Monday, August 20, 2007

SAVE THE DATE and Earn Continuing Education Credit

Sept. 19, 2007 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Live Webinar: “Research Review: Clinical Management of Poor Adherence to CPAP”

Webinar registration opens soon, and you can also register just before the Webinar begins. There is no fee to attend, and all you need to participate is a computer with an Internet connection and an open phone line. Multiple people can attend under one registration. They can all watch from one computer and listen to the audio on speaker phone. But it is still necessary to register individually. This allows attendance tracking for CEU reporting, and also a way for you to receive communication and logon instructions about the Webinar and CEUs via email.
*CEU Credit-granting provider approved by both sleep technologist and respiratory therapist credentialing organizations, the BRPT and NBRC.
*One CEU will be given per lecture.

On-Demand Webinars

For those of you that missed the last live CEU Webinars we presented at DeVilbiss, you can still earn CEUs. Just contact me and I will let you know how to attend “on-demand” Webinars you can access anytime. You would need to take the post-quizzes to receive credits.


New England Polysomnographic Society (NEPS)
There is still time to register for the NEPS 5th Annual Meeting August 23-24, 2007, in Portsmouth, NH at the Frank Jones Center, 400 US Highway 1 Bypass, 03801. For more information, visit the NEPS Web site.

Remember Your Sleep Techs!
AAST Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week October 1-7, 2007

Traditionally held in March, the annual Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week recognizes the critical role that sleep technologists play in the provision of quality medical care for people with sleep disorders. Don't forget to honor your staff in some way!
Remember Your Dually-Credentialed Staff!
AARC National Respiratory Care Week October 21-27, 2007

There are lots of ways to celebrate and to honor your sleep staffers with respiratory care backgrounds. The AARC has listed 100 Ideas for Respiratory Care Week - - A compilation of new ideas, RC Week successes from the past, and ideas borrowed from other groups.
Pickwick Fellowships

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has announced two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for 2008. Since 1995, the NSF Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship program has provided funds to enable young researchers to devote full-time professional effort to mentored research in sleep or sleep disorders. Fellowships are available for basic, applied or clinical research. Visit NSF's Web site for information on how to apply.
ASMF and AASM Strengthen Commitment to Research

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) in 2007 alone has awarded more than $1.1 million dollars in new grants to advance the study, understanding and practice of sleep medicine through research. Grants awarded this year will fund strategic research that documents the efficacy of new or established practice pathways and confirms outcomes of patient care delivered by sleep medicine specialists.

Be well. Sleep well.

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