POTAC Spring Forum – Occupational Therapy and Sleep Enhancement

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Date & Time
May 4, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

San José State University, Central Classroom Building (CCB)


POTAC & San José State University present

Occupational Therapy and Sleep Enhancement

with Tony Masri, M.D.

Friday, May 4, 2018
Registration 12:30 PM
Presentation 1:00 – 4:00 PM


San José State University
Central Classroom Building (CCB), Room 115
San José, CA 95192-0059

Program Description

This seminar will cover the common sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. We will cover prevalence across sex and age groups, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms. Treatment modalities will be discussed in detail. The presentations will include an evidence-based review of the most recent research findings and recommendations. Understanding sleep disorders and its impact on various conditions will improve Occupational Therapists’ ability to provide excellent patient care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults and children
  • Understand the impact of OSA on mental health and learn the proper screening methods for OSA
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of insomnia on patients suffering from mental illness, and
  • Learn basic techniques to address symptoms of insomnia and provide coping strategies.

Presenter’s Bio

Dr. Masri is a sleep medicine and neurology specialist with a post-medical degree fellowship from the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He works with patients who suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnia, and restless leg syndrome, among others. In his practice he uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.


To reserve a space, contact Lynne Andonian at ude.usjsnull@nainodna.ennyl or 408-924-3059 by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Admission cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration.

Pay at the door: $25 for POTAC & OTAC members; $40 for non-members; students $10. Checks or cash only, no credit cards.

Meals: Light afternoon snacks included.

Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs – 3 contact hours. A percentage of all proceeds goes to the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship.


For maps and parking, visit www.sjsu.edu/parking/maps/.

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