C183 - Hot Topics in Sleep Neurology

Event Time: Thursday April 26, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Erik St. Louis MD, FAAN
Description: Understanding of the purposes of sleep for brain and general health, and the ability to diagnose and treat sleep disturbances and disorders has advanced significantly in recent years. To optimize quality of life and improve neurological functioning in their patients, neurologists should be familiar with advances in the understanding of sleep medicine. This program will review the evolution and functions of sleep, bidirectional relationships between sleep and neurodegeneration, and recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with REM sleep behavior disorder and restless legs syndrome.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to: 1. Appreciate the critical importance of sleep to normal cerebral functioning; 2. Understand evolving evidence regarding the bidirectional associations between sleep, sleep disorders, and neurodegeneration; 3. Recognize evolving diagnostic standards, the strong prognostic association with synucleinopathies, and employ effective treatment approaches in patients with REM sleep behavior disorder. 4. Determine best therapies for patients with restless legs syndrome, including those with augmentation.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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