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					                      World Association of Sleep Medicine

Title of Meeting:      SLEEP MEDICINE 2006 An Indo US Symposium

Date(s) of Meeting:    1 & 2 December 2006

Venue of Meeting:      Hotel Green Park,
                       Chennai -600 020 , India

Primary Organizer: Dr Suresh Kumar,
                      Organizing Secretary, Sleep medicine 2006

Credentials Of Organizing Secretary:
              Dr Suresh Kumar, DM ( Neurology)
               Associate professor of Neurology,
               SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre
               Kattan Kulathur, Potheri, Chennai
              Chief Consultant : Chennai Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders Centre
               Vijaya Health Center, 175 NSK Salai ,Vadaplanai, Chennai -26
              Member WASM, ISDA( Indian Sleep disorders Association)

Contact Information for Individual in Charge:

       Name: Dr Suresh Kumar
       Address: 35 ( Old No: 16), Besant Avenue , Adyar , Chennai - 600 020
       Phone: 91-44-24919978 , Fax: 91-44-24465366,Mobile :919841183019
       Email: ,
       Web site:
Meeting Organizer : By Organizing Secretary

Primary Purpose (Goal) of Meeting:
   1. This symposium attempts to bring sleep disorders specialists up to date with
       current concepts of management, and teach the basics to those who are less
       familiar with the area.
   2. A strong technical component will train sleep technologists in practical
       polysomnographic techniques. This symposium also attempts to aim at teaching
       basic sleep medicine to emerging medical students.
   3. Summary of preliminary hospital based survey showed that majority of the subjects
       studied had little awareness of sleep related disorders. This survey also showed the lack
       of knowledge among the general practioners whom the subjects or their relatives
   4. It is the intention of this conference to educate the medical professional and the
       public on this important area of medicine and update the knowledge of sleep
       medicine among the interested medical professionals by interacting with the
       experienced sleep specialists from abroad .
   5. It is also the intention to conduct a workshop to familiarize the Indian specialists
       with the latest techniques and interpretation and management of sleep related

   Expected outcome
   1. Encourage establishment of sleep centers in medical institutions both government and

   2. To introduce the subject of sleep and sleep medicine in the medical education programs
      at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

   3. To enthuse Indian neurologist to take interest in this area of medicine and recognize and
      benefit the suffering

   4. Set up a collaboration with centers in united states and promote interaction with experts
      in the field for exchange of knowledge.

   5. To consider and collaborate on projects of interest between the research workers of both
Estimated Attendance: 100 delegates ( Neurologists, Neurotechnologists, Physicians,
Pulmonologists,Psychiatrists,ENT specialists, Pediatricians)

Financial Dislcosure: This Conference is supported by
             1) The Indo US Science and technology Forum ( Main)
             2) Chennai Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders Centre
             3) SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center
             4) Pharmaceutical Companies
             There is no conflict of Interest


                                                      Date: 26-09-06

Please return to:
WASM Administrative secretary
                  Carmen Castells
Address: Klinikstr. 16, Kassel D-34128 Germany
Fax: +49-561-6009-126

1) Faculty list
2) Programme List
3) Resume Organizing Secretary
4) Brochure : having details of venue, dates, national and International Faculty
                      ENCL 1: Faculty /Speakers for the symposium

Dr Sudhansu Chokrverty , Chief neurology & Sleep medicine JFK neuroscience Center NJ

Dr Christian Guilminault ( Stanford,Sleep Disoders Center)

Dr Robert Thomas ( Harvard medical School , BIDMC)

Dr Wayne Henning ( Johns Hopkins)

Dr Satya Kallur , Clinical Assistant Prof , Implant dentistry,Newyork University

Dr Micheal Gleb, Clinical Profwessor , Dept Of Oral medicine, NYU college of dentistry.NY

Brenden David Mcgeehan ( Senior technologist sleep) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Kevin Vigneault (Sleep technologist) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center( BIDMC)


Dr Puvanendran , Consultant In Neurology, Singapore general hospital

Dr Lim Li , Consultant neurology /sleep medicine , Singapore General hospital


Dr Manvir Bhatia , Consultant Neurologist Sir Ganga Ram hospitals (New Delhi)

Dr RC Suri, Consultant pulmonologist, Safdarjung hospital (New delhi)

Dr Garima Shukla , Assistant Prof Neurology , AIIMS ( New Delhi)

Dr Usha Panjwani, Scientist DIPAS, New Delhi

Dr Bindu M Kutty , Additional professor , NIMHANS, Bangalore

Dr Ajith Mullaseri , senior consultant cardiologist , Madras Medical Mission,

Dr R Sridharan , Consultant neurologist at Apollo Hospitals,Chennai

Prof G Arjundas, Senior neurologist

Prof AS Natrajan , Head Institute of Chest Diseases, Chennai

Dr G Gananathan, Professor Otorhinolaryngology ,Madras medical College.

