2020 Annual Meeting

Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine

10th Annual Meeting – Innovation & Synergism in Sleep, Perioperative Care & Chronic Pain: The Future is Here

October 1-2, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Program Co-Chairs: Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Christine Won, MD; Stephen Haskins, MD

6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Offered


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Virtual Meeting Schedule of Events

All session time slots are displayed in Eastern Time! 


DAY ONE – October 1, 2020


1000-1015     Welcome Address: Ten Years of SASM: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going

Dennis Auckley, MD


1015-1130     Session One: Sleep and Anesthesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderator: Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC


1015-1035     COVID-19, Sleep Disruption and Dreams

Celyne Bastien, PhD


1035-1055    SARS-COVID-19 and
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD


1055-1115     Coordinating Preoperative Testing and Designing Perioperative Protocols in the Setting of COVID19

Krish Ramachandran, MD, MBBS


1115 – 1130   Panel Discussion


1130 – 1145    Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Viewing


1145 – 1215    Featured Address

Moderator: Dennis Auckley, MD


VADM Jerome Adams, MD, US Surgeon General


1215 – 1225    Questions and Discussion


1225 – 1315     Featured Session: Panel Discussion – Findings of the PRODIGY Trial, and the Value of Postoperative Respiratory Monitoring

Moderator: Krish Ramachandran, MD, MBBS


Ashish Khanna, MD; Bhargavi Gali, MD; and Krish Ramachandran, MD, MBBS

Virtual Lunch w/Sponsor Medtronic


1315 – 1330   Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Discussions


1330 – 1440   Session Two: Role of Gender on Sleep and Pain

Moderator: Christine Won, MD


1330 – 1350   The Gender Sleep Gap

Susan Redline, MD


1350 – 1410   Sleep and Gender in Chronic Pain Population

Gilles Lavigne, PhD


1410 – 1430   Patient Perspectives: Living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia – Sponsored by the Hypersomnia Foundation

Meghan Mallare, Hypersomnia Foundation Volunteer

Michelle Emrich, MD, Hypersomnia Foundation Board Member


1430 – 1440   Panel Discussion


1440 – 1450  Break with Exhibitors


1450 – 1520  Annual General Meeting

Dennis Auckley, MD




DAY TWO – October 2, 2020


1000-1005     Welcome and Introduction


1005-1115     Key Note Session: Future of Research in the Next Decade

Moderators: Melanie Lyons, PhD, ACNP and Babak Mokhlesi, MD, MSc


1005-1040     Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Sleep Medicine

Emmeline Edwards, PhD


1040-1115     Future of Research and Research Funding in Sleep Medicine

Michael Twery, MD


1115 – 1125   Panel Discussion


1125 – 1135   Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Discussions


1135 – 1205   Best Abstract Awards Session

Toby Weingarten, MD


1205 – 1315   Session Three: Cannabinoids for Pain and Sleep

Moderator: Stephen Haskins, MD


1205 – 1225   Cannabinoids and Pain Management

Samer Narouze, MD, PhD


1225 – 1245  Cannabis and Sleep: What Does the Research Say?

Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, PhD


1245 – 1305   Cannabis Use Disorder in the Perioperative Setting

Hance Clarke, MD, FRCPC


1305 – 1315    Panel Discussion


1315 – 1330   Break with Exhibitors and Abstract Poster Discussions


1330 – 1420   Session Four: Evidence Based Guidelines

Moderator: Crispiana Cozowicz, MD


1330 – 1350  Developing an Interdisciplinary Consensus Guideline on the Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment and Peri-delivery Management of OSA in Pregnant Women: A Progress Update

Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS


1350 – 1410  Anesthesia for Stroke Thrombectomy During COVID-19

Deepak Sharma, MD


1410 – 1420   Panel Discussion


1420 – 1430   Announcement of Popular Abstract Winner




Featured Keynote Address by VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH

Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is to advance the health of the American people, and his motto is “better health through better partnerships.” He is committed to forging new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with members from the business, faith, education, and public safety and national security communities.
As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. In this capacity, he oversees the operations of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation.

Dr. Adams received bachelor’s degrees in both biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been a leader in numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Indiana State Medical Association, and the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists.  Dr. Adams is also the former Health Commissioner of Indiana, where he led the State’s responses to Ebola, Zika, and to the largest HIV outbreak in the United States related to injection drug use.

During his tenure, Dr. Adams has created several initiatives to tackle our nation’s most pressing health issues, including: the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and both economic prosperity and national security. He is also a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.

Please join us for the 10th anniversary celebrations at the 2020 SASM Annual Meeting, as the Surgeon General delivers the Keynote Address.


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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.



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