AAST Annual Meeting Recordings 

Earn up to 12.5 CECs with the 2019 Annual Meeting Recordings Bundle. Recordings are sold as a bundle or individually.

NOTE:  If you have attended any of these live sessions at the AAST 2019 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, we recommend you first confirm the eligibility of credits for these recorded sessions with the BRPT.

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Included Recordings

1. Women's Sleep Panel: What Can We Do to Address Unique Needs?

Presented by Andrea Ramberg, BA, RPSGT, CCSH; Alex Perkins

Women differ from men in many ways and have shown to present with different symptomology with sleep disorders. They also differ in how they approach their health. This talk will explore those differences, what we should be looking for and how we can help.


  • Discuss the unique sleep needs of women
  • Discover information that will help us educate both those in the medical field and the community on the importance of sleep for women
  • Discuss the possible beliefs, concerns and perceptions held by pregnant women about screening or diagnosis of OSA in the learner's own clinical practice

CEC Credit: 1.5

2. The Sleep Technologist’s Role in Promoting World Peace

Presented by Sharon A. Keenan, PhD, R. EEG T., RPSGT, FAAST

This session will focus attention on fundamental principles of human sleep and empower individuals to impact local communities and promote global change. Participants will claim their power in society with regard to education about sleep.


  • Describe the general principles of normal human sleep and the current state of the recognition of the importance of sleep and sleep disorders in the general population
  • Consider a world where everyone is able to get all  the sleep they need, at the right time
  • Summarize barriers to achieving optimal sleep for everyone: Myths, misconceptions and economics
  • Describe why a team approach is critical to achieving goals of optimal sleep health for everyone
  • Illustrate the role of the Sleep Health Care Professional
  • Assess techniques for optimizing community outreach for education and improving access to care

CEC Credit: 1.0

3. Parasomnias

Presented by Jon W. Atkinson, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST

This session will discuss multiple layers of education surrounding parasomnias, including basic sleep stages and arousals, overlap of the basic states: Wake, REM and NREM, discussion of NREM and REM parasomnias with videos, the AASM scoring criteria for RBD and optimizing parasomnia recording techniques.


  • Recognize the concept of Sleep-Wake state overlap and oscillation

  • Recognize REM and NREM parasomnias and relation to time of night occurrence and symptoms
  • Distinguish between parasomnias and common arousal/awakening

CEC Credit: 1.5

4. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke: Evidence, Mechanisms and Treatment Strategies

Presented by Henry Klar Yaggi, MD, MPH

Ischemic stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of long-term disability. Current acute stroke treatment paradigms (i.e., reperfusion therapies) have a limited therapeutic window and are not widely applicable to most patients. New approaches that can be offered to the majority of ischemic stroke patients can limit stroke severity, reduce recurrent vascular event rates, be continued through the duration of post-stroke care and transform ischemic stroke recovery. The treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among patients with acute ischemic stroke represents one such novel therapeutic approach.


  • Define sleep paralysis
  • Identify aggravating factors contributing to sleep paralysis
  • Review therapeutic regimes for sleep paralysis

CEC Credit: 1.0

5. Sleep Across the Life Cycle & Circadian Rhythms

Presented by Sharon A. Keenan, PhD, R. EEG T., RPSGT, FAAST

This presentation will explore the relationship between the human circadian system and the impact on health and disease.


  • Describe the difference between day/night rhythms and endogenous circadian rhythms, and describe the different types of circadian misalignment

  • Discuss examples of how the endogenous circadian system and circadian misalignment influence glucose control, energy balance and cardiovascular risk factors
  • Describe the relevance of melatonin and MTNR1B variance in glucose control

CEC Credit: 1.0

6. The Impact of Telemedicine on the Provision of Sleep Medicine

Presented by Jayme R. Matchinski, JD

This session will provide an overview of the key regulatory, patient care, documentation and operational issues which sleep medicine providers and patients must address when utilizing telemedicine. This presentation will provide examples of telemedicine models being utilized by health care providers, including sleep medicine professionals.


