Clocks, Sleep, Brain Health and Disorders: Impact on Mechanism, Expression, and Treatment

Event Time: Monday April 28, 2014 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Topic(s): Sleep, Subspecialty in Focus
Director(s): Phyllis Zee MD, PhD, Bradley Vaughn MD, FAAN
Description: This program is designed to provide a in depth view of the implications of circadian rhythm on the brain and diseases of the brain. The program will start with an overview of the molecular, cellular and physiological basis of sleep homeostatic and circadian systems. This lecture would be augmented by a more focused talk on circadian rhythm and its implication in neurological disorders. The focus will be on the recent exciting findings of the role of sleep and circadian timing in neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease) and epilepsy. Additionally the lectures will discuss diagnostic and therapeutic implications of sleep and circadian rhythms on these disorders. The program will continue with basic and clinical scientific platform and poster presentations on the bi-directional relationship between circadian and sleep dysregulation and neurological disorders. This program is offered in partnership with the AAN Sleep Section.
Completion Message: Upon completion, participants will develop an understanding of the basic neurobiology of circadian and sleep systems, become familiar with neurological presentations of and treatment options for circadian disturbance, gain familiarity with the relationship of sleep and circadian rhythm issues to common neurodegenerative disorders, and learn to discuss how circadian rhythm and sleep issues may provide a diagnostic and therapeutic opportunity for patients with neurological disorders.
CME Credits: 4
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