Tomorrow, patients everywhere can attend this sleep apnea meeting with the FDA

Patients have an opportunity to push the sleep apnea agenda closer to a cure

Patients are invited to join this discussion with the FDA to hash out the challenges of living and treating sleep apnea.

awake asaa sleep apnea meeting sleepyheadcentralFrom the American Sleep Apnea Association:
Register now to Raise Your Voice at this live sleep apnea meeting

This AWAKE Sleep Apnea initiative seeks to accelerate progress for improved options in the treatment of sleep apnea by connecting the interests of patients with representatives of the FDA in an ongoing discussion. While this sleep apnea meeting happens live on June 8 in the Washington DC area, you can also access the meeting online, as it will be broadcast live via the ASAA Facebook page.

If you care about sleep apnea research, regulation, and therapeutic opportunities, you are strongly encouraged and invited to register to attend. Live polling questions during the meeting can be accessed by any attending participant, whether on site or at home or work.

Sleep apnea meeting details

Date: Friday June 8, 2018

Time: 10am to 4pm ET (9am to 3pm CT)(8am to 2pm MT)(7am to 1pm PT)

Live Location: College Park Marriott, 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Host: The American Sleep Apnea Association

Cost: FREE

Register as a live attendee:

Register as an online/live stream participant: 

More info:

Sleep Apnea Meeting Program
(download here)

9:00 – 10:00am

  • Registration & Networking


  • Welcome & Agenda Overview: Moderator Kim McCleary, Founder & CEO (The Kith Collective)
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks: Adam Amdur, Chief Patient Officer, American Sleep Apnea Association
  • Overview of Sleep Apnea and Its Diagnosis: Shelley R. Berson, MD, FACS, FAASM, FAAOA Founder, ZZenter
  • Overview of Discussion Format & Polling Instructions: Moderator 

10:35 – 11:00

  • Panel 1: Patient Perspectives on Symptoms and Impacts on Daily Living
    • Eugena Brooks
    • Joelle Dobrow
    • San Juanita Sanchez
    • Peter Stein
    • Paul Zuccarini

11:00 – 12:00

  • Polling & Facilitated Discussion Among Patients & Caregivers: Moderator 

12:00 – 12:45

  • Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:00

  • Overview of Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Therapy Challenges: Shelley R. Berson, MD, FACS, FAASM, FAAOA Founder, ZZenter

1:00 – 1:25

  • Panel 2: Patient Perspectives on Current Approaches to Managing Sleep Apnea
    • John Andrews
    • Paul Blumstein
    • Rick Gordon
    • Celeste James
    • Erin Taylor

1:25 – 2:25

  • Polling & Facilitated Discussion on Managing Sleep Apnea: Moderator 

2:25 – 2:45

  • Break

2:45 – 3:30

  • Polling & Focused Discussion of Challenges Adhering to Therapy: Moderator

3:30 – 3:50

  • Summary of Day’s Discussion by FDA: Kathryn O’Callaghan, CDRH Assistant Director Strategic Programs

3:50 – 4:00

  • Wrap Up and Closing Remarks: ASAA Board Members Adam Amdur & Carl Stepnowsky, PhD


  • Adjourn
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