e look forward to welcoming you to the 20th Annual Current Concepts in Sleep Conference hosted by Tampa General Hospital and supported by Morton Plant Mease/Baycare Health System, John’s Hopkins All Children Hospital and Advent Health Tampa. Join colleagues on beautiful Clearwater Beach, FL. at a fabulous new Resort–Wyndham Grand Hotel. Register early to receive a $50 discount on registration fees. The course faculty features world-renown presenters and nationally-recognized local presenters. Don’t miss out on the 2019 conference–celebrating 20 years of successful meetings.

Course Description


he 2019 Current Concepts in Sleep Conference promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of sleep-related and neurological medical disorders. Conference presentations are designed to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of sleep-related and neurological disorders for physicians and allied health professionals. The focus of the 2019 conference includes clinical applications in management of both obstructive and central sleep apnea, circadian rhythms, pharmacology, epilepsy, perioperative outcomes, dental sleep medicine, DME and pediatric neurology. The conference will also include the most advanced treatment methodologies for management of complex insomnia in adults and children.

Target Audience


he conference is designed with a focus on Physicians, PAs, ARNPs, RN, LPN, ARNP and all Allied Health Professionals (sleep technologists, Respiratory Therapists, , and Students) and other interested clinical staff. Sessions feature separate tracks for clinicians and technologists. Clinical and technical tracks will better integrate new concepts into clinical practice. Both conference days begin with concurrent sessions. Attendees are free to attend any of the desired sessions and can switch between clinical and technical tracks.

Continuing Education Credits

CME Accreditation and Credit: Morton Plant Mease Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Morton Plant Mease Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.0 Category 1 credit hours toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spends in the educational activity.

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has approved Current Concepts in Sleep 2019 13 CECs for Program # A30823. Tampa General Hospital (Provider # 50-1943) is an accredited provider by multiple professional Florida Boards and Councils served by CE Broker. This program is accredited for 13 contact hours (including APP pharm credit). CE Broker # 20- 700994.

Disclosure: CME activities are conducted in the public interest. Therefore, it is important to assure the public that education received by physicians is conducted with the highest integrity, scientific rigor, objectivity and absence of commercial bias. All individuals in a position to control content (“planners”) of Morton Plant Mease Health Care-sponsored activities are expected to disclose to Morton Plant Mease Health Care any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces, markets, re-sells, or distributes health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients, that has a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity in which they are involved. The intent is to resolve potential conflicts of interest; assuring balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities.

Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments in their presentation.

Conference Objectives


pon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:


  • Discuss the implications of untreated sleep disorders
  • Implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into clinical practice
  • Identify causes and consequences of daytime sleepiness
  • Recognize approaches for managing restless legs syndrome
  • Describe methods for diagnosing and treating complicated sleep disorders


Sleep Technologists and Therapists
  • Discuss the implementation of new technologies in sleep medicine
  • Understand methods for distinguishing abnormal EEG activity versus sleep disorders
  • Perform advanced PAP titrations in the sleep center
  • Describe the direction and progress of the profession


Course Faculty


e are pleased that we have secured nationally-recognized faculty at this conference. Keynote presenters are Drs. Shahrokh Javaheri and Michael Silber, Raanan Arens and Jayme Matchinski, JD Learn more about the faculty on the faculty page.

Our Speakers

William Anderson, MD

Raanan Arens, MD

Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH

Karel Calero, MD

Stephen Clum, MD

Justin Elikofer, DDS

Praveen Khy Gootam, MD

Deborah Holderman, RPSGT

Bobbi Hopkins, MD

Fareeha Hussaini, MD

Shahrokh Javaheri, MD

Jaclyn Lewis-Croswell, PsyD

Jayme Matchinski, JD

Sherwin Mina, MD

Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD

Sagarika Nallu, MD

Tapan Padhya, MD

Luis E. Ortiz, MD

Peter Ricketti, DO

Michael Silber, MD

Daniel Schwartz, MD

Zachary Stachura, MD

Esteban Troche, RPSGT, CCSH, R. EEG T.

Lisa Whims-Squires, DO

Michelle Zetoony, MD