Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine

Mission Statement

To further the understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, 
to provide a forum for communication and education of sleep professionals,
 and to promulgate the highest standards for polysomnograpy and the clinical diagnosis and
 treatment of sleep disorders, for the people of Louisiana
In-Person / Virtual Event
October 28th and 29th
The BRPT designates this educational activity for a maximum of 
12 Continuing Sleep Technology Education credits.  
Individuals should claim only those credits that they have earned.

We have applied for

14 AARC CREC credits
6 CME credits through partnership with
the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians

These Applications for Educational Credits are pending and as yet unapproaved
Networking Reception is being planned for the 
Rock 'n' Bowl

Registration price will cover the cost for the participant.

Extra tickets can be purchased for family & friends to come along.
Meeting Agenda

Friday, October 28th

7:00-7:50         Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast


7:50-8:00         Welcome and Announcements          


8:00-9:00         Personalizing Management of

CME                Obstructive Sleep Apnea                               Seaker: Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong


9:00-10:00       Popular Myths about Sleep:

CME                Fact or Fiction                                                Speaker: Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong


10:00-10:30     Break in Exhibit Area                       


10:30-11:30     Sleep Across Our Lifespan &           

CME                Longevity Medicine                                       Speaker: Dr. Supat Thammasitboon 


11:30-12:30     Role of Sleep Tech in the Management 

                        Of Upper Airway Stimulation Program         Speaker: Sean Thompson


12:30-1:30       Lunch 


1:30-2:30         Legal Update 2022: Key Issues to 

                        Consider For the Provision of Sleep            Speaker: Jayme Matchinski


2:30-3:30         Pharmaceuticals & Sleep                              Speaker: Dr. Lauren Davis



3:30-4:00         Break in Exhibit Area


4:00-4:30         Shuttle To Networking Reception


4:30-7:00         Rock n Bowl / Network Reception

Saturday, October 29th

7:00-7:50         Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast


7:50-8:00         Welcome and Announcements

8:00-9:00         Seizures/Epilepsy for the           

CME                 Sleep Lab Professional                                           Seaker: Dr. Kevin Hargrave


9:00-10:00       The Importance of 

                        Myofunctional Therapy                                           Speaker: Kelsey Brasseaux


10:00-10:30     Break in Exhibit Area                       


10:30-11:30     Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring

                        in Diagnostic Sleep Medicine                                 Speaker: Margie White


11:30-12:30     New Technologies to Treat Sleep Apnea               Speaker: Brian Gaden


12:30-1:30       Lunch 


1:30-2:30         Rising Patient Accuity in the Sleep Lab:

                        How does this affect Me?                                        Speaker: Martha Smith


2:30-3:30         Understanding Advanced Therapies                    Speaker: Byron Jamerson


3:30-4:00         Break in Exhibit Area


4:00-5:00         Update on Hypoglossal Nerve

CME               Stimulation                                                                Speaker: Dr. Kevin McLaughlin

5:00-5:30         Meeting of Members - Installment of newly elected Board Members

Platnium Sponsors

Rep. Cain Thomas
Gold Sponsors

Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Rep. Christie Maranto
Silver Sponsors

Axsome Therapeutics
Rep. Christie Maranto

Rep. Judson Willard

Bronze Sponsors

MVAP Medical
Rep. Lenny Marra

Fisher & Paykel
Rep. Frank Mule

Signifier Medical Technologies
Rep. Matt Goebel

Sentec, Inc
Rep. Phil Khan
Rep. Margie White

Focus Sleep School
Rep. Sherri Hanson

Inspire Medical Systems
Rep. Kasey Venezia
Rep. Kevin White

Cadwell Laboratories
Rep. Doug Mitchell

Nox Medical
Rep. Chris Speigner

Friday Lunch
Make Your Own Po-Boys (Fried Shrimp or Roast Beef Au Jus)
Purple Cabbage Cole Slaw & Homemade Potato Chips
Served with Chicken & Sausage Gumbo &
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Saturday Lunch
Chicken Tortilla Soup, Southwest Salad, Spanish Style Rice
& Black Beans
Fajita Spiced Beef & Grilled Chicken Breast, with Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Jalapenos, & Cheese, & Corn. 
Tres Leches Cake


Martha B. Smith, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST
"Rising Patient Accuity in the Sleep Lab - How does this affect me?"

Patrick Thompson BA, RPSGT
"Role of Sleep Technologist in the Management of Upper Airway Stimulation Program (Inspire)"

Margie White BS, RRT, NPS
"Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring in Diagnostic Sleep Medicine"

Supat Thammasitboon, MD
"Sleep Across Our Lifespan & Longevity Medicine"

Kevin Hargrave, MD, MBA
"Seizures/Epilepsy for the Sleep Lab Professional"

Kelsey Brasseaux, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
"The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy"

Brian Gaden, BS, RRT, RPSGT
"New Technologies to Treat Sleep Apnea"

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD
"Personalizing Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea"

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD
"Popular Myths about Sleep: Fact or Fiction"

Jayme Matchinski
"Legal Update 2022: Key Issues to Consider for the Provision of Sleep"

Lauren Davis, MD
"Pharmaceuticals & Sleep"

Byron Jamerson, RPSGT
"Understanding Advanced Therapies"

Kevin McLaughlin, MD
"Update on Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation"
If you have any questions
Please contact
Wade Young, President-Elect