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
2021 Annual Meeting
is now open
Click link above to go to the registration page.
Virtual Event
October 29th and 30th
CSTE Program application has been submitted for approval by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Meeting Agenda
Friday, October 29th

7:00 am - 7:50 am - Registrations
7:50 am - 8:00 am - Welcome and Announcements

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Legal Update 2021: Key Issues to Consider for the Provision of Sleep Medicine During the Pandemic 
Speaker: Jayme Matchinski, JD

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Inpatient Sleep Medicine: Elephants in the Room
Speaker: Supat Thammasitboon, MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Break {Philips - Vender Media Ready Content}

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Evaluating Patients for Sleep Studies
Speaker : Sean Thompson, RPSGT

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - An Overview of Phrenic Nerve Stimulation to Treat Central Sleep Apnea
Speaker: Brian Gaden, RRT, RPSGT

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Break {Jazz Pharmaceuticals - Vendor Media Ready Content}

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Understanding Advanced Therapies 
Speaker: Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Behavioral Methods to Improve PAP Adherence: Have We Turned the Corner?
Speaker: Mark Aloia, PhD

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Break {Fisher & Paykel - Vendor Media Ready Content}

3:30 pm - Announcements - CSTE & AARC Continuing Education Credits & Evaluation Forms

Saturday, October 30th

7:00 am - 7:50 am - Registrations
7:50 am - 8:00 am - Welcome and Announcements

8:00 am - 9:00 am - CBCT Usage in Dental Sleep Medicine Work Flow: Standard of Care or Overkill?
Speaker: James Moreau Jr., DDS

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Hyoid Suspension
Speaker: James Connolly, MD

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Break {SleepSource Alliance - Vender Media Ready Content

10:30 am - 12:30 pm - CO2: Too High, Too Low or Just Right
Speaker: Lowery Thompson, MD

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Break {Inspire Medical System - Vender Media Ready Content}

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Artificial Intelligence, New Technologies & Sleep Lab Automation
Speaker: Peter Allen, BSRC, RRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Insomnia "What's Keeping You Up at Night"
Speaker: Mohammad Cheema, MD

2:30 pm - Announcements - CSTE & AARC Continuing Education Credits & Evaluation Forms

2021 Annual Meeting of Members
                2021 Election Results


Regular Registration September - October
Member Fee - $75
Non-Member Fee - $105

Having Financial Hardship
request a Meeting Fee Waiver 

Sponsors

Philips Respironics
Lori Speyrer

Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Alison Mouton

Inspire Sleep Medical
Chase Ranlett

Fisher & Paykel
Frank Mule

Airlift 
SleepSource Alliance
Andrew Cook
2021 Meeting Speakers

Mark S. Aloia, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Medicine, 
Division of Pulmonary, 
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Lecture Title: Behavioral Methods to Improve PAP adherence: Have We Turned the Corner?


Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, CCSH
Sleep Educator at Nox Health
Lecture Title: Understanding Advanced
Therapies

Supat Thammasitboon, MD
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine,
Critical Care Medicine, & 
Internal Medicine
Lecture Title: "Inpatient Sleep Medicine: Elephants in the Room"


Sean Thompson, RPSGT
Lecture Title: "Evaluating Patients
for Sleep Studies"

Jayme Matchinski
Attorney at Law
Lecture Title: Legal Update 2021: Key Issues to Consider for the Provision of Sleep Medicine During the Pandemic

James Moreau Jr., DDS
Practice Areas in Sleep Medicine,
Dentistry, Orthodontics &
Dentofacial Orthopedics

Lecture Title: "CBCT Usage in Dental Sleep Medicine Work Flow: Standard of Care or Overkill?"


Lowery Thompson, MD
Board Certified in Neurology,
Internal Medicine, & Clinical Neurophysiology
Lecture Title: "CO2: Too High, Too Low
or Just Right"


James Connolly, MD
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine 
& Otolaryngology
Lecture Title: "Hyoid Suspension"

Brian Gaden, BSRC, RRT, RPSGT
Lecture Title: An Overview of Phrenic Nerve
Stimulation to Treat Central Sleep Apnea

Peter Allen, BSRC, RRT, NPS, SDS, RST, RPSGT
Lecture Title: "Artificial Intelligence, New Technologies & Sleep Lab Automation"

Mohammad Cheema, MD
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
& Family Practice
Lecture Title: Insomnia "What's Keeping
 You Up At Night"




If you have any questions
Please contact
Wade Young, Past- President