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SLEEP 2018 Postgraduate Courses

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Saturday, June 2

Full Day Courses

8:00AM-5:00PM
C01: Year in Review 2018 [Return To Top]
Overview: This annual course will discuss new perspectives and recent findings in translational science from the past year.
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chairs: Shalini Paruthi, MD | Frank Scheer, PhD
Faculty: Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD | Nancy Collop, MD | Lois Krahn, MD | Raman Malhotra, MD | David Raizen, MD, PhD | Jennifer Tudor, PhD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Shalini Paruthi, MD
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Nancy Collop, MD Obstructive Sleep Apnea
           
9:00am – 9:45am Lois Krahn, MD Insomnia, Mental Health, 
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Frank Scheer, PhD Circadian Medicine
10:45am – 11:30am Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD Neurological Disease
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm Shalini Paruthi, MD Recap
1:15pm – 2:00pm Shanlini Paruthi Pediatrics
2:00pm – 2:45pm Jennifer Tudor, PhD Memory
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Raman Malhotra, MD Parasomnias
3:45pm – 4:30pm David Raizen, MD, PhD Sleep Science
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Discuss key concepts of recent basic and clinical sleep research and how these concepts apply to current practice;
  2. Apply up-to-date information and evidence-based knowledge to the clinical management of patients with a variety of sleep disorders; and
  3. Improve clinical care and outcomes as a result of application of this knowledge in the clinical setting.
8:00AM-5:00PM
C02: Trends in Sleep Medicine - SOLD OUT [Return To Top]
Overview: This course will focus on topics that are important to the practice of clinical sleep medicine.
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chairs: Kathleen Sarmiento, MD | Christine Won, MD
Faculty: Isabelle Arnulf, MD, PhD  | Luqi Chi, MD | Nancy Collop, MD | Anne Germain, PhD | Thomas Neylan, MD | Susheel Patil, MD, PhD | Shannon Sullivan, MD | Lisa Wolfe, MD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Christine Won, MD
           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Shannon Sullivan, MD Sleep Testing and Management of Transportation Workers
9:00am – 9:45am Susheel Patil, MD, PhD
 
Sleep Disorders in the Opioid Crisis
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Lisa Wolfe, MD
 
Sleep Practitioners’ Role in Non-Invasive Ventilation for Hypoventilation Syndromes and Chronic Respiratory Failure
 
10:45am – 11:30am Nancy Collop, MD
Top 10 Articles 2017-2018
 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm Kathleen Sarmiento, MD
 
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Anne Germain, PhD Non-Pharmacological Sleep Therapies in Mood and Stress Disorders
2:00pm – 2:45pm Thomas Neylan, MD
 
Sleep Disorders in Neurodegenerative Disease
 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Isabel Arnulf, MD, PhD
Update on Parasomnia Treatments in Adults
 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Luqi Chi, MD Inpatient Sleep Medicine
 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Describe current and future trends that will affect the practice of sleep medicine and review new models of care that may help practitioners adapt to these changes;
  2. Discuss AASM recommendations for best approaches for diagnosing and managing sleep disordered breathing in transportation workers;
  3. Describe treatment options for parasomnias and other sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disease and mood disorders; and
  4. Discuss evaluation and treatment strategies for sleep disorders resulting from the current opioid crisis.
8:00AM-5:00PM
C03: Skills for Success in Academic Sleep Research and Clinical Practice [Return To Top]
Overview: The goal of this course is to provide guidance and instruction in a series of skills critical for academic success, whether one is a clinician or researcher.
Psychologist Level of Content: Introductory
Chair: Philip Gehrman, PhD
Faculty: Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD | David Dinges, PhD | Beth Malow, MD | Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD | Ronald Szymusiak, PhD | Kenneth Wright, PhD | Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Philip Gehrman, PhD
           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Kenneth Wright, PhD Obtaining Grant Funding
9:00am – 9:45am Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD
 
Project Management
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD
 
Developing a Statistical Analysis Plan
 
10:45am – 11:30am Philip Gehrman, PhD
Growing Collaborations
 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm Philip Gehrman, PhD
 
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm David Dinges, PhD Writing for a Scientific Publication
2:00pm – 2:45pm Ronald Szymusiak, PhD
 
Reviewing Research Papers
 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
Mentoring
 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Beth Malow, MD Time Management
 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Implement critical skills in the management of research and clinical project;
  2. Communicate clearly the results of research and clinical projects; and
  3. Develop good working relationships with trainees and collaborators.

