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    2nd Annual Sleep Medicine Symposium: What's New Under the Moon

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Jefferson Medical College

    The 2nd 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. Christine Arenson, MD, Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP, Mani S. Kavuru, MD, William M. Keane, MD, Paul J. Mather, MD, FACC, FACP, Michael J. Vergare, MD, and Howard H. Weitz, MD 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 Cardiology, Family and Community Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Psychiatry and Human Behavior 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 chronic insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy, sleep apnea syndrome and other sleep-related breathing disorders, restless legs syndrome, shift work disorder and other circadian rhythm disorders, and parasomnias. In addition, this year the symposium will feature the presentation of a novel and evolving clinical frontier in sleep medicine, "Hospital Sleep Medicine," which will include the identification and management of sleep disorders in the perioperative and hospitalized settings, and the interplay between sleep, sleep disorders, and heart disease.

    Morning Session (7:00AM-1:00PM - session will begin at 7:30AM)

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

    Key topics will include:

    • Peri-operative implications sleep disorders breathing
    • Sleep disordered breathing and sudden death, CHF and HTN
    • Sleep disordered breathing and pulmonary hypertension, obstructive lung disease, obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    • Non-invasive ventilation advances
    • Sleep disorders in hospitalized patients

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

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

    Key topics will include:

    • Non-pharmacological treatment of insomnia
    • Update on RLS/PLMS
    • Circadian rhythm disorders
    • Sleep related movement disorders
    • Hypersomnias

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

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

    Jefferson Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 6.75 is maximum number of contact hours to be awarded to participants. The participant must attend the entire program to be eligible for full contact hour credit.

    This Live activity, 2nd Annual Sleep Medicine Symposium: What's New Under the Moon, with a beginning date of 11/15/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The American Association of Sleep Technologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AAST Continuing Education Credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational 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.