Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sleep Symposia & Events Updates: Save the Dates

New England Polysomnographic Society (NEPS) 5th Annual Meeting
August 23 - 24, 2007. Portsmouth, NH at the Frank Jones Center, 400 Us Highway 1 Bypass, 03801. For more information, email: info@nepolysomnographic.org . An online registration will soon be available, and information posted on the Let’s Talk Sleep blog.

Montana Regional Sleep Seminar 2007, September 6 - 8, 2007, Billings, MontanaHosted by The Sleep Center at St. Vincent Healthcare at the Mansfield Health Education Center. Also presented will be a full day Technologist Review Course. AARC CRCE and AAST CEC applications will be submitted. Registration fee ($75) includes 3 day conference, exhibits, continuing education credits, break refreshments, continental breakfasts and lunches. For more information, contact Karen Y. Allen, CRT, RPSGT @ karen.allen@svh-mt.org or call toll free 1 (866) 4 SNORES.

The Fourth Greater Lehigh Valley Area Sleep Technology Symposium October 6, 2007, Bethlehem, PA, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. For information, email denise.schuler@lvh.com.

AAST Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week October 1-7, 2007
Traditionally held in March, the annual American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week recognizes the critical role that sleep technologists play in the provision of quality medical care for people with sleep disorders. Because Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week competes for the nation’s attention, the dates of this important event have been changed to October 1-7, 2007 (A2Zzz Magazine, Vol.16, No.1, pg7). October is a time in the year when Sleep Technologists will be in the spotlight and receive recognition they deserve for the hard work and dedication to professional excellence. The AAST will make resources and materials available for use by sleep disorders centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders in the promotion of this year’s event. In the coming months, updates, announcements and promotional tools will be posted on the AAST’s Web site.

Hosting a sleep conference or event?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am confused...WHO changed this week? Is the AAST a legitimate organization?
Why would this not correlate with sleep awareness week?
here is what I heard...

"National Sleep Awareness Week is always the week before daylight savings time begins, which is when American’s lose an hour of sleep. This has always been in March, however, in 2007 the date was changed to early March from late March. The week in October is not the actual NSAW. It was made up by an non-legitimate organization for their own benefit."

This contradicts what was on your blog.

so. what's up? Are these two totally different things?
I have been a sleep tech for years and I do not need a week to be appreciated. However, many coworkers get very bitter if they are not "appreciated" with something of monitary value. Now it seems they want something in March and Oct.