Saturday, June 2

Half Day Courses

8:00AM-12:00PM
C04: Cases That Keep You Up at Night: Challenging Cases for the Sleep Specialist [Return To Top]
Overview: Among the common and straightforward patients in the clinic, there comes a time when the sleep clinician is challenged with a thought provoking patient. Standard references, textbooks, and evidence-based literature searches may not always provide answers pertinent to the situation. This course will provide guidance in a case-based format by describing the current literature, evidence, and when neither is available, expert opinion on accepted management in scenarios and patients that a clinician may encounter in real clinical practice.
Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced
Chair: Raman Malhotra, MD
Faculty: Glen Greenough, MD | Douglas Kirsch, MD | Kannan Ramar, MD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Raman Malhotra, MD
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Raman Malhotra, MD Inpatient Sleep Medicine Cases
9:00am – 9:45am Douglas Kirsch, MD PAP Download Cases
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Kannan Ramar, MD Sleep Issues in Patients on Chronic Pain Medications
10:45am – 11:30am Glen Greenough, MD Sleep and Neurodegenerative Disorders
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with emerging evidence of the role sleep plays in progression of neurodegenerative conditions and memory disorders in the elderly and how to approach them in clinic;
  2. Learn benefits and challenges in utilizing and interpreting download data from positive airway pressure machines (downloads);
  3. Discuss the role of diagnosing and treating sleep-disordered breathing in the inpatient setting; and
  4. Review how to approach sleep disorders in patients using chronic pain medications.
8:00AM-12:00PM
C05: Substrates and Mechanisms of Sleep Resiliency and the Impact on Mental Health and Therapeutic Outcomes [Return To Top]
Overview: This course will review the latest findings in sleep and mental health with an emphasis on resiliency.
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chair: Tracy Jill Doty, PhD
Faculty: Thomas Balkin, PhD  |  Allison Brager, PhD  |  Vincent Capaldi, MD  |  John Hughes, MD
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Tracy Jill Doty, PhD
           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Allison Brager, PhD   
Neurobiological Determinants of Sleep Resiliency
9:00am – 9:45am Thomas Balkin, PhD
 
The Concept of Resilience and Possible Explanations for the Seemingly Paradoxical “Inverted U Shaped” Function Between Sleep Duration and Health
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am John Hughes, MD
 
The Role of REM Sleep in the Adaptation to Traumatic Stress
10:45am – 11:30am Vincent Capaldi, MD 
The Association Between Sleep and Psychopathology
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Understand the meaning and metrics of sleep resiliency and how the concept of sleep resiliency can be applied to the clinical practice of psychiatry and neurology;
  2. Recognize how low sleep resiliency can negatively impact mental health;
  3. Recognize how high sleep resiliency can positive impact mental health; and
  4. Describe how the promotion of sleep resiliency may aid in prognosticating treatment response and psychiatric (PTSD) and neurological (mTBI) disease course and severity.
1:00PM-5:00PM
C06: Powered Sleep Apnea Examination: Optimizing Outcome, Hands-on [Return To Top]
Overview: OSA is difficult to treat but identifying key physical features can help select best treatment modalities for a patient and potentially improve outcome. Advanced physical examination techniques for assessment of the nasal, oral and pharyngeal airway in adults and children will be presented in lectures and practiced hands-on in small groups.
Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced
Chair: Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD
Faculty: Nancy Collop, MD  |  Raj Dedhia, MD  |  Gail Demko, DMD 
Hands-On Facilitators: Nan Appelblatt  |  Rayleigh Chiang  |  Oleg Froymovich  |  David Kent  |  Siobhan Kuhar  | Noah Siegel  | Maria Suurna  | Greg Tsai  | Christophe Van Geem  | Kathy Yaremchuk

