Best Practices

Program Description

This course will offer best practice, up-to-date, evidence based information in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders across a range of sleep disorders, including sleep disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, and parasomnias. In addition, participants will learn best practices approaches to engaging patients and families to increase adherence to sleep interventions, including PAP therapy.

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
  • Utilize motivational interviewing and family engagement techniques to improve adherence to sleep interventions in pediatric populations

Target Audience

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

Schedule - Friday, November 15, 2019
7:30–8:30 am Registration, Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8:30–8:45 Welcome
Co-Chairs: Valerie Crabtree, PhD & Beth A. Malow, MD, MS
8:45–9:45 Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Central Sleep Apnea
Carol L. Rosen, MD
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Kevin C. Smith, PhD, CBSM
Break and Visit Exhibits
Kiran Maski, MD, MPH
Althea A. Robinson Shelton, MD, MPH
12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
Restless Legs Syndrome
Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD, D.ABSM
Insomnia in Infants and Toddlers
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD, CBSM
Insomnia in Children and Adolescents
Candice A. Alfano, PhD
Break and Visit Exhibits
Insomnia in Special Populations
Beth A. Malow, MD, MS & Whitney A. Loring, PsyD
Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric Insomnia
Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
5:00–5:30 pm Implementation Science
Valerie Crabtree, PhD
6:00–8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Please join us from 6:00–8:00 pm for refreshments and light hor d'oeuvres.