Pediatric PSG Course

Program Description

This course will highlight specialized aspects of pediatric sleep medicine as they relate to polysomnography in children across various pediatric sleep disorders including discussion of pediatric considerations for polysomnography, review of the new AASM scoring rules and their implementation in clinical practice, titration of positive airway pressure in children with sleep disordered breathing and polysomnography findings in children with non-respiratory sleep disorders. 

Overall Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss the respiratory and non-respiratory indications for pediatric polysomnography
  • List recommended technical, personnel, education and environmental specifications for conducting nocturnal polysomnograms (NPSG) in infants, children and adolescent
  • Describe the key elements of the “child friendly” sleep lab
  • Discuss differences between adults and children in the scoring and interpretation of NPSG, including recent changes in AASM scoring rules
  • List indications for and challenges in conducting positive airway pressure titration in children
  • Discuss pros and cons of in-home portable monitoring for children

Target Audience

Intermediate to advanced sleep medicine specialists, fellows, psychologists, (physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapist)

 Schedule - Thursday, November 7, 2013
1:00-2:15pm Registration
2:15-2:30 Welcome
Co-Chairs
Manisha Witmans, MD, FRCPC, FAASM and
Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
2:30-3:00 Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography in Children
Madeleine M. Grigg-Dramberger, MD
3:00-3:30 Non-Respiratory Indications for Polysomnography in Children
Suresh Kotagal, MD
3:30-4:00 Scoring Pediatric Studies - AASM Rules and Normative Values in Pediatric Polysomnography
Manisha Witmans, MD, FRCPC, FAASM
4:00-4:30 Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Children and Optimizing Titration
Carole L. Marcus, MD, MBBCh
4:30-5:00 Home Sleep Testing: Its Role in Pediatrics
Carol Rosen, MD
5:00-5:30
Special Considerations in Studying Children in the Sleep Lab
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPGST and Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
5:30-6:00 Dinner Service
6:00-7:00 Scoring Studies and Interpretation: Technical Nuts and Bolts
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPGST, Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCRP and Manisha Witmans, MD, FRCPC, FAASM
7:00-8:00 Clinical Cases and Review of Pediatric PSG Records (with Faculty Discussion)
Moderators:
Manisha Witmans, MD, FRCPC, FAASM and
Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH

Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCRP
Madeleine M. Grigg Dramberger, MD
Suresh Kotagal, MD
Carole L. Marcus, MD, MBBCh
Carol Rosen, MD
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPSGT
8:00pm Adjourn