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Advances in Sleep Technology: OCST and the Future of Sleep Technology


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Advances in Sleep Technology: OCST and the Future of Sleep Technology

  1. 1. New SleepTechnologyCourse!Advances in Sleep Technology:OCST and the Future of Sleep TechnologyDATE:October 20-21, 2012LOCATION:National Office • Darien, Illinois (Chicago suburb)COURSE CHAIR:Allen Boone, RST, RPSGTAAST CEC CREDITS:13.00ADVANCED REGISTRATION DEADLINE:September 26, 2012 Register online at
  2. 2. Course Overview Sleep technologists have seen major changes in their profession with the recent advanc- es in technology related to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. During this two-day course, an expert faculty will address these changes and the impact they have on the sleep center and sleep technologists.  Topics include implementing out-of-center sleep testing, equipment and device selection, long-term care of the sleep patient, out- comes tracking and future planning for sleep centers. Target Audience This course is relevant to sleep technologists and sleep center managers seeking to im- plement out-of-center sleep testing and develop innovative programs to keep your sleep centers on the cutting edge of sleep medicine. Course Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will: • Review how to implement out-of-center sleep testing (OCST) at the sleep center by identifying relevant policies and procedures, selecting devices and under- standing insurance and AASM accreditation standards; • Explain the implications of implementing OCST in terms of insurance coverage, authorization and compliance; • Describe future planning techniques for the sleep center by identifying staffing needs and methods for restructuring operations; • Evaluate new opportunities for sleep centers including offering PAP-NAPs, physi- cian clinics, DME, oral appliance therapy and behavioral sleep medicine; • Track patient outcomes, focusing on compliance and insurance requirements, particularly with long-term care patients; and • Describe the legal issues involved with the use of social media in a sleep center. Continuing Education The American Association of Sleep Technologists has approved the AAST Advances in Sleep Technology course for 13.00 continuing education credits (CECs); an applica- tion has been submitted to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) contact hours for respiratory therapists. All participants requesting AAST CECs or AARC CRCE credits must return the credit claim form included with the registration materials to the AAST information desk upon completion of the course. An AAST representative will be available to address any questions or concerns during the course. Credit letters will be emailed by the AAST approximately four to six weeks following the course. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine serves as the management company for the AAST; however, the AASM does not have any influence on the content or faculty selected for this course.Register online at
  3. 3. Preliminary Schedule and TopicsSaturday, October 20 Important7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast* Dates8:00 am - 8:30 am Introduction and Overview September 26, 2012 Allen Boone, RST, RPSGT Advanced Registration Deadline to Receive8:30 am – 10:00 am Integrating an OCST Program Reduced Registration Elise Maher, RPSGT Fees and Deadline to Shari Angel Newman, RPSGT Reserve Hotel Rooms10:00 am – 10:15 am Break at Discounted Rate of10:15 am – 12:30 pm O CST Net Cost/Profit and Patient $111/Night Assessment Tools September 28, 2012 Elise Maher, RPSGT Cancellation Deadline Shari Angel Newman, RPSGT Melinda Trimble, RST, RPSGT October 20-21, 2012 Advances in Sleep12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch* Technology Course1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Selecting Equipment and Devices Stephen Tarnoczy, RPSGT, RRT, RRT-SDS, CRT2:00 pm – 3:00 pm S tandards of Practice and Insurance Advanced Laura Linley, RST, RPSGT, CRT Registration Fees3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break ON OR BEFORE3:15 pm – 4:00 pm U tilization Management and Insurance September 26, 2012 Carrier Assessment Requirements $275 (member) Bartley Bryt, MD $320 (nonmember)4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Human Resources and Staffing Rita Brooks, RST, RPSGT RegularSunday, October 21 Registration Fees AFTER7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast* September 26, 20128:00 am – 9:00 am New Opportunities for Sleep Centers $315 (member) Laura Linley, RST, RPSGT, CRT $360 (nonmember)9:00 am – 10:00 am The Future of Sleep Centers10:00 am – 10:15 am Morning Break10:15 am – 11:15 am OSA: What and How Are We Measuring Allen Boone, RST, RPSGT11:15 am – 1:00 pm Group Discussions with Box Lunch* • taffing Issues S Stephen Tarnoczy, RPSGT, RRT, RRT-SDS, CRT • he Effects of Social Media and T Communications Jayme Matchinski, JD1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Closing Remarks Faculty*These meals are provided; attendees are responsible for all other meals. Questions? Call the AAST at (630) 737-9704
  4. 4. General Information Electronic Course Location Course The course will all be held at: AAST National Office Materials 2510 North Frontage Road In its continued effort Darien, Illinois 60561 to “Go Green,” the AAST will only provide Hotel Reservations course materials in The AAST has reserved a block of guest rooms at a an electronic format. discounted group rate of $111.00/night plus taxes at: Course attendees will Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge be provided with the 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway course materials in an Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 electronic format at Space is limited, so please make reservations well the course. Prior to the in advance; the group rate will no longer be avail- course, attendees will able if all rooms in the block sell out. Reservations be able to download must be made by individual attendees directly with and print the course the hotel’s reservation department by calling (630) materials if that is the 986-4100; to receive the special group rate, you must format they prefer. identify yourself as part of the group code listed Please note that the below. Reservations may also be made online at AAST will not supply Check-in time is computers or tablets 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am. to view the material, power for computers Cut-off Date: September 26, 2012 or tablets or internet Group Code: AST OCST and the Future of Sleep A access. It is imperative Technology Course that attendees wishing to view the course Transportation from Hotel to National Office materials on their laptops or tablets Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and have them sufficiently the national office each day prior to and at the end of powered prior to the course. Transportation to any other location or arrival at the course at any other time is the responsibility of the attendee. each day. Details regarding the shuttle schedule will be sent to attendees via email in advance of the course.Register online at
