Predictive Methods to CPAP therapy compliance

Thursday, Sept 24th – 11:15-12:15 CEST

·         Dr. Mark Aloia (USA):

Dr Aloia is the Global Lead for Behavior Change at Philips, Inc. and an Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Dr. Aloia has studied health behavior change for the past 25 years and has published over 60 scientific papers in high quality journals. His focus on behavioral methods to improve adherence to treatment has made significant contributions to the sleep and health psychology fields. His studies include a strong focus on promoting positive health behaviors using theoretical models of behavior change and bringing theory into practice by incorporating these ideas into mobile applications and new sensor technology.

Dr. Aloia has also served on the Editorial Boards of the journals Sleep, Health Psychology, and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He has edited a book on Behavioral Treatment for Sleep Disorders.

·        Dr. Manuel Sánchez-de-la-Torre (Spain):

Dr Sánchez has a degree in Biology from the University of Jaén and a PhD from the University of Lleida in 2007. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery of the University of Chicago, Dr Sánchez pioneered the first technology (HIPARCO-score) for personalized management of sleep apnea and resistant hypertension.

Dr Sánchez has authored 101 original publications and has co- directed 3 Doctoral Theses and 6 Master ́s Theses and has received 4 research awards.

Dr Sánchez is a Junior Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and ad hoc reviewer of other 22 international journals. He is also the National Coordinator of the Sleep Research Program, Principal Investigator at IRB Lleida, and Deputy Director of the IRBLleida and is an active member of SEPAR, the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

·        Prof Frédéric Gagnadoux (France):
Prof Gagnadoux, MD/PhD, is a Chest physician and a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospital of Angers, France. He has participated in 128 published studies in peer reviewed journals as first author or co-author. Currently, Professor Frédéric Gagnadoux is the President of the French Society of Sleep Research and Medicine and a Member of the European Respiratory Society.