  • Describe various models of telemedicine that are being used by sleep disorder centers and sleep medicine practitioners

  • Identify key compliance areas, including documentation and protection of patient information, which needs to be addressed for the provision of telemedicine in sleep medicine

CEC Credit: 1.0

7. Integrated Care: How One Lab Maximizes the CCSH Credential

Presented by Andrea Ramberg, BA, RPSGT, CCSH; Sarah L Brennecka, RPSGT; Denise Langlois, CRT; Cheryl Memmini, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH

Integrated care is so important in health care today. The presenters plan to demonstrate how utilizing the CCSH credential in both the inpatient and outpatient setting can improve patient care and bolster productivity and revenue. How to bill for services will also be included.


  • Describe how to utilize the CCSH credential and start an inpatient sleep screening program

  • Explain how to start an education program in your DME
  • Summarize to integrate care from the inpatient to outpatient world to create revenue

CEC Credit: 1.0

8. FACEing the Future: The Mental-Dental Connection in Patients with Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Presented by Angela Lynn Tenholder, DMD, FAACP, DABCDSM

The airway and neurological functions of the body are directly influenced by the mouth, and therefore, the dental profession. The increased awareness of the importance of airway optimization, as well as the clinical relevance of applied functional neurology, has created many opportunities for the dental profession to support their patients with sleep-related breathing disorders, or SRBD.


  • Summarize options for effective communication between the medical sleep community and the dental sleep community

  • Describe the American Dental Association policy on the role of dentists in treating SRBD as well as an overview of sleep screening devices and assessments that dental professionals commonly utilize  when addressing their patients suspected of suffering from SRBD
  • Recognize the significance of the Mental-Dental connection as we FACE the future of healthcare

CEC Credit: 1.0

9. Nasal vs Oronasal Masks in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Presented by Paula K. Schweitzer, Ph. D

The goal of this presentation is to educate attendees about important issues in the choice of mask type in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. A number of case examples will be presented, many with accompanying sleep study and device-adherence data. Relevant literature will be reviewed. 


  • Recognize and describe the differences between nasal and oronasal masks on:

    • Optimal pressure requirements
    • Residual AHI
    • Adherence
    • Satisfaction
  • Summarize the implications of these data on selection of masks for:
    • In-lab titration
    • Home titration
    • PAP orders
    • Patient follow-up
  • Describe how these data can assist in:
    • Interpreting device-download data, particularly daily-detail data
    • Troubleshooting patient complaints
    • Improving patient adherence
    • Educating and interacting with physicians, equipment providers and patients

CEC Credit: 1.0

10. Improving the Sleep of School-Age Children: At Home and in the Lab

Presented by Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD

There are many books to help the parents of babies and toddlers improve their child’s sleep, but parents of school-age children often have difficulty finding this same kind of help and are often not sure what to do if their kids still don’t sleep well. School-age children can also have difficulty completing a sleep study in the lab. This talk will focus on both topics: helping school-age children sleep well, both at home and in the sleep lab.


  • Identify the two things parents do most often at bedtime that may make their children worse sleepers
  • Summarize the five steps that will help a child become an independent sleeper
  • Describe ways to help prepare a child for a sleep study and do well on the study night

CEC Credit: 1.0

11. Normal Sleep in School Aged Children and Later School Starts

Presented by Joel Porquez, BS, RST, RPSGT, CCSH; Laree Fordyce, CCSH, RST, RPSGT, CCRP

This talk centers around the basics of normal sleep in children, consequences of sleep deprivation, why children might need sleep studies and a review of slides from the Start School Later coalition. It will conclude with AAST’s position statement.


  • Summarize the review of normal sleep in school aged children

  • Describe the consequences of sleep deprivation in children, and why children need sleep studies, as well as summarize helpful tips in the sleep lab
  • Describe the importance of later school starts and introduce AAST’s position statement

CEC Credit: 1.5