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NN Attends GASP

The Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals (GASP) gathered for their inaugural meeting in Atlanta, GA on March 13-14, 2010.  NN Trustee Michele Profeta attended the conference as an exhibitor to enlighten the doctors and technicians about our mission of support, education, advocacy, and improved awareness of narcolepsy. This was an excellent opportunity to promote professional memberships and to encourage  the doctors and their staff to inform their narcolepsy patients about Narcolepsy Network.

The weekend was designed as a continuing education activity for the sleep professionals. The goal was to go beyond the basics to explore diagnostic, therapeutic, and technologic issues. Some doctors present were well acquainted with Narcolepsy Network, like our 2009 NN Conference keynote speaker, David Rye, MD, PhD, D’ABSM and his colleague, Lynne Marie Trotti, MD, from Emory University’s Program in Sleep. Others were interested to learn about our cause. Michele distributed brochures and professional packets to the over 100 conference attendees.

GASP is the leader in Georgia for setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine. Many Georgia Association of Sleep Professionalssleep center personnel requested large quantities of our brochures to hand out to patients. Jeffrey Durmer, MD, PHD, D.ABSM, the president of GASP and the director of Fusion Sleep in Johns Creek, GA, has both adult and pediatric training. He was particularly interested in the “Narcolepsy in the Classroom” brochure, a useful tool for early identification of narcolepsy.

NN Trustees attend many professional sleep meetings throughout the year. We strive to have the professional sleep medicine community utilize us as a valuable adjunct to optimal treatment of their patients with narcolepsy. If you become aware of a similar conference in your state and would like to attend and advocate for NN please email phiggins@narcolepsynetwork.org or call our office at 1-888-292-6522.

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Date Created: March 7th, 2010
Last Updated: August 29th, 2010