Annual Conference

2015 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting

Attendance at Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2015 will give participants a broad understanding of pediatric sleep, including state-of-the-art basic and clinical research in pediatric sleep and current clinical practices in pediatric sleep medicine.

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference attendees should be able to:

  • Summarize relevant information on the latest in pediatric sleep research and clinical practice
  • Identify issues and challenges in pediatric sleep medicine
  • Understand public policies that potentially impact children’s/adolescent’s sleep

Target Audience

Researchers, clinicians, and trainees (physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists)


Friday, November 13, 2015
Welcome Reception
Ocean View Room & Terrace

Please join us from 7:00–8:00 pm in the Ocean View Room & Terrace for refreshments followed by a beach fire and roasting marshmallows on Sunrise Beach from 8:00–9:00 pm.  
 Saturday, November 149, 2015
7:00–7:45 am
Registration and Breakfast Buffet
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD & Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
Invited Symposium
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: From Bench to Better Outcomes
Co-Chairs: Carol Rosen, MD & Ann C. Halbower, MD

Insight into Phenotype and Genotype Interactions in Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Leila Kheirandish Gozal, MD, MSc

More Chatter from CHAT
Eliot S. Katz, MD

Quality Measures for Pediatric OSA
Carol Rosen, MD
Young Investigator Presentations
Co-Chairs: Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD & Kristina Puzino, BA
Break and Visit Exhibitors
Keynote Address
Mark Rosekind, PhD
Administrator, U. S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Hot Topics in Pediatric Sleep

Melatonin: Does it Work? Is It Safe?
Beth A. Malow, MD

Sleep Coaches: Scope of Practice and Future Directions
David Ingram, MD and Kim West, LCSW-C
Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
Trainee Event/Lunch
Kristina Puzino, BA
Invited Symposium

Influence of Sleep on Learning and Memory in Children
Co-Chairs: Mary Carskadon, PhD & Michael Gradisar, PhD

Sleep, Learning and Memory in Young Children
Rebecca L. Gómez, PhD

Sleep and Classroom Learning in Children
Dean W. Beebe, PhD

Sleep and Learning in Children with ADHD
Jared M. Saletin, PhD
3:30-5:00 pm
Concurrent Workshops
Co-Chairs: Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD & Hawley Montgomery-Downs, PhD

Actigraphy—Clinical & Research Applications
Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD, & Hawley Montgomery-Downs, PhD

*Participating in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials:
Nuts and Bolts

Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH & Grace Wang, MD

Circadian Research
Stephanie Crowley, PhD & Mary Carskadon, PhD

Sleep Center Coding and Reimbursement
Kathryn Hansen, BS, CPC, REEGT
4:45-5:30 pm*
Poster Session
Co-Chairs: Daniel G. Glaze, MD & Ann C. Halbower, MD

*Not Accredited for CME

 Sunday, November 15, 2015
7:30–8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
Submitted Symposium
Co-Chairs: Oliviero Bruni, MD & Penny Corkum, PhD
Young Investigator Presentations
Co-Chairs: Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD & Kristina Puzino, BA
Submitted Symposium
Co-Chairs: Oliviero Bruni, MD & Penny Corkum, PhD
11:45–12:00 pm
Closing Remarks

*Not Accredited for CME