2021 Annual Meeting

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

Offering 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Tentative Program


Thursday, October 7, 2021

2pm – 4:45pm CT
3pm – 5:45pm ET


1400-1415: Welcome Address


1415-1530: Session One: Sleep Health Implications for the Perioperative Period

  • 1415-1435: The Neural Circuits Underlying General Anesthesia and Sleep – Olivia Moody
  • 1435-1455: Phenotypes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Thomas Altree
  • 1455-1515: Sleep Loss in the Hospitalized Patient – David Hillman
  • 1515-1530: Panel Discussion

1530-1600: Break with Sponsors


1600-1640: KEYNOTE: Sleep Health and Why we Should be Focusing on it in This Decade? – Kannan Ramar

  • 1600-1605: Questions and Answers

Friday, October 8, 2021

9am – 5:00pm CT
10am – 6:00pm ET


0900: Welcome


Session Two: Sleep Health: Health Care Workers 

  • 0900-0920: Effect of Inadequate Sleep on Clinician Performance – Haleh Saadat
  • 0920-0945: Assessment of Physician Sleep and Wellness, Burnout, and Clinically Significant Medical Errors
  • 0945-1005: Shiftwork Impact on Sleep – Tracey Sletten, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • 1005-1015: Panel Discussion

1015-1045: Break with Sponsors


1045-1125: KEYNOTE: The Sleep Revolution

  • 1125-1130: Questions and Answers

1100-1130: Virtual Luncheon with Sponsors 


1130-1230: Annual General Meeting and Best Abstract Awards Session

  • 1130-1200: Annual General Meeting – Satya Krishna Ramachandran
  • 1200-1230: Best Abstract Awards Session – Toby Weingarten, MD & Eric Deflandre, MD, PhD, FCCP, FAHA

1230-1330: Session Three: Guidelines Updates

  • 1230-1300: Postoperative Guidelines – SASM, SAMBA and SOCCA
  • 1300-1330: Obstetric Guidelines – Jennifer Dominguez
  • 1330-1345: Questions and Answers 

1345-1400: Break with Exhibitors


1400-1700: Virtual Workshop: Sleep Health 101:

  1. Sleep Diagnostics
  2. Sleep Therapeutics: PAP Therapy / HFNO

1400-1700: Virtual Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)

  1. PoCUS Airway for OSA Screening
  2. Cardiorespiratory PoCUS

1700: Meeting Adjournment


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 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.