2019 Annual Meeting

Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
9th Annual Meeting • October 17-18, 2019

Hilton Hotel • Orlando, Florida


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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Offered


Program Co-Chairs:
Krish Ramachandran, MD, MBBS, Harvard Medical School
Christine Won, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Stephen Haskins, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Online registration is now closed. Limited onsite registration available; please contact the SASM Office with questions.

Registration Fees


  • Physician Scientist: $325
  • Allied Health Professional: $275
  • Resident/Fellow: $250


  • Physician Scientist: $400
  • Allied Health Professional: $350
  • Resident/Fellow: $300


  • International: $275
  • Industry: $650

Schedule of Events


Ultrasound Workshops (Included in Registration Fee!)
The Point of Care Ultrasound for the OSA Patient and Airway Ultrasound and Positive Airway Pressure Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 1400-1800. There will be a limit of 40 registrants total for both workshops. Attendees will be split into two groups, 20 people in each group, and will attend each workshop and switch half-way through. Total time for each workshop will be 2 hours each. A waiting list will be established for those who’d like to attend the workshops once registration is full.


Thursday, October 17, 2019


Point of Care Ultrasound for the OSA Patient Workshop
Learned Focused Cardiac, Lung and Gastric Ultrasound
(Limit: 20 Registrants)

Lead: Stephen Haskins, MD
Instructors: Nibras Bughrara, MD; Melissa Byrne, DO, MPH; Jemiel Nejim, MD; Oliver Panzer, MD


Airway Ultrasound and Positive Airway Pressure Workshop
Learn Diagnostic and Procedural Airway Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Regional Blocks and Positive Airway Pressure.
(Limit: 20 Registrants)


Leads: Dennis Auckley, MD and Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Instructors: Sarah McConville, MD, Peter Gay, MD, Nadia Hernandez, MD; William Manson, MD


Friday, October 18, 2019


Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors


Welcome Address: SASM Past, Present & Future
Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD


ASRA Panel: Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management for the OSA Patient
Moderator: Stephen Haskins, MD

  • 0815-0835: The Unique Challenges of Acute and Chronic Pain Management in the Sleep-Disordered Breathing Patient
    Eugene Viscusi, MD
  • 0835-0855: Opioid Epidemic and the OSA Patient – A Review of the Literature
    Edward Mariano, MD
  • 0855-0915: Regional Anesthesia for the OSA Patient – Is There a Benefit and When Should it Be Used?
    Crispiana Cozowicz, MD
  • 0915-0930: Panel Discussion


Break with Exhibitors & Abstract Poster Viewing


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Artificial Intelligence and Sleep – The Next Frontiers
Nate Watson, MD


Emerging Technologies – Sleep & Anesthesia
Moderator: Krish Ramachandran, MD, MBBS

  • 1015-1035: Top 5 Technologies in 2019 – Sleep & Anesthesia
    Jonathan Wanderer, MD MPhil
  • 1035-1055: Can Big Data Analytics Support Personalized Sleep Medicine?
    Allan Pack, MBChB, PhD, FRCP
  • 1055-1115: Big Data in Postoperative Monitoring – What’s Changing?
    Ashish Khanna, MD
  • 1115-1135: Wearables and Interactive Devices for Post-Discharge
    John Pearson, MD
  • 1135-1200: Panel Discussion


Break with Exhibitors & Abstract Poster Viewing


Annual General Meeting & Best Abstract Awards Luncheon

  • 1230-1300: Annual General Meeting
    Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD
  • 1300-1330: Best Abstract Awards Presentations
    Toby Weingarten, MD & Malin Jonsson Fagerlund, MD, PhD


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Postoperative Sleep as a Patient-Centered Outcome After Hospital Discharge – Implications for QOL and Safety
Rebecca Aslakson, MD


Emerging Pharmacology
Moderator: Dennis Auckley, MD

  • 1415-1435: Sleep Promoting Pharmacologics – New Agents and Outcomes
    Dennis Auckley, MD
  • 1435-1455: Alertness Promoting Pharmacologics – New Agents and Outcomes
    Lynn Trotti, MD
  • 1455-1515: Delirium and Sleep After Cardiac Surgery – New Avenues
    Balachunder Subramaniam, MD
  • 1515-1535: Gabapentin: ERAS Darling with a Dark Side: Do Associated Respiratory Depression Deaths Warrant Pathway Caution?
    Michael Pilla, MD
  • 1535-1545: Panel Discussion


Break with Exhibitors & Abstract Poster Viewing


Disease Mechanisms and Pathways
Moderator: Christine Won, MD, MSc

  • 1600-1620: In-Hospital Sleep Program – Challenges & Success Stories
    Lauren Tobias, MD
  • 1620-1635: Postoperative Central Sleep Apnea to Treat or Not to Treat
    Christine Won, MD, MSc
  • 1635-1655: High Risk OB and SDB: Sleep Medicine & Anesthesia Update
    Jennifer Dominguez, MD, Judette Louis, MD, MPH
  • 1655-1715: Panel Discussion & Announcement of Giveaway

Cocktail Reception

Hotel Information

The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine 9th Annual Meeting will be taking place at the Hilton Orlando hotel in Orlando, Florida, October 17-18, 2019. Please make your hotel reservations online through the American Society of Anesthesiologists room block by visiting www.ASAhq.org.

Continuing Medical Education Information

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Satisfactory Completion

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


Credit Designation Statement

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.