CME Outfitters Announces Live neuroscienceCME TV Broadcast: "Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness" Premieres Wednesday, December 5

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming live and interactive neuroscienceCME TV activity titled "Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness." Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, December 5, 2007, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will explore the etiology and occurrence of excessive sleepiness, examine the resultant cognitive and medical consequences, and identify strategies for management of this symptom.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME TV activity titled "Combating the Consequences of Excessive Sleepiness."

Premiering Wednesday, December 5, 2007, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will explore the etiology and occurrence of excessive sleepiness, examine the resultant cognitive and medical consequences, and identify strategies for management of this symptom. The recorded satellite broadcast will re-air from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere, and available as a videotape and multimedia CD-ROM in January 2008.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at and click the Register icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
Excessive sleepiness is an intense compulsion to sleep during waking hours. This symptom can manifest while at rest, but also during times when a degree of activity and attention are needed, such as while driving. Excessive sleepiness can be a result of sleep deprivation or fragmentation, and its etiology is associated with disorders such as narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and depression.

Clinical sleep deprivation/fragmentation studies highlight the cognitive, functional, and physiological impact of excessive sleepiness. Consequent deficits include decreased alertness, learning and memory problems, and psychomotor impairment. These impairments can decrease productivity and increase the propensity for errors and accidents. The symptom of excessive sleepiness may exacerbate mood disorders, and is associated with increased insulin resistance, pain sensitivity, and weight gain.

Management of excessive sleepiness can encompass both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies. Non-pharmacologic measures include patient education on sleep/wake hygiene, the appropriate use of napping, and light management. Caffeine, psychostimulants, or novel wake-promoting agents can also be utilized to help overcome excessive sleepiness. In this live, evidence-based, neuroscienceCME TV activity, the experts will explore the symptom of excessive sleepiness and how its consequences may impact patient outcomes.

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

David F. Dinges, PhD
Professor and Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Roth, PhD
Director, Sleep Disorders and Research Center
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the symptomatology and etiology of excessive sleepiness.
  • Identify consequences of untreated excessive sleepiness including cognitive deficits, physical decrements, and increased propensity for errors and accidents.
  • Formulate a treatment plan that can improve the outcome of patients who suffer from excessive sleepiness associated with a variety of disorders.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in optimizing outcomes in patients with sleep/wake disorders.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an independent educational grant from Cephalon, Inc., in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned code 6WASUP-PRV-0616. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.
Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.

CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (1.0 CE credits)
Note to Addiction Professionals and Professional Counselors: NAADAC and NBCC accept APA and NASW continuing education (CE) credits toward national certification CE requirements. Please check with your state board to determine which type of CE credit is acceptable toward licensure CE requirements.

NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 1 continuing education contact hour.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1 hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-999-07-018-L01 (live presentation) 376-999-07-018-H01 (recorded programs)

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Resources tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required). Otherwise, participants should fully complete and return both the credit request form and activity evaluation located within the course guide for this activity. A certificate or statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks to all who successfully complete these requirements.

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit,, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME: is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.

About neuroscienceCME TV:
Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference, neuroscienceCME TV is a one-hour, live and interactive continuing education (CE) activity where leading experts discuss clinically relevant, evidence-based issues facing mental health practitioners. Each broadcast's interactivity is enhanced by offering a Q&A segment during which the faculty presenters can respond to audience comments and questions posed via e-mail, fax, or phone. CME Outfitters has also developed a web-based instant polling feature that allows live webcast participants a chance to provide real-time input. Online CE credit is offered to participants upon completion of each activity, at

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit and click on "News Room" or visit and search for "neuroscienceCME."

Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass."

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax


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