Sleep Apnea & Multi-Modal Transportation Conference Program and Website Announced
June 21, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsToday the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) announced plans for its 2011 Sleep Apnea & Multi-Modal Transportation Conference (SAMTC) on November 8 – 9, 2011 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center. Currently co-sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), this second in a series of health and safety conferences focuses on the role of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) management within the major modes of transportation, including air, rail, ground and maritime.
"Last year's conference received unanimous praise for providing the most up-to-date information and exploring a range of issues on the impact of undiagnosed OSA in trucking", said ASAA Executive Director, Edward Grandi. "With the National Transportation Safety Board issuing recommendations for sleep apnea management in all major modes of transportation, we believe this conference will be tremendously beneficial for the regulatory agencies, industries and employees coping with the health, safety and economic issues associated with this increasingly visible problem to share updates, information and ideas."
The 2011 SAMTC is organized by ASAA to provide a state-of-the-OSA science approach with a specific focus on practical issues relevant to operating companies and their employees. Conference topics and speakers will hone in on operational considerations pertaining to OSA diagnosis and treatment which ultimately affect fitness, certification, and related workplace issues. Informative presentations, reality-based program implementation and outcomes, and panel discussions will provide a forum in which current practices can be identified and discussed from all relevant viewpoints.
Among others, currently anticipated and invited speakers include:
Attendees' benefits include the following:
Information about the conference program, registration, sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising opportunities will be updated regularly on the conference website: www.samtc2011.org.
For more information, contact Event Director, Dave Buczek at: firstname.lastname@example.org and (703)861- 5332 or ASAA Executive Director, Ed Grandi at email@example.com or (202) 293-3650 x 4.