Time Speaker Lecture Title
1:00pm – 1:15pm Nancy Collop, MD
   
The Importance of the Sleep Apnea Examination

1:15pm – 2:00pm Raj Dedhia, MD

 
The Role of Nasal Obstruction and Methods for Nasal Examination for OSA

2:00pm – 2:45pm Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD

             
Pharyngeal Examination for Medical and Surgical OSA Treatment  
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break

 


3:00pm – 3:45pm Gail Demko, DMD
 
Oral Appliance Therapy: Keys to the Oral Examination

3:45pm – 5:00pm Faculty Hands-on and Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Learn to identify the static and dynamic features of the nasal airway that affect obstructive sleep apnea patients and their treatment with CPAP and oral appliances;
  2. Assess the oral and pharyngeal anatomy relevant to the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea;
  3. Learn anatomical assessment for oral appliance therapy of obstructive sleep apnea; and
  4. Practice the physical examination of the sleep apnea airway using basic and advanced tools such as fiberoptic endoscopes.
1:00PM-5:00PM
C07: Circadian Biology and Disease from Bench to Patient: Implications for Therapeutic Strategies in Clinical Care [Return To Top]
Overview: This course will present a translational approach to circadian biology. Speakers will discuss circadian concepts as part of systemic regulation and dysregulation, as they related to the heart, endocrinology, the brain and cancer. The focus will be on the underlying physiologic mechanisms and their implications for therapeutic strategies – the translation of circadian concepts and measurements into clinical practice.
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chair: Melanie Pogach, MD, PhD
Faculty: Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD  |  Frank Scheer, PhD  |  Michael Smolensky, PhD  |  Aleksandar Videnovic, MD
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
1:00pm – 1:15pm Melanie Pogach, MD, PhD

           
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Michael Smolensky, PhD

   
Circadian Blood Pressure Patterns 


 
2:00pm – 2:45pm Frank Scheer, PhD

 
 
Circadian Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding: Application to Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Aleksandar Videnovic, MD

 
 
Sleep, Clocks and Neurodegeneration

 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD

 
The Relevance of Circadian Rhythms to Cancer: Bench to Bedside

 
4:40pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Summarize circadian concepts as they relate to clinical disease and treatments;
  2. Understand circadian measurements and recognize their potential relevance to the advancement of circadian clinical practice; and
  3. Identify therapeutic opportunities to combine circadian science and measurements and clinical care.

Sunday, June 3

Full Day Courses

8:00AM-5:00PM
C08: 2018 State of the Art for Clinical Practitioners [Return To Top]
Overview: This course will focus on the best practices for evaluating, diagnosing and treating the most common sleep disorders in clinical practice. 
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chairs: Glen Greenough, MD  |  Jason Ong, PhD
Faculty: Isabelle Arnulf, MD  |  Claudio Bassetti, MD  |  Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD  |  Vishesh Kapur, MD  |  Ash Kaul, MD  |  Carol Rosen, MD  |  Michael Silber, MBChB  |  James Wyatt, PhD
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Jason Ong, PhD
           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD
 
Insomnia
9:00am – 9:45am James Wyatt, PhD
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
 
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Carol Rosen, MD
 
Pediatric Sleep Disorders: My Practice Changers
 
10:45am – 11:30am Isabelle Arnulf, MD
Primary Hypersomnia
 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm Glen P. Greenough, MD
 
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Vishesh Kapur, MD
OSA
2:00pm – 2:45pm Ash Kaul, MD
 
