Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
Fax: (215) 923-3212

Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Psychiatry

Upcoming Events

    The 3rd Annual Sleep Medicine Symposium has been postponed until Fall 2015. Please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 215-955-6992 if you have any questions and/or concerns or if you need any additional information.

    3rd Annual Sleep Medicine Symposium: What's New Under the Moon

    Fall 2015

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

    The 3rd Annual Jefferson Sleep Medicine Symposium is specifically designed for primary care physicians and selected practicing specialists in a variety of fields, including sleep medicine, pulmonary/critical care, neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, dentistry, as well as other health care providers such as psychologists, physician extenders, respiratory therapists, sleep medicine technologists, and nurses/nurse specialists.

    The agenda has been developed by Course Director Karl Doghramji, MD, with the collaboration of course co-director Sunil Sharma, MD, along with Expert panelists: Drs. Abdolmohamad Rostami, MD, Christine Arenson, MD, William M. Keane, MD, Mani S. Kavuru, MD, Michael J. Vergare, MD, and Paul J. Mather, MD, FACC, FACP who represent the spectrum of medical specialties that are involved in the practice of sleep medicine. Working in conjunction with these distinguished thought leaders, this symposium will provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, offering participants a unique opportunity to witness experts in the fields of Neurology, Family and Community Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Cardiology as they review the most current literature supporting how they manage and treat patients diagnosed with sleep disorders.

    This year's program will include in-depth presentations on a myriad of hot topics in sleep disorders, including insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea syndrome and other sleep-related breathing disorders. In addition, the program will feature presentations on the novel and evolving clinical frontier in sleep medicine, the interface between sleep disorders and neurological syndromes such as stroke, epilepsy, and sleep-related movement disorders. New to this year's program, a "Dialogue Among Experts" session will feature experts in the fields of Women's Health and Medicine as they discuss the management of sleep disturbances unique to women. Developments in the interface between the heart, lung, and sleep will conclude the program with a review of topics such as hospital sleep medicine, congestive heart failure, and non-invasive ventilation as they interface with sleep and sleep disorders.

    Morning Session (7:00AM-1:00PM - session will begin at 8:00AM)

    Target Audience: Neurologists, Hospitalists, Primary Care Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Nurses/Nurse Specialists, Respiratory Therapists

    Key topics will include:

    • Sleep and Stroke
    • Narcolepsy and the Hypersomnias
    • Beyond GABA: Novel Therapeutic Mechanisms in the Management of Insomnia
    • Epilepsy and sleep: Bidirectional Relationships and Therapeutic Opportunities
    • Cutting-Edge Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep-Related Movement Disorders (SRMD): Things that Go "Bump" in the Night

    Afternoon Session (12:10PM-4:15PM - session will begin at 1:00PM)

    Target Audience: Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Sleep Technologists, Dentists, Sleep Physicians, Hospitalists

    Key topics will include:

    • The Heart, Lung and Sleep - Why is it Every Practicing Physician's Business?
    • State of the Art: Hospital Sleep Medicine - Coming of Age and Practical Implications
    • Dialogue Among Experts: Sleep Health and Sleep Disorders in Women
    • Breakout Session #1 - Case Review and Discussion: Management Strategies in Hypercapneic Respiratory Failure and Sleep
    • Breakout Session #2 - Case Reviews: Management Strategies in Congestive Heart Failure and Sleep
    • Breakout Session #3 - Hands-On: Non-Invasive Ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP
    • Breakout Session #4 - Hands-on: Home Sleep Testing in Sleep Medicine

    *****Several case reviews in both sessions and breakout sessions*****

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Jefferson Medical College are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at this activity.