CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Journal Club Series: "Evolving Sleep-Wake Research: Implications for Improved Patient Outcomes"

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Offered as a series of three live question and answer sessions premiering Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education series will translate new evidence in literature into improved treatment of sleep-wake disorders. Clinicians can earn up to 3.0 CE credits by completing all 3 parts; participation is available online or by phone.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing medical education and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME Journal Club series titled "Evolving Sleep-Wake Research: Implications for Improved Patient Outcomes."

Premiering Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the latest installment of neuroscienceCME Journal Club is a special series on sleep-wake disorders. Thomas Roth, PhD, Director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, will host three interviews on this topic. In each session, guest faculty will join Dr. Roth to provide a brief synopsis of a recently published scientific work. Dr. Roth and his guest will engage in a lively discussion about the merits of the article, its implications for the field of psychiatry, and key practice points arising from the data published in the article.

This educational activity consists of a series of three live question and answer sessions. Live participation options include a live webcast and simultaneous telephone audioconference. Each session will also be available as an archived webcast and podcast shortly after its premiere. Clinicians can earn up to 3.0 CE credits by completing all 3 parts.

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 activities page at and click the Register icon for each individual live Q&A session.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activities page at, click the Activity Details icon, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Guest Host:
Thomas Roth, PhD
Director, Sleep Disorders and Research Center
Henry Ford Hospital
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Featured Authors:
Derk-Jan Dijk, PhD
Professor of Sleep and Physiology
Director, Surrey Sleep Research Centre
The University of Surrey
Guildford, UK

Graciela E. Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor
Southland Borders Scholar
College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD
Director, Center for Translational Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Live Q&A Dates and Featured Articles:
PART 1: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (Derk-Jan Dijk, PhD/Thomas Roth, PhD)
Viola AU, Archer SN, James LM, et al. PER3 polymorphism predicts sleep structure and waking performance. Curr Biol. 2007;17:613-618.

PART 2: Monday, October 5, 2009, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (Graciela E. Silva, PhD/Thomas Roth, PhD)
Silva GE, An M, Goodwin J, et al. Longitudinal evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep symptoms with change in quality of life: the Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Sleep. 2009;32:11049-12057.

PART 3: Monday, October 19, 2009, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET (Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD/Thomas Roth, PhD)
Beck P, Odle A, Wallace-Huitt T, Skinner R, Garcia-Rill E. Modafinil increases arousal determined by P13 potential amplitude: an effect blocked by gap junction antagonists. Sleep. 2008;31:1647-1654.

Statement of Need:
Evolving research in the field of sleep-wake medicine has offered insights regarding the linkage between sleep disturbances and adverse consequences related to performance, mood, behavior, and medical illness. Unremitting symptoms of excessive sleepiness related to sleep disordered breathing or circadian misalignment can have a significant impact on overall health and quality of life. As developments in the science of sleep-wake medicine emerge, there is a need to understand the implications of the data for clinical practice and for improved patient outcomes. In these interactive, evidence-based neuroscienceCME Journal Club sessions, the faculty will explore data on the genetic link to sleep loss and circadian misalignment, the impact of sleep disordered breathing on quality of life, and the neurobiology of sleep-wake control and translate the evidence into clinical insights that can improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
PART 1: Recognize the relationship between genetics and individual differences in susceptibility to sleep loss and circadian misalignment.
PART 2: Assess the impact of sleep disordered breathing, sleep quality, and excessive sleepiness on physical and mental quality of life.
PART 3: Link the neuronal process of electrical coupling to sleep-wake control.

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

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

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

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

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities 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,, 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 Journal Club:
neuroscienceCME Journal Club was designed for clinicians who have made a commitment to staying current. Each month, neuroscienceCME Journal Club will evaluate recently published literature and present it in a concise 60-minute audioconference+webcast format full of valuable takeaway points that can be immediately applied to clinical practice. To enhance their value as enduring clinical resources, all neuroscienceCME Journal Club segments are archived in their respective Clinical Knowledge Centers at The archives are updated frequently and indexed by date, topic, and guest author. Recorded Journal Club episodes are also offered as podcasts.

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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