Sleep Clinical Core Curriculum Session Highlights Therapeutic Strategies for Sleep-Disordered Breathing


As care practices in sleep medicine evolve, it’s incumbent upon providers to integrate the latest best practices into the clinical setting. On Sunday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. ET, the ATS International Conference will present the first session of Adult Clinical Core Curriculum – Sleep inside Hall E (Level 2) of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This session was designed to assist busy providers by offering a convenient forum to learn about these vital topics while maintaining necessary professional certifications. 

Featured presentations include:

  • Wheezing and Snoring: The Intersection of Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Megan M. Lowery, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Weak Muscles and Restless Sleep: Neuromuscular Disease and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Jose Bernardo Contreras, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Shallow Breathing into the Night: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, Kara Lindi Dupuy-McCauley, MD, Mayo Clinic

Attendees will learn about the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive lung disease, how to characterize common manifestations of sleep-disordered breathing, the risks of obesity hypoventilation, and the application of best practice guidelines for management.

The goal of the core curriculum series is to support clinicians engaged in Maintenance of Certification activities by providing updates on subjects included in recertification requirements. The topics are aligned with corresponding MOC Medical Knowledge modules. This symposium is designed to help clinicians stay current with important information relevant to their medical practices and provide clinicians with an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge and skills while earning MOC points.

This session is worth 1.5 CME credits and 1.5 MOC points. CME certificates of credit/attendance will be awarded based on the participant attending the activity, submitting a completed evaluation, and attesting to the credits earned. A CME certificate will be available upon successful completion of all three components. For MOC points, participants must attend the session(s) and complete the corresponding evaluation and post-test for the activity with a passing score.

The second and final Sleep Clinical Core Curriculum session will be held on Monday, May 22, from 2:15–3:45 p.m. in Hall E. Presenters will cover the fundamentals of non-invasive ventilation, utilizing PAP on patients with heart failure and sleep-disordered breathing, and the relationship between long COVID-19 and sleep disorders.

The Sleep Adult Clinical Core Curriculum session chairs will be Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS, ATSF, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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