Network of Asia-Pacific Sleep Specialists

2013 NAPSS Honolulu Meeting

2013 NAPSS Honolulu – Sleep Matters

This year’s Honolulu meeting was attended by technologists from one California sleep facility and seven Hawaii-based diagnostic sleep facilities:  Kaiser Permanente Sleep Lab, Kuakini Pulmonary Sleep Disorders Center, Niolopua Sleep Wellness Center, Pacific Sleep Tech Sleep Disorder Center, The Queens Medical Center, Sleep Center Hawaii, Straub  Sleep Disorders Center, Torrance (California) Memorial Sleep Disorders Center, and Tripler Army Medical Center’s Sleep Disorder Center.  Thirteen Kapiolani Community College Respiratory Therapy students, who have had rotations through local sleep centers, also attended this year’s Honolulu NAPSS meeting with their instructors.

This year’s Honolulu meeting was attended by technologists from one California sleep facility and seven Hawaii-based diagnostic sleep facilities: Kaiser Permanente Sleep Lab, Kuakini Pulmonary Sleep Disorders Center, Niolopua Sleep Wellness Center, Pacific Sleep Tech Sleep Disorder Center, The Queens Medical Center, Sleep Center Hawaii, Straub Sleep Disorders Center, Torrance (California) Memorial Sleep Disorders Center, and Tripler Army Medical Center’s Sleep Disorder Center. Thirteen Kapiolani Community College Respiratory Therapy students, who have had rotations through local sleep centers, also attended this year’s Honolulu NAPSS meeting with their instructors.

Guest speaker Cindy Altman, Chair Board of Directors, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, presents a "BRPT Update" at the Queens Conference Center in Honolulu.

Guest speaker Cindy Altman, Chair Board of Directors, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, presents a “BRPT Update” at the Queens Conference Center in Honolulu.

Hawaii welcomed guest speaker Cindy Altman, Chair Board of Directors, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), on March 16, 2013 at 2013 NAPSS Honolulu meeting held at the the Queens Conference Center.  Cindy’s appearance marks the first BRPT speaker in Hawaii.  Cindy presented a BPRT Update and Sleep-Wake Cycle lecture that was of particular interest to night shift technologists.

Roger Yim, MD, Medical Director, The Queen's Sleep Laboratory, Queen's Medical Center

Roger Yim, MD, Medical Director, The Queen’s Sleep Laboratory, Queen’s Medical Center

Dan Ray, RPSGT, ResMed

Dan Ray, MS, RPSGT, RST, ReMed Corp.

In addition to Cindy Altman, NAPSS wishes to thank speakers  Roger Yim, MD  who presented “Overlap Syndrome,”  Dan Ray who presented “PAP-NAPs” and “Sleep and Diabetes,” and Glenn Roldan who presented “Scoring Updates” for their commitment to sleep technology and medicine education.

NAPSS Honolulu would not be possible without the generous support of the vendors.  This year’s exhibitors and sponsors include:

        Fisher-Paykel – Melo Amoroso

        Optigen – Renee Cassaniti

 ResMed – Daniel Ray

Respironics – David Hauri

NAPSS welcomes photos. If you attended this meeting and would like to share your photos, please send them to napss.hnl@gmail.com.  Please check back soon!

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Photographer and RPSGT Patrick Moday (Torrance, CA), 2013 NAPSS board members Sonia Lee-Gushi, Glenn Roldan, and Carol Yoshimura (right), pose with Cindy Altman, Chair Board of Directors, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists at the Queens Conference Center in Honolulu.

Photographer and RPSGT Patrick Moday (Torrance, CA), 2013 NAPSS board members Sonia Lee-Gushi, Glenn Roldan, and Carol Yoshimura (right), pose with Cindy Altman, Chair Board of Directors, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists at the Queens Conference Center in Honolulu.

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NAPSS 2012 Honolulu Photo Gallery

Have you noticed?  The Network of Asia Pacific Sleep Technologists (NAPST) has changed the organization’s name to NAPSS, no longer limited to Technologists, as we embrace Sleep Specialists.  This multidisciplinary continuum from diagnostics to treatment and care is the theme of the March 17, 2012 conference.  The NAPSS executive team has invited world-class specialists to provide a glimpse into the future of not just polysomnography, but a mix of sleep, chronic disease management that includes fatigue management, and the technology in our future

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