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11th Annual UCLA Sleep Medicine Course
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Activity Name: 11th Annual UCLA Sleep Medicine Course
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Physicians in all areas of medicine encounter patients who complain of disturbed sleep. The purpose of this course, the 11th in its series, is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed to recognize and treat major sleep disorders likely to be encountered in their clinical practice.

The course emphasizes a practical based approach to sleep medicine across multiple specialties including primary care medicine, family practice, psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics and clinical psychology. The course will focus on the theories about why we sleep, review the major sleep disorders including chronic insomnia, excessive sleepiness and narcolepsy, parasomnias, and abnormal behaviors at night while highlighting the physiologic basis for sleep and wakefulness.

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 regarding evaluation strategies and treatment recommendations. Each presentation of the primary sleep disorder will consist of discussion of etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic strategies and pharmacological and behavioral treatment options.

Target Audience

This course will target clinicians and health care providers who regularly encounter patients with sleep complaints. The course is particularly useful to primary care physicians, internists, family physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, pediatricians, geriatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and any other health care providers who are likely to encounter patients with sleep disturbances. Trainees in the primary care disciplines, family medicine, neurology, psychiatry and sleep medicine will also find the course helpful.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the recent evolutionary theories about why we sleep.
  • Appreciate the causes of excessive sleepiness and insomnia in specific patient populations most likely to be encountered in primary care practice as well as by specialists in primary care practice, psychiatry, neurology, and geriatrics medicine.
  • Understand the pharmacological and behavioral management of insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias, and movement disturbance during sleep.
  • Recognize the mechanism of insomnia and its comorbidities with medical and psychiatric complaints.
  • Formulate a practical approach for management of the major sleep disorders in adults including insomnia and abnormal motor activity during sleep, including restless legs syndrome.
  • Comprehend the underlying physiologic basis giving rise to sleep and wakefulness.
  • Manage excessive sleepiness in the setting of narcolepsy.
Location Information
Meeting Location: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB), UCLA Campus
Location Address: 635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90095
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 1/27/2018
End Date: 1/27/2018
  • $150
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 4.25
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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