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CONFERENCE HISTORY

See Previous Topics and Speakers From Our Past 20 Years of Sleep Conferences

November 2000 Conference:
An Update on Sleep Disorders:  Medicine for the New Millennium

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:30 am - Introduction: An Overview of Sleep and Sleep Physiology- Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 8:45 am - 9:30 am The Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome as part of the Spectrum from Normal Breathing to Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the role of Positive Pressure Therapy- Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  9:30 am - 10:15 am New Findings Linking Snoring and Sleep-related Breathing Disorders (such as Sleep Apnea) to the Development of Cardiac Disease- Stuart Quan, MD

  •  10:15 - 10:30 Break

  •  10:30 am - 11:00 am Mandibular Advancing Dental Appliances in the Treatment of Obstructive Respirations During Sleep- Rob Vies, DDS

  •  11:00 am - 11:45 am New Surgical Approaches to in the Management of Obstructive Respirations During Sleep-.Todd Huntley, MD

  •  11:45 am -12:00 pm Summary and Analysis - Panel

  •  12:00 pm -1:30 pm- Lunch break

  •  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm New Strategies in the Treatment of Insomnia- Rafael Pelayo, MD

  •  2:30 pm - 3:15 pm The Role of Diagnostic Testing in the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Sleep Disorders- Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  3:15 pm - 3:30 pm - Break  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Movement Disorders during Sleep: (4 parts)

  •  The Restless Legs Syndrome: Overview and Advances- William Ondo, MD

  •  The Restless Legs / Periodic Leg Movement Syndrome co/existing with other sleep disturbances such as Sleep Apnea-Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  Other movement disorders of sleep such as the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder- Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in early Parkinson's Disease and sleep disturbances in the Parkinson Patient- William Ondo, MD

  •  4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Advances in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Narcolepsy and other causes of excessive daytime sleepiness- Rafael Pelayo, MD

  •  5:15 pm -5:30 pm Summary and Analysis - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  5:30pm - Thursday sessions close

 

Friday, November 10, 2000

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am New Concepts Connecting Childhood Sleep Disorders and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder- Judith Owens, MD, MPH

  •  10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

  •  10:15 am - 10:30 am The Economics of the Sleep Problem in Modern Society: Can We Afford NOT to Treat Sleep Disorders-Stuart Quan, MD

  •  10:30-11:00 am Taking a sleep history: How the Primary Care Physician can Better Serve their Patients with a Sleep Complaint- Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  11:00 am - 11:45 am The Sleep Academic Award Program: A Partnership of Academic Medical Centers and NIH/NHLBI to Improve Medical and Public Education in Sleep- Judith Owens, MD, MPH

  •  Results of the Sleep Disorders Academic Awards- Judith Owens, MD, MPH

  •  11:45 am - 12:15 pm Summary and Analysis - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  12:15 pm - Friday sessions end

November 2004 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 - 8:10: Introduction: Overview and Epidemiology of sleep disorders - (Dr. Simmons)

  • 8:10 - 9:00: Narcolepsy and various causes of excessive daytime sleepiness - (Dr. Swick)

  • 9:00 -10:00: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as cardiovascular disease. - (Dr. Simmons)

  • 10:00 - 10:15: Break - Vendors

  • 10:15 - 10:45: Surgical Tx options in patients with OSA - (Dr. Burke)

  • 10:45 - 11:15: Dental Appliances in the Tx of OSA - (Dr. Veis)

  • 11:15 - 11:30: QA with panel

  • 11:30 - 12:45: Lunch - Vendors

  • 12:45 - 1:45: Things that go bump in the night - in children - (Dr. Wise)

  • 1:45 - 2:45: Things that go bump in the night - in adults  - (Dr. Swick)

  • 2:45 - 3:00: Break - Vendors

  • 3:00 - 4:00: "A good night's" sleep makes a good day possible for children and their families: The impact of  sleep disorders on the health of children. - (Dr. Glaze)

  • 4:00 - 5:00: "Doc I can't sleep" : Insomnia, causes and cures - (Dr. Simmons)

