Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011--- Russell Rosenberg, PhD, has been elected chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Rosenberg will begin his one-year term as chairman on July 1. Dr. Rosenberg is a board certified sleep specialist with 26 years of clinical and research experience. He is the Founder and CEO of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology.
As chairman, Dr. Rosenberg will lead the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors, comprised of physicians, scientists, and business professionals.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as chairman of the National Sleep Foundation. We’ll continue on our mission to improve sleep health in this country. Getting good sleep is as important as eating the proper diet and exercising regularly.” said Dr. Rosenberg.
Serving on the board of directors since 2005, Dr. Rosenberg is the current vice-chair of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Rosenberg also served as the task force chair for the National Sleep Foundation’s 2011 Sleep in America poll released in March.
The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving sleep health and safety through education, public awareness, and advocacy. The National Sleep Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, professionals in the health, medical and science fields, individuals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities throughout North America. Dr. Rosenberg will be the National Sleep Foundation’s 9th chairman of the board.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011--- The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology is proud to announce the launch of its updated WebPSG online course. The course teaches physicians to read and interpret common sleep studies, including multiple sleep latency tests (MSLTs) and polysomnograms (PSGs).
With new technology developed by Apreco, physicians can access raw data from studies from any computer using any operating system- no special browser needed. In addition to technology changes, physicians have updated purchase options.
“As many physicians use this course to update their Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs), they now have the option to purchase the studies in bundles of 25,” said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, CEO of the Atlanta Sleep School. “For each PSG interpretation completed, physicians receive 1 CME. Each MSLT study is worth .5 CME credits.”
WebPSG also features specific question and answer feedback for each study to deepen physicians’ understanding of correct methods for interpreting patient data. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to differentiate sleep stages on a clinical PSG, utilize current American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) scoring rules to interpret clinical polysomnograms and recognize abnormal waveform patterns on a clinical polysomnogram.
Currently, MSLTs and PSGs are available in bundles of 25 for $477 each. In addition to the ease and convenience of accessing the study from any computer without the aid of a special browser or software, students receive a full year access to all purchased content.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 28, 2010--- The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology, in collaboration with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and International Sleep Network, will begin offering its physician course on BMCC’s campus in February. The partnership is a milestone for both schools. This is the Atlanta School’s first live physician course in New York and BMCC’s first course for those seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
Designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and industry representatives, Sleep Medicine and Polysomnography functions as an introduction and review of the fundamentals and best practices of sleep medicine.
“We designed this course with physician convenience in mind,” said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, CEO of the Atlanta School. “Offered over a weekend to work into hectic schedules, we also wanted to be more accessible to physicians in the Northeast. When the opportunity with BMCC presented itself, it was a great fit.”
The course will run on BMCC’s campus from February 10-13, 2011. Throughout the 4-day course, students learn to recognize and describe the fundamental rules of polysomnographic analysis, to examine normal sleep and sleep disorders from a multi-disciplinary medical perspective and how to analyze polysomnographic interpretations. In addition to reviewing the basics of sleep and sleep problems, students learn directly from patients with sleep disorders through patient case presentations.
“BMCC is excited for this new endeavor and the opportunity to offer more options for our students,” said Sunil Gupta, Dean of the Center of Adult Continuing Education and Workforce Development at BMCC. “The Atlanta School has been training sleep professionals for over 18 years and we are excited about this partnership.”
The Atlanta School and BMCC plan to continue their partnership and bring other sleep medicine courses to the New York area. The Atlanta School’s popular Sleep Medicine for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants course is currently in development for BMCC’s campus.
Maximum capacity for the course is set at 40 students. The $3300 price includes live class and course material.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 16, 2010--- Essential Topics in Dental Sleep Medicine, an all-new Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology course designed specifically for dentists, will debut on January 14-15, 2011. The course will be held at the Atlanta School’s facility in Atlanta, GA.
After developing sleep medicine training for physicians, technicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants for over 18 years, the Atlanta School is now expanding into the world of dental sleep medicine. Led by course directors, Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D., Edward Spiegel, DDS, and Dan Brown, JD., Essential Topics in Dental Sleep Medicine will take a more advanced approach to sleep medicine as it applies to the dental field.