Dr ES Krishnamurthy,Consultant in psychiatry

Prof BS Virudhagirinathan, Neuropsychologist, Institute of Neurology , Chennai
                                             ENCL : 2
                           Sleep medicine 2006 – An INDO-US Symposium
                                      The Green Park,Chennai
                                 Program on 1st December 2006
Time               Topic                                        Speaker
7.30 am -8.15am                                      Registration
8.15 to 8.30 am    Welcome Messages From Organizers             Principal investigator/ from India
                                                                Principal investigator/ from US
8:30 to 10:30                             Session I- Basics of sleep medicine
8:30 to 9:00       Historical Perspective                            Dr Christian Guilleminault
9:00 to 9:30       Anatomy & Physiology of sleep                     Dr V Mohan Kumar
9:30 to 10:10      Sleep disorders Classification & approach to a    Dr Sudhansu Chokroverty
                   patient with sleep disorder
10:10 to 10:30     The circadian system                       Dr Robert Thomas
10:30 to 10.45     Inauguration of symposium                  Key note Address by Chief guest
                                            Tea break (10.45 to 11.00am)
11.00am - 1.30pm                           Session 2- Sleep Disordered Breathing(SDB)
11.00-11.40        Sleep-disordered breathing –An overview          Dr Christian Guilleminault
11.40 – 12.10      Positive airway pressure-CPAP/BIPAP              Dr J C Suri
12.10 – 12.40      Newer diagnostic approaches to sleep apnea       Dr Robert Thomas
12.40- 1.00        Role of Surgery in Sleep disordered breathing    Dr G Gananathan
1.00 - 1.20        Pulmonary Diseases and sleep                     Dr A S Natrajan
                                                       Lunch ( 1.20 – 2.00)
2.00- 3.00pm                          Session 3 Oral Appliances in Sleep Disordered breathing
2.00- 3.00pm       Oral Appliances in Sleep Disordered breathing      Dr Satya Kallur/Dr Micheal Gleb
3.00-5.00pm                         Session 4 -Insomnia- Neurobiology, diagnosis and treatment
3.00 - 3.40 pm     Approach to Insomnia & recent advances in         Dr Sudhansu Chokroverty
3.40 – 4.10 pm     Psychiatrist perspective                          Dr ES Krishnamoorthy
4.10 – 4.40 pm     Cognitive and behavioral therapy                  Dr BS Virudhagirinathan
4.40 - 5.00 pm     Alternative therapy – non pharmacological       Dr Bindu M Kutty
                   approach to insomnia
                                                 Tea break ( 3.40 – 4.00 pm)
5.00 - 6.30pm                                 Session 5 - Medical Disorders and Sleep
5:00 - 5:15pm      Ageing , dementia and Sleep                       Dr R Sridharan
5:15 - 5:30pm      Movement Disorders and Sleep                      Dr Suresh Kumar
5:30 - 5:45pm      Epilepsy and Sleep                                Dr Garima Shukla
5.45 - 6.00pm      Stroke and Sleep Disordered Breathing(SDB         Dr G Arjundas
6.00 - 6.15 pm     Environment and Sleep with reference to high      Dr Usha Panjwani
6.15 - 6.30 pm     Cardiovascular Disease and SDB                    Dr Ajith Mullaseri

7.30 pm                                                       Banquet
                                   Program on 2nd December 2006

Time               Topic                                          Speaker
8.00 - 10.10am            Session -6- Restless Leg Syndrome , REM behavioral disorder and others
8:00 - 8.30 am     Excessive daytime sleepiness-Evaluation &      Dr Manvir Bhatia
8.30 - 9.00 am     Sleep Pharmacology                               Dr Robert Thomas
9.00 - 9.30 am     REM behavioral Disorders                         Dr Sudhansu Chokroverty
9.30 - 10.10 am    Pathophysiology and therapeutic aspects restless leg
                                                                    Dr Wayne Henning
                   Syndrome RLS
                                                  Tea Break (10.10 to 10.30am)
10.30 - 12.00pm    Session 7 – Circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy
10.30 - 11.00 am   Circadian rhythm disorders                        Dr Lim Li
11.00 - 11.30 am   Periodic leg movements                            Dr Wayne Henning
11.30 - 12:00 pm   Narcolepsy                                        Dr C Guilleminault
12.00 -12.30 pm    Crime and Sleep (Forensic Aspects)                Dr Puvanendran
                                                 Lunch Break (12.30 – 1.00 pm)
1.00 – 2.00 pm                                 Panel Discussion- Sleep Disorders
  2.00- 5.00pm         Parallel Session 8 –Pediatric Sleep Disorders(Focus on difference from adults)
  2.00 - 2.30 pm          Development and physiology of sleep        Dr Sudhansu Chokroverty
  2.30 – 300pm                    Behavioral disorders               Dr B S Virudhagirinathan
 3.00 - 4.00 pm      Pathophysiology and treatment of sleep apnea   Dr C Guilleminault
  4.00 - 4.20pm                 RLS pediatric aspects               Dr W Henning
   4.20- 4.40pm             Narcolepsy – Pediatric aspects          Dr C Guilleminault