  5. 5. Transportation from AirportThe airports nearest to the national office are O’Hare Interna-tional Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare isapproximately 23 miles from the office. Midway is approximately18 miles from the office. The Marriott Burr Ridge offers a com-plimentary shuttle between Midway and the hotel. Contact thehotel at (630) 986-4100 for further information. Should youchoose to take a taxi, we recommend that you do not pick-up ataxi outside of the baggage claim exit as these taxis will chargeat 1½ times the metered rate to take you to the hotel. Rather,after you pick-up your baggage at the airport, contact 303 Taxivia phone at (847) 256-8294 and provide them with the groupnumber 6307379700. Taxi service to and from the airport is ap-proximately $40.00 each way, not including gratuity. Please an-ticipate 30-40 minutes for travel time to and from either airport.MealsMeals provided by the AAST are available for registered attend-ees only. Guests of attendees will not be accommodated duringmeal functions.RecordingThe AAST strictly prohibits photographing and/or audio, video,or otherwise recording, of the exhibit hall, sessions and speakersat the course.  Questions? Call the AAST at (630) 737-9704
  6. 6. Registration Instructions How to Register There are 3 ways to register for the AAST Advances in Sleep Technology course; 1. Online (credit card only) 2. Fax 630-737-9789 (credit card only) 3. Mail American Association of Sleep Technologists Attn: Meeting Department 2510 North Frontage Road Darien, IL 60561 (check or credit card) Confirmation and Registration Disclaimer Registration is limited. Please register early. Confirmation letters will be sent via email within one week of receipt of registration form and payment. All at- tendees must pre-register; on-site registration will not be accepted. The AAST will not be held liable if an individual purchases an airline ticket before receiv- ing confirmation of registration for a course. Cancellation Policy Written notification must be submitted to the meeting department for registra- tion cancellation. A $50.00 administrative fee will be withheld on cancellations postmarked prior to September 28, 2012. After this date, no refunds will be available. Refunds are not provided to no-shows. The AAST reserves the right to cancel this course and provide a full refund should conditions warrant. The refund will only include the cost of registration for the course. Registration Categories Members To register as a member, the registrant must currently be an individual mem- ber of the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST). If the AAST is unable to confirm that the individual is a member of the society, the AAST will register the individual as a nonmember for this course at the nonmember prevailing fee. Nonmembers Want to register for the member price, but you’re not a member? Join the AAST to receive instant savings including reduced course registration fees, a subscription to A2 Zzz, and much more. Visit the AAST website at for more information about membership including a com- plete listing of benefits and a description of all membership categories. Mem- bership is on a calendar-year basis (January 1–December 31). Beginning on Oc- tober 1, 2012, individuals may apply to membership for the 2013 membership- year and receive the remainder of the 2012 membership-year for free.Register online at
  7. 7. Registration FormRegistration Information (Please print or type clearly)Last Name__________________________________________________________________________First Name _________________________________________________________________________Credential(s)________________________________________________________________________Address____________________________________________________________________________City_ ______________________________________ State_ ______ Zip/Postal Code______________Country____________________________________________________________________________Phone_______________________________________ Fax_ __________________________________E-mail (e-mail required to receive confirmation)_______________________________________________Special Needs/Accommodations_ ______________________________________________________Attendee List Permission (Check one)I give my permission to include my contact information on an attendee list tobe distributed to course attendees.  Yes  NoMembership Dues for NonmembersMembership dues are based on the date that the registration is received by thenational office. 2012 memberships will be valid through December 31, 2012;2013 memberships will be valid through December 31, 2013. 2012 Membership-Year 2013 Membership-Year (join by 9/30/12) (join on or after 10/1/12)Regular Members  $50.00  $100.00Student Members  $40.00  $50.00Registration Fees (Check the appropriate registration fee(s). Registration fees arebased on the date that the registration is received at the national office.) On or before 9/26/12 After 9/26/12AAST Member  $275.00  $315.00Nonmember  $320.00  $360.00Method of Payment (Check one) Check made payable to the AAST (U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank)Credit Card:  VISA  MasterCard  American ExpressCard #: _ ___________________________________________________________________________Exp. Date: ___________________________________________ Validation Code**:________________Cardholder’s Name:__________________________________________________________________Billing Address:______________________________________________________________________Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date:________________**For a VISA or MasterCard, the validation code is the last 3 numbers in the signature box. For an American Express, thevalidation code is the 4 numbers above the credit card number. Questions? Call the AAST at (630) 737-9704
  8. 8. 2510 North Frontage Road Darien, Illinois 60561Advances in SleepTechnology:OCST and theFuture of SleepTechnologyOctober 20-21, 2012Darien, IllinoisAAST CEC Credits: 13.00 Mark your calendars for this dynamic course! Register online at