C221 - REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Event Time: Friday April 27, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Alon Avidan MD, MPH, FAAN
Description: Neurologists frequently encounter patients with dream enactment behavior in the setting of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD). Recent data reveals that in the majority of cases, RBD may be a prognostic indicator of alpha-synucleinopathies. Faculty will present the tools needed to recognize, diagnose, and treat RBD, respecting both the clinical and scientific perspectives of the disease, while maintaining sensitivity to the psychosocial impact from a patient's perspective. The unique aspect of this educational session is the integration of a patient with RBD. Discussion will focus on the initial presentation of violent dream enactment and impact on quality of life. Participants will be able to appreciate the extent of potentially injurious behaviors impacting these patients. The integration of a live patient will offer attendees a new perspective in employing interview techniques of patients with RBD and their bed-partners.
Completion Message: Participants should develop confidence in recognizing the presenting signs and symptoms of REM sleep Behavior Disorder; use the patient perspective to be better equipped with strategies for improved recognition of the impact of RBD, becoming aware with an initial attempt to cope with aggressive dream enactment to successful amelioration of the episodes with specific therapy; use the case presentation to enhance competency in RBD diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and evidence based therapy, especially with respect to safety intervention and prognostic implication; and be able to describe the prognostic value of RBD, discuss the condition with patients and family members, and disclose its implication in a supportive manner.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

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