14th Annual Afternoon Siesta: Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Conference - Mercy Medical Center

14th Annual Afternoon Siesta: Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Conference

Posted on: May 16, 2017
Where: Walsh University's Barrette Business & Community Center in North Canton
When: Sep, 13 From 10:30am - 4pm
Fee: $40

This conference is dedicated to enhancing clinicians’ knowledge, performance, and competence in sleep medicine with the goal of improving the health status of their patients.


Scott Criswell, MHA, RRT

Director, Mercy Sleep Center


Sally Ibrahim, M.D.

William G. Leffler, D.D.S., J.D.

Phil Dukes, R.P.S.G.T.



  1. Review the various sleep disorders women can experience throughout their lifespan
  2. Discuss the different ways that sleep disorders present in females as opposed to males
  3. Describe the treatment options for sleep disorders in women
  4. Discuss “normal” sleep in children
  5. Review common pediatric sleep disorders
  6. Discuss proper treatment options for childhood sleep disorders
  7. Review Peripheral Arterial Tonometry Technology
  8. Compare the accuracy of Peripheral Arterial Tonometry versus other commonly used diagnostic methods
  9. Discuss research studies surrounding Peripheral Arterial Tonometry
  10. Describe current indications for oral appliances therapy based on AASM and AADSM guidelines
  11. Review current appliances used in the treatment of sleep apnea
  12. Describe treatment flow in prescribing oral appliances
  13. Review Medical / Legal issues

    • State Boards
    • TeleMedicine issues
  14. Discuss what to expect from your referring Dentist


Mercy Medical Center has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education/Ohio State Medical Association Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty and planner conflicts of interest.  Declared relevant conflicts of interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.


Mercy Medical Center is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mercy Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(Equal to 4.0 nursing contact hours per OAC 4723-14-05)

Mercy Medical Center is approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program will award 0.4 CEUs based on participation and will be issued at the conclusion of the activity.

AAST CEC Program Application has been submitted for approval.

In accordance with Ohio administrative code OAC 4761-9-05, CME credit is acceptable under Ohio law for Respiratory Care Practitioners.


Mercy Medical Center fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need assistance, please notify Kathy Ruppert at 330-489-1409 or kathy.ruppert@cantonmercy.org prior to the activity.


Physicians, dentists, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals in the States of Ohio and Pennsylvania who are interested in the various aspects of sleep medicine.


10:30 am                    Registration/Lunch/Exhibits

11:25 am                    Welcome and Opening Remarks – Scott Criswell

11:30 am                    Sleep in Females Across the Lifespan – Dr. Ibrahim

12:30 pm                    Sleep Disorders in Children – Dr. Ibrahim

1:30 pm                      BREAK/Exhibits

2:00 pm                      Sleep Apnea and Dentistry – Dr. Leffler

3:00 pm                      Peripheral Arterial Tonometry Technology – Phil Dukes

4:00 pm                      Closing Remarks – Scott Criswell



For more information, please call 330-489-1409 or email kathy.ruppert@cantonmercy.org.   

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