“To promote and advance the education of sleep medicine professionals in the Asia-Pacific region without any preference to any one organization. It is the goal of this society to provide equal opportunities to one and all.”
2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake!
Welcome to the Network of Asia-Pacific Sleep Specialists (NAPSS) website! Yes! A new year and a new name! We’re in the process of changing logos. In the meantime, the 2012 Honolulu meeting is accepting registrations!
This site is intended to provide information about upcoming sleep technologist education opportunities.
Here’s a glimpse of NAPST history…
Thank you and aloha, Sleep Techs and Physicians, for another successful NAPST Meeting that was held in Honolulu on Saturday, Marc 6, 2010. Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, Director of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Department of Neurology Program, Slee Disorders Center, and Sleep Disorders Laboratory opened the program with “Sleep and the General Practictitioner”. This was intriguing, including multimedia case presentations. Other presentations included:
Sleep and the General Practitioner Alon Avidan, M.D., MPH, D.ABSM
Complex Nocturnal Behaviors Alon Avidan, M.D., MPH, D.ABSM
Polysomnographic Reports: What do these numbers mean? Glenn Roldan, RPSGT
Advanced Algorithm Treatment for Complicated Breathing Disorders David Troxell, BS, RPSGT, CRT
Testing Your Scoring Knowledge Glenn Roldan, RPSGT
The Future of Sleep Medicine Carol Yoshimura, RRT, RPSGT/Group Forum/Audience Participation
Sleep Technologists discussed Senate Bill SB2600, a 2010 bill to license Respiratory Therapists. There is language in this bill that may limit non-respiratory therapists from working in a sleep laboratory. All Hawaii sleep technologists are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant in monitoring the progress of this bill and to write to their legislators to stop this bill as it is currently written.
Please visit the NAPST Photo Gallery!
Beijing, PRC: NAPST 2010: Asia-Pacific Sleep Matters – April 16-18, 2010
Previously held NAPST Events:
NAPST 2008 – Technology 2008-Honolulu – September 15, 2008
NAPST 2009 – Sleep Well in Paradise 2009 – March 7, 2009