2021 Annual Meeting

#SASM21 Virtual Annual Meeting
Sleep Health: The New Vital Sign
October 7-8, 2021

Offering 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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  • Invitation from Program Chair
  • Schedule of Events
  • Keynote Address Speakers
  • Registration
  • CME Information

Invitation from Program Chair:

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to the upcoming Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) 11th Virtual Annual Meeting: Sleep Health: The New Vital Sign! from October 7-8, 2021. 

As we move to the next decade, SASM is positioned as a young and active academic society ready to inspire future and current learners in Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Sleep Medicine.  We encourage all to join us as we explore new ideas, improve patient care and safety, and advance the field of perioperative sleep medicine.  SASM is a collaborative society that works successfully with other academic societies in the anesthesiology, sleep and pain medicine areas.

This year, we propose Sleep Health as the new vital sign, and have a phenomenal line-up of international faculty, with a focus on one and one thing only: Sleep Health!

 Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Keynote speakers:
    • Sleep Health and Why We Should be Focusing on it in This Decade?
      • Kannan Ramar, MBBS, MD – Thursday, October 7 from 1600-1645
    • Sleep and the Pandemic – Friday, October 8 from 1045-1130
      • Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC
  • Exciting sessions on:
    • Sleep Health Implications in the Perioperative Setting
    • Sleep Health: Health Care Workers
    • Fresh out of the oven: SASM Guidelines on postoperative and OB management of patients with OSA
    • Award-winning abstracts and much more!
  • Free registration to all, with the ability to review archived conference material!
  • Lots of great options to network and collaborate with colleagues from anesthesiology, sleep and pain medicine societies!

Please register and share with friends and colleagues.

Mandeep Singh, MD
Co-Chair, SASM Conference Committee

Christine Won, MD, MSc
Co-Chair, SASM Conference Committee

Satya Krisna Ramachandran, MD, MBBS
Bhargavi Gali, MD
Dennis Auckley, MD

Toby Weingarten, MD

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 7, 2021

2pm – 4:45pm CT
3pm – 5:45pm ET

1400-1415: Welcome Address & Announcements
Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MBBS, MD, Mandeep Singh, MD

1415-1530: Session One: Sleep Health Implications for the Perioperative Period
Dennis Auckley, MD

  • 1415-1435: The Neural Circuits Underlying General Anesthesia and Sleep – Olivia Moody, PhD
  • 1435-1455: Postoperative Complications in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Importance of Phenotypes – Thomas Altree, MBBS, FRACP
  • 1455-1515: Sleep Loss in the Hospitalized Patient – David Hillman, MBBS, FANZCA
  • 1515-1530: Panel Discussion

1530-1600: Break with Sponsors

1600-1645: KEYNOTE: Sleep Health and Why we Should be Focusing on it in This Decade? – Kannan Ramar, MBBS, MD
Moderator: Bhargavi Gali, MD

1645: Meeting Day 1 Adjournment

Friday, October 8, 2021

9am – 2:45pm CT
10am – 3:45pm ET

0900: Announcements
Mandeep Singh, MD

Session Two: Sleep Health: Health Care Workers
Mandeep Singh, MD

  • 0900-0920: Effect of Inadequate Sleep on Clinician Performance – Haleh Saadat, MD, FAAP
  • 0920-0945: Optimal Sleep Health for Optimal Resilience – Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA
  • 0945-1005: Shift Work: Implications and Interventions for Sleep, Alertness and Performance – Tracey Sletten, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • 1005-1015: Panel Discussion

1015-1045: Break with Sponsors

1045-1130: KEYNOTE: Sleep and the Pandemic – Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC
Moderator: Christine Won, MD, MSc

11:30-12:00 Virtual Luncheon with Sponsors

1200-1300: Annual General Meeting and Best Abstract Awards Session

  • 1200-1230: Annual General Meeting – Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MBBS, MD
  • 1230-1300: Best Abstract Awards Session – Toby Weingarten, MD & Eric Deflandre, MD, PhD, FCCP, FAHA

1300-1330: Break with Sponsors

1330-1445: Session Three: Guidelines Updates
Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MBBS, MD

  • 1330-1400: SASM-SAMBA-SOCCA Collaborative Guidelines on Postoperative Management of Patients with OSA – Mandeep Singh MD, Jaime Hyman MD & Ashish Khanna MD
  • 1400-1430: Obstetric Guidelines – Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS
  • 1430-1445: Questions and Answers 

1445: Meeting Day 2 Adjournment

Keynote Address Speakers

Keynote: Sleep Health and Why we Should be Focusing on it in This Decade
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 1600-1645

Kannan Ramar, MD | Mayo Clinic

Dr. Kannan Ramar is a Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is the Chief Safety Officer for Mayo Clinic and serves as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning Environment Optimization at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. He is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is the President of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) from 2021-22. Dr. Ramar served as the Education Chair and as the Program Director for the PCCM, Critical Care Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease Fellowship programs at Rochester, MN.

Dr. Ramar serves as the chair of Mayo Clinic Patient Safety Subcommittee, serves on Graduate Medical Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Proceedings Editorial Board as the Pulmonary Medicine Section Editor, and on the Board of Directors of the AASM. Dr. Ramar has served as the Mayo Quality Fellows Program Chair between 2015 and 2019.

He is board-certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine and is the recipient of many notable awards, including Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Fellows’ Association 2015, Teacher of the Year 2013 for Inpatient Education, and the MCSGME Program Director Recognition Award 2018-2019. He is Bronze, Silver, and Gold certified.

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 1045-1130
Keynote: Sleep and the Pandemic

Meir Kryger, MD | Yale University

Dr. Meir Kryger, a professor at Yale has been treating patients with sleep disorders for over 40 years. He described the first case of sleep apnea in North America. He is Chief Editor of The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, and the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles. His book, The Mystery of Sleep, was featured in an article in The New Yorker, and Sleep in Art, explores how artists look at sleep. He recently published a novel, The Man Who Couldn’t Stay Awake. He has been President of the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Chair of the National Sleep Foundation. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Sleep Society and the National Sleep Foundation. He has been on BBC radio many times and has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and has been interviewed by print media including NY Times and Readers Digest. He teaches the course Mystery of Sleep at Yale. He was the main speaker of the Sleep Revolution event sponsored by Arianna Huffington held at Yale in April 2016.

2021 Annual Meeting Registration

    There is a $75 for CME credit for non-members. SASM Members receive free CME credit. For membership information, visit www.sasmhq.org/membership-information
  • Payment is only required if you plan to claim CME after the meeting.

CME Information

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and 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.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.