Bariatric Surgery
 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Michael Silber, MBChB
RBD 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Claudio Bassetti, MD
Sleep and Stroke
 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Describe best practices in the evaluation and treatment of hypersomnias, RBD, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders;
  2. Identify best practices and areas of controversy in the treatment of the spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing in both adults and childen; and
  3. Understand the relationship between sleep disorders and cerebrovascular disease.
8:00AM-5:00PM
C09: Sleep Medicine Board Review [Return To Top]
Overview: This full day course is designed to review essential sleep medicine curriculum for physicians who plan to site for American  Board of Medical Specialties examination in sleep medicine. It will address core competencies for sleep physicians who plan to review for the MOC Examination in Sleep Medicine and for those who wish to identify knowledge page in sleep medicine. 
Psychologist Level of Content: Introductory
Chair: Alon Avidan, MD
Faculty: Ruth Benca, MD  |  Cathy Goldstein, MD  |  Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD  |  Robin Lloyd, MD  |  Raman Malhotra, MD  |  Shalini Paruthi, MD  |  Michael Silber, MBChB
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Alon Avidan, MD

           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Robin Lloyd, MD

 
Sleep Scoring, Instrumentation and Testing

 
9:00am – 9:45am  Cathy Goldstein, MD

Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders

 
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Ruth Benca, MD

 
Insomnia

 
10:45am – 11:30am Michael Silber, MBChB

 
Central Disorders of Hypersomnia

 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm Alon Avidan, MD

 
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Alon Avidan, MD

 
Parasomnias & Sleep Related Movements
2:00pm – 2:45pm Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD

 
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Shalini Paruthi, MD

 
Pediatric Sleep Medicine
 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Raman Malhotra, MD

 
Normal Sleep and Variants
 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Enhance sleep medicine competence among sleep physicians by providing a concise, evidence-based review of sleep medicine following established core competencies;
  2. Provide attendees with self-assessment questions to help identify knowledge gaps and address these with high yield sleep educational resources;
  3. Review sleep medicine using an interactive web-based audience response system to ensure attendees are actively engaged through the course duration; and
  4. Develop differential diagnosis, identify appropriate diagnostic strategies and formulate appropriate treatment approaches to the sleep disorders presented.
8:00AM-5:00PM
C10: Behavioral Sleep Medicine Innovations: What is Hot Now and What May Be on the Horizon? [Return To Top]
Overview: This course will provide attendees training in the delivery of evidence-based and cutting-edge behavioral sleep medicine interventions for managing their sleep disorder patients. The course will consider front-line and adjunctive behavioral sleep medicine interventions that can be used with a range of patient types including those with insomnia disorder, hypnotic dependence, obstructive sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep/wake disorders, and more. 
Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chairs: Jack Edinger, PhD  |  James Wyatt, PhD
Faculty: Mark Aloia, PhD  |  John Arnedt, PhD  |  Julio Fernandez Mendoza, PhD  |  Lisa Meltzer, PhD  |  Wilfred Pigeon, PhD  |  Lee Ritterband, PhD 
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Jack Edinger, PhD

 
           
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Julio Fernandez Mendoza, PhD

 
 
Short Sleep Impact in Insomnia and Treatment Decisions for Insomnia Patients


 
9:00am – 9:45am  Jack Edinger, PhD

 
How to Deal with Chronic Hypnotic Users in the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Arena


 
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am John Arnedt, PhD

 
 
BSM Interventions for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders


 
10:45am – 11:30am James Wyatt, PhD

 
 
Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder and Shift Work


 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break   
1:00pm – 1:15pm James Wyatt, PhD


 
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Lisa Meltzer, PhD


 
Management of Insomnia in Young Children

2:00pm – 2:45pm Lee Ritterband, PhD


 
Innovative E-health Delivery Methods for Treating Insomnia and Related Conditions