                           Workshop 2.00 - 600pm
14:00 to 18.00pm Workshop I: Basic Of Polysomnography               Dr Robert Thomas
                   Set-up and trouble shooting                      Brenden David Mcgeehan
                   Artifacts                                        Kevin Vigneault
                   Airflow measurement                              Technologists
                   Special montages                                    (Integrated with the physician
                   Scoring of sleep studies                            courses, so that some topics are
                   Positive airway pressure titration                  common, supplemented by
                   Oxygen use and carbon dioxide modulation            technician-specific topics.
                   Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of         Experienced sleep technologists
                   Wakefulness Test                                    (Registered and certified) will
                                                                       conduct lectures and hands on
                   “Live” positive airway pressure titration           training in the following areas:
            ENCL 3:
            Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, First, Middle):   Suresh Kumar

                                                        BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
           Provide the following information for the key personnel and other significant contributors in the order listed on Form Page 2.
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NAME                                                                         POSITION TITLE
Suresh Kumar, M.D. D.M                                                       Associate Professor, Department of Neurology,
COMMONS USER NAME                                                            SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
SURESH KUMAR                                                                 Potheri Village, Kattangulathur

EDUCATION / TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
                    INSTITUTION AND LOCATION                                                       YEAR(s)                FIELD OF STUDY
                                                                              (if applicable)
Kempagowda Institute of Medical Sciences,                                    M.B.B.S.               1991          Medicine
Bangalore University, India
INHS Asvini, Bombay University, India                                        M.D.                   1997          Internal Medicine
All India Institute of Mecial Sciences, New Delhi,                           D.M.                   2001          Neurology
Fellow Epilepsy, Seizure disorder Centre, UCLA,                              Fellow                 2002          Epilepsy

             A. Positions and Honors.

            Positions and Employment

            1991-1992                      Intern in Medical Sciences, KIMS & JIPMER
            11/1992- 4/1993                Senior medical officer, Medicine, Government General Hospital,
            5/1993 – 7/1993                Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, Vijaya Health
                                           Centre, Chennai
            8/1993 -1/1994                 Junior Resident, Dept of Medicine, SRMC & RI, Chennai
            2/1994-1/1997                  Resident internal Medicine, Indian Naval Hospital(INHS), ASVINI,
            5/1997 – 6/1998                Asst Prof of Medicine, SRMC & RI , Dept of Medicine & Neurology
            7/1998 – 5/2001                Senior Resident (DM), Department of Neurology, A.I.I.M.S, New
            1/2002- 6/2002                  Fellowship Epilepsy, Seizure disorder center, University of
            8/2001 – 9/2003                 Assistant professor Neurology, SRMC & RI (Deemed University) ,
            5/2003 – 1/2004                 Consultant in Neurology and Clinical Trials, MV Diabetes
                                            Centre, Chennai
4/2004 - 12/2005     Consultant Neurologist, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Hospital
5/2001 – todate      Consultant Neurologist, Vijaya Health Centre (VHC), Chennai
5/2001 – todate      Chief Consultant , Chennai Epilepsy & Sleep Disorders Centre,

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
1991         Life Member -Indian Medical Association
1994         Life Member -Association of Physicians of India
1994         Life Member -Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
2001         Life -Indian Academy of Neurology
 2001       Chief Consultant and Co Director, Chennai Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders
 2002        Life Member – Indian Epilepsy Society
2004         Member World Association of Sleep medicine
2005         Member Indian Sleep Disorders Association.


