Network of Asia-Pacific Sleep Specialists

Successful 2014 NAPSS Honolulu Conference

The  2014 NAPSS Honolulu Annual Sleep Technology and Medicine Conference

Saturday, March 15, 2014

                        Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii

2014 NAPSS Exhibitor PosterThank you everyone who attended the March 15, 2014 NAPSS Conference.  This was well attended and the presentations were not only informative but intriguing! A special mahalo goes out to the Exhibitors for theirunwavering support and aloha for the Hawaii and Asia-Pacific professional sleep community.

 If you or anyone you know has photos of the 2014 Conference, please send to the NAPSS Executive Committee:  The photos will be posted on this site.  Bring on those smiling faces!

In 2013, along with the name change from the Network of Asia-Pacific Sleep Technologists (NAPST) to Network of Asia-Pacific Sleep Specialists (NAPSS) came an expansion of the NAPSS scope of audience attendees.  The growing attendance  prompted the decision to hold the 2014 Honolulu conference to the Kapiolani Community College culinary auditorium.  This site allowed location of the exhibits to be adjacent to the program.

Final Program

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kapiolani Community College KCC Auditorium, Ohia Building, Ohia Room118

7:30 am Exhibits and Registration
8:10 am Welcome
8:15 am OSA: The Dental & Medical Aspects of Management – Prof. L.K. Cheung, , Chair Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, BDS (Glasgow), FFDRCS (Ireland), FDSRCPS (Glasgow), FRACDS (Australia), FRACDS (OMS) (Australia), PhD (HK), Hon FDSRCS (Edin), FHKAM (Dental Surgery), FCDSHK (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
9:15 am Distraction Osteogenesis for Correction of OSA – Prof. L.K. Cheung
  Break – Exhibits
10:30 am Sleep Forensics –   Michel A. Cramer Bornemann, MD, D-ABSM, FAASM, Director- Sleep Medicine Services, HealthEast Care Systems of Minnesota, Lead Investigator- Sleep Forensics Associates (SFA), Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
11:30 am Zolpidem Side Effects – Michel Cramer-Bornemann, M.D.
12:30 pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:45 pm Sleep Spaces in the Workplace – Robyn Yee, D.Arch, LEED AP, Clifford Planning & Architecture LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii
2: 30 pm Sleep in the Hospital SettingChristine Fukui, MD, Diplomat of ABIM Sleep Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center, Medical Director for Niolopua Sleep Lab at the Niolopua Sleep Wellness Center, Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii
Break – Exhibits
3:30 pm Medicare Update – Dawn Mango, Apria Healthcare, Pearl City, Hawaii
4:15 pm Sleep and PSG Jeopardy! – NAPSS Team
5:00  pm Announcements and Close

If you have questions, please send email to or Glenn Roldan at

Water Lilies       Mahalo!

Dr. LK Cheung and Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann traveled across the ocean to present at NAPSS HNL.  Hopefully it won’t be long before they return.  Hawaii presenters,  Christine Fukui,MD, Robyn Yee, DArch, and Dawn Mango of Apria Home Healthcare presented topics of great interest to all attendees.   Please refer to the final program above.

Along with the sleep industry vendors, the Kapiolani Community College Respiratory students assisted with registration and pre-conference set up.  Thank you to Aaron Koseki, Program Director, for assisting with coordination and the school’s participation in NAPSS 2014 HNL!  Ka Ikena

In addition to the KCC Respiratory department, the KCC culinary services were excellent!  The Ka ‘Ikena dining room featured an Asia-Pacific menu, complimented by the spectacular view of East Oahu.  Mr. David Miyamato, Banquet Manager/Event Coordinator, was of great assistance in assisting the NAPSS Executive team.  Thank you, everyone!

The NAPSS Executive Committee wishes to thank Linda Castro, Kristin Une, and the Queens Medical Center Sleep Laboratory for providing an excellent venue for past NAPST/NAPSS conferences.

NAPSS Honolulu would not be possible without the generous support of the vendors.  A big aloha goes out to the 2013 exhibitors and sponsors:

Fisher-Paykel – Melo Amoroso

Optigen – Renee Cassaniti

ResMed – Daniel Ray

Respironics – David Hauri

Below are photos from NAPSS 2013.  An exciting 2014 Honolulu Conference preliminary program will be posted in the near future.  Please check back!

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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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