 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Wilfred Pigeon, PhD


 
Managing Insomnia and Nightmares in Veterans with PTSD and Other Comorbidities

 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Mark Aloia, PhD


 
Using Behavioral Methods to Improve Adherence to PAP Therapy

 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Develop or advance skills in behavioral sleep medicine therapies for a range of sleep problems including insomnia occurring comorbid to PTSD or Alcohol Use Disorders, CPAP-non-adherence; circadian rhythm sleep disorders; sleep-disruptive nightmares; chronic hypnotic dependence; objective short sleep duration; and behavioral insomnias of early childhood;
  2. Consider the independent or adjunctive use of e-health delivery methods for insomnia;
  3. Learn well-tested, systematic methods for training a range of provider types in the provision of behavioral sleep medicine services; and
  4. Highlight opportunities for behavioral sleep medicine practice in the sleep medicine arena and consider where to go next with behavioral sleep medicine practice development.

Sunday, June 3

Half Day Courses

8:00AM-12:00PM
C11: PedNeuroSleep 2018: Tailored Sleep Medicine for Children with Neurodevelopmental, Neuromuscular and Neurologic Disorders [Return To Top]
Overview: This half-day course provides a comprehensive u-to-date but practical review of how to evaluate and treat the breadth and nuances of sleep disorders in some of the most common neurodevelopmental, neuromuscular and neurologic syndromes referred to sleep specialists.
Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced
Chair: Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
Faculty: Umakanth Katwa, MD  |  Sanjeev Kothare, MD  |  Shelly Weiss, MD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Shelly Weiss, MD
 
Sleep Disorders in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Often Poor Bedfellows
9:00am – 9:45am Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
 
Managing Sleep Disordered Breathing in Infants and Children with Craniofacial and Cervicomedullar Junction Disorders
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am  Sanjeev Kothare, MD
 
Latest Developments in Diagnosing and Managing Central Hypersomnias in Children
10:45am – 11:30am Umakanth Katwa, MD
Treating Sleep Disorders in Children with Neuromuscular Disorders: Who, When, What and How
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Understand the special considerations when performing polysomnography in children with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs), when to initiate non-invasive ventilation and indications for tracheostomy and ventilation;
  2. Update knowledge about the evaluation and treatment of complex behavioral insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disorders including a novel internet-based intervention;
  3. Know how to evaluate and manage daytime sleepiness in narcolepsies, Kleine-Levin syndrome, and other treatable central hypersomnias in children; and
  4. Understand the structural and neuromotor risk factors associated with obstructive and central sleep apnea in children with craniofacial conditions, including cleft palate, micrognathia, craniosynostosis, achondroplasia, Chiari malformations, and midface hypoplasia.
8:00AM-12:00PM
C12: Following the Yellow Brick Road of a Busy Inpatient Sleep Medicine Consult Service [Return To Top]
Overview: Inpatients have increased rates or sleep disordered breathing and circadian sleep disorders that have impacts on their other medical disorders. We will review the consequences of sleep disorders in the hospital and processes including an inpatient sleep service and systems to facilitate recognition of sleep disorders and transition of care that can be put in place to improve quality of care in the hospital and prevent readmission.
Psychologist Level of Content: Introductory
Chair: Karin Johnson, MD
Faculty: Dennis Auckley, MD  |  Peter Gay, MD  |  Melissa Knauert, MD

Time Speaker Lecture Title
8:00am – 8:15am Karin Johnson, MD
Introduction
8:15am – 9:00am Dennis Auckley, MD
 
We’re off to see the wizard – Starting an Inpatient Service

 
9:00am – 9:45am Karin Johnson, MD
 
Lions and tigers and bears – Challenging inpatient titration cases

 
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break   
10:00am – 10:45am Peter Gay, MD

 
There’s no place like home – Transitioning to outpatient care

 
10:45am – 11:30am Melissa Knauert, MD

 
I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore – Sleep and circadian disruption in the ICU

