Best Practices Course

Program Description

This course will offer best practice, up-to-date, evidence based information for the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders including pediatric insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnias.

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference attendees should be able to:

  • Identify and diagnose physiologically-based pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders
  • Identify and diagnose behaviorally-based pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders
  • Apply up-to-date, evidence based treatments for pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders

Target Audience

Researchers, clinicians, and trainees (physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists)
Instructional level: intermediate. 

Schedule - Friday, November 13, 2015
7:00–8:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome
Co-Chairs: Jodi A. Mindell, PhD & Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD
8:15–9:00 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Carol L. Rosen, MD
Central Sleep Apnea
Ann C. Halbower, MD
Adherence to PAP Therapy
Susan C. M. Crane, Psy.D.
Break and Visit Exhibits
Narcolepsy and Disorders of Daytime Sleepiness
Daniel G. Glaze, MD
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Oliviero Bruni, MD
12:00–12:30 pm
Thornton B. Alex Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
Pharmacology and Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
Insomnia in Infants
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
Break and Visit Exhibits
Insomnia in School Age Children
Penny Corkum, PhD
3:30–4:00 Insomnia in Adolescents
Michael Gradisar, PhD
4:00–4:30 Insomnia in Special Populations
Beth A. Malow, MD, MS
4:30–5:15 Circadian Rhythm Disorders
James K. Wyatt, PhD, D.ABSM, C.ABSM
7:00–9:00 pm Welcome Reception
Ocean View Room & Terrace

Please join us from 7:00–8:00 pm in the Ocean View Room & Terrace for refreshments followed by a beach fire and roasting marshmallows on Sunrise Beach from 8:00–9:00 pm.