CME Outfitters Announces 6-Part, 2-Hour neuroscienceCME Podcast Series: "Expert Discussions on Sleep-Wake Medicine"

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Available immediately at neuroscienceCME.com and the iTunes Podcast Directory, this multidisciplinary CE activity is specifically designed to provide clinically relevant information on critical areas of sleep-wake medicine. Each podcast in this two-part series consists of three expert interviews hosted by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, announces a neuroscienceCME podcast series titled "Expert Discussions on Sleep-Wake Medicine."

Available immediately at neuroscienceCME.com and the iTunes Podcast Directory, this multidisciplinary CE activity is specifically designed to provide clinically relevant information on critical areas of sleep-wake medicine. Each podcast in this two-part series consists of three expert interviews hosted by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD. The six interviews run the gamut of sleep-wake issues, including recognition, neurobiology, and cognitive impact of excessive sleepiness (Part 1), and identifying the consequences and improving outcomes in patients exhibiting the symptom of excessive sleepiness (Part 2). Each part of this activity is certified for one hour of multidisciplinary CE credit and will be offered until December 2008.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. There are two methods for registering for this special activity:
Online: Visit the activity details pages at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR281 (Part 1) and http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR282 (Part 2).
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

Host:
Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Guests:
Thomas Roth, PhD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
(Topic: Recognition, Prevalence, and Etiologies of Excessive Sleepiness)

Boadie W. Dunlop, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
(Topic: Neurobiology of Sleep, Wakefulness, and Attention)

David F. Dinges, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
(Topic: Cognitive and Behavioral Impact of Sleep Deprivation and Excessive Sleepiness)

Leslie P. Lundt, MD
Foothills Foundation
Psychiatrist, Private Practice
Boise, ID
(Topic: Examining the Risk of Sleep Deprivation and Excessive Sleepiness)

Terri E. Weaver, PhD, FAAN, RN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA
(Topic: Adherence and Efficacy with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea)

Mary B. O'Malley, MD, PhD
Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT
New York University
New York, NY
(Topic: Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders and Management of Excessive Sleepiness)

Activity Goal (Part 1):
To examine risk factors and etiologies of the symptom of excessive sleepiness; to explore recent advances in the neurobiology of sleep, wakefulness, and attention, and their application to clinical practice; and to examine the influence of sleep loss and excessive sleepiness on neurocognitive performance.

Learning Objectives (Part 1):
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define excessive sleepiness and identify common risk factors and etiologies of this symptom.
  • Describe cortical systems involved in the regulation of sleep, wakefulness, and attention, and delineate the impact of excessive sleepiness on these cortical regions.
  • Recognize the impact of sleep deprivation and excessive sleepiness on neurocognitive performance.

Activity Goal (Part 2):
To examine the deleterious impact of sleep deprivation and excessive sleepiness on physical and mental health, as well as activities of daily living; to identify factors that influence adherence to and efficacy of CPAP therapy; to explore the relationship between sleep-wake disturbances and psychiatric illness; to examine options for the management of excessive sleepiness that include nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies, as well as referral for a sleep consult.

Learning Objectives (Part 2):
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Relate how sleep deprivation and untreated excessive sleepiness impact health and function.
  • Describe the influence of adherence to CPAP therapy on efficacy of this therapy for achieving improved functional outcomes in patients with OSA.
  • Explain the interaction between sleep-wake disturbances and risk for psychiatric illness.
  • Identify nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment interventions for the management of the symptom of excessive sleepiness.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in mental health and sleep-wake medicine.

Credit Information:
These activities offer CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE)
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)

Full CE credit information is available on the activity details pages at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR281 (Part 1) and http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR282 (Part 2).

Post-tests and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (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).

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 http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com 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.

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "News Room" or visit http://www.prweb.com 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 http://www.neuroscienceCME.com 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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