Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Newsletter November 2018




NEWSLETTER VOLUME 24 november 2018


PRESIDENT'S BLOG:  november 2018

Dr Donna Arand, SBSM President, shares with the SBSM members current updates about SBSM activities.  



featured member - michael grandner, phd MTR CBSM

Dr Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, where he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine. He also has joint appointments in the departments of Medicine (College of Medicine), Psychology (College of Sciences), and Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and is Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, where he trains students, externs, interns, postdocs, residents, and fellows in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.


FEATURED TRAINEE - andel nicasio, phd

Andel is a clinical psychology PhD student at the University of Central Florida, plus an intern at the Charleseton Consortium Psychology Intership Training Program.  Her research focuses on development, implementation and dissemination science with a particular interest in eHealth and improving access to care, and has a goal to reduce barriers to disseminating CBTI and reaching high risk and hard to reach populations using eHealth.



SBSM continuing education discounts 

All SBSM online courses are discounted until the end of 2018.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and obtain approved continuing education credits.


Call for abstracts and proposals: 1st Annual Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) scientific Meeting

Join us for the 1st Annual SBSM Scientific Meeting to be held September 12-14, 2019 in Birmingham, AL, at the amazing Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort & Spa. 


This is a destination meeting for you and your family.  Click here for more information on the Ross Bridge Resort



Theme: Advancing the Science of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and its Impact on Population Health




Science  Advisory committee  - natasha williams, Edd, mph, msw

Notice of Intent to Publish Parent Funding Opportunity Announcements 

for Basic Experimental Studies with Humans




Journal article review - michael nadorff, phd

Simplifying the Screening of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a 2-Item Model, No-Apnea:  A Cross-Sectional Study   


Ricardo L.M. Duarte, MD, MSc; Marcelo F. Rabahi, MD, PhD; Flavio J. Magalhães-da-Silveira, MD; Tiago S. de Oliveira-e-Sá, MD5; Fernanda C.Q. Mello, MD, PhD; David Gozal, MD, MBA


As BSM clinicians one of the constantly-emerging challenges is how best to screen our clients for obstructive sleep apnea. On one hand, we don’t want to be too cautious and send clients for an unnecessary sleep study, which can be very expensive, but we also don’t want our interventions to be ineffective due to undiagnosed apnea. To address this, the present study examined the validity of a new 2-item screening tool, No-Apnea, in relation to polysomnography and STOP-BANG and NoSAS.

Despite only consisting of two items, neck circumference and age, the No-Apnea produced similar results to the STOP-BANG and NoSAS, providing evidence that an ultra-brief screener is as good as longer measures. However, the results were still not great, with the No-Apnea successfully identifying 78.1% of those with AHI >/= 5, 68.8% for those with an AHI >/= 15, and 54.4% of those with an AHI >/= 30.

The NO-Apnea is a nice additional resource, particularly for clinics that have little time for assessment, but the results also demonstrate the need for new screeners that are more adept at identifying clients with apnea. For now, the search continues!


Renew your sbsm membership for 2019


Log into the Member Portal and complete your renewal or if your membership has expired complete your membership renewal at the link below: 


SBSM education calendar - save the dates

Plan to join us: 


     2018 Practice and Consultation Webinar

       Date:   November 28, 2018

       Time:  12:00 Noon Eastern time

       Topic:  Restless Legs Syndrome

       Presenter:  Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH

       Discussant:  John Winkelman, MD, PhD




2019 SBSM 1st Annual Scientific Conference - Mark your Calendars!
September 12 - 15, 2019 - Birmingham, AL 




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