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SC MIRECC National CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds | South Central MIRECC

Sleep Apnea Assessment and Intervention: Recommendations to Optimize Veteran Adherence to PAP

Presenters: Earl C. “Chuck” Crew, PhD, DBSM and LeQuan Dang, M.D.

Dates: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 8:00 - 9:00 am CT and Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (repeat)

Target Audience: VA CBOC mental health providers (all VA providers are welcome to attend)

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 1 free hour of JA IPCE, ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED-SW, NYSED-P, CRCC


TMS Registration for VA Clinicians

You have two chances to attend this webinar. Do NOT select "Assign to Me" as this will not register you. Select "Register." Then select the event you want to attend. Only register for the training you will attend or you will have issues with completing the evaluation and getting CE. If you need help, email

TRAIN Registration for Community Clinicians

You have two chances to attend this webinar. To access available sessions, you first need to create an account. If you already have an account, please login. After you log in, return to the registration page for this training and select the registration button next to the time that you want to attend. If you need help, email

About the Topic

After the training learners should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical features of sleep-disordered breathing to support screening and potential need for further evaluation by Sleep Medicine.
  • Discuss the 4 common barriers for PAP non-adherence (e.g., equipment-related, medical, psychosocial, behavioral) and possible troubleshooting targets.
  • Identify 2 effective interventions for increasing PAP adherence.
  • Describe the domains supporting health behavior change via motivational enhancement discussions to increase PAP adherence.

Join Webinar

  1. VA Clinicians: You should join through VA TMS. If you have trouble, join directly using the Adobe Connect link below. You will have to access TMS afterwards to get CE. Contact the TMS Help Desk for assistance.
  2. Community Clinicians: You should join through VHA TRAIN. If you have trouble, join directly using the Adobe Connect link below. You will have to access TRAIN afterwards to get CE. If you need help, email
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  4. Clinicians have 15 days after the training to complete the program evaluation and get their accredited certificate. After 15 days, the program expires.

Recorded Webinars for Free Continuing Education Credit

Select recordings are accredited for free continuing education credit and available to VA providers in TMS. Visit our recorded CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds for continuing education webpage to take these trainings. These recorded webinars can only be accessed by VA providers in TMS.

Download CE Certificate

  1. For TMS, select “My History.”
  2. Find the training in your history and select “View Details” from the dialog box that opens when you tab to or hover over the title. DO NOT select “print certificate” as this creates a generic TMS certificate.
  3. In the Completed Work Details screen, find the section named “Accreditation Details.”
  4. Select the “Print Accredited Certificate” button next to your preferred CE.
  5. Community Clinicians should email for help downloading CE certificates.

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Upcoming Webinars

CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds webinars occur monthly on 2nd Wednesdays (8:00 am CT) and 2nd Thursdays (11:00 am CT, repeat).

  • April 10 & 11, 2024 - Sexual Health for Women Veterans
  • May 8 & 9, 2024 - Whole Health and Chronic Pain
  • June 12 & 13, 2024 - To be determined

Information for Invited Presenters

Invited presenters can read our guidelines (PDF) to learn what to submit for their webinar. Your slides must include tips for how CBOC and rural providers can use what you will teach in clinical practice. Read our rural/CBOC needs checklist (PDF) to learn the special needs of CBOC and rural providers.

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Last updated: February 20, 2024