Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Program Description

This interactive course is aimed at intermediate to advanced pediatric sleep clinicians (i.e., psychologists, physicians, nurses) and trainees who regularly see children with behavioral sleep concerns in their clinical practice. The course will include a discussion of complex cases presented by experienced faculty, as well as small group discussions of how to plan and implement treatment for challenging patients. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask faculty questions about their own cases/experiences in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine.

Overall Educational Objectives

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

  • Utilize behavioral interventions to improve complex bedtime problems and night wakings in young children
  • Apply behavioral and cognitive-behavioral strategies to the treatment of bedtime anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Use behavioral and cognitive-behavioral strategies for the treatment of comorbid insomnia and mental health disorders (anxiety and ADHD)
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for delayed sleep-wake phase disorder
  • Partner with families to improve CPAP adherence for children with OSA
  • Interpret and utilize actigraphy for treatment planning and evaluation

Target Audience

Intermediate to advanced sleep medicine specialists, fellows, psychologists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists in the clinical setting. Instructional level: intermediate

 Schedule - Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00–1:00 pm Registration and Lunches
1:00–1:10 Course Introductions & Welcome
Co-Chairs: Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD & Jodi A. Mindell, PhD, CBSM
1:10–1:30 Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings in Young Children
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD, CBSM
1:30–1:50 Bedtime Anxiety in School Aged Children
Valerie Crabtree, PhD
1:50–2:10 Insomnia and ADHD in Children
Penny Corkum, PhD
Insomnia and Anxiety in Adolescents
Candice A. Alfano, PhD
2:45–3:05 Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder in Adolescents
Kevin C. Smith, PhD, CBSM
3:05–3:25 CPAP Adherence for Children with OSA
Melissa S. Xanthopoulos, PhD, MS
3:25–3:45 Actigraphy for Evaluation andTreatment Planning
Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD
3:45–4:15 Roundtable #1
4:15–4:30 Break
4:30–5:00 Roundtable #2
5:00–5:30 Roundtable #3
5:30–6:30 pm Panel Discussion and Final Question & Answer Session