  • 5:00 - 5:30: Legal issues for physicians with sleepy patients - (Ben Martin J.D. from Dallas, Texas)

  • 5:30 - 5:45: Recap - Putting it all together - (Dr. Swick)

  • 5:45 - 6:00: QA with panel

  • 6:00 - 6:30: Vendor area remains open

February 2005 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Introduction / Overview to sleep disorders, Epidemiology and economic impact – (Jerald H. Simmons, MD)

  • 8:15 – 9:15: Narcolepsy and various causes of excessive daytime sleepiness – (Todd J. Swick, MD)

  • 9:15 – 10:15: Things that go bump in the night – RLS / PLMS and Parasomnias  (Robert Fayle, MD)

  • 10:15 -  10:30: Break - Vendors

  • 10:30 – 11:30: “Doc I can’t sleep” : Insomnia causes and cures – (Eric Bell, PhD)

  • 11:30 – 12:30: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as cardiovascular disease.  (Jerald H. Simmons, MD)

  • 12:30 – 1:45: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:45 – 2:45: A "good night's" sleep makes a good day possible for children and their families: The impact of sleep disorders in children and the association with ADHD. – (Daniel Glaze, MD)

  • 2:45 – 3:30: Sleep Disorders in patients with Chronic cardiopulmonary problems -   (Colleen Lance, MD)

  • 3:30 - 3:45: Break - Vendors

  • 3:45 – 4:30: The role of Dental Appliances in the Tx of sleep related breathing disorders – (Ron Prehn, DDS)

  • 4:30 – 5:15: Surgical Tx options in patients with OSA – (Rosalie Burke, MD)                           

  • 5:15 – 5:45: QA with panel

  • 5:45 – 6:00: Vendor area remains open

February 2006 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Introduction / Overview to sleep disorders, Epidemiology and economic impact – (Jerald H. Simmons, MD)

  • 8:15 – 9:15: Narcolepsy and various causes of excessive daytime sleepiness – (Todd J. Swick, MD)

  • 9:15 – 10:15: Things that go bump in the night – RLS / PLMS and Parasomnias  (Robert Fayle, MD)

  • 10:15 -  10:30: Break - Vendors

  • 10:30 – 11:30: “Doc I can’t sleep” : Insomnia causes and cures – (Eric Bell, PhD)

  • 11:30 – 12:30: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as cardiovascular disease.  (Jerald H. Simmons, MD)

  • 12:30 – 1:45: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:45 – 2:45: “BEARS” and Beyond: Childhood sleep disorder & ADHD (Daniel Glaze, M.D.)

  • 2:45 – 3:30: Sleep Disorders in patients with Chronic cardiopulmonary problems -   (Colleen Lance, MD)

  • 3:30 - 3:45: Break - Vendors

  • 3:45 – 4:30: The role of Dental Appliances in the Tx of sleep related breathing disorders – (Ron Prehn, DDS)

  • 4:30 – 5:15: Surgical Tx options in patients with OSA – (Rosalie Burke, MD)                           

  • 5:15 – 5:45: QA with panel

  • 5:45 – 6:00: Vendor area remains open

February 2007 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 - 8:15: Introduction / Overview to sleep disorders, Epidemiology and economic impact  - (Dr. Simmons)

  • 8:15 - 9:15: Narcolepsy and various causes of excessive daytime sleepiness - (Dr. Swick)

  • 9:15 - 10:15: Things that go bump in the night – RLS / PLMS and Parasomnias  - (Dr. Fayle)

  • 10:15 - 10:30: Break - Vendors

  • 10:30 - 11:30: “Doc I can’t sleep” : Insomnia causes and cures - (Dr. Bell)

  • 11:30 - 12:30: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as cardiovascular disease. - (Dr. Simmons)

  • 12:30 - 1:45: Lunch -Vendors

  • 1:45 - 2:45: "BEARS" and beyond: Childhood sleep disorders and ADHD. - (Dr. Glaze)

  • 2:45 - 3:30: Sleep Disorders in patients with Chronic cardiopulmonary problems - (Dr. Lance)

