Best Practices Course

Program Description

This course will offer best practice, up-to-date, evidence based information in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders across a range of sleep disorders, including pediatric insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnias.

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference attendees should be able to:

  • Understand normal sleep development and assessment of sleep and sleep disorders in children and adolescents
  • Identify and diagnose pediatric sleep disorders
  • Apply up-to-date, evidence based treatments for pediatric sleep disorders

Target Audience

Clinicians (physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapist)

Schedule - Friday, November 8, 2013
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome
Co-Chairs:  Jodi A. Mindell, PhD and Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD
8:15 – 8:45 Normal Sleep in Children and Adolescents
Jodi A Mindell, PhD
8:45 – 9:15 Evaluation of Sleep Disorders
Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD
9:15 – 10:00 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Carole L. Marcus, MD, MBBCh
10:00 – 10:15 Break & Visit Exhibits
10:15 – 11:00 Narcolepsy and Disorders of Daytime Sleepiness
Suresh Kotagal, MD, BS
11:00 – 11:45   Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Daniel L. Picchietti, MD
11:45 – 12:15 pm Parasomnias
Thornton B. Alex Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Circadian Rhythm Disorders
James K. Wyatt, PhD, D.ABSM, C.BSM
2:15-3:00 Insomnia in Young Children
Julie Boergers, PhD
3:00-3:45 Insomnia in Adolescents
Allison Harvey, PhD
3:45-4:00 Break & Visit Exhibits
4:00-4:30 Enuresis
Valerie M. Crabtree, PhD
4:30-5:15 Pharmacology and Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD, D.ABSM
7:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Place TBD