Dakota Sleep Society Conference 2022


Dakota Sleep Society Conference 2022

Please join us for our in-person conference Octover 1, 2022 at the Dakota Medical Foundation 4141 28th Ave S Fargo, ND. Click below to register via EventBrite.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:


  1. Become more familiar with Accreditation Standards

  2. Adopt a new culture of preparedness for site visits.

  3. Understand how medications can impact sleep.

  4. Examine the links between sleep and obesity. 

  5. Become more adept at recognizing seizure activity during polysomnography.


Conference Agenda

The Dakota Sleep Society invites you to join us for a day of sleep-related educational content in beautiful Fargo, North Dakota at the Dakota Medical Foundation Building. Participants will engage in live education. Lunch and snacks are provided.  

This activity qualifies for 6 CEU credits. CMEs are not provided. 

The CSTE program application has been submitted for approval by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) for a maximum of 6.00 CSTE hours. The learner is expected to submit for credit only those hours for sessions attended. The attendee is expected to attend all sessions to be awarded the total of 6 CSTE hours.

An application for CRCE credit approval has been submitted to the American Academy of Respiratory Care for a maximum of 6:00 AARC continuing education credits.  The learner is expected to submit for credit only those hours for sessions attended. The attendee is expected to attend all sessions to be awarded the total of 6 CRCE hours.






How Mental Health Impacts Sleep 8.35 am - 9.25 am

Mustafa A. Abdulhussein, MD

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How Eating Behaviors Impact Sleep 9:30 am - 10:15 am

 Leah Irish, PhD

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Insomnia 12:00 - 12.45 PM

Kristy Weigum, DNP, FNP-C

Amber Haas, RPSGT

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AI and Sleep Medicine 1:45  pm - 2:30 pm

Trung Quoc Le, PhD

How Medications Impact Sleep 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Brooke Bernu, PharmD, BVPS, BCPP

Seizures and Sleep 11:15 am- 12 noon

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The Roadmap to Living in Accreditation- 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Amber Brown, RPSGT, Certified Consultant, Director of Sleep Operations


The Business Behind An Accredited Sleep Center: 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Nikki Mills, MSB ,RPSGT, REEGT

Register for an industry-sponsored promotional dinner about a treatment option for patients with idiopathic hypersomnia presented by Dr. Steven Gradney, Mercy Clinic Sleep Medicine- Springfield, MO,  on Friday, September 30th at 6:00 pm located at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Fargo. 

This dinner talk is not eligible to CME or CE credits. 

Conference attendees must

This free dinner talk event is limited to healthcare professionals involved in the care of the patients directly related to the disease being discussed. A personal guest may not attend unless they meet above requirement.


September 30th Industry-Sponsored Dinner and Talk

Speaker Conflicts of Interest

All speakers and conference planners have disclosed any potential conflicts of interest. Please click to review details of their disclosures.

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