The Sleep Education Consortium is pleased to present the 2023 Sleep Education Consortium Conference:

Sleep Medicine, from the basics and beyond. Establishing a comprehensive approach to the patient with a sleep complaint.

ABOUT THE HOST

Dr. Jerald H. Simmons, MD

I was driven to become a neurologist out of my interest in how the brain works. After finishing my neurology residency, I went to Stanford University to do my sleep fellowship with the world-renowned Christian Guilleminault. Within the first few weeks, I became aware of what I call “basic truths about sleep disorders” that are so pivotal and impactful on overall health. I was so bothered that I had gone through 4 years of medical school, an internship, and 3 years of neurology residency without learning these “basic truths”, and had I known, it would have enhanced my ability to treat my patients. I said to myself, “it shouldn’t require a fellowship in sleep medicine to obtain these “basic truths about sleep disorders” and I made it my mission to be part of the solution and teach healthcare professionals these “truths” to enhance patient care.

During my academic position at UCLA in the 1990s I was extensively involved in teaching neurology residents, medical students, and fellows. When I transitioned into private practice and moved to Texas my mission of teaching the “basic truths” had not changed. So, I started the Sleep Education Consortium in 2004 to spread the knowledge to those who will never do a sleep fellowship yet could benefit from this knowledge of the “basic truths about sleep disorders”. Over the past 19 years, I have directed this conference, each year enhancing the knowledge of those who attend. I know, from the feedback I’ve received, that I have made an impact on many healthcare professionals, which proliferates the impact by enhancing the lives of their patients.

The educational battle has basically just begun. Medical schools only provide 2 to 4 hours, over four years, teaching medical students anything about sleep. It is my mission to help compensate for this deficit and teach the “basic truths about sleep disorders”. Working with my colleagues we have put together a course packed with information over several days to teach and raise the level of care to meet the needs of our patients.


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ABOUT THE 2023 CONFERENCE

The 2023 Sleep Education Consortium Conference focuses on the growing importance of addressing sleep disorders in order to provide a more comprehensive level of care. There is an unmet need resulting from a high prevalence of sleep disorders and a lack of education within our healthcare system. Most patients with sleep disorders go undiagnosed or mismanaged.

With sleep pathology now linked to other disease states, physicians need to get up to speed on how to properly identify and handle these patients. By the end of the conference, it will become clear how collaboration with dentists can enhance the overall health of patients.

Sleep issues don’t just start in adulthood. Often, the early stages of sleep pathology start during the pediatric years. What are the red flags and what are the current approaches to handling these issues? Frequently sleep issues can be found within entire families. This conference will cover it all and provide the tools needed t assist your patients, young and old:

  • We feature the latest in medical data presented by leading specialists within the nation.
  • We intend for you to be confident in your practice and collaborate with like-minded professionals.
  • We will build your confidence in recognizing sleep issues in patients within your practice.
  • We will teach you how to establish a differential diagnosis in a patient with a sleep complaint and how to move forward with an evaluation.
  • We will teach the different types of diagnostic tests done for evaluating patients and when to utilize home testing vs in-lab studies.
  • You will gain knowledge on conditions such as narcolepsy, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, parasomnias and
    more.
  • We will gain knowledge on how sleep disorders can be an underlying, neglected, factor in patients with ADHD symptoms, with “cleaner” treatment approaches than relying on stimulant medications.
  • We will provide guidance on how to collaborate with other professionals in order to provide patients with the best possible comprehensive healthcare.
  • The conference will cover new, cutting-edge technologies for tracking the ongoing progress of patients with sleep disorders using remote patient monitoring as well as assessing sleepiness using computerized analysis of EEG data.
  • We will provide you with 24 continuing medical education credits.
  • We will offer you access to leading experts with Q&A sessions.

The conference will allow you to become familiar with many sleep problems, enabling you to be more responsive to questions patients may ask as you screen for sleep and airway disorders during regular exams.

The educational methods used over the course of the conference will include lectures, Q&A, and panel discussions.


GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED

The two-day comprehensive conference course structure is tailored to provide medical professionals with the essentials you need to identify when a sleep disorder may be affecting your patient. And for those more focused on sleep and airway management, this conference will help you build your practice in this evolving area of sleep and airway medicine.

This course establishes the framework for enhancing collaboration between dental and medical professionals, using both didactic and clinical educational methods, in the diagnosis and management of patients with sleep and airway disorders. It will become clear how you can play a larger role in the overall health of your patients by learning to:

  • Obtain sleep history.
  • Recognize the red flags suggesting a sleep disorder, ranging from narcolepsy, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and more.
  • Identify aspects of the skeletal anatomy that lend towards sleep-related breathing disorders.
  • Develop clinical pathways to improve your practice in the area of sleep medicine.
  • Understand the field of sleep medicine and the devices used to evaluate and treat patients with sleep disorders.
  • How to collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as dentists and myofunctional therapists.
  • How to identify sleep disorders in children and the importance of early intervention.

Physicians and staff attending this conference will become educated on the broad spectrum of sleep disorders on a basic level and learn, in a more detailed fashion, about sleep-related breathing disorders. You will gain knowledge that will help when screening for sleep disorders or providing guidance to patients who need proper medical care. There are no other courses for physicians of this kind. Filling the gap in our healthcare education system. A two-day course that will clearly enhance your clinical practice.

The conference will offer hands-on experience to practice performing an airway exam and working with dental professionals on obtaining exams and diagnostics. This course will provide you with a pathway for building this aspect of your medical practice while functioning within accepted medical standards.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

(Pleminary Agenda - Subject To Change)
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  • DAY 1

    Friday April 28th, 2022

  • DAY 2

    Saturday April 29th, 2022

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  • Physicians (Regularly $899)

    Earlybird Pricing Expires February 24, 2023
  • 2-Day Course:
  • * Includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the break
  • * Includes a $150 discount and the bonus of the full 2022 S.E.C. speaker video library
  • * CME: 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Available
  • ** Early bird pricing ends February 24, 2023 **
  • $749.00
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  • Non-Physicians (Regularly $449)

    Earlybird Pricing Expires February 24, 2023
  • 2-Day Course:
  • * Includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the break
  • * Includes a $100 discount and the bonus of the full 2022 S.E.C. speaker video library
  • * Refer a physician and receive a discount (see Registration page for details)
  • ** Early bird pricing ends February 24, 2023 **
  • $349.00
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CONFERENCE FACULTY

Jerald H. Simmons, MD

Jerald H. Simmons, MD

Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS

Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS

Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS

Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS

Kevin Boyd, DDS

Kevin Boyd, DDS


David Alfi, MD DDS

David Alfi, MD DDS

Rob Veis, DDS

Rob Veis, DDS

Andrew J. Maxwell, MD

Andrew J. Maxwell, MD

William G. Ondo, MD

William G. Ondo, MD


NICOLE GOLDFARB M.A., CCC-SLP, COM

NICOLE GOLDFARB M.A., CCC-SLP, COM

Kristie Gatto MA, CCC-SLP, COM®

Kristie Gatto MA, CCC-SLP, COM®

Dr. Christopher M. Tran, MD

Dr. Christopher M. Tran, MD

Dr. Cheng-Huai Ruan, MD

Dr. Cheng-Huai Ruan, MD


Courtney Snow

Courtney Snow

Dr. Andrew T. Huang, MD, FACS

Dr. Andrew T. Huang, MD, FACS

 
 
 
 

Conference Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston

Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX
6 E Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77046
TEL: +1-713-629-1200 | FAX: +1-713-850-2336

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