Based on the results from the previous year’s AWAKE Sleep Apnea Initiative, we pursued our in-depth exploration of sleep apnea patient experiences. Once again, engaged patient panelists shared their experiences. The meeting demonstrated the value of a ground-breaking multi-disciplinary team approach from diagnosis to treatment coordination. The patient panels, live in-person and online participant polling, sleep apnea expert presentations, a keynote speaker, and group discussions showed consistently the value of deeper collaboration between patients, researchers and health care professionals.
The AWAKETOGETHER Summit paid tribute to Dr. Christian Guilleminault’s (1938-2019) countless contributions to the field of sleep medicine and continued his passion and vision towards early recognition in pediatrics, multidisciplinary care, as well as searching for a potential cure for pediatric sleep apnea. The “Right Under Your Nose” campaign was launched during the Summit.
Patients and caregivers attended the Summit free of charge, while special rates were reserved for healthcare professional, physicians and industry attendees. As a 501(c)3 organization, sleepapnea.org was able to offer a portion of some rates as a tax deductible donation.
Tell Us About Your Sleep Journey
Date and Time:
September 19, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Golden Gate Club at the Presidio
135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129
9:30 The Current Patient Experience
10:30 Introduction to Treating Sleep Apnea as a Team Sport
10:40 Break Coffee and Round Robin #1
11:00 Treating Sleep Apnea as a Team Sport
12:00 Lunch and Round Robin #2 thru 4
1:30 Access to Patient Generated Data in Research to Build Comprehensive Modern Sleep Data Registry
2:30 Break Coffee and Final Round Robin #5
3:00 Summary of the Day, Discussion, Round Robin Results
3:30 Tribute to Dr. Christian Guilleminault: Right Under Our Nose Campaign
4:00 Reception in Courtyard of Golden Gate Club
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