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SSM COURSE INFORMATION

All courses planned in adherence with ABIM blueprint for MOC

Clinical Polysomnography
and Sleep Medicine

May 3 - 6, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario
July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA
CME Credit: 31.75 hours

Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Course

May 8 - 11, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario
July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA
CME Credit: 28 hours

Sleep Evaluation /
Intensive Data Review

July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA
CME Credit: 28 hours

Clinical Polysomnography and Sleep Medicine
May 3 - 6, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario
July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA

CME Credit: 31.75 • Tuition: $3,200

Target Audience: Physicians, dentists, surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, school nurses, orthodontists, sleep technologists, technicians, polysomnographic technologists, sleep health educators, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, myofunctional therapists, respiratory therapists, EEG technologists, psychologists, clinicians, and other health care professionals interested in the management of sleep disorders, including technical aspects of polysomnography and interpretation of studies.

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive review of the basics of sleep medicine in a highly structured lecture format complemented by informal hands-on workshops. Clinicians will augment their scoring, report formulation, and sleep laboratory quality control capabilities through intensive review sessions.

Sleep medicine requires a high degree of interaction between the technical and medical components of the sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment teams. Feedback from participants indicates that clinicians and technologists enrolled in the same course has many benefits.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to discuss or identify:

  • the clinical aspects of normal human sleep
  • the preparation of patient and equipment for sleep monitoring
  • sleep stage scoring and abnormal events recorded on the polysomnogram
  • the symptomatology of sleep disorders and differential diagnoses
  • treatment plans for patients with sleep disorders
Lecture Topics:
  • Normal human sleep
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Overview of childhood sleep disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
  • The Role of Dentistry and Orthodontics in Sleep Medicine
  • Recent advances in sleep related breathing disorders
  • Surgical management of the sleep apnea patient
  • Sleep disorders and public health and safety
  • Sleep and aging
  • Positive airway pressure treatment of sleep related breathing disorders
  • Parasomnias
  • Polysomnography: the sleep laboratory evaluation
  • Polysomnography: amplifiers and filters
  • Measurement of excessive daytime sleepiness: MSLT & MWT
  • Review of normal human sleep stage scoring and discussion of "new rules"

Workshop Topics:
  • Sleep stage scoring
  • Review of polysomnograms
  • Positive pressure treatment of sleep related breathing disorders
  • Oral Appliances in the Treatment of OSAS
  • Case reviews
  • Infants
  • Abnormal records/artifact recognition
  • MSLT/MWT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

This Live activity, Course in Clinical Polysomnography and Sleep Medicine, from 02/01/2017 - 05/06/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 31.75 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.

Disclosure: It is the intent of The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ to assure that its CME activities should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker's presentation, but the relationship must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Faculty disclosure statements are provided in the handout material. The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ has not received commercial support for these activities.

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Pediatric Sleep Medicine Course
May 8 - 11, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario
July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA

CME Credit: 28 • Tuition: $3,200

Target Audience: Physicians, dentists, surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, school nurses, orthodontists, sleep technologists, technicians, polysomnographic technologists, sleep health educators, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, myofunctional therapists, respiratory therapists, EEG technologists, psychologists, clinicians, and other health care professionals interested in the management of sleep disorders, including technical aspects of polysomnography and interpretation of studies.

This course is designed to focus on the developmental aspects of normal infant sleep and sleep disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Methodological considerations for the laboratory evaluation and diagnostic and treatment issues for this patient population are reviewed.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to discuss or identify:
  • normal developmental aspects of sleep in infants, children, and adolescents
  • the most frequently encountered sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents
  • evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents
  • recent studies describing the interface between sleep disorders and emotional and behavioral disorders

Lecture Topics:
  • Normal development of sleep in infants and children
  • Parasomnias: sleep walking, night terrors, headbanging
  • Intro to pathophysiology sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea in children
  • Developmental issues
  • Enuresis and disorders of arousal
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Interface between sleep disorders and behavioral/emotional disturbances
  • Polysomnography: review of methodology and technology with consideration for this age group
  • CPAP treatment for infants and children with sleep related breathing problems
  • "new rules"

Workshop Topics:
  • Review of equipment
  • Review of polysomnograms (infants and children; normal findings; abnormal findings, artifacts)
  • Sleep stage scoring and "new rules"
  • CPAP
  • Case presentations

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure: It is the intent of The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ to assure that its CME activities should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker's presentation, but the relationship must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Faculty disclosure statements are provided in the handout material. SSM, Inc. will be applying for commercial support for the Course in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.

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Sleep Evaluation / Intensive Data Review
July 19 - 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, CA
CME Credit: 28 • Tuition: $3,200

Target Audience: This course has been developed to allow for an intensive review of data typically used in the clinical evaluation of sleep. For details regarding exam content, structure, purpose, please visit the ABIM website. The course is designed to assist those preparing for exams and for those who need review for daily practice.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this course participants will have increased confidence regarding their ability to score data from sleep studies. Other measures commonly used in the evaluation of sleep/ wake disorders will also be reviewed. The ability to recognize abnormal events and to identify artifacts will be improved. Interpretation skills will be enhance.

Format: Small group workshops will allow for enhancing confidence in the pattern recognition skills necessary for scoring sleep stages and other physiologic data gathered for evaluation of sleep/wake disorders. Polysomnography (including MSLT and MWT), Actigraphy and other measures will be reviewed. Protocols and procedures will be reviewed. Interpretation / Report formulation skills will be enhanced. All discussions include latest AASM revisions. There will be limited didactic presentation. This is an active, highly participatory, educational program.

Course content is in keeping with current standards and guidelines.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Disclosure: It is the intent of The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ to assure that its CME activities should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker's presentation, but the relationship must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Faculty disclosure statements are provided in the handout material. The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ has not received commercial support for these activities.

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