Sleep Review’s webcast Increasing CPAP Compliance is now available for on-demand viewing.

In the hour-long free webcast, Sleep Review editor Sree Roy and four expert presenters review recent studies related to what works and what doesn’t when it comes to patient adherence, plus share their own experiences. Two live polls were conducted during the event. During the last 15 minutes, the presenters also answered audience questions.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • How to identify patients at risk for poor compliance
  • Innovative ways to convince patients of the urgency of obstructive sleep apnea therapy
  • How to work together with your DME to improve compliance

Increasing CPAP Compliance from Allied 360 on Vimeo.

Webcast Presenters

Emerson Wickwire, PhD, ABPP, CBSM, was recently named director of the Insomnia Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, holding faculty appointments in the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. Prior to this post, Wickwire cofounded and served as sleep medicine program director at the Howard County Center of Lung and Sleep Medicine, a leading interdisciplinary sleep medicine center that became a model for comprehensive centers throughout the country. He completed his advanced training in sleep at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a member of Sleep Review’s editorial advisory board.

Matthew L. Uhles, MS, RPSGT, is vice president of diagnostics, research, and technology, with a focus on leading the Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) research program and developing clinic partnerships with sleep labs and physicians throughout the region. In addition, he manages the operational activities and technical staff of the CSI branded sleep clinics as well as CSI’s partner sleep clinics, and oversees all research studies and procedures, and is responsible for all investigator-initiated research protocol development.

Mark Aloia, PhD, health psychology consultant, associate professor of medicine with National Jewish Health and a researcher with more than $15 million in funded, NIH research grants and over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He holds positions in both industry and academia, which sets the stage for a strong collaboration between the two. He recently received NIH funding to expand a pilot study in which noncompliant patients watched video clips of their apneas from their sleep studies.

Eric Cohen is the cofounder and president of National Sleep Therapy, a DME company that uses state of the art technologies and processes to deliver a high level of care and patient compliance. Cohen has a diverse industry background, helping companies such as Motorola, Samsung, J&J Medical, Pfizer Consumer, Colgate, P&G, Reebok, and Philips Medical innovate and better meet the needs of consumers. Cohen has applied these same principles to the healthcare space with great success.

The webcast is sponsored by ResMed. It originally aired December 18, 2014.