On May 5-6, 2017, the 8th meeting of the International Surgical Sleep Society was held at the University of Southern California. It was a true pleasure to organize the meeting with invaluable input from many colleagues. The conference covered a broad spectrum of interesting and relevant topics in the surgical evaluation and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Here is the final program. It was a full, thought-provoking two days. The speakers and moderators did an incredible job providing a combination of the latest research and their own experiences and insight, and everyone contributed to the outstanding discussion sessions that were some of the meeting highlights.
What to Do if You Missed This Sleep Surgery Conference
For the first time, we video recorded the entire meeting. There were some individuals who could not attend but paid registration fees for the meeting to assist with the expense of this recording. We will be obtaining the recording soon and are in the process of deciding how we will store and provide access to it. All attendees will be able to watch the video, which will be useful because there were two lecture rooms during the second day of the conference. If you are interested in watching the conference proceedings, please let me know.
The ISSS Is in Good Hands
The conference marked the end of my term as just the second President of the International Surgical Sleep Society. It has been a tremendous honor to serve our young subspecialty in this capacity. With the assistance of an outstanding Board, we have reinvigorated the membership and enhanced our communications to speak both to and for surgeons, colleagues, and the public. I am proud of all that we accomplished but know that the new leadership will add to the foundation that has been built. I look forward to remaining an active member and to seeing the exciting new directions the Society will be taking in the years ahead.