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9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course

By October 30, 2015In the News

vasnetsov_sleep2Dr. Alon Avidan, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UCLA, would like to invite clinicians and health care providers to attend the 9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course, “State-of-the-Art in Sleep Medicine.”  The course will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB) on UCLA’s campus. For more information and to register, click here.

Course Description

Physicians in all areas of medicine encounter patients who complain of disturbed sleep. The purpose of this course, the 9th in its series, is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed to recognize and treat major sleep disorders as they present during the life cycle of the patient from infancy to childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Discussion of sleep problems unique to each age group will be presented including chronic insomnia, excessive sleepiness, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Attendees will acquire skills needed in the recognition, evaluation and management of the major sleep disorders they are likely to encounter during routine clinical practice. A major goal of the course is to provide practitioners with current updates and clinical pearls in disturbances of sleep. The course will include an overview of insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, parasomnias and restless legs syndrome. Each presentation of the primary sleep disorder will be follow by a clinical summary of the treatment options.

Target Audience

This course will target clinicians and health care providers who regularly encounter patients with sleep complaints. Given the focus this year on sleep disturbances across the lifecycle of the patients, the course is particularly useful to family physician, primary care physicians, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, geriatric medicine specialists, psychiatrics and other specialists who are likely to encounter patients with sleep disturbances.