 
11:30am – 12:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Recognize the prevalence of undiagnosed sleep apnea in the hospital;
  2. Discuss the consequences of unrecognized sleep apnea on inpatient outcomes;
  3. Understand the use of different PAP modalities and TCCO2 for titration of complicated sleep disordered breathing cases;
  4. To be able to set up systems in the hospital and on discharge to promote optimal care of patients with sleep disorders; and
  5. Understand the effects of sleep and circadian disruptions in the ICU settings.
1:00PM-5:00PM
C13: Advances in Treatment of RLS: Expanding Drug and Iron Choices and Practical Approaches for RLS in Alzheimer’s and Other Patients with Dementia [Return To Top]
Overview: The new RLS treatment guidelines alter the considerations for when to use alpha-2-delta agents vs. dopamine agonists considering efficacy and RLS augmentation. Practical guidance is also provided on the use of opioids and both oral and IV iron. Finally, basic training and access to clinical tools will be provided for using new validated methods for diagnosis of RLS in patients with dementia along with treatment consideration.
 Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced
Chair: Richard Allen, PhD
Faculty: Christopher Earley, MD, PhD  |  Diego Garcia-Borreguero, MD, PhD  |  Kathy Richards, PhD, RN
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
1:00pm – 1:15pm Richard Allen, PhD

           
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Diego Garcia-Borreguero, MD, PhD

   
DA vs alpha-2-delta: augmentation vs efficacy and potential new drug developments for RLS

 
2:00pm – 2:45pm Christopher Earley, MD, PhD

 
 
Opioid treatment: Which opioids, how and when to use. Dependence and regulation concerns.

 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Richard Allen, PhD

 
Iron Treatment Options: The New Clinical Guidelines for oral and IV Iron

 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Kathy Richards, PhD, RN
 
RLS in elderly with Alzheimer’s: New diagnosis and treatment considerations

 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Determine when to use Dopamine agonists vs. Alpha-2-delta drugs for treatment of RLS and when to switch;
  2. Determine when and how to use opioids and both oral and IV iron treatments of RLS; and
  3. Use new methods and related diagnostic tools for diagnosis of RLS in patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
1:00PM-5:00PM
C14: Sleep Disorders in Military Personnel and Veterans: How these Populations are Shaping the Field of Sleep Medicine [Return To Top]
Overview: During military service, young healthy men and women are subjected to insufficient sleep, circadian rhythm disturbances and trauma which results in a high prevalence of circadian scarring and the chronic sleep disorders of insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and parasomnias. The overarching aim of this course is to synthesize what we have learned from this population in terms of the development, prevalence and treatment of complex sleep disorders and apply it to the growing field of sleep medicine.
 Psychologist Level of Content: Intermediate
Chair: Vincent Mysliwiec, MD
Faculty: Phillip Gehrman, PhD  |  Kathleen Sarmiento, MD  |  Nita Shattuck, PhD
 
Time Speaker Lecture Title
1:00pm – 1:15pm Vincent Mysliwiec, MD

 
           
Introduction
1:15pm – 2:00pm Nita Shattuck, PhD

 
   
U.S. Navy Sleep Practices at Sea: You Have to See Them to Believe it.

 
 
2:00pm – 2:45pm Phillip Gehrman, PhD

 
 
 
Insomnia in Military and Veteran Populations

 
 
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break   
3:00pm – 3:45pm Kathleen Sarmiento, MD

 
 
OSA Comorbid with Insomnia and PTSD: Addressing the Challenge of these Complex Sleep Disorders

 
 
3:45pm – 4:30pm Vincent Mysliwiec, MD

 
Nightmares and Parasomnias: The Underappreciated Sleep Disorders

 
 
4:30pm – 5:00pm Faculty Q&A


Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of proper scheduling of shift workers through the naturalistic field study of U.S. Navy Sailors;
  2. Recognize current trends of insomnia in military and veteran populations and their impact on physical and mental health;
  3. Address the challenges of treating obstructive sleep apnea in the setting of comorbid insomnia and posttraumatic stress disorder; and
  4. Differentiate nightmares and REM sleep behavior disorder from trauma associated sleep disorder.