  • 3:30 - 3:45: Break – Vendors

  • 3:45 - 4:30: The role of Dental Appliances in the Tx of sleep related breathing disorders - (Dr. Prehn)

  • 4:30 - 5:15: Surgical Tx options in patients with OSA - ( Dr. Burke)

  • 5:15 - 5:45: QA with panel

  • 5:45 - 6:00: Vendor area remains open

February 2008 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15 Introduction: “Overview to Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic Impact”  -Dr. Jerald H. Simmons 

  • 8:15 – 9:00 “Physiology of Sleep and Disorders of REM Sleep” (from Narcolepsy and REM Behavior Disorder) -Dr. Jerald H. Simmons 

  • 9:00 – 9:45  “BEARS” and Beyond: Childhood Sleep Disorders and ADHD” -Dr. Dan Glaze

  • 9:45 – 10:30 “Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but Highly Under-Diagnosed Disturbance of Sleep”-  Dr. Robert Fayle 

  • 10:30 – 11:00  Break and Vendors 

  • 11:00 – 11:45 “Chronic Pain and Sleep: A Bi-Directional Relationship” -Dr. Todd Swick

  • 11:45 – 12:45 The Full Spectrum of Obstructive Breathing  During Sleep and Consequences Such as Cardiovascular Problems”-Dr. Jerald H. Simmons

  • 12:45 – 1:45 Lunch – Vendors (60 min)

  • 1:45 - 2:30  “Doc, I Can’t Sleep”: Insomnia Causes and Cures”  -Dr. Eric Bell     

  • 2:30 – 3:15 “Special Consideration in the Assessment of Women With Disturbances of Sleep”

  • Dr. Colleen Lance

  • 3:15 – 3:45 Break – Vendors

  • 3:45 – 4:15 “Dental Appliances in the Treatment of OSA” -Dr. Ronald Prehn

  • 4:15 – 4:45 “Surgical Treatment Options in Patient with OSA”-Dr. Rosalie Burke

  • 4:45 – 5:45 “Ethical Issues, Special Considerations and the Responsibility of Health Care Professionals who Have Patients in Their Practice With Sleep Disorders”  : This hour of the conference has been designated as ethics and/or  professional responsibility education. - Entire Panel of Faculty 

  • 5:45 – 6:00 Question and Answer Panel (15 min)

March 2009 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
For Sleep Disorders

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Welcome Introduction: Overview to sleep disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact -  Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  •  8:15 – 9:00: Physiology of Sleep and Parasomnias - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 9:00 – 9:45: Disorders of REM sleep (from Narcolepsy to REM Behavior Disorder)- Stephen N. Brooks, MD

  • 9:45 – 10:30: “Doc, I can’t sleep” : Insomnia causes and cures - Eric A. Bell, PhD

  • 10:30 – 11:00: Break and Vendors

  • 11:00 – 11:45: Restless Legs Syndrome, a common but highly underdiagnosed disturbance of sleep  - Robert W. Fayle, MD

  • 11:45 – 12:30: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as Cardiovascular problems - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 12:30 – 1:30: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:30 – 2:30: Chronic Pain and Sleep: A Bi-Directional Relationship - Todd J. Swick, MD

  • 2:30 – 3:15: The Relationship between ADHD and Sleep– Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 3:15 – 3:45: Break – Vendors

  • 3:45 – 4:15: Dental Appliances in the Treatment of OSA-  Ronald S. Prehn, DDS 

  • 4:15 – 4:45: Surgical Treatment options in patient with OSA-Rosalia C. Burke, MD 

  • 4:45 – 5:45: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders - Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45 – 6:00:  Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint - Question and Answer - Entire Panel of Faculty

February 2010 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
For Sleep Disorders

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  •  8:15 – 9:00: Overview of Sleep Physiology – Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. 

  • 9:00 – 9:45: Disorders of REM Sleep from Narcolepsy to REM Behavior Disorder and Other Parasomnias  - Robert W. Fayle, M.D.

  • 9:45 – 10:30: Insomnia; Causes and Cures - Max Hirschwotiz, Ph.D. 

