James Metz, DDS - 2017 Sleep Medicine Collaborative Conference Co-Chair James Metz, DDS James Metz, DDS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the founder of Metz Center for Sleep Apnea. His clinic provides patients with a healthy alternative to treatment devices like CPAP. Dr. Metz also maintains a private general dentistry practice with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine and restorative dentistry. Dr. Metz participated in the September 2016 Chronic Care 2016 conference jointly sponsored by the ACSDD and the AACSM where he lectured on the relationship between Dentofacial Conditions and Sleep Disorders Dr. Metz will be co-chair of the conference planning committee for the 2017 ACSDD/AACSM Sleep Medicine Collaborative. Mark you calendars for October 27th - 28th, 2016.
Lt. Col. Christopher Lettieri, MD - 2017 Sleep Medicine Collaborative Conference Co-Chair Lt. Col. Christopher Lettieri, MD Lt. Col. Christopher Lettieri, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and currently serves as the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General. He is also the Program Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the National Capital Consortium. Lt. Col. Lettieri participated in the September 2016 Chronic Care 2016 conference jointly sponsored by the ACSDD and the AACSM where he lectured on the relationship between Sleep Disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lt. Col. Lettieri will be co-chair of the conference planning committee for the 2017 ACSDD/AACSM Sleep Medicine Collaborative. Mark you calendars for October 27th - 28th, 2016.
Relationship between Sleep and Chronic Illness Front and Center in New UMass Grant The College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts has been awarded a $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to create a new center where scientists will develop technologies to help people with chronic illness manage impaired sleep. According to Cynthia Jacelon, professor of nursing and center director, “The UManage Center will help individuals with chronic illness live healthier, more functional lives. Teams will use emerging technologies being developed on the UMass Amherst campus to help manage symptoms affecting millions of individuals with chronic conditions that interfere with living life to the fullest.” The relationship between Chronic Illness and Sleep is moving into the forefront of healthcare delivery. If you would like to learn more about the relationship between Sleep and Chronic Illness, Get Instant OnDemand Access to the ACSDD/AACSM Chronic Care conference that took place September 2016 in Scottsdale. Click here to read the full article.
Are you interested in learning more about integrating dental sleep medicine into your practice? Join John Bixby, DMD,D.ACSDD and OASYS developer, previous ACSDD conference lecturer, and ACSDD member, Mark Abramson, DDS for a lecture and hands-on learning experience with 14 continuing education credits. You can download the 2013-2014 brochure for more information.