C125 - Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Implications for Neurology

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Phyllis Zee MD, PhD
Description: Advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms, and the fundamental discovery that circadian clocks are integral in the regulation of metabolism, inflammation, and neuronal plasticity throughout the central nervous system, and in most peripheral tissues, have greatly expanded our view of impact of circadian biology on neurology. Circadian-based sleep disturbances are an important feature of many neurologic disorders, and have been shown to be risk factors for neurodegeneration. Through presentation on the genetics and physiology of circadian rhythms and their impact on the expression, development, and treatment of common neurologic disorders, as well as a discussion of circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, faculty will provide an update of this field and lead a discussion on clinical evaluation, novel diagnostic tools, and treatment approaches for circadian disorders.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to acquire knowledge of the state of the science in circadian rhythm regulation, become familiar with the impact of circadian dysregulation on the expression of neurologic disease and clinical outcomes, get an update on new breakthroughs in this field, and identify and treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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