C55 - Sleep for the Practicing Neurologist: Is it Narcolepsy or Something Else? Diagnostic and Management Challenges in the Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

Event Time: Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Rachel Marie Salas MD, FAAN
Description: Patients with brain disease frequently describe excessive daytime sleepiness. Because of this, neurologists are often asked to investigate and manage the central disorders of hypersomnolence such as narcolepsy types 1 and 2, idiopathic hypersomnia, and Kleine-Levin Syndrome. These treatable conditions are challenging to both clinicians and patients. Faculty will provide a clinically relevant, up-to-date review on the identification and management of patients with central disorders of hypersomnolence; discuss narcolepsy, its unique presentation, pathophysiology, and treatments; and discuss the other central disorder of hypersomnolence. Faculty will also discuss mimics of central disorders of hypersomnolence that should be considered in the evaluation.
Completion Message: Upon completion, participants should be able to identify and manage patients with central disorders of hypersomnolence; discuss narcolepsy, pathophysiology, and treatments; and discuss the other central disorder of hypersomnolence.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care

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