2001          Hargobind Fellowship For epilepsy research
2005          Young participant fellowship 2005 (IFCN) International Federation of
Lectures :

    1) Introduction to sleep Medicine : CME , SRM Medical College and Research
    2) Sleep disorders – An Introduction. Symposium Annual Psychiatry Conference ,
       Chandigrah , 2005
    3) Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Sleep center’s report, Chennai Neurologists
        Association Monthly meeting 2004

 A. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).
1). Banerjee A, Suresh Kumar: Seizure recurrence after an Idiopathic First
    Unprovoked Seizure in adult life:Who should be treated ? An extended follow
    up. J Marine Medical Society 1994:1,2:20-23.
2) Suresh Kumar, Ayyar SSK: EEG in Epilepsy. Bioelectromagnetics and
Biomedicine, Vol 5,1,1996:55-59

3) Suresh Kumar, Ayyar SSK : Differential diagnosis of seizures. Proceedings
of the 12th Annual conference of the Madras institute of Magnetobiology , Feb
1996 ,32-35.

4) Ayyar SSK, Suresh Kumar: Neurological complications of pregnancy.
Reviews in Neurology, Continuing Medical Education Program of Indian
Academy of Neurology 2000.
5)     Ayyar SSK, Suresh Kumar, Sheetal Suresh. Evidenced Based Medicine:
Is Plasmapheresis equal to or better than immunoglobulins in AIDP? Souvenir
APICON 2002.

6)     Ayyar SSK, Suresh Kumar, Sheetal Suresh. Evidenced Based Medicine:
What is the role of thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis? Souvenir APICON 2002.

7) Ayyar SSK, Suresh Kumar, Sheetal Suresh. Evidenced Based Medicine:
What is the role of corticosteroid and beta-interferon in multiple sclerosis?
Souvenir APICON 2002.

8) Ayyar SSK, Suresh kumar, Sangeeetha. Sleep disorders An overview.
Reviews in neurology - continuing medical education program of Indian
Academy of neurology 2002

9) Suresh Kumar, Ayyar SSK: Can`t count sheep (Public information article on
Sleep). Health watch . Sunday Magazine (2nd and 3 rd Sunday Jan 2003. The

10) Suresh Kumar, M Bhatia ,M Behari. Sleep disorders in Parkinson`s disease.
Movement Disorders 2002 :17(4) ; 755 – 781.

11). Suresh Kumar , M Bhatia, M Behari: Excessive daytime sleepiness in
Parkinson`s Disease as assessed by Epworth Sleepiness scale. ( ESS). Sleep

B. Research Projects


1. 1998 – Sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease: This project evaluated the
incidence and prevalence of sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease
along with age matched controls. A proforma based standardized questionarre based
study was performed on all subjects. This included an Epworth’s sleepiness scale
modified to suit Indian scenario. Depression was evaluated using the ICD10 criteria
and Hamilton depression scale. The results of this project has been published in the
Movement disorder journal and has been quoted by the following:

   1. Sleep related disturbances in Parkinson`s disease: Supplement to
         Neurology, Volume 63 No : 8 , Supplement No 3, October 2004

   2. The two faces of eve: Dopamine`s modulation of wakefulness and sleep.
         David B Rye. Neurology Vol 63 (8) (Suppl No 3), S2
     3. Nocturnal problems occurring in Parkinson’s disease, F Grandas and
           A Iranzo. Neurology Vol 63 (8) (Suppl No 3), S2

     4. Akathisia, restless legs and periodic limb movements in sleep in
           Parkinson’s disease: W Poewe and B Hogl. Neurology Vol 63 (8)
           (Suppl No 3), S2

     5. Treatment of nocturnal disturbances and excessive daytime
           sleepiness in Parkinson’s disease: P Barone, M Amboni, C Vitale
           and V Bonavita. Neurology Vol 63 (8) (Suppl No 3), S2
2. 2003 - Co-investigator, Multi centric Clinical Trial of MBC in Diabetic
   neuropathy, 30 patients recruited in two arms of the trial which involved
   electrophysiological evaluation, quantitative testing (vibration) in addition to
   proforma based evaluation. The trial was terminated after one year in view of
   lack of significant improvement in the diabetic neuropathy status.
3.    2004 – Hospital based survey of knowledge, attitude of people to sleep
     related disorders. 100 subjects visiting the hospital were subjected through a
     proforma based 5 point questionnaire relating to sleep problems. Presented
     at 1 st WASM Berlin.

Ongoing Research Support

     1. Evolution and progression of restless legs syndrome in patients with renal
         This project aims at evaluating the evolution of RLS in patients with renal
     failure depending on the staging of renal disease . There would be an age
     matched control population as well. Both groups would be evaluated as per the
     RLS research criteria and WHO classification for renal failure. All patients
     would be subjected to base line ferritin levels along with other hematological
     and renal parameters.

     Proposed large Scale Research Projects

     1. Neuro Epidemiology: Prevalence and incidence of neurological and sleep
        related disorders in urban and rural population, a community based study. A
        joint study with department of community medicine and public health, SRM
        medical college Hospital and Research Centre.