Conferences, Conferences, Conferences
It has been a whirlwind of a week again and it's going to be this way for a while. The winds have been howling with all of the usual activity that comes with being the day technologist in a busy lab. Add to that all of the conferences coming up that one must attend.
Katie, my pediatric sleep doctor, and I attended the Pediatric Sleep Scoring Course at the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine last weekend. It was awesome and I really had a great time. I highly recommend taking these classes. They are very informative and definitely make you a better technologist. The experience is invaluable: curriculum, content, the great people you meet. We had people in our group from Kentucky, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Florida, New York, and even a couple of international attendees. Plus, everything is very well coordinated from the time you register until they drop you off and say goodbye. (And the retail therapy I was able to engage in was pretty good too.)
Now it is time to look ahead to the annual GASP (Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals) meeting this weekend in Atlanta. It is another first class act. I've attended every meeting since the group's inception in Lawrenceville, Ga. Every year we have outgrown the facility we met in the previous year. I think that is fabulous. It speaks to the level of commitment we technologists have to our profession and to the great job the staff and board of GASP do.
And finally, I had planned to go to Nashville on May 9th for the Sleep Educator Course and sadly, for me, the class is full and registration has closed. Oh well, you can't do it all. I know I will need a break. I will catch the next one.