Sleep Medicine


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Welcome to the Current Topics in Sleep Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania curriculum. Research demonstrates that sleep disorders are significantly under-diagnosed and under-treated worldwide. Sleep disorders have now been clearly linked as a contributing risk factor to many other life-threatening diseases and conditions. Physicians’ lack of knowledge in the area of sleep medicine is one of the contributing factors to this public health problem. This global gap in sleep medicine knowledge directly affects physicians in a variety of settings, impacting their ability to recognize and treat sleep disorders in their patients. Consequently, patient needs continue to go unmet, which significantly impacts quality of life issues as well as mortality and morbidity rates. The purpose of this educational activity is to increase the number of physicians and other allied health professionals with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. This modular, web-based, on-demand curriculum will provide a series of up-to-date courses on core topics and clinical cases in sleep medicine from leading experts in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. CME/CE credit will be awarded upon completion of each course in the series.


Curriculum Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to Clinical Sleep Medicine
Course 101: Overview of Sleep Disorders (Instructor: Richard J. Schwab, MD) Available
Course 102: Taking a Sleep History (Instructor: Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH) Available
Course 103: Introduction to Sleep Study Interpretation (Instructor: Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MSCE) Coming Soon
Unit 2: Sleep Physiology and Deprivation
Course 201: The Neurobiological Basis of Sleep and Wakefulness (Instructor: Sigrid M. Veasey, MD) Available
Course 202: Sleep Deprivation (Instructor: Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc) Available
Course 203: Objective Estimation of Sleep with Actigraphy: History, Basic Principles, and Application to Sleep Disorders (Instructor: Michael A. Grandner, PhD) Available
Course 204: Social & Environmental Determinants of Sleep (Instructor: Michael A. Grandner, PhD) Available
Unit 3: Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults
Course 301: OSA (Instructor: Wajahat Khan, MD) Available
Course 302: Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA (Instructor: Samuel T. Kuna, MD, Eric Davis, MD) Available
Course 303: CPAP Nuts and Bolts (Instructor: Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MSCE) Coming Soon
Course 304: ASV & Central Sleep Apnea (Instructor: Allan Pack, MBChB, PhD, FRCP) Available
Course 305: Home Sleep Apnea Testing (Instructor: Yoon Hee Chang, MD) Available
Course 306: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (Instructor: Bernie Y. Sunwoo, MB BS) Available
Course 307: Alternative Therapies to Treat OSA (Instructor: Joyce Epelboim, MD) Available
Unit 4: Insomnia and Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Course 401: Evaluation and Pathophysiology of Insomnia (Instructor: Philip Gehrman, PhD) Available
Course 402: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (Instructor: James Findley, PhD, CBSM, FAASM) Available
Course 403: Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia (Instructor: Michael L. Perlis, PhD) Available
Course 404: Insomnia Comorbid with Pathological Alcohol Use (Instructor: Subhajit Chakravorty, MD) Available
Course 405: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders (Instructor: Matthew Scharf, MD, PhD) Available
Unit 5: Hypersomnias and Neurologic Sleep Disorders
Course 501: Pathophysiology of Narcolepsy (David M. Raizen, MD, PhD) Available
Course 502: Clinical Presentation & Management of Narcolepsy (Charles R. Cantor, MD) Coming Soon
Course 503: RLS/PLMs (Charles R. Cantor, MD) Coming Soon
Course 504: Parasomnias and Sleep-related Movement Disorders (Instructor: Charles Cantor, MD) Available
Course 505: REM Sleep Disorder (Instructor: Lama Chahine, MD) Available
Course 506: Epilepsy and Sleep (Matthew Scharf, MD, PhD) Available
Unit 6: Medical/Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep
Course 601: Sleep in Psychiatric Disorders (Instructor: Richard J. Ross, MD, PhD) Available
Course 602: Sleep and PTSD (Instructor: Richard J. Ross, MD, PhD)>/a> Available
Course 603: Sleep and COPD (Instructor: Maria Antoniou, MD) Available
Course 604: Sleep and the Bariatric Surgery Patient (Instructor: Barry G. Fields, MD) Available
Unit 7: Sleep Across the Lifespan
Course 701: Sleep in the Elderly (Instructor: Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc) Available
Course 702: Pediatric OSA (Instructor: Carole A. Marcus, MBBCh) Coming Soon
Course 703: Pediatric Polysomnography (PSG) (Instructor: Thornton Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE) Available
Course 704: Insomnia Disorder in Young Children: Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings (Instructor: Melisa Moore, PhD, CBSM) Available
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