“Dentists should play an integral role in any sleep medicine team,” said Dr. Rosenberg “We are excited to offer educational programs designed to enhance dentists’ understanding of the role of dental appliances in treating snoring and OSA as well as other co-morbid sleep disorders.“
Dentists continue to play an important part in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder affecting more than 18 million Americans. Throughout the 2-day course, dentists will receive updates on emerging therapies for treating OSA including positive pressure therapies, surgical approaches, current oral appliances as well as the differences in sleep lab testing and home testing.
As dentists continue to see patients with sleep problems, it is important that they have a working knowledge of current sleep disorders. In addition to sleep apnea, the course will cover different pharmacologic treatments of sleep disorders and the impact of medications on sleep.
“The course will also include vital business information for those looking to expand their practice into the field of sleep medicine,” said Dr. Rosenberg “We will address the legal aspects and best practices for dental sleep medicine.”
For more details on this upcoming course and registration information, please visit the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine’s website at http://www.sleepschool.com or feel free to contact the office directly at 678-651-2000.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 10, 2010---The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology recently gained approval as a provider for The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) for their accredited A-STEP: Essentials of Sleep Technology course.
The 80-hour course is designed for individuals without experience who wish to enter the field of sleep technology. The A-STEP curriculum has been developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a comprehensive introduction to sleep technology for the novice technologist.
The MyCAA functions as a spousal tuition assistance resource extended by the Department of Defense’s Military OneSource program to military spouses. First launched in November 2007, MyCAA has financially assisted more than 1,000 military spouses pursuing Associate’s degrees, licenses or certifications. Acknowledging the heavy relocation rates for many military families, MyCAA offers up to $4000 per year to put toward education or training for jobs that allow for flexibility and are in demand throughout the country.
"It is exciting to be a part of such a beneficial program," said Gail Reid, program manager at the Atlanta School. "We have trained more than 6,000 sleep professionals and look forward to offering new educational opportunities to those eligible for MyCAA."
Recognizing the busy lives of military spouses, the first 24 hours of the course features online interactive modules that students can complete from the comfort of their own homes.
The seven day live portion of the course is held at the school in Atlanta, GA. Through a series of hands-on exercises, course faculty teach students how to prepare patients for sleep studies, acquire data and stage and score sleep studies.
"New sleep labs are being established on a consistent basis, and those labs need staff with a background in sleep medicine" said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, CEO of the Atlanta School, "Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and sleep lab technologists are all in demand in sleep labs throughout the country"
The Atlanta School offers live and online courses for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and sleep lab technologists. Designed with students' busy schedules in mind, live courses are usually offered on weekends and online courses allow for a student-controlled learning experience.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 26, 2010---Physicians interested in becoming board certified in the growing field of sleep medicine have one final opportunity to take advantage of a 5-year "Practice Pathway" period where they can potentially bypass a one-year sleep medicine fellowship that will be required of all candidates starting in 2012. The last board exam is set to take place in November 2011. The application process will be open from March 1, 2011 to June 1, 2011.
Following a decision made by several key medical boards in 2006, one path towards taking the sleep board exam has been significantly shortened. Physicians who are board certified in internal medicine and its subspecialties, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, ENT, or Family Medicine and who meet the requirements of the practice pathway have the opportunity to sit for the exam without a one year sleep medicine fellowship.
The 2011 sleep medicine board exam is the last time physicians will have the chance to “grandfather” into sleep board eligibility. After the 2011 exam, applicants will be required to provide documentation of completion of at least 12 months of sleep medicine fellowship training that has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
For physicians who are taking advantage of this period, The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology has developed a unique course offering, which has been developed specifically to prepare them for the last national sleep board exam to be held on November 10, 2011.
The Sleep Medicine Board Review Course, set to take place on October 23 – 25, 2010 (Saturday – Monday) features course co-director Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, well known sleep specialist, researcher and educator. Dr. Kryger currently is the Director of Sleep Research and Education at Gaylord Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut. Dr. Kryger has published more than 220 research articles and book chapters. He is also the chief editor of The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, the most widely used textbook by sleep medicine students.
