Wednesday, June 13, 2007

AAST Annual Meeting Events at SLEEP 2007

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) held several events at its annual meeting Tuesday during the SLEEP 2007 conference in Minneapolis. In the top photo is William Dement, MD, Ph.D. pleased the crowd again this year as he entertained attendees at the Blues Night sponsored by Pro-Tech and MVAP. In the second photo, a group of technologists that have been participants of for years, but have never met in person had the opportunity to meet at the Blues Night. In the third photo, Mary Kay Hobby, CRT, RPSGT, a recent Let's Talk Sleep podcast guest, received the AAST 2007 Sharon Keenan Service Award sponsored by Sleepmate, Inc. Sharon Baker-Holdsworth, Sleepmate Marketing Manager presented Hobby with her award. And last, Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, was the recipient of the Allen DeVilbiss, MD Literary Award. I had the honor of presenting Duffy with his award for an article published in A2Zzz Magazine that dealt with technologist issues related to dealing with difficult patients.

Be well-Sleep well,

Monday, June 11, 2007

Scenes from SLEEP 2007 in Minneapolis

SLEEP 2007 Secrets of Sleep Research Dinner

The Secrets of Sleep Research Dinner was held last night in Minneapolis kicking off today's opening of the SLEEP 2007 Annual Meeting sponsored by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The annual meeting runs through Thursday. Today's official opening begins less than 15 minutes from now with the plenary session featuring k eynote speaker Mark Mahowald, MD. In the first photo of the dinner last night, pictured left to right are Claude Albertario, RPSGT, Mineola, NY, Debbie Carr, RPSGT and Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, both of Port Jefferson, NY, and Karen Allen, RPSGT, of Billings, Montana. In the second photo, Meir Kryger, MD, left, converses with Leon Rosenthal, MD.