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Welcome to Sleep Medicine Webinar Series On-Demand

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) presents a 7-part webinar series on trending topics for those new to sleep medicine. Leaders in the field discuss a wide range of topics from the basics of sleep physiology, to devices used to treat sleep disorders, to the role of sleep disorders in a defense for certain criminal behaviors.

Webinar Topics:

Neurobiology of Sleep (Presenter- Tom Scammell, MD)
Pediatric Narcolepsy/management Aspects (Presenter- Lourdes DelRosso, MD)
The Agile Practitioner: Good Choices in Sleep Medicine (Presenter- Joseph Ojile, MD)

Devices and Modalities: PAP (Presenter - Richard Castriotta, MD)
Sleep Disorders, Criminal Behavior and the Law (Presenter- Mark Pressman, PhD)
Novel Approaches to Improve Sleep Quality (Presenter- Phyliss Zee, MD, PhD)
AASM Clinical Practice Guidelines At A Glance (Presenter- Tim Morgenthaler, MD)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Explain the neurological mechanisms of NREM and REM sleep and mechanisms of wake- and sleep-promoting medications
  • Discuss the main symptoms, treatment and follow up for pediatric narcolepsy with a special emphasis on quality measures
  • Explore the transition from training in sleep medicine to practicing sleep medicine
  • Distinguish between the different devices and modalities of positive airway pressure (PAP) including CPAP, APAP, ASV, BPAP, S/T, AVAPS, iVAPS
  • Explore novel ideas beyond medication, light therapy and exercise, to improve sleep quality
  • Discuss cases where sleep disorders were used as a criminal defense
  • Summarize how the AASM creates their practice guidelines/parameters

Estimated time to complete: 7hrs.
Target audience:
sleep medicine fellows, sleep medicine professionals, general medicine physicians managing sleep-related disorders, APRNs and PAs working in sleep medicine

Release date: 9/18/18

sleep medicine fellows, APRN, PA, NP, APP
Availability: On-Demand
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 7 Courses
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