy and Government Affairs Analyst
Changes in Sleep Medicine


Steven H Feinsilver, MD
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Center for Sleep Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Sleep and Sleep Apnea in the Elderly: What is Normal?
Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc, ABSM
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and the
Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Associate Program Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Alternative Treatments for Insomnia: From the Indigenous to the Internet
Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Occupational Sleep Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Sleep Disorders Clinic, Philadelphia VAMC
Sleep Apnea Management in Commercial Drivers
Aileen Love, MD
Clinical Sleep Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Year In Review: Sleep Medicine
James F. Pagel, MS/MD
Associate Clinical Professor University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director – Sleep Disorders Center of Southern Colorado – Parkview Episcopal Hospital – Pueblo.

1) What Every Sleep Professional Should Know About Dreaming

2) The Effects of Altitude on Sleep Disordered Breathing

Ryan J. Soose, MD
Director, Division of Sleep Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy: A Promising New Treatment for OSA
Ted Thurn, MPS
AASM Senior Health Policy and Government Affairs Analyst
Changes in Sleep Medicine
Debra E. Weese-Mayer, M.D
Chief, Center for Autonomic Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP),
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

1) Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS): It’s a Family Affair

2) Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation (ROHHAD) 101: It’s all in the Timing


Karl Doghramji, MD Sleep and psychiatric disorders
Marianna Evans, DMD Facial Development and OSA
Neil Freedman, MD 1) Out of Center Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Current Trends and Review of Technology
2) Advanced PAP Technology for the Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing
Edward Grandi “Where Do I Fit In?” The Role of The Sleep Tech in The Future of Health Care
Wajahat Khan, MD Sleep Medicine: The Year in Review
Carole L. Marcus, M.B.B.Ch. CPAP management in children
Thomas Roth, PhD 1) The Nature of Insomnia
2) The Relation of Sleep Pain
Steven Scharf, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiovascular effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing


Lawrence W. Brown, MD
Nocturnal Seizures: A fitting Topic for Sleep Docs
Richard Alan Ferber, MD
1)  Schedule and Circadian Aspects of Pediatric Sleep Disorders
2)  My Life in Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Barry Grant Fields, MD
Journal Club: The Year in Review for Sleep Medicine
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, Ph.D.
1)  Interactions between Genetic Susceptibility and Infections in the Etiology of Narcolepsy
2)  Diagnosis and Treatment of Narcolepsy
Susheel P. Patil, MD
Sleep Apnea and Peri-operative Outcomes
Mark R. Pressman, PhD Law and Sleep Disorders
Richard J. Schwab, MD Pathophysiology of OSA:  Is the Problem Anatomy, Physiology, or Both?
Erica R. Thaler, MD Current Surgical Management of Sleep Apnea


Lee K. Brown, MD

Complex Sleep Apnea:  Does it Exist, Is It Important and How to Treat it
PAP Titration Strategies in the Sleep Lab
Christopher Cielo, DO Sleep Medicine – The Year in Review
Philip Gehrman, PhD Insomnia
Loraine Levitt Katz, MD Sleep, Obesity and Diabetes
Alex Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE Non-Respiratory Pediatric Sleep Disorders 
Patrick Strollo, MD The Present and Future of Sleep Medicine
Arthur Walters, MD New Insights into the Pathogenesis of the Restless Legs Syndrome
Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD Sleep-Wake Mechanisms and Neurophysiology
Circadian Rhythm and its Disorders 


Steven D. Bender, DDS

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Breathing Disorders
Mary A. Carskadon, PhD How Do Circadian Rhythms and Sleep-Wake Regulatory Systems Affect Sleep Patterns?
How Do Circadian and Sleep-Wake Regulation change During Adolescent Development?
Erin E. Flynn-Evans, PhD, RPSGT Sleep in Astronauts
Christopher A. Hart Sleep and Fatigue in Transportation Safety
Martin L. Monaco, Jr., Esq. Federal and New Jersey Regulatory Update 
David Schulman, MD, MPH The Appropriate Treatment of Mild Sleep Apnea
Kingman P. Strohl, MD Fatigue Management for All
Ignacio E. Tapia, MD Adult vs. Pediatric Respiratory Rules in Adolescents 
Joyce A. Walsleben, RN, PhD Women and Sleep