The review course faculty will also include the school's founder and director, Russell Rosenberg, Ph. D., ABSM, as course co-director. Dr. Rosenberg is also an experienced board certified sleep specialist and educator. He lectures and teaches internationally on a range of sleep medicine topics. Dr. Rosenberg's expertise includes insomnia and disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness. The course co-directors have set aside the traditional classroom experience to create a unique course targeted to fully prepare physicians for the sleep board exam. A complete list of the course faculty will be available on the Sleep School website by July 5th.
The school's 3-day weekend review course gives physicians a boost in their preparations for the challenging day-long exam in Fall of 2011 by reviewing a variety of clinical sleep disorders and sleep sciences as well as other skills tested on the board exam. The instructors mix lectures with case-based presentations and technology to create a unique study experience that gives doctors a solid foundation for final preparations.
Ramamurthy Bangalore, MD, who used the review course to prepare for the boards, said he appreciated the Atlanta School for its smaller class size.
"The small group made the course more focused on the individual. At courses with too many people you feel disconnected. At the Atlanta School you feel like someone is tutoring you."
Dr. Bangalore decided to get board certified after realizing how essential sleep is to the overall health of his patients. "In the past, doctors rarely even asked about their patient's sleep quality, which adds up to one-third of their life! Since studying sleep medicine I am better able to teach patients and help them with their sleep problems."
Edward Sall, MD, who took the Atlanta School's Early Bird Review Course in Spring 2009, said that as a dentist and an ENT, the field of sleep medicine is all around him. "The sleep medicine field is a natural extension of what I already do. There is growing awareness about the importance of sleep and an aging population that both contribute to sleep medicine's growth. The momentum in the field right now combined with sleep's increasing role at my practice has given me a desire to get board certified in sleep medicine."
In addition to the 3-day board review course, the Atlanta School also offers an optional one-day Digital Records Review Course with Terrence Malloy, RPSGT on October 22, 2010. This precursor to the main course gives physicians an extra day to examine records and practice scoring to ensure complete coverage of the material to be presented on the exam in November 2011.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 22, 2010 -- The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology will be exhibiting for the fifteenth year in a row at SLEEP 2010, the 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). SLEEP 2010 will take place from Saturday, June 5th thru Wednesday, June 9th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The SLEEP meeting is attended by approximately 5,500 physicians, researchers, technologists, students and other allied healthcare professionals, over 50 percent of whom specialize in sleep medicine. The SLEEP meeting also attracts an international crowd that makes up roughly 15 percent of the overall attendance.
The Atlanta School will be exhibiting in booth number 819, where they will have information readily available for all attendees on the upcoming online and live sleep medicine classes available for both sleep professionals and those who may be interested in entering the Sleep Medicine field. Staff will also be on-site and available to answer any questions regarding the school's offerings as well as any sleep education related questions that may arise.
Michael Lacey, MD, Diplomate ABPN - Sleep Medicine, Medical Director for the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology, and Medical Director of the Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic, will be exhibiting one of the Poster Presentations featured at SLEEP 2010. Dr. Lacey's poster, entitled, "The Increasing Role of Physicians' Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Sleep Medicine: Educational and Practice implications," is closely related to the school's new emphasis on educating Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the field of Sleep Medicine. The Poster Presentations are visual representations of the latest research and new ideas in the Sleep Medicine field.
Gail Reid, Program Manager of the Atlanta School, had these words to say about the importance of the APSS SLEEP 2010 meeting: "I think the SLEEP meeting is the premiere international sleep meeting, with a great mix of courses, exhibitors and networking opportunities."
Terrence Malloy, RPSGT, Lead Instructor at the Atlanta School added, "[The SLEEP meeting is important in several ways, number one to touch base with past attendees and address new interest. Secondly, it is important for the faculty and staff to gain insight into new areas of technical interest and scientific issues, especially this year with the focus on licensing rules and regulations." Malloy later emphasized the importance of keeping the Atlanta School relevant by networking with former students at events such as the SLEEP 2010 meeting. Reid also stressed the importance of SLEEP 2010 by saying, "It's the go-to place for sleep professionals."
