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 3, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Registration, Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8:30–8:45 Welcome
Co-Chairs: Penny Corkum, PhD & Valerie Crabtree, PhD
8:45–9:35 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Carole L. Marcus, MBBCh
9:35–10:10
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, PhD, D.ABSM
10:10–10:45
Narcolepsy & Disorders of Daytime Sleepiness
Shelly K. Weiss, MD, FRCPC(C)
10:45–11:00
Break and Visit Exhibits
11:00–11:35
Parasomnias
Kiran Maski, MD
11:35–12:25 pm
Prescription and OTC Medications and Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Beth A. Malow, MD, MS
12:25–1:25
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:25–2:00
Insomnia in Infants and Young Children
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
2:00–2:50
Insomnia in School Age Children and Adolescents
Penny Corkum, PhD
2:50–3:35
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Michael Gradisar, PhD
3:35–3:50
Break and Visit Exhibits
3:50–4:25
Adherence to PAP Therapy
Susan C.M. Crane, PsyD
4:25–5:00 pm How to Enhance Engagement of Parents and Youth With Sleep Interventions
Valerie Crabtree, PhD
7:00–9:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Ocean View Room & Terrace

Please join us from 6:00–8:00 pm in the Ocean View Room & Terrace for refreshments and light hor d'oeuvres.