  • 10:30 – 11:00: Break and Vendors

  • 11:00 – 11:45: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but Under Diagnosed Disturbance of Sleep.  - William Ondo, M.D.     

  • 11:45 – 12:30: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing During Sleep and Consequences Such as Cardiovascular Disease - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 12:30 – 1:30: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:30 – 2:30: Chronic Pain and Sleep: A Bi-Directional Relationship 

  • - Todd J. Swick, M.D.  

  • 2:30 – 3:15: The Relationship Between Sleep and Other Conditions Such as ADHD, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue and More. – Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 3:15 – 3:45: Break – Vendors

  • 3:45 – 4:15: Dental Appliances in the Treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.   

  • 4:15 – 4:45: Surgical Treatment Options in Patients With OSA -Rosalia C. Burke, M.D.

  • 4:45 – 5:45: Ethical Issues, Special Considerations and the Responsibility of Health Care Professionals who Have Patients in their Practice with Sleep Disorders - Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45 – 6:00:  Overview of Assessing the Patient With a Sleep Complaint - Question and Answer - Entire Panel of Faculty

February 2011 Conference:
The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Disorders Medicine

Conference Agenda:

Feb.18 – Dental Day

  • 7:30am - 8:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 9:30am: Introduction, Overview of Sleep and Pathophysiology of OSA - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 9:30am - 10:15am: Appliance Therapy for the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, DDS

  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Break

  • 10:30am - 11:15am: The More Subtle aspects of sleep related breathing problems and the unique approaches to managing complicated cases. - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 11:15am - 12:15pm: OSA the missing link in TMD and the dentist’s role in improving patient outcomes. - Ronald S. Prehn, DDS

  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Screening of OSA by the dentist and current trends in dental school education. - Michael S. Simmons, DDS

  • 2:30pm - 3:15pm: The surgical management of OSA - Rosalia C. Burke, MD

  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break

  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Interfacing with the dental lab and post-conference support - Rob W. Vies, DDS

  • 4:30pm – 5:15pm: Developing a protocol for oral appliance therapy: Coordinating care with the sleep physician. - Jerald H. Simmons, MD and entire panel

  • 5:15pm – 5:45pm: Panel Discussion/Open Forum - Entire Panel

Feb.19 – Dental & Medical Day

  • 7:30am-8:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep Physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Disorders of REM sleep from Narcolepsy to REM behavior disorder and other parasomnias. - Robert W. Fayle, MD

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia causes and cures. - Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break

  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Restless Legs Syndrome, a common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - William G. Ondo, MD

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during sleep and consequences such as cardiovascular disease. - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Chronic Pain and Sleep: A Bi-Directional Relationship. - Todd J. Swick, MD

  • 2:30pm - 3:15pm: The Relationship between sleep and other conditions such as ADHD, headaches, chronic fatigue and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Break

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Dental Appliances in the Treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, DDS

  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical Treatment options in patient with OSA - Rosalia C. Burke, MD

  • 4:45pm – 5:45pm: Ethical Issues, Special Considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. - Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm: Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint - Question and Answer - Entire Panel of Faculty

February 2012 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

  • 7:30am - 8:00am: Registration and continental breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, overview: sleep disorders,epidemiology and economic impact. Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H.Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Disorders of REM sleep: from narcolepsyto REM behavior disorder and other parasomnias. - Robert W.Fayle, M.D.

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; causes and cures. - Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Vendors

  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Restless Legs Syndrome, a common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - William Ondo, M.D.

  • 11:45pm - 12:30pm: The full spectrum of obstructive breathing during sleep, and consequences such as cardiovascular disease. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Chronic pain and sleep: a bi-directional relationship. - Todd J. Swick, M.D.

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm: The relationship between sleep and other conditions such as ADHD, headaches, chronic fatigue and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Break – Vendors

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Dental appliances in the treatment of OSA. - Rob Veis , DDS.