The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine is proud of its long-standing history with the SLEEP meeting, and looks forward to the success of the SLEEP 2010 meeting this year in San Antonio, TX. If you would like to visit the Atlanta School while at the SLEEP 2010 meeting, please do so by stopping by their booth, #819.
With the upcoming BRPT Registry Exam right around the corner in March 2010, shortly followed by the"On-Demand" Registry Exam option in June 2010, sleep tech hopefuls are in need of a thorough, convenient method of studying.
The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology is proud to announce the recent release of the updatedOnline Technologist Registry Review! This particular review course includes 18 detailed sections covering separate areas of information that may appear on the BRPT Registry Exam. Each portion is supplemented with review questions at the end of the section. The course package also includes a printable course manual as well as a mock final exam.
During this day and age, it can be quite cumbersome to take time away from family and/or work obligations in order to attend live classes or review sessions. However, the Online Technologist Registry Review course can be taken at any time from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Students are given 6 months access to the course once it has been purchased, to ensure they have plenty of time to review the materials before taking the actual Registry Exam.
Also, do not miss the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our Lead Instructor, Terrence Malloy, RPSGT to discuss any lingering questions or concerns you may have regarding the exam. Mr. Malloy will set up times twice a month to troubleshoot any questions or problem areas students may be facing as they study for the Registry Exam. Please check ourwebsite for updated times and dates to speak with Mr. Malloy. (Dates and times to be determined soon.)
If you have any questions regarding the Online Technologist Registry Review Course, please do not hesitate to contact The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology at (678) 651-2000 or by email email@example.com. Also feel free to visit our website for more information:www.sleepschool.com.
Kristen Smith, Program Coordinator
The Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals (GASP) Board Members met on January 12, 2010 at the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology’s classroom facility to discuss the agenda and speakers for the GASP Annual Meeting and Expo, “Updates in Sleep Medicine: Clinical, Technical and Facility.” This annual meeting is scheduled for March 12-13, 2010 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. The Expo will feature combined and breakout sessions on pertinent sleep medicine topics.
Two of The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine’s faculty hold positions on GASP’s Board of Directors. Terrence Malloy, RPSGT, is the school’s lead technology instructor and is one of GASP’s Technical Board Members. Michael Lacey, MD, D. ABSM is a frequent presenter in many of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine’s live courses and is one of GASP’s Facility Board Members.
In addition, Jeffrey Durmer, MD, Ph. D, D. ABSM, the President of the Association is a frequent lecturer in the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine’s “Sleep Medicine and Polysomnography” course designed for physicians interested in the field of sleep medicine.
The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine supports the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals position as the “leader in Georgia for setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep, medicine care, education, research, and public health by promoting awareness and advocating for sleep professionals across the state.” The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology was pleased to host the board during its planning meeting.
Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals Board of Directors:
Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD, D.ABSM
Vice President / President Elect
Jeffrey Michaelson MD
David Gregory, RPSGT
Sharon Williams, RPSGT
Clinical Board Members
Mark Taffel Pollock, MD
Mayoor Patel, DDS
Technical Board Members
Susan Keller Yenney, RPSGT
Terry Malloy, RPSGT
Facility Board Members
Michael Lacey, MD, D. ABSM (The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic)
For a limited time, two online CME programs are provided free of charge by The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and The National Sleep Foundation.
The first program, entitled: "A New Look at Gastroesophageal Reflux: Old Wine in a New Bottle" takes a look at increasing data on the role of sleep in GERD. The second program, entitled: "Insomnia in the Context of Comorbidity" investigates how chronic sleep deprivation can cause a variety of other health problems. Both of these CME online activities can be accessed 24/7 for free at this link: www.sleepfoundation.org/cme
Both CME activities are jointly accredited by the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology and the National Sleep Foundation. These talks were originally held at the American College of Physicians meeting in Philadelphia in April 2009.