Course Co-Chairs: Kannan Ramar, MD; and Tilak K. Verma, MD, MBA
Advanced Registration Deadline: January 24, 2014
Cancellation Deadline: January 31, 2014
Housing overflow block closes February 5
View Course Preliminary Agenda
During this two-and-a-half-day course, an expert faculty will explore state-of-the-art patient care management in the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders and strategies to improve current business practices through a mix of traditional lectures, case-based discussions and pro/con debates. Discussion will focus on providing relevant updated information and new strategies that sleep clinicians can use in their practice. Topics highlight emerging trends in several areas, including legal, regulatory and business aspects of sleep medicine, diagnosing and managing sleep disorders and models of care.
This course is intended for physicians and health care providers involved in the treatment and management of patients with sleep disorders and the business operations of a sleep center.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the impact of legal, regulatory and reimbursement policies on sleep centers;
- Review various models of care for patients with sleep disorders;
- Describe emerging trends in using OCST to diagnose and AutoPAP to treat sleep apnea;
- Implement treatment plans for shift workers and patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy.
||On or Before January 24
||After January 24
|Employee of an AASM Center Member
Overflow Hotel Information
The Arizona Biltmore is sold out on the nights of February 20-23, 2014. If you are told they are “sold-out” or unable to accommodate you, you may try contacting the Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Biltmore.
A room block has been set-up at the Homewood Suites, which is less than one mile away, for these nights only. Reservations must be made by individual attendees directly with the hotel through this link: http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/P/PHXHWHW-ASM-20140220/index.jhtml. The room rate is $159 per night.
A shuttle will be provided to course attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, to transport between the Homewood Suites and Arizona Biltmore. Please make reference to needing a shuttle at the time you check-in. The contact information for the Homewood Suites is listed below.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Biltmore
2001 E. Highland Avenue
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Emerging Clinical and Business Trends in Sleep Medicine course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Their Elements of the ACCME by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The AMA Council on Medical Education mandates that accredited providers only offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians. The AASM will issue non-physicians a letter of attendance for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine designates the Emerging Clinical and Business Trends in Sleep Medicine course as a live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.