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)
Instructional level: intermediate. 


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

Sleep, Depression and Daytime Function in Family Caregivers of Children Who Depend on Medical Technology 
Krista Keilty, NP, PhD

Cumulative Sleep Duration During the First 6 Years of Life and Body Mass Index: Differential Gender Effects
Andrée-Anne Bouvette-Turcot

Sleep and Insulin Resistance in Adolescent Girls with Obesity Stacey L. Simon, PhD
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
Chair: Oliviero Bruni, MD

Sleep and Parenting: Children with Developmental, Neurological, and Contextual Issues
Chair: Anat Scher, PhD

Sleep Development and Parenting from Newborn to Early Infancy in Disadvantaged Dyads with Prenatal Exposure to Methadone
Marie J. Hayes, PhD

Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Contribution of Sleep Problems to Parenting Stress
Anat Scher, PhD

Parenting Stress and Sleep in School-Aged Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Anat Zaidman-Zait, Phd

Ecological Stressors and Sleep in Minority Children
Karen Spruyt, PhD
Young Investigator Presentations
Co-Chairs: Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD & Kristina Puzino, BA 

Sleep and Retention in Very Young Infants: Insights into Cortical Development and Learning
Katharine C. Newman-Smith

A Developmental Role for REM Sleep in the Neural Processing of Complex Social Emotions
Jared M. Saletin, PhD

Persistence of Child Sleep Problems During the Elementary School Years and Working Memory Ability
Jon Quach
Submitted Symposium
Chair: Penny Corkum, PhD

Movements Spectrum During Sleep: A Developmental Prospective to Understand Their Clinical & Maturational Aspects & Sleep Diagnosis
Co-Chairs: Oliviero Bruni, MD & Suresh Kotagal, MD

Developmental Aspects of Movement Events and Behaviors in NFLE and NREM Parasomnias
Lino Nobili, MD, PhD

Pediatric Narcolepsy, An Hypermotor Disorder: Developmental Specific Aspects of Sleep & Wake Movements.
Giuseppe Plazzi, MD

Sleep Related Movement Disorders (SRMDs) in Pediatrics: Clinical and Semeiology Aspects According to Video-Polygraphic Analysis to Help Differential Diagnosis
Rosalia Silvestri, MD
11:45–12:00 pm
Closing Remarks

*Not Accredited for CME