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Just for info - sleep apnoea congress February in USA
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Hello. This is just for interest, the programme for the congress (February, San Francisco) <Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring>.

http://www.ucsfcme.com/2016/MOT16003/Sle...ochure.pdf

The conference is for healthcare professionals only apparently but the topics show us what sleep docs are thinking about at the moment. And I thought perhaps the contributor list might help USA people on the apnea Board to find a doc if they need one?

Or maybe there's a Board member who is eligible to attend the conference and can then tell all the rest of us what they said?!
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Very interesting. This appears to be a yearly conference and there are more than just USA docs involved. The topics are fascinating and touch on many issues that keep coming up on this forum. It would be fantastic if we have any members who are nurses or doctors in this field who might be attending and then can share the materials. This is because the following agenda topics will be discussed. I list them here for those who can't open or access the link to highlight the importance of these topics for everyone here.

Overview of Sleep Disorders Including Insomnia
Pathophysiology, Phenotypes, and Clinical Presentation of Sleep Apnea
New Perspectives on the Pathogenesis of OSA – Anatomic Perspective
Is AHI the Right Metric to Follow in OSA?
Cardiovascular Consequences in OSA
Sleep Apnea in Women – Pregnancy and Menopause
Complex Sleep Apnea – Is it a Disease?
Updates in Obesity – Hypoventilation Syndrome
Sleep Telemedicine – Does it Work?
Portable Sleep Studies – A New Age is Here
Snoring –Outcomes and Treatment
CPAP – the Treatment of Choice for OSA?
The Nuts and Bolts of CPAP Use – Titration, Tracking, Optimization and When to Quit Reimbursement and Coding – What’s New for 2016
Oral Appliances – Better than CPAP?
The Nose in OSA – Soup to Nuts
Treating Central Sleep Apnea in 2016 – If not ASV then What?
Sleep Disorders: The Year in Review
Obesity, Weight Loss, and OSA
Is Your Gut Microbiome Making You Fat?
The Sugar Pandemic – Where We Are and What to Do
Recent Advances in Obesity Treatment
OSA in Children – Diagnosis, Effects, and Treatment
Maxillary Expansion in Children: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? Anesthesia and the OSA Patient
What Can I Do to Improve My Upper Airway
Physical Examination? Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy UP3 –Is There a Better Way?
Surgery of the Hypopharynx – So Many Choices… Insights into the Treatment of SDB with Imaging
MMA –When and How?
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation – Has Its Time Come?
Novel Options for Snoring and OSA
The Future of Sleep Medicine
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Is anyone attending?
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