July 2020 Newsletter

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2021 Board of Directors Election – Call for Nominations


Calls are now open.  Nominate yourself or a colleague.  Nominations are due by August 2, 2020.

In January 2021, four (4) Board of Directors will be appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Sleep Society.

Board nominees are requested to provide the following documentation as part of the recruitment process:

  • A current CV,
  • Statement of Interest, and
  • Conflict of Interest Statement (attached below)

Interested parties shall direct their expression of interest and the above to the California Sleep Society at casleepsociety@gmail.com.

Learn more about the California Sleep Society by visiting californiasleepsociety.org.

13th Annual Educational Symposium – Virtual Conference


Following the cancellation of the live 13th Annual Educational Symposium due to COVID-19, we are shifting to a virtual meeting with the goal of providing an engaging and meaningful experience for those who had expected to attend.  

The virtual conference will be held on October 16 and 17, 2020, from 8:00AM until 1:00PM PST on both days.  This CME accreditated event will include a dynamic line-up of speakers.

We are currently developing an exhibitor prospectus for a virtual exhibition hall.  This prospectus will be issued shortly.  If you have not previously exhibited and are interested, please reach out to us at casleepsociety@gmail.com for information.  

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Education events in sleep medicine
  • Contact listings with other sleep professionals
  • Local networking opportunities
  • Shared insights into sleep legislation and legislative advocacy
  • CSS Newsletter and opinion pieces
  • Discount on CSS annual meeting
  • Ability to place ads or publish articles in Newsletter
  • Listing in California membership directory


Severe Restless Legs Syndrome in the Setting of Iron Deficiency and Chronic Blood Loss

By: Sam A. Kashani, MD

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is a common sleep-related movement disorder characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs associated with an urge to move the leg that usually improves with voluntary leg movement. One of the most common conditions associated with RLS is iron deficiency, with multiple studies demonstrating a correlation between low serum ferritin levels and the severity of RLS [1]. Treatment of symptoms often includes correction of ferritin levels as well as the use of pharmacotherapy for RLS. We report a rare case of severe RLS associated with iron deficiency in the setting of chronic blood loss secondary to esophageal varices.

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