  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical treatment options in patients with OSA, including oral surgery - Terry Taylor DDS. MS

  • 4:45pm - 5:45pm: Ethical issues, special considerations, and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. - Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm: Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint: Question and Answer - Entire Panel of Faculty

February 2013 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:15:      Introduction, overview: sleep disorders, epidemiology and economic impact.  - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:15 – 9:00:     Overview of sleep physiology.- Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00 – 9:45:      Restless Legs Syndrome, a common but underdiagnosed disturbance of sleep.  - William Ondo, M.D.

  • 9:45 – 10:30:        The full spectrum of obstructive breathing during sleep, and consequences such as cardiovascular disease. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 0:30 – 11:00:  Break and Vendors

  • 11:00 – 11:30:  Dental appliances in the treatment of OSA and new approaches to CPAP management. - Ronald S. Prehn , D.D.S.

  • 11:30 – 12:00:  Surgical treatment options in patients with OSA,including oral surgery.  - Terry Taylor D.D.S. M.S.

  • 12:00 – 1:00:    Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:00 – 2:00:      Insomnia; causes and cures.  - Max Hirschwotiz, Ph.D. 

  • 2:00 – 3:00:      Chronic pain and sleep: a bi-directional relationship.  - Todd J. Swick, M.D.

  • 3:00 – 3:15:      Break – Vendors

  • 3:15 – 4:00:      Disorders of REM sleep: from narcolepsy to REM behavior disorder and other parasomnias.  - Robert W. Fayle, M.D.       

  •  4:00 – 4:45:      The relationship between sleep and other conditions such as ADHD, headaches, chronic fatigue and more. -Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.  

  • 4:45 – 5:45:      Ethical issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who  have patients in their practice with sleep disorders - Entire Panel of Faculty     

  • 5:45 – 6:00:      Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint - Question and Answer  -Entire Panel of Faculty

January 2014 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

  • 7:30 - 8:00:   Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 8:15:   Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders,  epidemiology and economic impact.  - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.  

  • 8:15 – 9:00:   Overview of sleep physiology.  - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00 – 9:45:    Disorders of REM sleep: from narcolepsy to   REM behavior disorder and other parasomnias.   - Robert W. Fayle, M.D.

  • 9:45 – 10:30:  The full spectrum of obstructive breathing sleep, and consequences such as cardiovascular disease.                     - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 10:30 – 11:00:  Break - Vendors   

  • 11:00 – 11:30:  Dental appliances in the treatment of OSA and new approaches to CPAP management combination therapy. - Ronald S. Prehn, DDS.

  • 11:30 – 12:00:  Surgical treatment options in patients with OSA,  including oral surgery.   - Terry Taylor, DDS. MS

  • 12:00 – 1:00:   Lunch - Vendors

  • 1:00 – 1:30:   The different types of sleep testing: from the lab to the home. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 1:30 – 2:15:   Insomnia; causes and cures.-  Max Hirshkowitz, Ph.D.

  • 2:15 – 3:15:   Chronic pain and sleep: a bidirectional relationship.   - Todd J. Swick, M.D

  • 3:15 – 3:30:   Break - Vendors    

  • 3:30 – 4:15:   Restless Legs Syndrome, a common but underdiagnosed disturbance of sleep.  - William Ondo, M.D.     

  • 4:15 – 5:00:   The relationship between sleep and other conditions such as ADHD, headaches,             chronic fatigue and more.- Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 5:00 - 5:45:    Ethical Issues, Special Considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders.  - Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45 - 6:00:    Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint: Question and Answer   - Entire Panel of Faculty

March 2015 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

Day One:

  • 8:00 - 8:15          Introduction – Paul Levin, DDS

  • 8:15 - 9:00          Basic pathophysiology of OSA and risk factors of OSA – Jerald Simmons, MD 

  • 9:00 - 9:45          Scope of sleep-related breathing disorders - Jerald Simmons, MD 

  • 9:45 -10:15       Break and Vendors

  •  10:15 -11:00    History and screening – Michael Simmons, DDS

  •  11:00 -11:45    Link between TMD and SDB; treatment methods – Ron Prehn, DDS

  •  11:45 -12:30    Overview of Appliances and design considerations – Rob Vies, DDS

