Dr. Barry Kimberley, an ear, nose and throat specialist and NMC affiliate, has been invited to speak at the Annual American Academy of Sleep Medicine conference in Boston on June 11.
His presentation, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis during Wakefulness; based on Spectral Features of Tracheal Breathe Sounds,” will report the results of new research that suggests an accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea can occur with inexpensive methods that involve measuring breathe sounds during wakefulness. The findings could provide more convenient and cost-effective diagnostic capabilities in comparison to the overnight sleep studies used today.
Dr. Kimberley is collaborating on a similar project with the study’s author, Professor Zahra Moussavi of the University of Manitoba, where she is a member of the electrical and computer engineering faculty.
The meeting is expected to draw more than 12,000 physicians involved with sleep medicine and is the premiere annual sleep meeting in the world.