C-09: Pediatric Sleep Medicine: State of the Art 2019

Full-Day Course
Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD, Chair

This course will focus on best practices and recent developments for evaluating, diagnosing and treating sleep disorders in children and adolescents. The speakers will systematically review current epidemiology, typical and atypical clinical presentations, evolving diagnostic criteria, newest treatment strategies, and the three most important papers published in 2018 related to each topic.

Psychologist Level of Content: Advanced




  • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies Far Beyond Tonsillectomy  |  Umakanth Katwa, MD
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Treating Sleep-Related Hypoventilation and Other Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Neuromuscular Disorders: Who, Why, When and How?  |  Sherri Katz, MD
  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
    Advances in Epidemiology, Clinical Spectrum of Presentation, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pediatric Narcolepsies to Advances in Epidemiology, Clinical Spectrum of Presentation, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pediatric Hypersomnia Disorders |  Suresh Kotagal, MD
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
    Impact of Sleep on Learning, Cognition, Behavior and Driving in Children and Adolescents  |  Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Importance of Treating Sleep Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury, Sickle Cell Anemia and Autoimmune Encephalitis  |  Sanjeev Kothare, MD
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Common and Uncommon Parasomnias: Predispositions, Triggers, Differential and Solutions  |  Anne Morse, DO
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology  |  Shelly Weiss, MD
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Smooth Transitions from Adolescent to Adult Sleep Care: From A to Z  |  Brian Murray, MD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss diagnostic and treatment options for refractory obstructive sleep apnea beyond tonsillectomy including diagnostic value of drug induced sleep endoscopy and need for modified surgical approaches for hypoglossal nerve stimulation in older children and adolescents.
  • Appreciate peculiar presentations of narcolepsy type 1 in children (such as complex hyperkinetic movements, hypotonia, abrupt weight gain, and mood changes) and current treatment strategies (including the role of sodium oxybate in pediatrics).
  • Develop knowledge in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders in children with traumatic brain injury, sickle cell anemia, and autoimmune encephalitis.
  • Review pediatric sleep pharmacology and develop knowledge regarding age-dependent pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and adverse effects when using these medications in pediatric patients.



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