  •  12:30 -  1:30     Lunch and Vendors

  •  1:30 -   5:30       Hands-on breakout session, with live patients. Entire faculty involvement

Day Two:

  • 8:00-8:15    Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 8:15-9:00    Overview of Sleep Physiology. Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 9:00-9:45    Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. Todd J. Swick, MD

  • 9:45-10:30  Insomnia; Causes and Cures. Brandon Peters, MD

  • 10:30-11:00 Break and Vendors

  • 11:00-11:45 Things that go bump in the night. Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. Gerard Meskill, MD

  • 11:45-12:30 Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep.  William G. Ondo, MD

  • 12:30-1:30  Lunch and Vendors

  • 1:30-2:30    The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during Sleep, Cardiovascular Consequences, and the different types of medical sleep testing: from the lab to the home. Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 2:30 – 3:00 Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA. Ronald S. Prehn, DDS

  • 3:00 - 3:30   Break and Vendors

  • 3:30-4:15    The Relationship Disorders of Sleep and conditions such as ADHD, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain and more. Jerald H. Simmons, MD

  • 4:15 to 4:45 Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. Terry Taylor, DDS

  • 4:45-5:45    Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. Michael S. Simmons, DDS and Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45-6:00    Overview of Assessing the patient with a sleep complaint- Question and Answer. Entire Panel of Faculty

April 2016 Conference:
The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Medicine 

Conference Agenda:

Day One - Dental Day:

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00 - 8:15 am: Introduction - Paul Levine, D.D.S.

  • 8:15 - 9:00 am: Sleep and breathing: The basics of understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its relationship to dentistry. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00 - 9:30 am: Modern concepts in Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction: Why dentists must understand OSA to optimally treat TMD patients. – Ron Prehn D.D.S.

  • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Identifying OSA patients and proper candidates for oral appliance therapy. The dentists approach to the airway exam. - Michael Simmons D.M.D

  • 10:15 - 10:30 am: - Break

  • 10:30 – 11:15 am: Overview of Appliance Therapy and understanding the different types available. Minimizing side effects with Morning Repositioners.  - Rob Veis, D.D.S.

  • 11:15 -11:30 am: Taped video: The basic key points a dentist needs to recognize on an oral airway exam. - Michael Simmons D.M.D.

  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm: Demonstration of – making a construction bite and Morning Repositioners - Ron Prehn D.D.S. and Paul Levine D.D.S.

  • 12:15 – 1:00 pm: Lunch – Vendors

  • 1:00 – 3:30 pm: Clinic  session in the dental school that will cover taking a bite record, performing an airway exam and making a morning repositioner.

  • 3:30 - 3:45 pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 3:45 - 4:15 pm: Collaborating with physicians and understanding the results of sleep testing. - Jerald H. Simmons M.D.

  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm: Titrating appliances and recognizing and managing complications in Appliance Therapy for OSA patients. The roll of Combination Therapy. - Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.  and Paul Levine, D.D.S.

  • 5:15 – 6:00 pm: Panel Discussion – Medical legal considerations for the dentists, the current Texas Dental Board Rule §108.12 and future directions of dental sleep medicine, working within a medical team. - Entire Panel

Day Two - Medical and Dental:

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00 - 8:15 am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:15 - 9:00 am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00 - 9:45 am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. - Todd J. Swick, M.D.

  • 9:45 - 10:30 am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 11:00 - 11:45 am: Things that go bump in the night. Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. -Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 11:45 - 12:30 pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under-diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - William G. Ondo, M.D.

  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during Sleep, Cardiovascular Consequences, and the different types of medical sleep testing: from the lab to the home. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine – Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 3:30 – 3:45 pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 3:45 – 4:15 pm: Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. - Terry Taylor D.D.S., M.S.

  • 4:15 – 5:00 pm: The Relationship between Disorders of Sleep and conditions such as ADHD, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 5:00 - 5:45 pm: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. - Michael S. Simmons, D.M.D. and Entire Panel of Faculty

  • 5:45 - 6:00 pm: Overview of assessing the patient with a sleep complaint: Question and Answer

October 2017 Conference:
The Growing Role of the Dentist in Sleep Medicine: Integrating the Dentist into the Medical Team 

Conference Agenda:

Day One - Dental Day:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am – 9:00am: Introduction: Sleep and breathing: The basics of understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its relationship to dentistry. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Identifying OSA patients and proper candidates for oral appliance therapy: The dentists approach to the airway exam. - Rob Veis D.D.S.

