Sleep Apnea and Trucking Conference agenda revealed

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The American Sleep Apnea Association has released the agenda for its Sleep Apnea & Trucking Conference on May 11-12 in Baltimore. Co-sponsored by the American Trucking Associations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the meeting will offer information about sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment and compliance, along with expert presentations on regulatory, medical, legal and management topics. To view the program agenda, go to www.satc2010.org/preliminary-program-agenda.php.

ASAA says it has assembled stakeholders and leaders in transportation safety and healthcare to provide accurate, reliable and up-to-date information that addresses the complex issues involving sleep apnea that face the trucking industry. “The conference is a fact-filled day that includes perspectives from regulatory and research agencies, guidance on state medical exams, and real-life experiences from both companies and drivers facing the challenge of sleep apnea on a daily basis,” says Ed Grandi, ASAA executive director.

The target audience for the conference is trucking company executives responsible for safety, operations, medical requirements and policy. To help develop the agenda and inform discussion, ASAA formed an advisory board represented by thought leaders in government, trucking, motorcoach, law, insurance, occupational medicine, sleep medicine and safety. To view the advisory board, go to www.satc2010.org/conference-advisory-board.php.

Registration is $245 as of March 1. All attendees and participants will receive a comprehensive Resource Toolkit, which augments the conference information with additional details and guidance on the management of sleep apnea in trucking. For more information, contact Reid Blank at rblank@sleepapnea.org or go to www.satc2010.org.