The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) recently released the agenda for its Sleep Apnea Trucking Conference set for May 11-12 in Baltimore.
The meeting, cosponsored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), offers an agenda focused on information about sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment, and compliance along with expert presentations on regulatory, medical, legal, and management topics.
"The conference is a fact-filled day that includes perspectives from regulatory and research agencies, guidance on state medical exams, and real-life experiences from both companies and drivers facing the challenge of sleep apnea on a daily basis," said Ed Grandi, ASAA executive director.
"OOIDA (Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association) is as concerned about safety as anyone in trucking, but the cost, effects on a driver’s livelihood, and the difference in resources available to the major companies compared to the little guy need to be addressed," said Tom Weakley, director of operations for OOIDA.
The target audience for the Sleep Apnea Trucking Conference is trucking company executives responsible for safety, operations, medical requirements, and policy. To help develop the agenda and inform discussion, ASAA formed an advisory board represented by thought leaders in government, trucking, motor coach, law, insurance, occupational medicine, sleep medicine, and safety.
Early bird discount registration ends on February 28. All attendees and participants receive a comprehensive resource tool kit, which augments the conference information with additional details and guidance on the management of sleep apnea in trucking.