It’s Show Time

d_Ramos.jpg (9787 bytes)Put on your raincoats and get ready for a hot cup of joe because we’re off to Seattle for the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) 16th annual meeting on June 8-13. This will be Sleep Review’s second trip to the APSS conference to promote the magazine’s success and see those familiar faces who helped put Sleep Review on the map. Please stop by booth #526 to say hello as we are eager to hear your views on the magazine and what types of articles you would like to see in future issues. If you are interested in writing an article for Sleep Review, Paige Smith, senior editor, will be at the show to discuss your ideas.

Topics at the show will range from the behavioral treatment of insomnia and advances in restless legs syndrome to interpreting polysomnograms and pharmacotherapy for pediatric sleep problems. On June 11, one of Sleep Review’s Editorial Advisory Board members, Don A. Pantino, DDS, will be presenting dental sleep medicine at the Annual Association of Polysomnographic Technologists meeting with a talk entitled “How Dentistry Can Help Manage Your Patients With Sleep Disordered Breathing.” Dr Pantino will also be chairing the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (ADSM) conference that will precede the APSS (see below). On June 9, the ADSM meeting will conclude with the annual APSS joint session, which is a postgraduate course cosponsored by the ADSM and AASM, a half-day symposium that allows access to participants of both meetings. Speakers include: Alan Lowe, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C), FACD—Oral Appliances, Airway Size, and Treatment Outcomes; Peter Waite, MPH, MD, DDS—The Effect of Maxillomandibular Advancements on the Sleep Apneic Airway in Helical CT Analysis; Chris Robertson, BDS, MDS—Cephalometrics and Their Relevance in the Diagnosis of Sleep Disordered Breathing; and Jack Gershman, BDSc, LDS, PhD—A 100 Patient Prospective Trial in the Treatment of OSA Utilizing Oral Appliance Therapy.

With Dr Pantino starting off the show, combined with a lineup of heavy hitters like Nelson B. Powell, DDS, MD; Daniel F. Kripke, MD; and Ruth M. Benca, MD, this show should prove to be a hit.

Tony Ramos, Publisher