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A Neurologist’s Collaborative Approach to Improving Nasal Breathing Combining the Best of Medicine & Dentistry
Kim Hutchison, MD, FAASM

June 20, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

In this webinar, Dr. Hutchison shares her journey in promoting nasal breathing in the field of sleep medicine. She will discuss research on the dynamics of breathing in sleep apnea and uncover the critical role of CPAP mask selection. She will share how her commitment to solving patient challenges led to the creation of the SomnoSeal™, an innovate device to eliminate mouth breathing.

The learning objectives include:

  1. Understanding the importance of nasal breathing and its impact on sleep apnea patients and individuals using oral appliances
  2. Gaining insights into the challenges faced by mouth breathers with sleep apnea and the limitations of certain CPAP masks
  3. Learning about the versatile applications of the SomnoSeal™ beyond sleep apnea, including its potential benefits for snorers and performance athletes, and how it offers a comfortable alternative to existing solutions

Kim Hutchison, MD, FAASM, is an associate professor of neurology and sleep medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. Dr. Hutchison earned her M.D. from the University of Kansas and completed her internship and her residency in Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a fellowship in sleep disorders medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where she spent 5 years seeing patients and studying the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain using functional imaging (fMRI).  Kim moved to Portland in 2011 where she joined the faculty at OHSU and combines clinical practice with teaching and exploring her research interests.  Named one of “Portland’s Top Docs” for 2014, Dr. Hutchison is passionate about improving the patient experience through innovative treatments and scientifically-backed education. Besides her work at OHSU, Dr. Hutchison has maintained a remote neurology and sleep medicine clinic on the medically underserved island of Saipan in the Pacific. Outside of medicine, Kim spends most of her time parenting two teens and breeding Golden Retrievers. “Do good and enjoy what you do” is her motto.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


June 20, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar