Congratulations to Dr Bianchi for his 3-part lecture tour of Seoul, speaking to neurologists and sleep specialists on home sleep technologies, Bayesian methods, and practical solutions for insomnia and sleep apnea patients.
Dr. John WInkelman presented his talk titled: "Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation for Restless Legs Syndrome" at the SLEEP conference in Denver this month. He also co-authored a poster titled: "Nocturnal leg cramps: prevalence and associations with demographics, sleep disturbance, medical comorbidity, and cardiometabolic risk factors."
Dr Bianchi presents three completed studies, featuring his research staff Kathryn Russo and Balaji Goparaju, and senior thesis mentee, Austin Saline, at the Sleep 2016 conference in Denver CO:
1. Apnea Burden: A Decision Analysis Framework for Extending Coverage to PAP-users not Meeting Standard Compliance Criteria
2. Consumer Sleep Monitor-Based Feedback for Insomnia: Randomized X-Over Pilot Study
3. Sleep Fragmentation Does Not Explain Misperception of Latency or Total Sleep Time
Dr. Josna Adusumilli, a neurologist at the MGH Sleep center was recently quoted in a STAT News article titled: "Need a good night's rest? Choose therapy over pills." To check out the full article, click here!
Dr. Bianchi has been appointed to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Insurance Policy Review Committee!
Happy Sleep Awareness Week! Check out the National Sleep Foundation's website that's dedicated to sleep awareness in honor of this week! https://sleepfoundation.org/SAW
The Maine Sleep Society will be hosting their annual conference on March 11, 2016 from 7:00am to 3:30pm at the Merry Manor Inn in S. Portland Maine. Click on the link for more information: https://masleepsociety.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/maine-sleep-society-2016-conference-brochure.pdf
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Congratulations to Dr. Matt Bianchi, Director of the MGH Sleep Lab, who was named one of Boston's Top Doctors by the Boston Magazine! For more information, click on the link. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/top-doctors/matt-t-bianchi/
Dr. Bianchi has received a grant from the American Sleep Foundation to study new insurance restrictions on polysomnography, which includes a nationwide investigation of practice patterns and using this information to perform cost-benefit modeling. Congratulations!