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Sleep Apnea & Miltimodal Transportation Conference a Success

Sleep Apnea & Miltimodal Transportation Conference a Success
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In association with the American Sleep Apnea Association, DB&A helped deliver the Sleep Apnea & Multimodal Transportation Conference in Baltimore on November 8th and 9th. 

The event was co-sponsored with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration.

Stakeholders from government, occupational medicine, labor, industry and the sleep community came together for two days of presentations on the health, safety and economics of sleep apnea in transportation.

Keynote addresses were delivered by the Honorable Jim Hall, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Honorable Anne Ferro, administrator of the FMCSA.

The highlight of the conference was a roundtable discussion that included medical officers from the FMCSA, FRA, FAA and the Coast Guard. The session was moderated by the former medical director of the NTSB.

A key message of the conference was the need for regulators and industry to continue to work together to enhance the screening, diagnosis and effective treatment of safety sensitive vehicle operators with sleep apnea.

DB&A was pleased to have been a part of planning and delivering this important event.  The conference brochure, agenda and speaker presentations can be downloaded here - http://samtc2011.org/ .