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Sleep Medicine Topics You Won’t Want to Miss at CHEST 2024

Sleep Medicine Topics You Won’t Want to Miss at CHEST 2024

By: Joy Victory
June 6, 2024

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Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Sleep medicine specialists attending CHEST 2024 will gain fresh insights on a range of issues in the field, from the common (sleep apnea, anyone?) to the cutting-edge, notes Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP, Chair of the Sleep Medicine Curriculum Group.

“The latest and greatest advances in sleep medicine are going to be presented here,” Dr. Lal said. “We’ll cover some of the newer developments in the sleep world, like hypoglossal nerve stimulation, and also the changing world of sleep medicine with device withdrawals.”

As a perennial “bread and butter” issue in sleep medicine, OSA also will be a topic of frequent discussion, she noted.

Key sessions on sleep apnea

OSA Endotypes, Hypoxic Burden, and Oral Appliances in OSA Treatment
Caring for the Un(der)-Insured Patient With OSA
Challenging Questions in OSA Management: Experts Share Their Approaches
Problem-Based Learning: Personalized Sleep Apnea Therapy and Adherence

This year, it was critically important to have sessions that addressed the challenge of several positive airway pressure (PAP) devices being recently removed from the American marketplace—a problem many sleep medicine specialists are confronting.

“We’ll discuss what sleep physicians have to look out for, and we’ll be discussing how to assist them in taking care of their patients in light of the withdrawals,” Dr. Lal said.

PAP devices

A New Era: Addressing Monumental Withdrawal of Sleep and Respiratory Care Products in USA
More Than Compliance: Decoding Home Ventilator Data Downloads
PAP Downloads Beyond the Basics and Utility of Telemonitoring
Myths and Masks: Truths and Lies About Positive Airway Pressure Interfaces

Other hot topics include phrenic and hypoglossal nerve stimulation, different modes of noninvasive ventilation (NIV), and the emerging trend of inpatient sleep medicine.

Cutting-edge sessions

A Deep Dive Into the World of Phrenic Nerve Stimulation
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: What the Pulmonologist Needs to Know
Mastering the Nuances: Navigating NIV Settings and Downloads
Hospital Sleep Medicine: Moving Beyond Outpatient Clinics
Case-Based Approach to Managing Sleep Disorders in the Hospital: Nonrespiratory Sleep Disorders

Beyond these sessions, Dr. Lal always looks forward to the networking at CHEST Annual Meetings. She finds it hard to overstate the value of relationship building.

“There's something for everybody in the sleep curriculum,” Dr. Lal said. “And this is a wonderful opportunity not only to learn about the latest advances in sleep medicine but also to develop some wonderful relationships with colleagues and potential mentors in the field—people who are really renowned in sleep medicine.”


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