C198 - Integrating Sleep Medicine Concepts into Your Child Neurology Practice

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology, Sleep
Director(s): Suresh Kotagal MD, FAAN
Description: Between 30-40 percent of chronic childhood neurologic disorders are accompanied by disrupted sleep-wake function which can impact the underlying neurologic condition and the quality of life. The course faculty are experienced child neurologists/certified sleep specialists, and leaders in the field. Using a case-based format, faculty will highlight common sleep problems of children, and suggest how child neurologists might be able to address sleep problems in their patients. Topics will include primary hypersomnia disorders, the relationship between disrupted sleep and headache, sleep pharmacology (what, when, and how much?), and how to make sense of sleep study reports. We are hoping for a vigorous and interactive discussion between attendees and the course faculty.
Completion Message: The attendee will be aware of new developments in the diagnosis and management of childhood narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia; understand the pharmacotherapy of pediatric sleep problems (what, how much, and when?); appreciate the impact of sleep disruption on headache syndromes and how to address it; and understand the significance of findings displayed on nocturnal polysomnography and the multiple sleep latency test reports.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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