  • 9:45am - 10:15am: Modern concepts in Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction: Why dentists must understand OSA to optimally treat TMD patients. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 10:30am - 11:15am: Overview of Appliance Therapy and understanding the different types available. Minimizing side effects with Morning Repositioners. - Rob Veis, D.D.S.

  • 11:15am - 11:30am: Taped video: The basic key points a dentist needs to recognize on an oral airway exam. -
    Ron Prehn D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Demonstration of – making a construction bite and Morning Repositioners. - Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • LUNCH: 12:15pm – 1:20pm

  • 1:20pm to 1:30pm: Head to the top floor for the breakout sessions

  • 1:30 to 5:05 Four breakout sessions, each is 50 min. – Go to the group assigned at check in.

1) Boil and bite, AM aligner and construction bite.
2) Taking a digital impression, the use of new scanner technology in the dental office.
3) Appliance evaluation and the importance of obtaining a good impression
4) Oral Examination and practical chairside upper airway evaluation

  • 5:05pm to 5:15pm: Head back to the lecture room for the last lectures of the day

  • 5:15pm - 5:35pm: New approaches to a better smile and better sleep. - Payam Ataii, D.D.S.

  • 5:35pm - 6:00pm: Wrap-up and review – QA - Dr. Prehn, Dr. Veis, and Dr. Simmons

Day Two - Medical and Dental:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Things that go bump in the night: Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 11:45pm - 12:45pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing During Sleep and Co-Morbid Consequences and the role of Sleep Testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm: Lunch

  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - William G. Ondo, M.D.

  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Pediatric Sleep disturbances, ADHD and the role of orthodontics with early intervention. - Duane Grummons, D.D.S.

  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. - Terry Taylor D.D.S.

  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine. (Part 1) - Jerald H. Simmons, MD and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. - Gerard Meskill, MD and Entire Panel of Faculty

Day Three - Medical and Dental:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Sleep disorders as the unrecognized, treatable cause in conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Daily Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Bruxism, ADHD and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:45am - 9:30am: Combination therapy--CPAP with dental appliances--in the management of difficult cases of OSA. Improving compliance. - Ron Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Using Telemedicine to assist in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Sleep Disorders. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 10:00am - 10:20am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 10:20am - 10:50am: Understanding the results of sleep testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 10:50am - 11:30am: The Emergence of Myofunctional Therapy to augment the treatment of OSA. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Identifying and managing complications in OSA patients treated with oral appliance therapy. - Ron Prehn, D.D.S.

  •  12:15pm - 12:45pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine (Part 2). - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm: Steps involved in making a customized full-face CPAP mask – Live Demonstration. Becoming familiar with state-of-the-art treatment approaches. - Ron Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch - with a Live Demonstration of making the Fusion Custom Mask (customized full face mask) - state-of-the-art treatment approaches. – Ron Prehn, DDS.

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Marketing your dental practice. - Sal Rodas

  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm: Cone Beam CT and Airway assessments. -Payam Ataii, D.D.S.

  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Demystifying Medical Billing for Dental Practices.- Sal Rodas

  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Putting the parts together to enhance your dental practice. - Sal Rodas and Entire Panel

October 2018 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

Day One:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:15am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:15am - 9:00am: Overview of sleep physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Things that go bump in the night: Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 11:45pm - 12:45pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing During Sleep and Co-Morbid Consequences and the role of Sleep Testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm: Lunch

  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 1)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.

  • 4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Surgical Treatment options in patients with OSA. - Terry Taylor D.D.S.

