2023 Annual Meeting - Live

Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM)
13th Annual Meeting: "Awakening Sleep Science: Exploring Novel Dimensions of Sleep Medicine and Anesthesia"

October 13, 2023
Hilton Union Square * San Francisco, California

Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, and greatly impact peri-operative and hospital outcomes. There is emerging data and innovation about diagnosing and managing patients with sleep disorders in the inpatient and peri-operative settings. This course is aimed at professionals in the fields of anesthesiology, sleep medicine, critical care medicine, and hospital or inpatient medicine.

The course discusses the most up-to-date treatment approaches for insomnia, hypersomnia, and sleep-disordered breathing. World-renowned experts will discuss the links between sleep disorders and opioid use, mood disorders including depression, and PACU outcomes. Furthermore, the course will address health disparities and barriers to care for sleep disorders in the general and operative population.

Experts will also discuss controversies in opioid use in the setting of sleep apnea and its role in-hospital deaths and other morbid outcomes. Finally, the course will present the society's newly published consensus guidelines on diagnosing and managing sleep apnea during pregnancy, a collaborative effort by the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP); and updates from the collaboration between SASM, the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) on the perioperative management of sleep apnea.

The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussions pertaining to the common grounds between sleep and anesthesia. The goal is to promote excellence in medical care, research and education in anesthesia, sleep medicine and perioperative medicine.

Program Co-Chairs:

Dr. Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS, Duke University - Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair
Dr. Olubukola (Bukky) Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS, Ohio State University - Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair
Dr. Mandeep Singh, MD, University of Toronto - Annual Meeting Workshop Chair

Sessions & Speakers

Orthosomnia: Are Some Patients Taking the Quantified Self Too Far? - Robson Capasso, MD, FAASM

Factors Associated with Pediatric Pain Requiring Opioids in the PACU - Kimmo Murto, MD, FRCPC

The Relationship Between Respiratory Depression in the PACU to the Ward - Toby Weingarten, MD

KEYNOTE: The Nexus Between Depression, Insomnia, and Other Sleep Disorders - Andrew Krystal, MD

Reduced Opioid Dosing for OSA Patients During Surgery is a Myth (PRO/CON) - Olubukola O. Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS and Vidya Raman, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP

Maximizing Your Scientific Impact: Leveraging Social Media for Promotion and Change - Ed Mariano, MD, MAS, FASA, FASRA

Patient Perspectives: Living with Hypersomnia and Sleep Apnea - Stacy Edwards, Project Sleep

Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Consensus: Guideline on the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy - Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS and Christine Won, MD

SASM-SAMBA-SOCCA Collaborative Consensus Guideline on Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Mandeep Singh, MD

Abstract Winners

First Place
Michal Jedrusiak, MD
General Anesthesia with Propofol Satisfies NREM But Not REM Sleep Requirements in Aged Mice

Second Place
Ameya Pappu, MBBS, DNB
Evaluation of a Novel PoCUS Tool to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Perioperative Setting

Third Place
Vedish Soni, BHSc
Utility of POCUS in Predicting Difficult Airway - A Systematic Review And Meta Analysis

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