January 30, 2006

Detroit Day Two

Today's activity was visiting Dr. Safwan Badr, pictured above. Dr. Badr has serves on the ASAA board from 1999 until 2004 and was president in 2000 and 2001.

We have opportunities to talk with each other at different medical conferences over the past two years, but this was the first opportunity to sit and talk without interruption.

Safwan has supported the organization when it was on the brink of extinction. So he could appreciate where the organization is now.

The visit was also an occasion to visit the sleep labs he and other members of his team use for reasearch purposes.

I met Khaled Mansour who explained some of the reseach he is involved in... developing a mathematical model to detect inspiratory flow limitation during sleep. Sounds like a real yawner... but this is cutting edge stuff and could, maybe will lead to new methods for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.

All-in-all, a great day. Tomorrow is a trip to the Detroit Lions Academy, a middle school in downtown Detroit and then off to Troy Michigan for a continuing medical education event... back on 02/01/06

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