  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine. (Part 1) - Jerald H. Simmons, MD and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm: Ethical Issues, special considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders, and the Foundation for Airway Health. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm: The Foundation for Airway Health and taking the Airway Pledge. - Rob Veis, D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 6:00pm: QA - Entire Panel of Faculty

Day Two:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Sleep disorders as the unrecognized, treatable cause in conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Daily Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Bruxism, ADHD and more. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 8:45am - 9:30am: Combination therapy--CPAP with dental appliances--in the management of difficult cases of OSA. Improving compliance. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Using Telemedicine to assist in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Sleep Disorders. - Gerard Meskill, M.D.

  • 10:00am - 10:20am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 10:20am - 10:50am: Understanding the results of sleep testing - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 10:50am - 11:30am: The Emergence of Myofunctional Therapy to augment the treatment of OSA and other new treatment approaches. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Identifying and managing complications in OSA patients treated with oral appliance therapy. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine (Part 2). - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. . and Ronald Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm: Adolescent Airway: Facial Orthopedic Conditions / Resolutions. (Part 2)- Duane Grummons, D.D.S.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

February 2019 Conference:
Problem-Based Sleep Medicine Course to Enhance Your Clinical Practice: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Sleep Disorders 

Conference Agenda:

Day One:

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: Sleep and breathing: The basics of understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its relationship to dentistry. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Identifying OSA patients and proper candidates for oral appliance therapy: The dentists approach to the airway exam. - Rob Veis D.D.S.

  • 9:45am - 10:15am: Modern concepts in Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction: Why dentists must understand OSA to optimally treat TMD patients. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia; Causes and Cures. - Brandon Peters, M.D.

  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 10:30am - 11:15am: Overview of Appliance Therapy and understanding the different types available. Minimizing side effects with Morning Repositioners. - Rob Veis, D.D.S.

  • 11:15am - 11:30am: Taped video: The basic key points a dentist needs to recognize on an oral airway exam. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S. and Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm: Making a construction bite and Morning Repositioner. Managing complications from OAT appliances. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 2:15pm - 1:15pm: Lunch

  •     Friday Afternoon breakout sessions: 1:15 to 4:15

1) Construction bite and AM aligner and a boil and bite appliance. -Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

2) Appliance evaluation. –Rob Veis D.D.S.

3) Physical exam. –Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. and Jeff Hindin, D.D.S.

  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: New Frontiers in Dentistry: Physiologic and Central Nervous System Feedback Monitoring. - Jeff Hindin, D.D.S.

  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm: Putting it all together. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. and Entire Panel of Faculty

Day Two:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Check-in, Sponsored Exhibits and Breakfast

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: Introduction, Overview: Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology and Economic impact and an Overview of Sleep Physiology. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Narcolepsy and other Central Hypersomnias - Gerard J. Meskill, M.D.

  • 9:45am - 10:30am: Insomnia. - Kelly Kincheloe N.P.

  • 10:30am - 11:00am: Break – Sponsored Exhibits

  • 11:00am - 11:45am: Things that go bump in the night. Parasomnias and their association with other conditions. - Gerard J. Meskill, M.D.

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm: Restless Legs Syndrome, a Common but under diagnosed disturbance of sleep. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Lunch

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm: The full spectrum of Obstructive Breathing during Sleep, Cardiovascular Consequences, and the different types of medical sleep testing: from the lab to the home. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm: Dental Appliances in the treatment of OSA as both a mono therapy as combination therapy in the management of difficult cases. Improving compliance. - Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Pediatric Sleep disturbances, ADHD, Sleep disorders as the unrecognized, treatable cause other conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Daily Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Bruxism and more - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D.

  • 4:00pm - 4:15pm: Break — Sponsored Exhibits

  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm: Understanding the results of sleep testing. - Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. or Gerard J. Meskill, M.D.

  • 4:45pm - 6:00pm: Integrating Dentistry into Sleep Medicine and Ethical Issues with considerations and the responsibility of health care professionals who have patients in their practice with sleep disorders. An update from the American Dental Association. - Gerard J. Meskill, M.D., Jerald H. Simmons, M.D. and Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S.

 

Day Three:

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Fusion Custom Full Face Mask - Presentation by Ronald S. Prehn, D.D.S. at Dr. Urban's office

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